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Luck of the Blowfish

The Lexington County Blowfish hope to hit one out of the park but we're not talking about baseball.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Lexington County Blowfish hope to hit one out of the park but we’re not talking about baseball. Tuesday, the Blowfish announced plans to host the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Lexington. It’s set to take place Saturday, March 12th at 2 p.m. Lexington County native S.C. National Guard Major General Robert Livingston will…

Flood Recovery Fund Announced

The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery. The disaster recovery fund was announced Monday with Richland and Lexington Counties along with the city of Columbia getting the bulk of the funds. A spokesperson did not know when the money would become available. Categories: Lexington, Local News, News, Richland, Weather Tags:…

4 Leap Day Facts

It only happens once every four years.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It only happens once every four years. Monday is February 29th otherwise known as Leap Day. Here are some Leap Year fun facts: -Julius Caesar introduced the first Leap Year in 46 BC. -According to tradition, February 29th is a day designated for women to propose to men instead of the other way around. -People who…

Lindsey Graham says GOP “has gone bats— crazy”

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham unloaded on his party and the remaining Republican presidential candidates Thursday.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC NEWS) — Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham unloaded on his party and the remaining Republican presidential candidates Thursday, joking that the GOP “has gone bats— crazy” and Sen. Ted Cruz’s Senate colleagues could get away with murdering the Texas senator on the Senate floor. “The most dishonest person in America is a woman, who’s about to…

How this season’s flu shot compares to past years

Last season's flu shot only reduced flu risk by 20%.

ATLANTA, GA (WOLO) — How effective is this season’s flu vaccine? Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say so far it’s working pretty well. The CDC says this season’s vaccine cuts the chance of getting the flu by nearly 60%. That makes it one of the most effective flu vaccines in recent years. By comparison, last season’s…

Puppy Shot 18 Times with BB Gun Finds a Family

Workers at a local animal hospital named the puppy Brody and found a family ready to take him home.

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Police in Rock Hill say they have arrested two teenagers who shot a 6-week old Labrador mix 18 times with a BB gun and threw a knife at it. Workers at a local animal hospital named the puppy Brody and found a family ready to take him home. Click on the video to see Brody’s…

“Hoop It Up” To Help Save a Life

The Red Cross is asking for you to roll up your sleeve and help save a life.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Red Cross is asking for you to roll up your sleeve and help save a life. The 6th Annual Columbia Lifesavers “Hoop It Up” blood drive is Friday. You can stop by from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. More information: rdcrss.org/1TBDIR8 Categories: Charity Events, Events, Events Tags: ABC Columbia,…

Confederate Flag Proposal Advances

It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It has been nearly six months since the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds. The flag has since been placed at  the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum in Columbia. This week proposals to change the location of the flag to a museum in Charleston are advancing in the legislature. Tuesday, the…