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Suspect Wanted for Touching Woman in Target

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)–  Lexington police are looking for a man they say inappropriately touched a woman in Target on Sunset Blvd. Investigators say on August 10th the suspect approached the woman and began touching her on her inner thigh. When she confronted the suspect, investigators say he claimed it was an accident and and walked away. Police describe the suspect…

Gov. McMaster Lashes Out at Santee-Cooper Board

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster says Santee Cooper is a “rogue agency” after the board’s decision to postpone a meeting scheduled for Monday. The governor says the decision violates the Freedom of Information Act by not providing enough notice of the postponement. The board’s decision was announced Friday. The governor added that the decision to postpone the meeting prevents Charlie…

New Food Delivery App Hiring Drivers in the Midlands

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A new food to-go app is delivering 200 jobs to the Midlands. According to the company, Waitr is a restaurant on-demand app that will debut in Columbia this Thursday. The app will compete with similar services like Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and 256-ToGo. A spokesperson for Eaitr says several area businesses have signed up for the service….

SC Early Autism Project pays $8.8 Million to Settle False Claims

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–South Carolina’s largest provider of behavioral therapy for children with autism is paying the federal government $8.8 million to settle fraud allegations. After an investigation the US Attorney’s Office says the EAP submitted false claims to Tricare and the South Carolina Medicaid programs for therapy services for children with autism. Officials say those services were misrepresented, or not…

Former DJJ Employee Sentenced for Hog-Tying Inmates

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A former lieutenant with the Department of Juvenile Justice will spend a year in prison after pleading guilty to hog-tying two inmates for making too much noise. According to the US Attorney’s Office, Nicole Samples was sentenced Thursday for depriving the teens of their civil rights. Prosecutors say in January of 2017 Samples ordered guards to tie…

21 Displaced Following Apartment Fire

Courtesy:@ColaFire Forest Acres, S.C. (WOLO)– 21 people including seven children are out of their home after fire tore through an apartment complex. A spokesperson for the Columbia Fire Department says it happened around 10PM Wednesday night at the Landings apartment complex in Forest Acres. No injuries were reported and the cause remains unknown at this time. The Red Cross is…

Blythewood Warning Residents About Coyotes

Photo Courtesy: Town of Blythewood Blythewood, S.C. (WOLO)– Officials in Blythewood are warning neighbors to be on the lookout for coyotes. According to the Blythewood Town Hall’s Facebook page, a pack of coyotes has been seen in Cobblestone by the ponds and meadows over the last several days. Officials say to make sure to bring in your pets at night…

School District eliminating snow days

File Anderson County, S.C. (AP) –  Snow days will soon be a thing of the past in one Upstate school district. According to the Anderson Independent Mail, Anderson School District 5 will be the first in the state to replace snow days with e-learning days. In those cases, when the roads are too icy for buses teachers will send assignments…