Columbia

8 People Indicted on Federal Human Trafficking Charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Eight Columbia residents have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. The 26-count indictment was announced on Thursday by U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Nick Annan called human trafficking a form of modern-day slavery and says that during the past two years the agency has doubled the number…

I-77 North Lanes Near Columbia Closed for Emergency Repairs

Interstate I-77 North (WSOC) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Workers have closed two lanes on Interstate 77 in Columbia for emergency repairs after the pavement began to crumble. The South Carolina Department of Transportation said in a news release it hopes to finish the repairs on a 150-foot stretch of the northbound lanes near Shop Road and mile marker 7 by…