Samantha Josephson

Samantha Josephson murder suspect does not show up in court

Nathaniel Rowland was scheduled to make his first appearance Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The suspect in the murder of USC student Samantha Josephson did not appear at the Richland County Judicial Center for his first court appearance. Nathaniel Rowland, 24, was scheduled to make his first court appearance on Monday. In a statement, the Fifth District Solicitor’s Office said since Rowland has not posted bond, he did not have…

Uber, USC team up on nationwide campus safety initiative

The "Check Your Ride" feature on Uber began to be active in Columbia Thursday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Uber is putting the University of South Carolina at the forefront of its new campus safety initiative. After President Harris Pastides’s “What’s My Name?” movement picked up steam nationwide, Uber rolled out some changes through a partnership with colleges across the country to remind students of essential safety tips. “We also added a new ‘Check Your Ride’…

House passes ‘Samantha Josephson safety act’

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- South Carolina lawmakers have voted to moved forward with the “Samantha L. Josephson Ridesharing Safety Act” which  would require illuminated signs in all Ubers and Lyfts. Now that the bill has been passed in the House it now goes into the Senate, making the Wednesday deadline. If passed in both the House and Senate the bill will become…

Family and friends set to say goodbye to Samantha Josephson, funeral for USC student

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- A Funeral is set Wednesday , in New Jersey, for University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson. Her father took to Facebook for the announcment. “Funeral will be held on Wednesday April 3rd at 12PM with services at Congregation Beth Chaim 329 Village Road East Princeton Jct. NJ 08550 The burial will follow at Perrineville Cemetery 755 Perrineville…

Father of Murdered USC student Samantha Josephson urges students to travel in groups

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In the wake of 21 year old Samantha Josephson’s murder, the community at the University of South Carolina held a vigil in her honor Sunday night. Her father, Seymour Josephson attended the event with a message to students. The vigil took place on the field behind the Strom Thurmond Center and was attended by hundreds. People shared…

Trending: Slain USC student likely got into wrong car thinking it was Uber and Grammy-nominated rapper, activist Nipsey Hussle killed in LA shooting

Trending on ABC Columbia: Slain USC student likely got into wrong car thinking it was Uber and Grammy-nominated rapper, activist Nipsey Hussle killed in LA shooting. Watch what’s trending today with WOLO-TV’s Kimberlei Davis.

University of South Carolina coming together in wake of student death

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– The University of South Carolina is coming together to help students in wake of Senior Samantha Josephson’s death. According to its Twitter page UofSC student health posted “Counselors will be available from 2:00- 8:00 pm Sunday at the Center for Health & Well-Being. Counseling is here for you 24/7 at 803-777-5223.” University President Harris Pastides posted a…