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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…

Decision Announced Wednesday in Case of Man Allegedly Shot 19 Times by Sumter Police

Waltki Williams (Source: Facebook) SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – The Third Circuit Solicitor will release the findings Wednesday afternoon of the investigation into a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in Sumter in December 2016. Solicitor Ernest A. Finney III will announce his decision regarding the fatal use of force that was used by Sumter Police Department officers against Waltki Williams. In March, Williams’ family…

Regional Red Cross Hosts 24-Hour Giving Blitz

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross of Central SC is hosting its annual 24-hour giving blitz, to provide hope and urgent relief like food and other essentials to people coping with disaster. Each year, the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters nationwide. That means every eight minutes, the organization responds to a disaster, most of which are…

SC Governor Signs Pension Bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill designed to stabilize South Carolina’s pension system for public workers. The Republican governor called the law signed Tuesday “just the first step of many” needed to secure long-term stability. He’s particularly disappointed it doesn’t address moving new hires to a defined contribution plan such as a 401K. Under the…

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.

Medical Marijuana to Wait Another Year for Green Light

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Advocates met Tuesday to reinforce their call to add South Carolina to the list of almost 30 states that have passed comprehensive medical marijuana legislation. Lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle expressed their desire to make it happen in 2018. A House panel advanced its version of the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, back in…