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) -
Saturday's brawl on Harden Street and the gunfire that followed created more scary images on surveillance cameras. They also did nothing to convince Ron Johnson and his family that the City of Columbia has moved forward on critical public safety issues in Five Points.
Johnson is stepfather to Martha Childress, the University of South Carolina student shot and paralyzed last October when another fight broke out in almost the same location.
We asked Johnson how Martha reacted to Saturday's incident.
"She was relieved to find out that there were no severe injuries like what she suffered, but at the same time, it is distressing to see that the beat goes on," said Johnson. "The same issues continue to be there and all we have are a bunch of well-meaning representatives who do nothing but wring their hands instead of provide solid enforcement action."
Columbia Police insist they've done better in addressing crime in Five Points. But Johnson believes if the city fails to take stronger prevention measures, more shootings and assaults will hurt not just people but the Midlands economy as well.
Crime, especially crime in the core of the Capital City, could become a factor that holds back business development.
Columbia Development Corporation head Fred Delk says that may not be a problem yet. He says questions about public safety could make it harder to attract higher-pay workers and members of what he calls the "creative class."
"These are people who really like the cultural aspects of cities, so the conditions of life in the city, the cultural aspects, the qualify of life in the community is most important for those people. So we have to get a handle on those kinds of issues," said Delk.
Columbia police announced late Wednesday afternoon, an additional count of attempted murder was added for the shooting suspect Jacob Green.
He is currently being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on three counts of attempted murder, among other charges.
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 >>