RCSD asking for help identifying two men wanted for attempted murder

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help identifying two men accused of attempted murder. On January 2 around 1:30 a.m., deputies say they responded to reports of a man who was shot multiple times. Once on the scene, deputies say they rendered aid until EMS arrived and took the victim to the hospital.
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ABC Columbia tracking winter weather

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- ABC Columbia is tracking winter weather. According to Chief Meteorologist John Farley, thr wintry mix on Friday started out as freezing rain and sleet, then changed to all snow. The main issue with this storm will be slippery roads and walkways lasting until late Saturday morning when...
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GALLERY: Snow and ice make their way to the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Take a look at some photos around the region as snow and ice makes its way through the Midlands. If you have a photo you’d like to see featured online, send it to
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WINTER WEATHER: Preparing for hazardous conditions

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — For Dominion Energy, preparing for winter weather is a full time job. Trooper David Jones, South Carolina Highway Patrol :48-55 Pete Poore, SCDOT Director of Communications 1:22-27 “What we do year round is trim back lines. Our crews will make sure they clear back vegetation...

Yet another earthquake in the Midlands

Elgin, S.C. (WOLO)–The US Geological Survey announced Friday afternoon that a 1.94 magnitude earthquake less than 5 miles south of Elgin. It is the 16th earthquake in the Elgin area since December 27th and the second this week.

SCEMD: Some state government offices in the Midlands closed for winter weather threat

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Some state government offices in the Midlands are closed today due to the winter weather threat. The State Emergency Management Division says the following offices are closed:. Clarendon. Fairfield. Kershaw. Lee. Orangeburg. Richland. Saluda. Sumter. Newberry and Calhoun County are scheduled for early dismissal Friday. Meanwhile,...

Columbia Fire crews put out apartment fire on Windover Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia-Richland Fire Department says crews responded to an apartment fire on Windover Road Thursday night. Once on the scene, firefighters say they saw smoke coming from property, and they worked to put out the fire. According to officials, an unresponsive male was found inside and...

Tips on staying safe: Be prepared for winter weather says SC EMD

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) –SC EMD shares tips to stay safe tonight and tomorrow. SC EMD says that buying non-perishable food items is just one way you can prepare for winter weather before it arrives. “If you lose central heat or don’t have a way to stay warm, have some...

SC EMD on winter weather preparation

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) –We could see more winter weather Friday evening and into Saturday. We spoke with officials at SC EMD about the recent weather and winter safety tips. “Really it looks like the counties that weren’t impacted by last weekend’s storm are going to be the ones that will see effects from this weekend’s winter weather,” said Derrec Becker, SCEMD chief of public information. “It’s very important for people to understand power outages, roads to be hazardous and they need to be prepared.”

DHEC: 13,898 new cases of COVID-19, 55 additional virus related deaths in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the state’s latest coronavirus data as of Wednesday. DHEC reports 10,469 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,429 probable cases, for a total of 13,898 new cases in South Carolina. DHEC also reports 42 new confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths, for a total of 55 additional virus related deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic, DHEC says there have been 1,265,710 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases and 15,098 virus related deaths reported in the Palmetto State.

Local Living: Final days of Restaurant Week in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Mark your calendars for a delicious start to the weekend! Columbia’s Restaurant Week is going on right now! The food festival favorite has plenty of Columbia restaurants offering special menu items and discounted prices to entice hungry locals. Although many of the restaurants have online and take out availability, dine-in options tends to fill up quickly so reservations are recommended. You can find a list of participating restaurants and their menus at

DHEC receives first shipment of at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for the public

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control received its first shipment of more than 140,000 at-home rapid COVIDd-19 tests, and is ready to hand them out to South Carolinians. The test kits each contain two tests and will be available for pick-up across the state starting this Monday, January 24.

AG Wilson: State Grand Jury issues new indictments against Alex Murdaugh

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says the State Grand Jury issued four new indictments against Alex Murdaugh. Officials say the indictments against the former attorney include 23 new charges. According to authorities, Murdaugh is charged with 19 counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and four counts of computer crimes in these latest indictments.

CPD: Man charged with accessory after the fact in connection with fatal shooting

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Columbia Police Department says a 30-year-old man has been charged with accessory after the fact in connection with the shooting death of a man found earlier this month. Police say Eddie Brown is charged with accessory after the fact of murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Terrell Sims.

RCSD asking for help finding missing 16-year-old

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teen who has medical issues that require medication. Authorities say 16-year-old Elissa Luker was las seen wearing a Hello Kitty hoodie and red checkered pants. Officials say she...

Bill making it illegal to use cell phone while driving heads to Senate

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — A bill that would make it illegal for drivers to hold a cellphone in their hands in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor. The proposal passed the senate transportation committee on Wednesday. The bill requires anyone using a cell phone while driving to...