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Lexington PD searching for armed robbery suspect

S.L.E.D. Composite Lexington, S.C. (WOLO) – Lexington PD Chief Terrence Green is looking for the community’s help in identifying a male subject who was involved in a recent armed robbery outside of the Shary’s Cuts for Kids at 918 North Lake Drive. On Tuesday (7/10) at approximately 2:50 p.m., a male subject approached an elderly female victim in the parking…

Build-A-Bear creates chaos in malls across the country with ‘pay your age’ promotion

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – Build-A-Bear workshop had people flocking to malls across the country today with their “pay your age” promotion. One Midlands mom, Melanie Robinson, and her daughters Rebecca and Raven were able to snap some pictures of the hundreds of people who waited at Columbiana Centre to take advantage of the deal. The promotion was such a success that…

SUV kills Danish girl on Charleston sidewalk, Driver Charged

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – An 11-year-old Danish girl has died after she was struck by a vehicle while walking with her parents in South Carolina earlier this week. News outlets reported the Charleston County Coroner’s Office said Selma Akguel of Middelfart, Denmark, died Tuesday at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital. Charleston police say the girl was walking with…

UPDATE: Harbison State Forest fire contained, crews monitoring

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – The Columbia Fire Department and South Carolina Forestry Commission worked to contain a woods fire in the Harbison State Forest Wednesday (7/11) night. According to the Forestry Commission, the fire which burned at least 4 acres, is 100% contained but will continue burning, possibly for a few days. Fire lines were dug around the woods fire…

Federal Judge sentences white supremacist who wanted to carry out an attack in the spirit of Dylann Roof

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – A man authorities describe as a white supremacist was sentenced Wednesday (7/11) in federal court. A spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office says Benjamin McDowell was sentenced to to close to three years in prison. McDowell pleaded guilty in March to attempting to buy a gun illegally from an undercover FBI agent. Investigators say McDowell told…