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) -
Two shootings in Richland County on Wednesday night -- one of them fatal -- are just the latest in gun-related violence in the Midlands in the past few months.
When it comes to gun crimes in aggravated assaults and attempted murders in Columbia, guns are used nearly twice as much as other weapons and the numbers just halfway through the year seem to be up.
So far in July, Columbia Police, Richland County Sheriff's deputies, and Lexington County deputies responded to weapon violence at least 13 different times in separate locations. Aggravated assaults and attempted murders half way through the year seem to be on pace with last year. Columbia Police gang analysis, however, shows 61 gang members involved in crimes this year compared to 107 through this time last year.
Those numbers mean very little for the Gwen Davis and her family. Their loved one, 25-year-old Howard Nemley, was a bystander in the area when the shootout began at Deer Park Apartments. He was fatally wounded while holding his 3-year-old daughter.
"He was just walking his daughter to the park like he does every night before time for her to go to bed," said Davis.
Davis also has plenty of questions of her own.
"We got another innocent person killed, and almost my granddaughter, 3 years old, killed for what? For being in your own neighborhood? For trying to enjoy the park out here? How can the kids come out here and enjoy the park if they've got to worry about getting shot at or whatever," said Davis. "We got to stop it. We just got to stop it."
Investigators are continuing to search for those responsible while the Davis family pleads with anyone who will listen.
"The community, everybody, should step in and help the police," said Davis. "Don't be against the police. Help the police."
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 >>