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 >>
Supporters of Chief Norwood filed into City Council Monday, urging leaders to keep Norwood.
"His job performance speaks for itself," said a supporter from the faith community. "We've had a reduction in violent crime each of the four years he has been in office."
Supporters say the chief's decision to team up with faith leaders and focus on Richmond's courts, which have long been seen as the city most dangerous parts of town, is now working.
"Compassion. That's what our police chief has," said a supporter at the meeting. " He has compassion for the community. I wish the mayor and everybody else would think about that."
Domonique and Donell Hargrove decided to use their musical talents to help Chief Norwood reach some of the most violent local neighborhoods.
"My God got super power," sang the 27-year-old twins. "Jesus can do anything. The Alpha and Omega Man."
They have performed those lyrics in places like Richmond's Mosby Court. The twins team with police officers to reach out to the community.
"They say, 'hey in this part of the city the most burglaries took place,'" explained Domonique Hargrove. "'In this part of the city the most murders took place' and us being faith leaders we can go to work."
The faith leaders are armed with a binder of resources including maps with problem areas in the city. They also have a network of more than 100 people who are tied in to email and text messages. The latest message about a murder in the city told members of the network to "RESET." It also provided the address of the crime.
RESET stands for Rapid Engagement of Support in the Event of Trauma.
"It is an army and I believe that Police Chief Norwood is the general," said Donell Hargrove.
An NBC 12 investigation found crime decreased by 24 percent in places like Mosby Court in the first year that police and faith leaders took to the community.
"And then to say that we don't want him anymore," said Councilwoman Reva Trammell about Police Chief Norwood. "That's wrong! We do want him!"
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 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 >>