Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:20 GMT
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said the crash happenedMore >>
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:02:46 GMT
Two people were killed following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol spokesperson David Jones says the accident happenedMore >>
A mother and her son died after the rear tire of their vehicle blew while they were traveling on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:25:10 GMT
A homeowner was shot following an attempted robbery in a northeast Richland County neighborhood, according to the sheriff's department.Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lt. Curtis WilsonMore >>
A homeowner was shot following an attempted robbery in a northeast Richland County neighborhood, according to the sheriff's department.More >>
EAST POINT, GA (WIS) - The mother of an 18-month-old boy who hasn't been seen since before Thanksgiving was arrested for prostitution in the Atlanta-area two weeks before the toddler went missing.
On November 9, 22-year-old Zinah Jennings agreed to have sex with an undercover police officer in East Point, Ga, according to a police report.
Police were conducting a special operation around 5:30 p.m. when they saw Jennings walking on the side of the street. Agents said it appeared Jennings was trying to get the attention of "every passing motorist."
When undercover officers approached her, according to the report, Jennings was asked if she was working and she said "yes." She was then asked how much she would charge for sex and she responded by agreeing to $40.00.
Jennings told the undercover officers that she didn't have a condom and the agent told her that he would have to "get it from up the street." At that point, agents were called to arrest Jennings.
According to the report, she had already lit up a marijuana cigar by the time arresting officers arrived.
She was charged with solicitation of prostitution and simple possession of marijuana.
Jennings and her son, Amir, were reported missing by the boy's grandmother on December 8. Zinah resurfaced on Christmas Eve after crashing her car in Columbia, but the boy was not with her.
Columbia Police launched an aggressive investigation after bloody clothes and blankets were found during a search of Jennings' crashed car.
Jennings was arrested on December 24 and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child. Police investigators say she has not been cooperative and will not say where the little boy is.
Police searched Jennings' home after her stepfather reported seeing Zinah in the backyard with a shovel around the time Amir went missing. According to a search warrant, police confiscated a shovel from the home on January 4.
Investigators also gathered information from the Richland County Public Library and Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in hopes of finding some evidence of Amir's whereabouts.
Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott said the bloody items have been sent to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's crime lab for testing.
The investigation has also taken police to Atlanta where detectives search Jennings' sister Denise's home with cadaver dogs.
We're told Zinah stayed with her sister for much of the fall until about a week before Amir went missing. Denise says her sister may suffer from post-partum depression.
There is a $10K reward for information leading to the location and return of Amir Jennings. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Amir, you are urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:06:45 GMT
Columbia Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan had been searching for about three years to find a home for his team. On Monday, Shanahan announced that the Blowfish will be moving away from Capital City StadiumMore >>
Columbia Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan had been searching for about three years to find a home for his team.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:53 GMT
West Columbia fire crews are working to contain a large structure fire on Meeting Street. A fire has the 700 block of Meeting Street shutdown both ways for an unknown amount of time, the West ColumbiaMore >>
A fire at a furniture store in West Columbia had crews busy Sunday evening.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:50:30 GMT
Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten will take questions from reporters and provide an update into the investigation of the disappearance missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons. This is only the secondMore >>
The investigation began on July 30 of last year when Erica's adoptive brother Jamie Parsons visited the sheriff's office to report that Erica had been missing for nearly two years. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:42:31 GMT
ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Reporter Lauren Weppler is in Atlantic Beach Tuesday morning, live-tweeting from the town's meeting with Governor Nikki Haley. Follow Lauren's tweets below: Tweets by @LMore >>
Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:17:45 GMT
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.As a 31-year-old man, O'Neal, a man prosecutors called a pimp and a serial killer, was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the secondMore >>
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:36:33 GMT
South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.The ruling still has 21 days to take effect,More >>
South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:34:08 GMT
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from people who believed they had found an onlineMore >>
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who allegedly posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from men who believed they had found an online friend who was comfortable enough to share nude photos of herself with them.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:43:30 GMT
A Richland County deputy and a suspect involved in an alleged drug transaction were both taken to a nearby hospital after a pursuit ended on Claudia Drive, Richland County Sheriff's Department officialsMore >>
A Richland County deputy and a suspect involved in an alleged drug transaction were both taken to a nearby hospital after a pursuit ended on Claudia Drive, Richland County Sheriff's Department officials said.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:20:10 GMT
A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. Wilson said theMore >>
The Richland County Sheriff's Department was set to discuss a weekend accident involving a deputy during a news conference, but that event has been canceled.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:16 GMT
Who is making sure your child's home daycare is safe? WIS' investigation discovered a large portion of home daycare centers in South Carolina have no oversight from the Department of Social Services. HomeMore >>
Who is making sure your child's home daycare is safe? WIS' investigation discovered a large portion of home daycare centers in South Carolina have no oversight from the Department of Social Services.More >>