Safety

S.C. State University hosts forum to discuss police brutality

Orangeburg, SC (WOLO) — The savage beating and subsequent death of 29 year old Type Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee has renewed the discussion over police brutality. Tuesday evening South Carolina State University’s Department of Social Sciences held a forum entitled, “Let’s Talk about Tyre Nichols: Black Bodies and Institutional Violence” to tackle the issue head on. Organizers say the purpose of…

Lighting up the sky – while keeping your finger count at 10

Tyler Ryan gets an early fireworks show and learns about safety leading up to the New Year

        SOUTH CONGAREE SC (WOLO)- Lighting up the sky with celebration never disappoints, however, fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.  Mike and Ruthie Hughes from Discount Fireworks Store in Cayce and South Congaree offer several safety ideas that will help keep your ten fingers and two eyes working in the new year. Fireworks packaged in brown…

SCEMD: Never too early to start preparing for winter weather

Emergency officials warn about possible ice on the road, power outages

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –With severe storms pounding the North, South Carolina emergency officials are calling on people to get prepared and be on the lookout for winter weather. A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says there will be higher than normal temperatures over the next three months, but he says that’s not a queue to put away snow…

How to keep hidden hazards from impacting your Turkey Day feast

Experts in fire safety and poison control weigh in on how to steer clear of emergencies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –With Turkey Day just around the corner, there are some health and home hazards that could fill your plate with issues if not handled correctly. Experts with the Palmetto Poison Center say what separates an issue-free Thanksgiving from a feast that could lead you to the hospital is how you prepare your turkey. “We want to make…