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WATCH: Recall issued for frozen broccoli

Product sold in 11 states including South Carolina

(CNN) — A company is voluntarily recalling frozen broccoli cuts sold in 11 states over fears of Listeria contamination. Listeria infection causes serious and at times fatal infections in children, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. No illnesses have been associated with the product so far, the company said. States Affected Alimentos…

Experts: Brace for an early mosquito season

Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Nearly six months after October’s historic floods, experts say prepare to battle the early onset of mosquito season. Crews in some counties hard-hit by the flooding and rains have been out earlier than usual treating ditches to kill mosquito larvae. Mosquitoes in South Carolina can carry a number of diseases such as West Nile virus, the…

WATCH: Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Advocates say far too often you only hear about mental illness when an act of violence is committed. Wednesday at the South Carolina State House the point was made that only 6% of those with mental illness have violent tendencies. That means 94% of the mentally ill do not have violent tendencies. Advocates say in comparison…

Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The State House on Wednesday hosted Mental Health Advocacy Day. Representatives with the South Carolina chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as members of several law enforcement agencies met with lawmakers. NAMI advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding. NAMI SC Executive Director…

Thousands rally to “End the R-word”

Approximately 2,000 students, teachers, family members and volunteers gathered to celebrate the Special Olympics and to pledge to support the elimination of the R-word and advocate for respect.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Spreading the word to end the R-word. An event took place Tuesday afternoon on the South Carolina State House grounds. Approximately 2,000 students, teachers, family members and volunteers gathered to celebrate the Special Olympics and to pledge to support the elimination of the R-word and advocate for respect. Barbara Oswald with the South Carolina chapter of…

UPDATE: New Details in Five Points Deadly Shooting

hardenpersonsinterest Show Caption Hide Caption personofinterest2 Show Caption Hide Caption car1 Show Caption Hide Caption car2 Show Caption Hide Caption COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Police released these pictures of 3 men wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting death of a man on Harden St. in Five Points early Sunday. 22 year old Levi Happy of Prosperity was…

Officials: St. Pat’s in Five Points a “huge success”

Five Points Association says nearly 44,000 people attended this past Saturday's event.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Organizers say the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration was a huge success. The Five Points Association says nearly 44,000 people attended this past Saturday’s event. Co-chair of the Five Points Foundation Amy Beth Franks says while there were no major incidents there were 43 arrests. Here’s more information from the official release from…

Weekend Guide: St. Pat’s in Five Points

Don't press your luck! We're helping you plan your Saturday in Five Points for the "Midlands' premiere event."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Let’s hope the luck of the Irish will help hold off the rain expected this weekend for one of the largest parties in the South. The annual St. Pat’s in Five Points kicks off Saturday morning. Set up for the big day of festivities was in full swing Friday. Organizers say they’ll be ready to show…

VIDEO: Graham extends lukewarm support to Cruz

Graham says Kasich better candidate, Cruz has best shot to take out frontrunner Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says that he’ll help fellow Sen. Ted Cruz raise campaign cash in hopes of stopping Donald Trump’s march toward the Republican presidential nomination. Graham dropped his own long-shot candidacy in December and has been a scathing critic of the Texas Republican in the past. Graham told reporters Thursday that his differences with Cruz…

Owner of Free Times found dead

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms the owner and publisher of The Free Times took his own life.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Sad news to pass along. Free Times owner and publisher Charles Nutt of Elgin passed away in an Augusta, Georgia hotel room Wednesday. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen confirms Nutt took his own life. Eva Moore, managing editor of Free Times, released a statement on behalf of the paper: “We are deeply saddened by the loss…