Rob Dew

Senate Passes Roads Bill

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Working late into the evening, South Carolina senators passed the roads bill. The measure that passed 33-10 would raise the state’s gas tax by 12 cents over the next six years. That equates to close $800 million in increased revenue a year. The bill now heads back to the house so representatives can consider the senate’s amendments before…

Spring Hill HS Student Passes Away

Chapin, S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for Lexington Richland Five says near the end of the school day a Spring Hill High School student was taken to the hospital and later died. Neither the student’s name nor the cause of death were released. The district says it will have grief counselors at the school tomorrow to help students through this difficult…

Suspect Arrested for Indecent Exposure

Columbia, SC (WOLO)–Richland County deputies say they arrested Berrino McClary for indecent exposure.  Deputies were notified on April 4 about a man exposing  himself in the parking lot of Muv Fitness in the Village of Sandhills. This isn’t McClary’s only indecent exposure charge. He was also charged in a similar incident by the Columbia Police Dept.

Female Victim Dies Following Shooting

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A female victim is dead after a shooting off of North Main St. Tuesday night. Investigators with the Columbia Police Department say the incident took place on the 5700 block of Koon Rd. just after 6:30 Thursday night. The victim’s name and age are not being released at this time. If you have any information on this…

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.

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…