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Richland County Sheriff's Department deputy Warren Cavanagh says the only reason he is alive today is his former partner and best friend, Fargo. Fargo - a Sheriff's Department Belgian Malinois police dog - was killed in action on Dec. 16, 2011, during an armed robbery in north Columbia. Fargo's shooter ...
One man has been arrested for his involvement in Tuesday's shooting outside of a South Carolina gas station, but another suspect remains at large. Reihn Dracon Jennings, 27, is wanted for three counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful ...

Authorities say a deputy coroner in South Carolina drove up to a house and shot a litter control officer and a woman before killing himself. ... COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A deputy coroner on personal leave drove up to a woman he knew and began shooting at her and a litter control officer she was talking to ...
A man accused of breaking into a female friend's Columbia home and assaulting a man inside has been arrested by the Columbia police Department. Vernon Lee Hayes III, 24, is charged with second degree burglary and first degree assault and battery and failure to stop on police command, police said.
31, Loraine Hiller Bowers ran a male acquaintance over with her vehicle on Pine Street and fled the scene. Witnesses at the scene called 911 for the man, who was later transported to Richland Memorial hospital by a helicopter. Bowers was later taken into police custody at her home. She was charged with ...
MARYSVILLE, OH (WSYX/CNN) - An Ohio man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he beat his dog and threw her in the trunk, saying he was going to take her home to shoot her. A witness to the abuse called police when he says suspect James Combs pulled up to him and offered to sell his pit ...

A 70-year-old man who died after running back into a burning Columbia-area condo to rescue his sleeping wife is being hailed a hero by the city's fire chief. Richland ... The cause of the blaze remains under investigation by the Richland County Fire Marshal's Office and the Forest Acres police Department.
4 in the 4000 block of Water Street, which runs parallel to, and in between Colonial Drive and Farrow Road, according to a Columbia police Department incident report. The passenger of a green SUV fired three shots at the woman's vehicle, according to the police report, adding that one bullet blasted ...
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Columbia police Department arrested a 56-year-old convicted felon they say crashed his car into a home after refusing a traffic stop early Saturday morning. Deputies say Kelvin Swinney kept driving when a traffic stop was initiated on the 3800 block of Devine Street just before 2 ...
police are hunting for his killer, while friends and family struggle to make sense of his death. Friends and family struggled with the senselessness of the crime. "He could have lost his life in Afghanistan, two tours in Afghanistan" his father said. "He could have lost his life on tour in Iraq and yet someone here ...
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Shots were fired into a car driven by a 22-year-old woman Thursday night, according to a police report from the City of Columbia police Department. Shortly before 9 p.m. on Thursday, police say a 22-year-old woman called 9-1-1 to report her car had been struck by gunfire in the ...
By CLIF LEBLANC, The State of Columbia. Columbia, SC (AP) -- Cray Turmon -- a homeless man going on 50 years old -- is accustomed to meeting police who write him up for DUI. Ashley Hardesty, 27, has been a Columbia police officer for two years and is just earning her chops in uniform. They met ...
"Seymour police Department is requesting the public's help in serving a warrant issued for Queen Elsa. If you have any information on her location please contact us as soon as possible; we are freezing! As our search continues we request citizens of Seymour bundle up, check on your out door animals, ...
Kevin Brackett, 16th Circuit solicitor, created a domestic violence court in 2015 that coordinates prosecuting such cases with police and law enforcement victim advocates and others. But anyone who knows of or suspects abuse must seek help, said Brackett. "Victims don't have to endure this huge problem ...
University of South Carolina officials agree with the proposal to cut off alcohol sales at 2 a.m. in Columbia, specifically referencing the issue of student ... The bar, which had been allowed to serve alcohol past 2 a.m., was deemed a public nuisance and shut down after police were called more than 20 times ...
Kanisha Anne Shani Wall, 32, was charged with indecent exposure in connection with an incident at a vehicle rental business, according to police. On Dec. 30, Wall is accused of exposing various parts of her body to customers and employees at Enterprise Rent-A-Car located at 320 Greystone Boulevard, ...
police in Lancaster have charged a woman with homicide by child abuse in the December death of a 3-year-old girl whom authorities say suffered a fatal head beating. Kayla Cook, 25, was arrested Dec. 29 in Cleveland County, N.C., and transported back to Lancaster Tuesday, said Chief Scott Grant of ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A white fire department captain in South Carolina's capital who was fired for posting on social media that he would run over protesters if ... Those were among dozens of protests nationwide against police violence that came after blacks were killed by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana.
The incident happened Sunday morning at a car wash on Broad River Road, according to a Columbia police Department incident report. The woman told officers she went through the automatic car wash once and noticed her 2003 Honda Accord was not completely detailed, so she took it through the wash ...
A man inside a Columbia business got an eyeful when a woman exposed herself in front of him twice, police say. It happened around 12:40 p.m. Saturday at a business on Greystone Boulevard, according to a Columbia police Department incident report. The man listed in the report as the victim, apparently ...
The Columbia police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man wanted for attempted murder. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on Jan. 1 at a Gaz-Bah convenience store located at 3923 West Beltline Blvd., not far from the intersection with Two Notch Road, police said.
Cray Turmon was coming back from a workout at Planet Fitness when he noticed 27-year-old Columbia police officer Ashley Hardesty wrestling with a suspect identified as 39-year-old Donald Songster Brown. Brown was accused of punching a gas station clerk in the face and drawing a knife in a nearby ...
Brown allegedly punched a woman in the face and threatened to harm her and another person with a knife, then wouldn't let them leave the gas station, police said. After leaving the gas station, a Columbia police officer approached Brown in the parking lot, according to police, who said Brown appeared ...
Frustrated, she took matters into her litter scoop and left a special gift courtesy of her cat Koo Koo. "So I put six of them, and they were all stolen all between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day," Wood said. The thefts happened all while she was at home. Wood said police couldn't do much about it other than ...
LAMAR COUNTY, Ga. - police are looking for an inmate that escaped the Lamar County jail just after midnight Wednesday morning. According to ... It was tracked to Olar, South Carolina around 7:00 a.m. about four miles from Carroll's mother's home, according to White. He said South Carolina State Patrol ...
Columbia, S.C. (WACH) -- Local police are urging car safety with the holiday season still underway. The Columbia police Department reported earlier this year that car break-ins were up 25 percent from previous years. crime tends to peak both during the summer and holidays seasons, in particular. Some tips the CPD ...
A tow truck driver picker Thornton up and brought her back to the wrecked vehicle on Pinewood Road, where a trooper from the South Carolina Highway Patrol had responded and called for a deputy to assist. Thornton was handcuffed and placed in the rear of the deputy's vehicle, according to the sheriff's ...
She said she knew her ex-husband had a problem with drugs, but she had no idea he was dealing drugs out of his home using a drone until Riverside police arrested him last week. She said their 9-year-old daughter was there at the time. "She was afraid. She didn't know what to say," Jaclyn Baldassarre ...
Little Rock police, who found the woman, said she was thrown off Interstate 430 near Cantrell into the Arkansas River. She swam to shore for help as temperatures fell to around 32 degrees. While authorities search for a second suspect, deputies have arrested 33-year-old Richard Gilliam on various ...
A South Carolina man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home, held her there with a gun and then vandalized the home, even pushing over the Christmas tree, according to police. Lexington police officers responded to a burglary Saturday morning to Cedar Crest Park on railroad Avenue, according to Cpl.
police on Saturday arrested Kenneth Foster on charges of criminal domestic violence and pointing and presenting a weapon, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Foster, 32, is a Columbia/Richland firefighter, according to police. Deputies responded Saturday to a Middle Street residence in ...
Travis N. Biggerstaff, 39, escaped from custody around 10:02 a.m., near Palmetto Health Richland hospital, according to the S.C. Department of Corrections. He was captured near Colonial Drive just before 10:50 a.m., a Columbia police Department social media post stated. An SCDC officer fired his ...
Washington state police spokeswoman Brooke Bova said 13 train cars derailed, and an additional five vehicles and two 18-wheelers were impacted on the interstate. Bova said officials were also concerned about leaking fuel at the crash site. At a Monday night press briefing, Capt. Dan Hall with the ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV) -- A South Carolina Department of Corrections inmate attempted to escape from custody Tuesday morning, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. According to the SCDC, Travis N. Biggerstaff tried to escape around 10:00 a.m. near the Palmetto Health Richland hospital in ...
After leaving the gas station, a Columbia police officer approached Brown in the parking lot, according to police, who said Brown appeared irate. The officer gave repeated verbal commands for Brown to surrender and stop resisting arrest, police said and confirmed by the video account of the incident.
A Columbia teenager has been arrested on multiple charges for his role in an attempted murder. Tony Tyrese Williams, 17, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm (person under 18), and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the Richland County ...
Columbia police say they arrested Matthew Scott Young, 43, of Columbia shortly after the incident and charged him murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. Authorities said the motive for the killing was "a conflict between the suspect and the victim." police did not say ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina lawmaker wants to increase the penalties for trains blocking traffic. Columbia Rep. ... Columbia police Sgt. Robert Uhall said enforcing tougher standards could slow trains as officers tried to determine why a train was stopped. Desiree French with the Federal ...
Governor Henry McMaster has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff on Wednesday to honor a fallen South Carolina police officer. (Source: twitter) ... Flags on all state building will be lowered in tribute to Corporal James Eric Chapman of the Johnston police Department through sundown Wednesday.
The driver of a stolen vehicle attempted to escape law enforcement Tuesday, causing a multiple-vehicle collision on a popular Midlands road. A Columbia police officer attempted to stop a stolen vehicle from Richland County on Farrow Road, police said. The driver of the stolen vehicle didn't stop, and ...
Burglary suspects used a stolen van to smash their way into a Columbia car wash Sunday. The Columbia police Department is asking for the community's help in identifying at least three suspects involved in the burglary. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the Sparkle Car Wash, located at 6212 ...
A funeral has been arranged for a South Carolina police officer, and Marine veteran, who was killed while on duty Friday. ... The South Carolina Highway Patrol said Chapman was driving on Columbia Road when he went off the shoulder, hit some trees and was thrown out of his vehicle. He was taken to a ...
Five people have been charged in connection with the armed robberies of two people who were lured to a northeast Richland County home. Two victims were attacked and robbed in separate incidents earlier this month, according to a news release Tuesday from the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
PAUL, MN (WCCO/CNN) - police in Minnesota are apologizing after one of their K-9 officers clamped down on the arm of a 52-year-old woman taking out her trash and would not let go. Desiree Collins, 52, was taking garbage out near her home in September, while police were trying to catch two burglary ...
Columbia, SC (WOLO)- South Carolina ranks as the second worst state for elder abuse even though the state has some of the best protections for the ... look for injuries, looking for them to be a little emotionally withdrawn or afraid," James Fisher said, an investigator with SVU Columbia police Department.
He called police and the mystery baby was reunited with her parents. "I just happened to be at the right place at the right time," Ward said. As Tuesday night, the car and suspect are still nowhere to be found. "We understand that household chores can be taxing. But we would caution you again to not leave ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)-- The Columbia police Department is working to identify three males wanted in connection with a shooting incident at a gas .... A year ago, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager heard a judge declare a mistrial in the state murder case against him for shooting an ...
After another interview with police, Nokes admitted he was tired of the baby crying when he finally "exploded." He stated he would "chuck" Hudson on the couch or in his swing. Nokes said he grabbed the baby by both arms and pulled him out of the swing. He also said he pulled his leg and carried him by ...
Around 8 a.m., police responded to a call about a suspicious white female in the store from the clerk on duty at the El Cheapo gas station, at 1024 W. Dekalb St., according to the incident report. The clerk said Mayhew entered the store and made him feel uncomfortable by offering to show him her breasts if ...
Man shot at Columbia gas station after he & woman fought three suspects, police say. By Noah Feit. nfeit@thestate.com ... The man who was shot, and a female acquaintance, argued and fought with the three suspects before the shooting occurred, police said. The man was taken to a local hospital with ...


 

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