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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…

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…

UPDATE: New Details in Five Points Deadly Shooting

1/4hardenpersonsinterest Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4personofinterest2 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4car1 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4car2 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…

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…

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…

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…

Watch: Nude Scandal Students Petition for Teacher

UNION, S.C. (AP) _ Some Union County High School students have started an online petition to bring back a teacher who recently resigned after a student spread a nude picture of her through text messages and social media

UNION, S.C. (AP) _ Some Union County High School students have started an online petition to bring back a teacher who recently resigned after a student spread a nude picture of her through text messages and social media. Teacher Leigh Anne Arthur tells media outlets she left her cellphone on her desk Monday as she monitored a hallway during a…

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…