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Former CPD Chief arrested on drug charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The former chief of the Columbia Police Department and veteran of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested on drug charges. According to authorities, Randy Scott was booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center this morning. He was named Columbia’s “City Officer of the Year” in 2012. Scott was also the 2010 recipient of…

RCSD holds active shooter training at Dent Middle School

Richland County, S.C. (WOLO) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department held an active shooter training today as a precaution if tragedy were to strike a Midlands school. The event was held at Dent Middle School this afternoon. A spokesperson for RCSD says exercises like this provide real-time examples of how deputies would respond in this type of event. RCSD holds several…

Reverting Farrow Road Back To Four-Lanes Is Estimated To Cost $257,000, Almost Double How Much The Bike Lanes Cost

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– The City of Columbia announced they Are removing the bike lanes they just installed because the community said it was backing up traffic and creating more confusion on the busy road.  In order to have the bike lanes they took the four-lane corridor and made the outer two lanes into bike lanes. Bobcats and big machinery take…

Charleston church shooting memorial plans released

A community mourns and honors the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting. Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church ABC News Photo ABC News – Plans for a new memorial honoring the nine victims of the 2015 church shooting tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, have been unveiled to the church community. Michael Arad, the architect who helped design the National September…

Midlands family with special needs children fight for Medicaid funding

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO) – A Midlands family is asking lawmakers to increase funding for Medicaid reimbursement rates which helps supply families with special needs children the aide they need. Haley and Brandon Keisler are parents to 6 and 9-year-olds Matthew and Maxwell. Matthew and Maxwell both have a rare genetic disorder that affects the ability to use any muscle in their body….