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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…

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…

S.C. Delegation Responds to Obama’s Gitmo Plan

President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it's creating a firestorm in Congress.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — President Barack Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay and it’s creating a firestorm in Congress. Monday, the president says the detention center undermines America’s national security and needs to be closed. The plan does call for transferring the remaining detainees to the U.S. and seeks nearly $500,000,000 in construction costs. It does not say where the…

Robertson, Sanford Support Cruz

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Ted Cruz had a celebrity guest Friday campaigning along the coast. Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame appeared at Cruz events in Charleston and Myrtle Beach. A Washington Post poll released Friday has Cruz in a distant second behind Donald Trump with Marco Rubio just behind. The Texas senator also picked up an endorsement. Friday afternoon…

WATCH: Haley stumps for Rubio in Upstate

Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —  Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail. Thursday morning, Haley spoke at a Rubio rally in Greenville where she told a crowd of supporters the Florida senator is the right choice for Commander-in-Chief. “We need to show that…

Columbia Celebrates Black History

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Folks honored history and looked to the future Monday as the City of Columbia celebrated Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza. Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac-Devine and Mayor Steve Benjamin were among the speakers. The mayor says he hopes events like these help educate our youngest residents. Benjamin says, “What I hope that the…

Homeowners Pack Meeting on Proposed Greenway

Columbia, SC – (WOLO) A public meeting turned into damage control Thursday night after rumors and misinformation spread on social media about a multi-million dollar greenway planned for an area still reeling from October’s flood. Homeowners who live along Gills Creek listened to leaders from Richland County and the Gills Creek Watershed Association explain details like the cost, where the…

WATCH: Punxy Phil vs. Gen. Beau Lee

Columbia, SC – (WOLO) Tuesday morning in Pennsylvania Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. That means an early Spring is on the way. Don’t break out those shorts just yet though, Phil doesn’t have the best track record. Since 1988, he’s been right 13 times and wrong 15. Meanwhile in Georgia, General Beauregard Lee at the Yellow River Game…