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 >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
A 4-year-old girl watching television in her the comfort of her own home, forever changed by a stray bullet.
The parents of Zahara Walker say their daughter is recovering well. She is home now, but not going back to the Colony Apartments.
Zahara is not very talkative, but her parents say she's getting better every day.
It's been a trying week for the family, but Zahara is finally out of the hospital.
"I want to thank everyone," said Shanell Ward, Zahara's mother. "Everyone want to know how she's doing. She's happy now. She's better."
Ward says her daughter doesn't want to talk about what happened yet.
"Now that we know that she's okay, it's a better feeling, but physically, I know I have bad dreams," said Ward. "I try to keep that inside and just let her see the happiness on the outside knowing that she feels better."
Last week, during a gang-related shooting at the Colony Apartments, a bullet flew through the door and struck the 4-year-old. Now Ward says she's done fearing for her family's safety.
"I would never have her stay back at the house or go to somebody else house out there," said Ward.
Zahara says she was not scared, but her mom is. They're in the process of moving out.
The Mayor's office says the Columbia Housing Authority is working to help the family move to a location where they'll feel safer.
"I don't feel safe no more," said Ward. "I don't feel safe in the house. When I'm in the house, it feels the same as being outside."
Ward says she's grateful to be able to hold her daughter, and she does not plan to let go.
"Keep your kids under you because anything can happen in any given moment that can change everything," said Ward. "Keep your child under you because no one is safe. And what happened at my house proved it."
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.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 >>