Columbia

Columbia police seize more than 150 guns

The move is part of an ongoing effort to prevent violent crime in the city

Image : CPD Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  As part of the Columbia Police Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook’s on-going efforts to cut down on violent gun crimes that take place within the City of Columbia. To curb this,  the Columbia Police Department started a gun seizure effort back in February to get firearms out of the hands of those who are…

Heavy rains affect Columbia roads

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– With heavy downpours hitting the state of South Carolina Thursday morning, Columbia’s streets are feeling the impact. Tim Scott spoke with authorities about how you can stay safe. Categories: Local News Tags: Columbia, Flooding, South Carolina Roads

Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Columbia

Vice President Mike Pence is in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Vice President Mike Pence is in Columbia. Air Force Two landed just before 11 am ET Thursday morning. During his visit, the Vice President made a surprise stop at Doc’s BBQ on Shop Road. He and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster met with folks eating at the restaurant. VP Mike Pence visits Columbia, SC The Vice President…

“We need to go deeper:” Mayor Benjamin speaks about addressing gun crimes in 2020

Murders and gunshot victims rose in the City in 2019, say officials

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –There have been a growing number of gun crimes in the city of Columbia, and the Mayor says it’s time to address what he calls a “public health crisis.” And in Richland County, some techniques to help deescalate crime are already starting to make a difference throughout Richland county.  With a growing number of gun crimes in…

City leaders considering proposal to extend parking meter hours in Five Points

The new proposal would extend enforcement hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –If you’re heading down to Five Points in a month, you could be paying more money in the meter. The City of Columbia is considering a proposal that would extend enforcement of parking meters for two more hours, stretching from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. Some members of the City Council say this idea came…

Columbia’s Finlay Park set to get 18 million dollar makeover

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — One of Columbia’s city parks is about to get a serious makeover. City officials are in the process of changing the face of Finlay Park to give it a new look. Thursday, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin announced a compete overhaul of the park which he says will carry a total price tag of 18 million dollars….

Columbia Fire Department unveils new service engine

(photo: CFD) Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Fire Department spends countless hours putting out fires that flare up in the Columbia/Richland County community, and Thursday they heated things up with the unveiling of their new piece of equipment. (photo: CFD) Members of the Department gathered for the “Push In” ceremony where they gathered around new engine 9 to push…