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LCSD Employee Found Dead Inside Home

W. Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon says the woman found dead inside a West Columbia home Tuesday was a civilian employee of the department. The Lexington County Coroner’s Office confirms 31 year old Lindsey Lee, who worked in the department’s information technology unit, died from sharp force trauma. SLED is investigating her death. Related Midlands Restaurants Win…

Today’s Forecast

From the ABC Columbia Weather Center… Frigid temperatures are moving into the Midlands.  Most of the state will be under a freeze warning beginning at midnight and running through midday Wednesday.

Today’s Forecast

From the ABC Columbia Weather Center…Expect cold rain tonight followed by slightly warmer temperatures tomorrow.  But don’t get too comfortable look out for wicked cold later in the week.  

Governor Suspends Columbia City Councilman

  Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order Monday suspending Columbia City Councilman Moe Baddourah. According to the order, Baddourah’s arrest for Second Degree Domestic Violence is a crime of “moral turpitude” and therefore he will remain suspended until he is acquitted. Baddourah released a statement Monday evening which reads in part,  “It’s troubling that the Governor…

Sheriff Urges Smart911 Sign-Up

Newberry, S.C. (WOLO)– Newberry Sheriff Lee Foster says a new program would have made finding a missing teen over the weekend much easier. Sheriff Foster is asking folks to sign up for Smart 911. The free on-line program allows you to enter personal information such as your name, address, and any medical conditions. That way when you call 911 from…

Black History Moment

Esau Jenkins

Today we celebrate Esau Jenkins. The John’s Island native was a business man and civil rights leader. Jenkins founded the Progressive Club, an organization encouraging blacks to register to vote. Jenkins also organized the Citizen’s Committee of Charleston, focusing on economic and political empowerment of blacks; his motto ” hate is expensive, love is progress.” All month long we celebrate black…

SC DNR Looking for Orioles

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Baltimore orioles are in South Carolina. Not the baseball team, but the actual birds. The Department of Natural Resources wants to know how many of these colorful songbirds are spending their winters here. So, they are asking for your help, if you happen to see one. For more information, contact Lex Glover at GloverL@dnr.sc.gov or call (803)…

Firefighter Cleared in Arson Investigation

Plantation Court Apartments/ Kimberlei Davis Twitter Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Columbia police say a Columbia firefighter has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fire that lead to the death of an 80 year old woman. The firefighter was previously considered a person of interest in connection with the fire on Saluda Ave. Police and State Law Enforcement Division are continuing…