Author: Rob Dew

Fire Marshal investigating late night house fire

Courtesy: CFD Coumbia, S.C. (WOLO)–A spokesperson for the Columbia Fire Dept. says the Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a house fire on Lilton Rd. late Thursday night. Firefighters say they arrived at the home around 12:30am. Officials say four people made it out of the home safely. one individual was found inside. Coroner Gary Watts said Shari Austin Samuels, 54, …

Former Columbia police chief in custody

(image: Lexington County Detention Center) Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)– Jail records show that former Columbia Police Chief Randall Scott is in custody at the Lexington Co. Detention Center being held for the US Marshals Service. According to a report in the State Newspaper, a federal judge issued a warrant for Scott’s arrest after he failed a drug test. Scott was arrested…

Earthquake reported north of Irmo

Irmo, SC (WOLO)– Things were shaking in Irmo this morning. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division says the US Geological Survey reported a 2.2 earthquake centered just north of the Harbison State Forest. The survey says it happened at 8:06 Wednesday morning. There were no reports of any damage. This is the second earthquake in the Midlands in seven days….

One killed in weekend boating accident

Orangeburg, SC (WOLO)– Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say a boater was pronounced dead after an accident this weekend. Officials say six people were on a pontoon boat on Lake Marion Saturday when waves caused their 32 foot boat to overturn. Five were able to make it back to the surface, one was not. Officials have not released…

Forest Acres PD searching for robbery suspect

Courtesy: FAPD Forest Acres, S.C. (WOLO)–Forest Acres police are looking for a suspect in a recent robbery. Investigators say suspect can be seen in a a picture taken from an ATM’s security camera. Police say the man seen here is using a victim’s debit card to withdraw money. According to investigators the card was stolen during a robbery on June…