Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:54:38 GMT
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.A recording of the call chronicles Trickle's calm admission to a Lincoln County 911More >>
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle called 911 Thursday afternoon to alert authorities that he was going to kill himself.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:48:58 GMT
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.AfterMore >>
The double-murder trial of Brett Parker resumed Friday morning after being cut short Thursday when the admitted bookie had to be transported to an area hospital after an emotional outburst in the courtroom.More >>
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CHAPIN, SC (WIS) -
Suspicious activity in Chapin has sheriff's investigators issuing a warning to neighborhoods and neighborhood watch groups.
A white van has been involved in several of those incidents.
While there's been no crime yet, investigators urge residents to be vigilant and careful about who's at your door.
One of those incidents occurred along Old Lexington Highway.
"If you didn't order anything, if nobody told you they're shipping something to you, you should not open the door," said Sgt. Tony Ayers with the Lexington County Sheriff's Office.
That's exactly what one woman did when a suspicious white van pulled up outside her home. When the man at the door said he had a package, she told him to leave it. He walked away without a package and without leaving one at the door.
We don't know if the van was up to no good or had a legitimate reason for being there," said Ayers. "But call us any time there's something in your neighborhood that out of the ordinary.
The other incident occurred on the other side of Chapin on Amicks Ferry Road in the Timberlake Community. Again, a white van returned twice to a neighbor's driveway, then left.
Neighbors along Old Lexington Road say they're cautious especially with a lot of work being done in the neighborhood.
"Well you kind of watch because you don't know what these crews are," said resident Robert Ockerman. "You kind of watch, you know."
Investigators recommend going to the door with your cell phone.
"Already have it in your hand, ready to dial," said Ayers.
Or have your home alarm key fob handy. It's about knowing your neighbors and recognizing something out of the ordinary.
"I wave at everybody," said Ockerman. "I know just about what everybody drives."
"Where we have active neighborhood watches, where they're meeting four times a year, we have lower crime."
Deputies say you're never bothering them if you report suspicious activity in your neighborhood. They encourage you to make that call to police because that could be the one piece of the puzzle they need to solve a crime.
Friday, May 17 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:01:38 GMT
Video of State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parkingMore >>
Video of Democratic State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parking garage.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:16:32 GMT
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole. The couple wasMore >>
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:05:00 GMT
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.Customers at the Walmart on South Lake Drive were asked to leave the store at about 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.Emergency crews are on the scene.More >>
Emergency crews have evacuated a Walmart in Lexington County.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>
The newly re-named "Comet" (Central Midlands Transit) bus service will restore significant service on major, high-performing routes, which will enable riders increased access to the system this weekend.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:48 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:48:31 GMT
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States. To get in front of that problem, and the high dropout rate that can result, state lawmakers are proposingMore >>
Statistics show South Carolina has the 13th highest rate of functional illiteracy in the United States.More >>