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 >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Down the street from the WIS studios, the Department of Mental Health's Bull Street campus sits mostly empty.
There's not one public mental health institution in the whole state. Even Gov. Nikki Haley admits there's a gap.
Kelly Ann Troyer says in between that gap is where she and her 19-year-old son live.
"He's been treated at Duke University. He's been at MUSC. He's been at MUSC. He's been to the best neurologists, psychiatrists you know, he's had speech therapy and occupational therapy and physical therapy, and that's been our life," said Troyer.
Troyer says she emphasizes with the family of the Newtown shooter because she knows what it's like to have a son with violent tendencies -- an adult son you have to take care of.
"There's no way I would have a weapon in my house because I know it would be used on me," said Troyer.
And she is not alone. Troyer is a Midlands woman who runs a resource group for parents of children with mental illness says she sees it all the time, but people just don't talk about it.
"We've been talking about this for years and constantly people say 'Federation of Families of South Carolina? Never heard of that organization.' It's like we're out there," said Diane Flashnick, a worker for the group that helps parents dealing with children with mental illness.
Troyer says her group is out there to connect families with resources. It's a common struggle, she says.
"If I can't get help I need for my son, I know there are thousands of people in this state not getting help because I know who to call," said Troyer.
Depending on a child's diagnosis, there are several options in the state to help give parents a starting place.
"Early diagnosis is key factor in parents being able to know what's going on with their child, begin to get resources that will give them the tools they need and treatment options that are available and help them navigate the system," said Flashnick.
Flashnick says it takes work, and options may be limited, but they are there. Maybe because of what happened 786 miles away in Newtown, Connecticut people will seek them out.
"I got very angry because this is not the first time this happened in our country. Won't be the last, and if we provide adequate mental health care, treatment and facilities, there are many people who can live in recovery," said Troyer.
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 >>