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Man Arrested After Admitting to Breaking Out Statehouse Windows

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-A man has been arrested and charged after admitting to breaking out several windows on Statehouse grounds on Sunday. Ernest Rodney Thompson, 46, was arrested by Bureau of Protective Services officers on Statehouse grounds around 4 a.m. Sunday. According to a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, two BPS officers were on routine patrol when they encountered…

Chilling Video Shows Rescue of Kala Brown From Alleged South Carolina Serial Killer

Prosecutors have released chilling video footage of the rescue of Kala Brown after she was kidnapped by alleged serial killer Todd Kohlhepp in South Carolina in 2016. The disturbing video, released by prosecutors late Friday along with dozens of pictures and hundreds of pages of evidence, shows the moment on Nov. 3, 2016 when officers discover Brown, who authorities say…

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…

General Assembly Passes State Budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- With a vote of 100-9 in the House and 40-2 in the Senate, lawmakers passed an $8 billion state budget Tuesday. Despite both chambers passing it overwhelmingly, there was one hang up that kept senators debating for hours. The House passed a proviso that lawmakers say limits the commission on higher education’s administrative authority for construction at colleges and…