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 >>
STATE RADARINTERACTIVE RADARWEATHER ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE
Take a real-time look at where it's raining here in the Midlands and across the state with WIS First Alert radar.More >>
KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WIS) -
She's got the stature, the look, and she's got the footwork. Meet Jazz, a thoroughbred Arabian horse. Her owners got her half a year ago for free.
"What we realized with Jazz through the Humane Society, this horse has as much, if not more potential than a horse you would pay good money for I'm not talking $5,000, I'm talking $25,000," said Melinda Peters, owner of the horse.
A college professor in Atlanta, Melinda Peters, retired to Kershaw County and brought her husband, Ben, in on her dream.
"We'll I'm a horse person now whether I want to be or not," said Ben.
It seems that he's adjusted based on how well he handled Jazz during our interview.
But Jazz wasn't always their girl. The Humane Society took her in a few years ago. She and 57 others were neglected, abused, and running wild. Belinda decided to adopt one.
"It took an hour to unload her in to a trailer," said Belinda. "She broke out into a sweat."
It's hard to believe 6 months ago you couldn't even touch Jazz. Now she lets just about anyone touch her and pet her.
But 6 months ago, Jazz was a horse recovering from trauma. She was one of 58 horses seized by the Humane Society from the Trexler family.
Investigators say the horses had been neglected and starved. James, Hazel and Terry Trexler were all charged in the case.
"For all the trauma she's endured, she has this desire to try," Ben said.
And it takes a lot of trying. Ben's doing the therapy himself with the guidance of Humane Society trainer, Bruce.
"To me, I feel these horses have been through what they've been through can give back more than the horse that you keep at home," said Bruce.
"For us, for Ben and I, after retirement, she's given us real direction," said Belinda.
So it turns out the horse they rescued has helped saved a part of them.
"It's a wonderful opportunity," said Belinda. "We feel really blessed."
There are still 13 Arabians, like Jazz, up for free adoption from the Humane Society. A reminder
though, it takes around $3,000 a year to keep up a horse.
are interested in adopting or sponsoring a horse or donating to their care
costs, you can call 1-803-783-1267.
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 3:05 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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:01 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:01:40 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 >>
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 >>