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News in Richland County, South Carolina

Man charged in SCDOT worker's death
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:33:01 -0800

A man has been charged after a worker with the South Carolina Department of Transportation was killed in a hit and run while doing maintenance on Friday night.

UPDATE| Coroner releases name of second person in murder-suicide at USC
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:46:35 -0800

SLED is now saying Thursday's shooting happened on the fourth floor of the School of Public Health at USC Columbia. Investigators found a 9mm hand gun that was empty and they are testing it as the potential weapon, according to Thom Berry, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Ex-wife kills professor in US University murder-suicide
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:32:37 -0800

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide.

A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S BLACK HISTORY/PART IV/A new direction - 1970 to 2000
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:00:00 -0800

The following article is about the black people, events, places and the lives they lived within the borders of the state of South Carolina since 1670. These descriptions are only a sampling from the years of their history upon these soils. As life contains the good, bad and the ugly, this chronology will reflect and include them all.

VIDEO: Criminal domestic violence forum
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:24:53 -0800

A public meeting on criminal domestic violence was held Thursday night at Ridge View High School on Hardscrabble Road in Northeast Richland County. Click to Continue »

WIS Investigates: Is the death penalty on hold in South Carolina?
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:33:56 -0800

There are 42 men on South Carolina's death row. So why has there only been one execution in the past six years?  

Professor among two dead in University of South Carolina shooting
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 11:53:00 -0800

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A University of South Carolina professor died of multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body after being shot in an apparent murder-suicide in a campus building in downtown Columbia, a coroner said on Friday. Dr. Raja Fayad, 45, appeared to be the victim in Thursday's incident, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said. He was shot with a semi-automatic ...

Westbound Interstate 20 reopened at Monticello Road
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:33:59 -0800

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has reopened westbound Interstate 20 at Monticello Road that was closed earlier Monday morning because of a crash.

Dawn Staley named honorary deputy with Richland County Sheriff's Department
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:18:56 -0800

South Carolina Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley was named an honorary deputy Tuesday with the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Manatee deputy schools chief not chosen for Florida post
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:04:45 -0800

Diana Greene remains a finalist for a position in Columbia, South Carolina.