Domestic Violence

SC organization, ‘Silent Tears’ donates millions to help victims of domestic violence

Orangeburg, SC (WOLO) — Help is on the way for organizations in the state that assist the victims of domestic violence. Wednesday the child advocacy group ‘Silent Tears’ announced millions of dollars in grants to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The groups are located across the state from Greenville to Charleston. The grants were made…

Registration begins for Columbia Mayor’s annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to lace up your shoes. The City of Columbia announced that registration is now open for the 13th Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence.  The walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 5 in Finlay Park.  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the City is hosting the walk to raise awareness about the abuse and violence…

South Carolina 6th worst state for domestic violence deaths

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — At the State House Monday a group of Lawmakers met to discuss one of the state’s most pressing problems, domestic violence. Members of the Domestic Violence Advisory Committee met Monday morning. According to the most recent data collected by the FBI, South Carolina is the 6th worst state in the country for the number of women…

Haley Announces New Website and County Challenge for Domestic Violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) – Governor Nikki Haley began the Statewide Domestic Violence Summit today by announcing a new website aimed at providing information and resources to domestic violence survivors, loved ones, and offenders as well as to professional groups in the workplace. The Summit ended with the governor announcing Safe Place County Certifications as a challenge to counties to lead…

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is expected to appear briefly before a Dallas judge Thursday.

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police in Highland Park, a wealthy Dallas enclave that’s separate from the city, released…

Watch: Sheriff’s Pledge to Combat Domestic Violence

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — In a press conference on Wednesday, dozens of South Carolina Sheriffs pledged to implement new policies to help tackle domestic violence. “We pledge to change the numbers here in South Carolina, but most importantly we pledge to save lives,” said Orangeburg Sheriff Leroy Ravenell. The pledge comes at the request of Governor Nikki Haley and…

Watch: Governor Haley Signs Domestic Violence Bill

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO)- On Tuesday, Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill that creates domestic violence fatality review committees in each of the 16 solicitor circuits in the Palmetto State. “This is pulling in forensics, this is pulling in law enforcement, this is pulling in prosecutors, this is pulling in everyone to figure out how did we go from start to…