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Escaped Inmate Captured in Texas

courtesy SC Dept. of Corrections COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Prison officials in South Carolina say an inmate has been captured in Texas after his second escape from a maximum security prison. The South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a Twitter message around early Friday that 46-year-old inmate Jimmy Causey is in custody. Agency spokeswoman Sommer Sharpe says Causey was…

One Lane of Farrow Road Closed for Bridge Repair

RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)–If you plan to travel on Farrow Road, take not of a lane closure. SC DOT crews are doing repair work on part of the bridge. The DOT has closed one lane on the Southbound Farrow Road Bridge. Crews are expected to reopen the lane by 7am, Monday June 26, The Northbound lanes are not affected.

USC to Increase Tuition

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Its going to cost you more green to go garnet and black. Friday USC announced a more than three percent increase in tuition for students at its Columbia campus. Students at the university’s satellite campuses as well as on-line will also see an increase in tuition. University officials say the increase is due to a lack of…

Lexington Deputies Searching for Missing Woman

Lexington Co., (S.C.)– Deputies in Lexington County are asking for assistance locating a missing woman. Investigators say Alena Kennedy was last seen on April 18th near Platt Springs Road. If you recognize her or know where she is call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department or Crimestoppers AT 1-888-CRIME-S-C.

Upstate Woman Sentenced After Baby Drowned in Bathtub

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ A South Carolina woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for the drowning death of her 9-month-old son in a bathtub. Local media reported that 38-year-old Kimberly Dawn Wallace of Inman pleaded guilty Wednesday to child neglect. Wallace’s son Jaidan was found dead in their Inman home in 2014. Wallace was not arrested in…

Columbia Man Suing Gas Stations Over Alleged Discrimination

Columbia, S.C., (AP)– A Columbia man is suing five convenience stores. In court documents filed this week, Daniel Woodard says at each store he was not allowed to use the restroom because he is black. The lawsuit goes on to state that at each location white customers were allowed to use the restroom. Hector Tapia, who manages one of the…

RCSD Charges Two in Recent Burglary

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Richland County deputies say 19 year old Charleston Sweat and 24 year old  Mitchell Wiley are charged with burglary. Investigators say on the men broke into a home on Dover St. Saturday, June 3rd. According to deputies the Sweat and Wiley took $6,000 from the victim’s safe, two handguns, jewelry, and a gaming system. Deputies say Sweat…