White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

CA police officer dies while in Charleston

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Platt Springs Road

Elgin Lights creator celebrates ‘Christmas miracle’ after years of battling cancer

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ALERT: Police warn of phony Netflix emails that could steal your information

Police investigating fatal stabbing in Lancaster County

FIRST ALERT: Sunday is looking much nicer - Cooler next week

Mother of Trayvon Martin honored at Benedict College Saturday

Grieving parents say priest condemned their son at funeral because he committed suicide

Midlands Gold Star wife remembers husband each year at Ft. Jackson for Wreaths Across America

  RCSD investigating shooting on Oakley Drive

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the 200 block of Oakley Drive.

Man arrested after attempting to hide in tree after chase

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Friday night after leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

  Columbia community regains library after almost 50 years

History has been made, a Richland County community who lost their library for decades now has a new location to call home.

A city tradition: Holiday ICE Skate Party

Saturday made for the perfect day to glide through the holiday season at Columbia's Holiday ICE Skate Party.

  Richland County coroner identifies person found in Finlay Park pond

Elgin students join PD for Toy Roundup helping dozens of families for the holiday

Interior secretary Zinke to leave administration by end of year, Trump says

PSC votes to approve SCANA-Dominion merger; protests erupt

American Airlines will offer flight from Columbia Metropolitan Airport to New York in 2019

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

  Columbia man sentenced to four years after swindling thousands of dollars from multiple victims

A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from several victims was sentenced today according to the Columbia Police Department's Property Crimes investigators.

Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

The two work horses surprised everyone - especially the truck driver.

UPDATE: Columbia fire says blaze at condemned state mental health hospital under control

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Columbia Fire tweeted that the fire is now under control.

Officials investigating after body found in water at Finlay Park

Officials are on the scene at Finlay Park where an unresponsive male was found in a body of water.

South Carolina Department of Education releases list of Priority Schools

The South Carolina Department of Education today released the first list of Priority Schools as required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

RCSD seeking man wanted for murder of 19-year-old on Crestview Ave.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Richland County man wanted on a murder charge.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

A Reuters investigation found that for decades, Johnson & Johnson sought to hide the fact that in many cases cancer-causing asbestos contaminated the talc that was used to produce its talcum powder products.

2, including 14-year-old, charged in numerous car break-ins in Sumter County; 1 wanted

Deputies and the Sumter Police Department have been working closely to solve numerous vehicle break-ins around the city and county.

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

Don't repost an offer to be a Lululemon brand ambassador from Instagram - it's fake.

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k luxury SUV - he’s now defending the purchase

The South Carolina pastor said no money was taken from the church to purchase the luxury sports car.

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

A glitch caused third parties to be able to access more photos than they should’ve between Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, but the company has fixed the issue.

Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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CPD: Suspect arrested in connection to Ardincaple Drive murder

Columbia Police Department Investigators have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with last weekend’s shooting death on Ardincaple Drive.

Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website FreeShippingDay.com has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

RCSD: Social media threat towards Westwood High School not credible

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigated a threat towards Westwood High School and determined it not credible on Friday.

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Thursday, the auto maker recalled nearly 90,000 Land Cruisers and Lexus LX-570 vehicles from the past decade over a safety issue that involves the front passenger seat belt.

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Melinda Lebarron was outside of her home with her dog when she was attacked by a bear Wednesday evening.

Hundreds of meals served to officers in honor of Officer Greg Alia Day

Thanks to community donations and local restaurants, hundreds of local law enforcement officers will get a free meal on Friday in honor of Officer Greg Alia Day.

Families Helping Families on track to donate gifts to highest number of families yet

This year, people in the Midlands are helping thousands of families celebrate the holidays through Families Helping Families.

Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

  Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Multiple bomb threats reported in WBTV area, across country

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a statement saying they were investigating “unsubstantiated bomb threats.”

Twenty-seven gang members charged with 46 federal counts in Horry County drug trafficking conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon announced Thursday a major drug bust that took place in Horry County.

UPDATE: Law enforcement in the Midlands clear scenes of unsubstantiated bomb threats; email threats sent nationwide

Law enforcement agencies in the Midlands who responded to bomb threats have cleared the areas.

Police: SC mother facing four felonies after the remains of two newborns were found

A woman has been charged with four felonies after giving birth to two babies and then allegedly killing them, according to the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Sumter County deputies: SUV stolen had Christmas gifts inside was recovered with the items missing

Sumter County deputies have found a missing SUV with gifts inside.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Portion of Huger Street closed due to gas line break

Columbia police say they are blocking traffic between the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Huger Street in all directions following a gas line break.

Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.

Talk of the Town: South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces

Mike Bedenbaugh, the executive director of Preservation South Carolina, appeared on WIS TV to share the concern for preserving an integral part of South Carolina’s history. One that, if left untouched, could just go away.

Authorities respond to two bomb threats in Georgetown County; similar threats made nationwide

Authorities have responded to a reported bomb threat in Murrells Inlet Thursday afternoon.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

SC man discovers 50-year-old watch worth nearly $40K, donates it to the Salvation Army

After taking in an old watch to have it repaired, one Midlands man discovers the more than 50-year-old watch is now worth nearly $40,000.

Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

Hawaii’s Jason Momoa leads powerful haka performance at ‘Aquaman’ premiere

It’s not every day you see a haka being performed during a red carpet premiere. But who better to lead one than Hawaii’s own Jason Momoa?

Man wanted for murder in Indiana arrested in SC

A man wanted for murder in Indiana has been arrested in South Carolina.

SCE&G employees give bags of food, gifts to families in need

This morning, dozens of SCE&G employees made an assembly line in an effort to help their neighbors.

  Former Sumter lieutenant files lawsuit, claims employment ended after discrimination

A former Sumter lieutenant’s lawsuit claim will go to federal trial after she lost her job several years ago.

North Carolina city prepping for possible marijuana sales

The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairman told the City Council Tuesday that there's a national trend of marijuana legalization, and it's the board's job to anticipate changes.

Win $100K by ditching your smartphone for a year

Vitaminwater is offering $100,000 if you can prove you can live without your smartphone for one year.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

UPDATE: 20-year-old identified in deadly crash on I-26EB in Lexington

The victim of a deadly I-26EB crash that happened Wednesday night has been identified.

Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

One night back in 1961, Mike Carroll's father, George, disappeared. The explanations for his father's disappearance never sat well with the son.

Attempted traffic stop ends in crash at W.A. Perry Middle School

A short police chase ended in a single car crash at W. A. Perry Middle School near Barhamville Road in Columbia Thursday morning.

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATE: Overturned tractor-trailer carrying chicken by-product cleared from Garners Ferry Road near Hwy. 601

Crews have removed a tractor-trailer carrying chicken by-product from the roadway after it overturned on Garners Ferry Road near Hwy. 601 Wednesday evening.

SC inmate tells Department of Corrections in $1M lawsuit that his religion requires him to smoke weed

Rose, 41, says his Rastafarian religious practice includes smoking marijuana and says he wants $1 million in punitive and actual damages.

‘This is not what we signed up for’: SC teachers lobby for education reform

“People say this is what we signed up for and this is not in any shape or form what we signed up for,” Mary Sue Worthy, a teacher with SC for Ed, said. Worthy has been teaching in South Carolina for 26 years and said she’s seen a dramatic shift in how teachers are viewed and treated.

Clemson prepares for the Cotton Bowl in their first bowl practice Wednesday

The experience of preparing for the playoffs in the three previous seasons does help with how to manage practices and the players. Dabo believes in the Tigers formula to be successful in the postseason.

Is there a drug problem in Richland and Lexington counties? New billboards offer ‘help’

New numbers show some encouraging and not-so-encouraging news about opioid overdoses in the Midlands.

After the holidays pass, here’s where you can recycle your Christmas tree in the Midlands

After you’ve unwrapped your presents and drank all of your eggnog, here’s where you can recycle your Christmas tree, courtesy of Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

After vehicle break-ins in the Midlands, police encourage neighborhood watch groups but not vigilantes

Irmo Police Department representatives are saying the same thing. If you see something suspicious, they say they’re here to handle it.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

Jesse Osborne enters guilty pleas in deadly Townville school shooting

The 16-year-old suspect in the 2016 shooting at Townville Elementary School has entered guilty pleas on five indictments -- two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Sumter Police looking for one of four people involved in convenience store armed robbery

Sumter Police are looking for one of four people involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.