Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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(Newberry County) January 9, 2007 - School resource officers at Newberry Middle School managed to break up a fight starting between two students, but one of the officers used a taser twice in the process.
Earlier, a school resource officer was called to the office to assist with a student who had been involved in an earlier altercation. The student was counseled and released.
The resource officer and a supervisor from the school resource officer unit then went out to the area of school where the buses are located since school was dismissing. The officers say the the student who they had just talked with went toward another student very aggressively and began using profanity and making threats toward the other student.
The officers attempted to stop the student. That's when, according to a release, the other student attempted to rush the first student. The second school resource officer began to struggle with him and was able to take him into custody and started placing him in a patrol car.
Then officials say the first student broke free from the school resource officer, charged the patrol car, grabbed the supervising school resource officer dealing with the other student, then jumped on the officer's back, and began swinging wildly, striking both the school resource officer and the other student.
The first officer then fired his taser, striking the student and stopping his attack. The student was placed on the ground, but authorities say he continued to fight with the officers and the taser was used a second time. The student then began to comply with the officers and was taken into custody.
The officers received minor injuries during the attack.
Sheriff Lee Foster thinks the taser prevented a worse outcome, "I am convinced that had the officers not had the taser available to them, this incident could have escalated and turned out much differently. It is very possible that the officers or the suspect could have been seriously injured."
Foster said that the student was checked by EMS, released, and taken to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office. He was then transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia pending adjudication of the charges of disturbing school and assault and battery on a police officer while resisting arrest.
The second student was charged with disturbing schools, but was released to his parents.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>