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 >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Safety concerns are spurring $1 million worth of renovation at a student housing complex near UT Tyler.
The Cambridge at Tyler apartments in the 3000 block of Old Omen Drive will soon have a new name to go along with their new look.
New alarm systems, security cameras, and gate improvements are ways the apartment complex is trying to cut back on crime.
"In the event that there's any issue, or not even an issue, I can just go to my phone and just go to that camera," says Belita Gill, general manager at the Cambridge at Tyler apartments.
UT Tyler students say the crime rate at Cambridge has earned it the nickname "crime-bridge".
"The first thing they ask is 'What about the shootings?'" says Taylor Nelson-Cook about younger students trying to find housing.
Tyler police responded to the Cambridge at Tyler apartments more than 321 times last year, averaging out to nearly once a day. This year, they've been to the complex 59 times for everything from sexual assault to residential burglary.
"I know there's been some crimes going on here and there but it's never affected me," says Hayden Vanhoose, a resident at the Cambridge Apartments at Tyler.
"Our residents have voiced their concern, the community has voiced their concern, so that's why where taking the preventative measures," Gill says.
The complex is adding tire puncture teeth to the exit side of their gate to keep students from sneaking in the exit after another car leaves.
"I think a lot of those people are more the ones who are committing the crimes," Vanhoose says.
Safety upgrades aren't the only changes happening at the apartments. Starting in June, residents will have to prove they have a 2.5 GPA or above. If you're a high school graduate you have to show the management your high school transcript. The same goes for current college students and even college graduates.
"They're promoting a living area where you're going to be around good people, good students," Nelson-Cook says.
The apartment management says residents who don't meet the new criteria will be asked to leave.
Cambridge at Tyler will become "Village at the U" starting June 1st. The complex says they have 588 beds and mainly house students.
Emet Capital Management bought the apartments back in December with plans to completely transform the complex. They expect all of their renovations to be complete by July 31.
You may remember another apartment complex near UT Tyler underwent safety changes. Back in March, Varsity Place Apartments, off of Varsity Drive, implemented strict background checks and credit screenings to keep people with criminal backgrounds out of their complex.
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 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 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 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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 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 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:00 GMT
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall. Multiple fire trucks and SCE&G crews responded to the scene in the 5100 block ofMore >>
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall.More >>