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RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff's Department say they are looking for a missing 13-year-old who they say may do harm herself. Sherri Lynn was last seen by her family on April 1 leaving in a green Jeep Cherokee with South Carolina tag JFW416, deputies ...
Meetze will be commanding the new Richland County 911 Communications Center, set to be operational by mid-2019, according to RCSD. Meetze has been with the sheriff's department for 24 years and is hailed as responsible for creating the agency's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officer Program in 2004.

A driver in a stolen car led Richland County deputies on a short chase in the Irmo before crashing and running away on foot. The chase began around 3:30 a.m. Monday on Longcreek Drive, where deputies spotted a vehicle that had been reported stolen, according to Deputy Katelyn Jasak, spokeswoman ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) – Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for the community's help in finding a missing child with special needs. Lott says Sherri Lynn Campbell ... It was at this home that Campbell took a green 1997 Jeep Cherokee with South Carolina tag JFW416, according to Lott. Campbell's mother also ...
(Source: Mikayla Clifton). RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -. A 63-year-old is out on bond after being arrested in connection to a deadly hit and run in Richland County that happened on March 29.
It was a shock to anyone who enjoys watching members of the Richland County Sheriff's Department on the police show "Live PD." That's the A&E reality television program that has highlighted the work of sheriff's deputies, and making celebrities out of them. Despite that, the tweet read, "After careful ...

A 63-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a deadly hit-and-run that killed a 20-year-old pedestrian Thursday night. Benjamin Parker Jr. is charged with hit-and-run involving death. He was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on Saturday afternoon. Officials say ...
A pedestrian was killed late Thursday night in Richland County in a fatal hit and run, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The Highway Patrol is seeking the vehicle involved, which they believe is a burgundy 1992 to 2002 Chevrolet or GMC 1500 Series pickup truck. Troopers believe the truck is ...
The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. on South Cedar Creek Road in Richland County, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety. ... vehicle of interest, contact the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 803-896-9621 or 1-800-768-1501, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Three crashes – all involving the same car – shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 Sunday morning while crews cleaned up the collisions and a fuel spill. As of 10 a.m., one of the eastbound lanes of I-20 is open, according to Lance Cpl. Matt Southern of the S.C. Highway Patrol. The crash that set ...
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified a stabbing victim from early Thursday morning near Simmons Street and Bluff Road. Watts says Erik Ballou, date of birth 04/25/1989, of Northshore Road died Friday. According to Watts, an autopsy indicated that the cause of ...
The South Carolina Department of Revenue has said the county is illegally misusing some of the funds on a small business program (called the Small Local Business Enterprise program), on a mentor-mentee program, and on a couple “public information” firms. Days ago, the state supreme court seemed to ...
S.C. counties and others gave tax breaks worth more than $221 million to new and expanding businesses in 2016. For the first time, the counties and ... Richland County, for example, reported tax breaks given by just the county, totaling almost $2.5 million in tax year 2016. Separately, the Richland 1 school ...
The South Carolina Department of Revenue has said the county is illegally misusing some of the funds on a small business program (called the Small Local Business Enterprise program), on a mentor-mentee program, and on a couple “public information” firms. Days ago, the state supreme court seemed to ...
COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)--An important decision by Richland County council is affecting your tax dollars. The council came under the microscope after they were accused of mishandling penny tax funds. The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered the council to stop spending that money. After much discussion Friday night, ...
Richland County deputies Chris Mastrianni and Kevin Lawrence were the first Columbia-area law enforcement officers to appear on the program. So far, 15 Richland County Sheriff's Deputies have participated on “Live PD.” A spokesperson for the department said that Sheriff Leon Lott sees the show as an ...
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson has asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate the spending. More than 1,000 ... Kershaw counties. South Carolina has 16 circuit solicitors. ... The horse race is in Kershaw County, which is in Johnson's circuit along with Richland County. In his email to The ...

The South Carolina Supreme Court found that Richland County misspent millions of dollars from a voter-approved 1% sales tax collected for transportation projects. The ruling, handed down Wednesday, remands the case back to a circuit court for further proceedings that could include ordering the county ...
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the South Carolina Department of Revenue, agreeing that Richland County, since 2016, improperly spent part of the county-wide Penny Tax. The DOR said that Penny Tax money should go only to transportation projects. But a 2016 audit by the ...
He has a long list of accomplishments: At age 22, he received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian award, for his work with youth and at a domestic abuse center. He served as chief deputy and legal counsel for the Richland County Sheriff's Department, and was a captain and judge ...
Richland County calls for rare Friday meeting to address penny c - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports ... Nearly 24 hours after the state Supreme Court affirmed that the South Carolina Department of Revenue does have authority to investigate Richland County's penny tax program for ...
It is examining expenses and will cooperate with the S. C. Department of Revenue. Other details were scarce. "Silence is deafening,” said Michael Letts, the leader of Richland County Citizens for Better Government. “Silence usually tells you we've got a problem, and we're trying to figure out what's the best ...
The state Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned “dubious” spending in Richland County's transportation penny sales tax program and ordered a halt to further spending until the county ensures the money is being spent legally. The justices directed a circuit court judge to require the county to establish ...
The front-seat passenger in a vehicle that fled from a Richland County Sheriff's deputy after a shoplifting incident was killed when the driver attempted to smash through the fence on the interstate just ... The collision occurred at 11:59 a.m. according to Cpl. Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
Smoke from a brush fire is causing traffic delays on Interstate 20 for Monday morning commuters. The S.C. Highway Patrol reported congestion on I-20 near mile marker 80, which is the Clemson Road area. S.C. Department of Transportation traffic cameras show thick smoke from brush fires in the area.
Free. daveq1@sc.rr.com. Mother & Son Valentine's Day Dance: 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Richland County Recreation, 7473 Parklane Road. Join us as ... Local law enforcement, schools and community groups will take the plunge in Lake Murray to raise funds for Special Olympics South Carolina. Plungers raise ...
COLUMBIA, SC (WLTX) - - One person has been arrested after an active meth lab was discovered Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Two Notch Road and Rivkin Blvd. Richland County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a suspected meth lab at around 1:30 p.m.. The roadway wasn't closed, ...
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC. Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of a suspected meth lab in Richland County, and one person has been arrested. Preston Scoggins, 25, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, which said the scene had been ...
As for the law, I communicated with South Carolina Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, who is sponsoring a tethering bill “to try and ensure humane treatment of dogs. It would include specific requirements, including appropriate tether length and weight; no use of choke collars on tethers; and the provision ...
Two men have been charged with murder, among many other charges, after a man was discovered shot to death on the side of the road, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Jhordan Clarke, 21, was charged with murder, two counts of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, ...
McLeod – who is the first woman to represent Richland County in the S.C. Senate – urged attendees to "learn how politics effects" them. She told the crowd they ... He is a New Jersey native and received his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. Follow him on ...
Perry came with a background of civil engineering and more than a decade working with the S.C. Department of Transportation. He returned to SCDOT last year after leaving Richland County. In Charleston County, which has an ongoing sales tax-funded road improvement program similar in scope to ...
Authorities are investigating the slaying of a man in front of his home in Richland County on Friday. Richland County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call of a shooting in the 100 block of Gale River Road in Northeast Richland County around 2 a.m., said Sgt. Brittany Jackamonis, spokeswoman for the ...
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 ... At least three police dogs have been killed in the line of duty since December 2011 in South Carolina, including Fargo and Hyco. The third dog ...
At that rate, Stephanie Burgess, associate dean for health practice and policy, estimates the clinic saved Richland County and South Carolina taxpayers $2.8 million in 2015. The cost-savings is greater when taking into consideration the influence the College of Nursing has had on health care throughout ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) — A deputy coroner is dead after opening fire on two other people, then turning his gun on himself. Deputy Coroner Leonard Bradley with the Richland County Coroner's Office, showed up to a home outside of Columbia Tuesday and opened fire on Richland County Refuse Control ...
No charges will be filed at this time in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers outside a Richland County nightclub last month, Sheriff Leon Lott said Thursday. The Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office reviewed all evidence compiled by Richland County sheriff's investigators and determined no charges ...
31 in 2010, at a residence on the 600 block of Fore Avenue, the sheriff's department said. The boy, now 12 years old, was most recently sexually assaulted by Howe during a traveling trip in 2015. Howe, who currently resides in California, was extradited back to South Carolina by the RCSD Fugitive Task ...
Bradley had been placed on temporary medical leave from the coroner's office not long before Tuesday's shooting, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. Bradley was working through some personal issues, probably related to what ended up unfolding Tuesday, Watts said. Bradley had worked for the ...
The two men who were killed in a drug deal gone bad Sunday night in the Irmo area of Richland County shot each other, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. Tyler Michael Pluchinsky, 23, and Davion Q. Allen, 21, shot each other, according to public information officer Lt.
One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting in Hopkins on Tuesday, according to the Richland Coutny Sheriff's Department. The incident was reported around 12:30 p.m., outside of a residence in the 1500 block of Clarkson Road, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The incident was a ...
Three people were injured in separate shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning, according to Richland County deputies. The first shooting happened around 5 p.m. Saturday on the 6000 block of Monticello Road, according to Lt. Curtis Wilson of the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Someone ...
A three-car crash Friday evening on Bluff Road in Richland County killed a 20-year-old man and injured three other people. The crash happened just before 6 p.m. Friday when one vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic in the opposite lane, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. When that vehicle collided ...
Lt. Curtis Wilson, a spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff's Department, said deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Richcreek Road and found a man who had been shot in the lower body. Wilson said the victim knows the two suspects involved and said they started shooting after an ...
A lot of people are coming to the Midlands for the Famously Hot New Year, while many more will return home after leaving town to see family and friends for New Year's Eve celebrations. Those drivers and more in Lexington County will see an added law enforcement presence this weekend. The Lexington ...
The body of a man who was shot to death was discovered on the side of a road Sunday by Richland County Sheriff's deputies. The body was discovered around 10 a.m. off the side of the intersection of Coley and Pincushion roads, near Bluff Road, according to the sheriff's department. The man had been ...
A man who was killed in a crash on Friday has been identified by the county coroner. Jereld Cecil Robinson, 31, was thrown from the vehicle he was traveling in after it crashed into another and ran off the road, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. The crash took place at the intersection of ...
Authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying three armed men who broke into a Richland County home, and robbed and groped its resident. The incident took place in the 8000 block of Brookmont Lane in Richland County on Fridday just before 4 a.m., according to a news release from the ...
Authorities identified on Friday a man accused of stealing cash from a dancer during the night of a fatal shooting at a Richland County nightclub. Jumaane Evins, 23, was arrested on charges of petty larceny on Dec. 20, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff's Department.
The two suspects were arrested and are being held on charges unrelated to the deadly shooting, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. They are cooperating with the investigation into the incident, which officials say was a shootout prompted by an argument over strippers and money at the ...


 

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