Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:27:43 GMT
A Maine teenager's mug shot is going viral online after he decided to make a statement with what he wore. Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to performMore >>
Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Jadeveon Clowney says police had the wrong man when they searched him early Friday morning in Five Points.
Clowney said he was hanging out in Five Points with another recruit talking to fans when police approached him in the parking lot of Pavlov's on Greene Street.
Police said the reason they frisked the nation's #1 recruit is because they received reports of an armed robbery suspect in the area that matched the description of the South Carolina-bound recruit - a black male with long dreadlocks.
After searching the 18-year-old and finding no weapons, police let him go without incident.
"They put the cuffs on us, searched us and said 'we must have the wrong guys,'" said Clowney, "and he said 'you guys can go free.'"
Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott said multiple people were arrested early Friday morning for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, drunkenness and hindering an officer while questioning Clowney and two other individuals outside the nightclub.
Scott said police were dispatched to the area around 2:30 a.m. after a 911 caller reported an attempted armed robbery involving a group of black males with long dreadlocks.
Officers made contact with the 911 caller who said the suspects fled on foot into Pavlov's, but the caller was unwilling to cooperate further or make a report, according to Scott.
Officers went into the nightclub and identified two individuals matching the caller's description. The two individuals and a third saw officers and began to try to evade them by exiting a side door, but returned inside to mix in with the crowd as officers moved to stop their exit, according to Scott.
Additional officers arrived because the 911 caller reported seeing a gun, and the three individuals; Clowney, an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were detained outside of the nightclub and were frisked for officer's safety, according to Scott.
No weapons were found and Clowney and the others were determined not to be involved in the alleged attempted armed robbery and were released.
As officers questioned the three individuals, a large crowd ensued around the officers and the three detained individuals creating an officer safety concern. Additional officers responded and made arrests.
During a press conference, Steve Spurrier and Randy Scott put on a bit of a show after football practice Friday afternoon when the chief put the handcuffs on the 'old ball coach' and searched him.
When Spurrier got back to the reporters, he said "The story that we found out is that last night is that he should not have been around town at two in the morning, but he was with some teammates and they were in Five Points," said Spurrier. "They went in and questioned him, they didn't know who he was and cuffed him up, just like I got cuffed up. After chief knew that I did not rob that convenience store down the road, he let me go and last night they let Jadeveon go."
Scott said the doorman who let Clowney into Pavlov's has been fired.
When asked how he thought Friday morning's incident made him look Clowney he's not a troublemaker. "I thought it made me look bad, but I know I didn't do anything wrong," said Clowney. "I try to stay away from trouble as much as possible."
Spurrier said he has counseled Clowney on how to spend his free time.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
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Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>