Thursday, September 6 2012 8:57 AM EDT2012-09-06 12:57:32 GMT
A secret audio recording of Lexington town councilman Danny Frazier gives a detailed look inside an underground video poker operation, working inside Lexington County. Frazier brags about his ability toMore >>
A secret audio recording of Lexington town councilman Danny Frazier gives a detailed look inside an underground video poker operation working inside Lexington County. A WIS investigation uncovers Frazier's political connections and whether those connections are allowing him to continue doing business. Click here to listen to Danny Frazier in his own wordsMore >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - More than four months after WIS published secret recordings of a Lexington town councilman outlining underground gambling businesses in the county, deputies have seized several video gambling machines, including a machine from a location News Ten's Jody Barr mapped out during an investigative report in August.
Lexington County Sheriff's Department narcotics investigators and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agents on Tuesday seized eight illegal video gambling devices that were being operated at a convenience store on U.S. 1 near Lexington, an unmarked office space that is adjacent to a bar in a strip shopping center on Airport Boulevard near West Columbia, and a bar on St. Andrews Road near Irmo.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said a Lexington County magistrate on Wednesday, determined that the eight devices each are illegal video gambling devices, which are subject to seizure by law enforcement. Under South Carolina law, a magistrate must determine whether each individual gambling device is illegal, Metts said.
Investigators received information that one Pace-O-Matic cabinet-style illegal video gambling device was being operated at a Kwik Way convenience store at 4374 Augusta Road, Lexington, Metts said. Investigators found the illegal gambling device in a room that is located at the rear of the store. Deputies said the machine was delivered to the store on Monday, December 17.
The Kwik Way is same location where WIS's Jody Barr found five machines in August using directions given by Danny Frazier to an informant in a secret recording.
"You know where the Kwik Way service station is?" asks Frazier in the recording, "Go into Kwik Way, walk in the door, turn left to the coolers, walk straight back and you'll see some bathrooms on your right...then you'll see a door straight in front of you. Open that door, walk in that room right there."
Frazier, who denies any involvement in any Lexington County video poker businesses, then gives advice to the informant. "You'll see all the machines in there," continues Frazier. "There'll be people in there playing them...close the door back and say...Oh, I thought this was the bathroom."
Investigators also received information that Pot-O-Gold cabinet-style illegal video gambling devices were being operated at an unmarked office space at 2308 Airport Boulevard, West Columbia, that is adjacent to The Rock bar, Metts said. Investigators found that five illegal video gambling devices were being operated in the office space and seized the devices as well as $302 in cash. Patrons at the office space had access to dine-in and take-out menus for The Rock bar. The office space also had a refrigerator that contained alcoholic beverages.
In addition, investigators received information that Pot-O-Gold table-top and cabinet-style illegal video gambling devices were being operated at WG's Bar at 736-H St. Andrews Road near Irmo, Metts said. Investigators found two illegal video gambling devices at the bar and seized the devices.
Metts asked anyone with information about illegal video gambling devices to call the Lexington County Sheriff's Department at (803) 785-8230 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Citizens also can report information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the sheriff's department web site (www.lexingtonsheriff.com).
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:14:03 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:40 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:22 GMT
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning. The Sumter County Fire Department says crews were called to the home in the Runnymede subdivision, off Highway 15 north of SumterMore >>
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>