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Lexington man facing multiple drug trafficking charges

LEXINGTON COUNTY (WACH) — Community tips led Lexington County narcotics agents to arrest a Lexington man last month accused of trafficking meth and cocaine and distributing fentanyl. Nehemiah Jimmy Mayes, 28, is charged with two meth trafficking offenses, trafficking cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession...
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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Crash stalls traffic on I-20 west near I-77

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A crash on I-20 west near I-77 slowed traffic Thursday morning. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. between Exit 76 and Exit 73A, according to SCDOT. Lanes were closed but have since reopened. However, as of 9:15, the average speed near the crash is 13 mph.

South Carolina high school shooting hoax call was part of TikTok challenge, police say

Reports of shots being fired at a South Carolina high school were fake and part of a TikTok challenge, police have said. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to Blythewood High School around 10.25am on Wednesday after receiving calls from an individual claiming there was an active shooter on school grounds, News19 reported. Authorities secured and canvassed the area but ultimately determined there was no threat. Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr Baron Davis said the call was prompted by a TikTok challenge. Nobody was injured and there were no shots fired during the incident, but students were visibly...

Family seeks answers for missing Aiken County mother

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WFXG) - A man accused of kidnapping a Wagener woman now sits behind bars without bond. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 49-year-old Tony Berry on September 29. Berry is accused of kidnapping Krystal Anderson. Authorities believe Anderson was with Berry when she disappeared from her home on Seivern Road. Her family reported her missing on August 23. Despite an arrest, Anderson has not yet been found.

Funeral for fallen Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— A somber day today for the local community as family, friends, and fellow officers say their final good-byes to Columbia Police Officer Tyrell Owens-Riley. He died last month after a medical emergency during a fitness training assessment. The funeral began at 11 am at New Spring...

'Lucky dress' worn by 8 brides in the same family

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — 72 years, 8 brides, one family, and one lucky dress. The most recent bride to wear the dress is the daughter of one of our own here at WACH FOX 57 News. Over the summer, Serena Stoneberg-Lipari walked down the aisle in the same gown...

Fall of Fire Fest in Columbia, SC Nov 18, 2022 – presale code

The Fall of Fire Fest presale password that we’ve had so many requests for is up and ready for our members! This is a great chance for you to get Fall of Fire Fest performance tickets before the public. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see Fall of Fire...

South Carolina State Fair gears up for 12-day run in Columbia

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include corrected dates. COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — The 153rd annual South Carolina State Fair set for Oct. 12-23 in Columbia will feature live entertainment, 60 rides and at least 90 food stands, featuring everything from fried cookie dough to foot-long corn dogs and salads, according to a […]

Drive Electric Columbia event this Saturday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Looking to power up and plug in? You can attend Drive Electric Columbia this weekend as part of National Drive Electric Week. The event takes places Saturday October 8th from 9am to 1pm at the Soda City Market, Main and Hampton Street intersection. You can stop by...