Friday, August 24 2012 2:54 PM EDT2012-08-24 18:54:16 GMT
It has been four days since 15-year-old Gabbiee Swainson was reported missing from her Northeast Columbia home. Since then, Gabbiee's mother, Elvia Swainson, filed a police report, hired a private investigator,More >>
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has joined the efforts to find 15-year-old Gabrielle Swainson.More >>
Tuesday, August 21 2012 11:53 AM EDT2012-08-21 15:53:14 GMT
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is seeking information in the disappearance of a 15-year-old Columbia girl who was last seen in her bedroom at her home in southeast Columbia.Gabbiee Swainson'sMore >>
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is seeking information in the disappearance of a 15-year-old Columbia girl who was last seen in her bedroom at her home in northeast Columbia.More >>
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 >>
Do you have information about a crime? If so, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC or text "TIPSC plus your message" to CRIMES (274637). You will remain anonymous and are eligible for a cash reward of between $50 and $1,000.
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
A member of the community has stepped forward to offer a monetary reward for information leading to the return of missing northeast Columbia teenager Gabrielle Swainson.
The anonymous donor is partnering with the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Crimestoppers to help solve the mystery of the 15-year-old's disappearance.
In addition to the donor's $2,500, the sheriff's department is matching the donation and with the $1000 Crimestoppers' offers, it brings the total reward to $6000.
It will be offered to anyone who provides information that leads investigators to Swainson or to the arrest of anyone involved in her disappearance.
Sheriff Leon Lott added that Grace Outdoors and Lamar Advertising have graciously agreed to run Swainson's picture on their digital billboard space across the Midlands in hopes that it will help bring her home.
"Gabbiee" Swainson disappeared from her Tamara Way home early Saturday morning. Her mother says she returned home from work around 7 a.m. to hear the teen's alarm going off, but Gabbiee was nowhere to be found.
Gabbiee was supposed to begin her sophomore year at Ridge View High School on Thursday, but was noticeably absent. She had just earned a spot on the JV cheerleading squad.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department is leading the law enforcement efforts to find the girl. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.
"We have numerous people from the FBI," said Sheriff Leon Lott. "We have behavioral scientists from Quantico Virginia, their headquarters that's here working with us."
"We have analysts and we have FBI agents assigned here. We've created a command post and we're having everything centralized in one place here at our headquarters."
Elvia Swainson has hired a private investigator to help track her daughter down. She has also organized several outings to pass flyers out to the public.
Deputies say there are no signs of foul play. An investigator says she's checked all the social media sites and her computer, but have found no credible tips.
Elvia's private investigator, Chandra Cleveland-Jennings, says every minute Gabbiee is missing matters.
"You better listen up. If you have a teenage daughter or a son and they go missing, it's usually classified as a runaway, and if you don't take matters into your own hands sooner than later, then your efforts may be in vain, and we just hope our efforts won't be in vain," Cleveland-Jennings said.
Gabbiee is 5'2" tall, has black hair, and was last seen wearing pink and black pajamas.
If you have any information that can help, please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
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 >>