Rob Dew

SC Attorney General Launches Human Trafficking Web Site

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– The Attorney General’s Office launched a new web site Friday to aid in the fight against human trafficking. The web site is humantrafficking.scag.gov/ Attorney General Alan Wilson says the site offers an opportunity to learn about human trafficking, discover events throughout the state, and for victims and survivors to connect with support services. The website also includes…

New Cat Ordinance in Lexington Co.

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–  Lexington County is changing the way it deals with stray cats in the county. Beginning October 1st, community cats will be allowed to live freely throughout the county and no longer subject to restraint or confinement. Anyone wanting to give up a cat for adoption will now be referred to Pawmetto Lifeline. Those who want to…

Body Found in Pile of Trash Identified

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)–We now know the name of a woman whose body was found underneath a pile of trash off of Two Notch Rd. Wednesday. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 44 year old Leona Pack died of “homicidal violence.” The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death.

SC AG Opposes Sanctuary Cities

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says states should have the right to oppose so-called “sanctuary cities” withing their borders. Sanctuary cities are those that limit cooperation with the federal government in enforcing immigration law. Wednesday Wilson joined a multi-state coalition saying sanctuary cities,”defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective…

Bond Issued for Suspect Accused of Threatening Students

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)– A man accused of threatening to kill midlands high school students was in bond court Tuesday morning. A judge issued a bond of $1,087 for Christopher Raines, also known as AJ Blues. Lexington police say Raines posted several videos on-line threatening students of River Bluff High School, one in which he made reference to students ending up…

RCSD Takes on Hot Cops Challenge

Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)– After pictures of the Gainseville, Florida Police Department officers went viral, law enforcement agencies across the country began showing off their personnel in the Hot Cops Challenge. Monday the Richland Co. Sheriff’s Department released a photo featuring some of its female deputies. Sheriff Leon Lott says that the deputies represent the department where it is our mission,…

Lexington Man Accused of Threatening to Kill HS Students

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)– Officers with the Lexington Police Department say Christopher Raines is charged with Unlawful Communication. Police say Raines, who also performs as a musician under the name AJ Blues, made a series of threatening posts on his social media pages. In the posts, investigators say Raines makes several threats of violence against students and also made reference to…

Five Years Later; Family Offers Reward in Hit and Run

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Saturday marks five years since cardiac nurse Lindsay Bires was seriously injured in a hit and run outside Palmetto Health Richland. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook says the Bires’ family is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. On September 16, 2012, police say Bires was standing on the sidewalk on Medical…

Suspect Wanted in Armed Robbery

Richland Co. S.C. (WOLO)–Richland County Deputies are looking for a man they say robbed a convenience store on gunpoint. Investigators say around 1:30 Friday morning the suspect entered Circle K on Broad River Rd., showed the clerk his gun and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash. If you have any information on this incident call the Richland Co….