Richland County

DSS continues push to find more foster families, help more children

Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are under foster care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is continuing its push to encourage more people to sign up and become foster parents. Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are in need of a foster family. With more children across the country in need of a stable home environment, Randi Fullwood, the Midlands Regional Foster Home Licensing…

Richland County confirms West Nile activity, scheduled to spray areas

File ABC Columbia RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)– Richland County officials say they will spray for mosquitoes in Forest Acres and St. Andrews after routine tests confirm West Nile Virus activity in those areas. According to county officials, the presence of the virus was detected in two areas, but residents across the County are advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites…

Northeast Columbia residents grow concerned with string of car break-ins

The Community Crime Map reports nearly 50 car break-ins near Hard Scrabble Road in the last month

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –People in a Northeast Columbia neighborhood are growing more concerned about a larger number of car breakin’s over the last few months. According to the Community Crime Map, there have been nearly 50 car break-ins in the Hard Scrabble Road neighborhood over the last month. For the past two months, Andy Overcash says his neighbors at an…

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…