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New Boutique opens in Five Points

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- The City of Columbia hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Monday for the newest business in Five Points. Unis Boutique is a homemade jewelry shop that sells a wide…

Deputies: Suspect arrested in auto-shop murder

Sumter Co., S.C. (WOLO)-- Deputies with the Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office say a woman is in custody in connection with an armed robbery turned murder at an auto repair shop. Investigators say on July 19th Priscilla Graves arranged to meet…

School Resource Officers attend crisis intervention training

The Richland County Sheriff's Department held its annual crisis intervention training for Richland County's school resource officers. The annual event is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, 3-5 million children in the United States have a mental illness.

Local Living: Laser lights and Free Pet Adoptions

Local Living on ABC Columbia brought to you by MUSC Health COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- In our look at Local Living, the Columbia Animal Services is taking part in this year’s annual Clear the Shelters…

Prices at the pump down again in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--There is some relief for your wallet. Gas prices in Columbia have dropped nearly 14.0 cents per gallon in the last week. According to Gas Buddy, drivers are now paying an average of…

RCSD: Arrest made in weekend gas station shooting

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--The Richland County Sheriff's Department says an arrest has been made in the shooting death of a 23 year old at a gas station this weekend. Richland County Deputies say Byron Lewie was arrested at the scene and…

Columbia Animal Services: Free Adoptions in August

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)--Looking for a furry friend? The Columbia Animal Services is taking part in this year’s annual Clear the Shelters event. According to shelter officials, Clear the Shelters is a great opportunity for shelter pets to find homes and…

Survey: SC worst state to have a baby

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--South Carolina is not making the grade when it comes to expanding your family. According to a study published by Wallethub.com, South Carolina is the worst state in which to have a baby. The study was based on…

Suspect arrested in Sunday afternoon shooting

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) - A suspect is in custody after a shooting on Broad River Road. According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to the CK Mart for reports of a shooting around 5 p.m. on Sunday,…

Suspect in July shooting death turns himself in

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--Columbia Police say a suspect in a deadly July shooting has turned himself in. Investigators say Obidiah Doctor turned himself in Friday. According to police, on June 15th police responded to Prisma Health Richland after Willis Weary drove…

Columbia police seize video poker machines

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)-- Columbia police say a 53 year old man was running an illegal gambling operation. Investigators say Anthony Hopkins is charged with Operating a Gaming House, Keeping Unlawful Gaming Tables, Possession of a Handgun by a Person Convicted…

Suspect sought in gas station shooting

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)-- Deputies with the Richland Co. Sheriff's Dept. are hoping surveillance video will help them track down a suspect in a recent shooting. It happened at the BP on Broad River Rd. on just before 11:30om on…

Police: Couple charged in death of newborn

Sumter, S.C. (WOLO)-- A man and woman are facing charges in the death of their newborn child. Investigators with the Sumter Police Dept. say they responded to a Moorehead Place apartment on July 31st after a woman said she had…

Deputies: Sumter man wanted for six felonies

Sumter, S.C. (WOLO)-- Deputies with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office are searching for a man they say is wanted for six felonies. Investigators say Justin Nelson is wanted for burglary, criminal domestic violence, and multiple distribution of lewd material charges.…

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