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VIDEO: Sanford Picked for Cuba Delegation

U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st District) will be among a handful of republicans traveling to Cuba with President Barack Obama. The former South Carolina governor has worked in the past to lift the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba. The majority of those on the trip will be democrats. The delegation leaves on Sunday…

Clinton sweeps Ohio

Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in the Florida, Ohio and North Carolina presidential primaries, putting her in a commanding position to become the first woman in U.S. history to win a major party nomination. But the contests brought little clarity to the Republican race, with Donald Trump winning big in Florida but falling in Ohio to the state’s…

Breaking News: Kasich wins OH, refuses to take ‘low road’ to presidency

The Ohio governor beat back a challenge from Donald Trump in a home-state election Tuesday that keeps Kasich's underdog campaign alive.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination: John Kasich says he won’t take the “low road” in his party’s divisive presidential primary after a home-state win in Ohio. The Ohio governor beat back a challenge from…

Breaking News: Rubio ends White House quest

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president Tuesday, ending his White House bid after a humbling loss in his home state to Donald Trump.

MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president Tuesday, ending his White House bid after a humbling loss in his home state to Donald Trump. “It is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever,” the Florida senator told a crowd of supporters in Miami. While he didn’t name…

New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 211. The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services. SC 211 is free and available in multiple…

New Partnership Aims at Helping SC Seniors

South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolinians have a new way to find out what services are available in their area. Tuesday afternoon, Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster announced the launch of SC 2-1-1. The number can connect callers with support groups, community clinics, counselors, shelters, food pantries, programs for seniors, and other services. SC 2-1-1 is free and available in multiple…

VIDEO: “Fill the Boot” Kicks Off

You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot. Monday morning, the department kicked off the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Beginning Monday you’ll see firefighters at intersections throughout the Midlands asking for your donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The entire campaign runs through Friday. Columbia Firefighters will be at intersections…

CPD: Decision to Cancel Trump Event Made “Independently” by Campaign

A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department says the agency never recommended that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancel his campaign rally in the city.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department says the agency never recommended that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancel his campaign rally in the city. CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tells The Associated Press that the department never told the Trump campaign there was a security threat at the University of Illinois at Chicago venue. He said the…

Cruz responds to Trump’s cancelled Chicago rally

Cruz spoke to reporters at a suburban Chicago Republican dinner about 30 miles away from where his GOP presidential rival was forced to cancel a rally due to safety concerns.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz is responding to Donald Trump’s cancellation of his Chicago rally, saying the billionaire has created “an environment that encourages this sort of nasty discourse.” Cruz spoke to reporters at a suburban Chicago Republican dinner about 30 miles away from where his GOP presidential rival was forced to cancel a rally due to safety concerns. The…

A Familiar Face in Fig Columbia

You might notice a familiar face in the latest edition of Fig Columbia magazine.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — You might notice a familiar face in the latest edition of Fig Columbia magazine. Our very own Alicia Barnes is featured in the “Fig Authentic” section giving her “Seven Tips for Party Heaven.” In fact, the entire Spring 2016 issue is all about hospitality. Fig Columbia is a free magazine. For more information, visit www.figcolumbia.com.  …