. - Good morning, WIS friends! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Here are your three things to know as you head out the door Monday:
Final Suspect in Court:
The trial begins for the third and final suspect in the 2013 murder of Kelly Hunnewell. Troy Stevenson is charged with murder, kidnapping, and attempted armed robbery. His bond was denied by
a judge last month. Co-defendants Lorenzo Young and Trenton Barnes were sentenced late last year. Investigators say Hunnewell was shot and killed during an attempted robbery while working overnight at a Columbia bakery.
Former Chief Faces Retrial:
Jury selection begins today in a new trial for former Eutawville Police Chief Richard Combs. Earlier this month, a judge approved a defense request for a change of venue which moved the trial from Orangeburg to the Richland
County Judicial Center. Combs is charged with murder after the shooting death of Bernard Bailey in May 2011. It all happened after Combs tried to arrest Bailey on an obstruction of justice warrant. In
January, jurors deliberated for 12 hours before a mistrial was declared. Combs has said he acted in self defense.
How Your Pennies are Being Used:
You can give your thoughts on bikeway projects planned around the county as part of the Richland County penny tax program. The public is invited to a meeting tonight at the Lourie Center
on Park Circle.
County officials say they'll lay out details of the projects recommended for construction within the next two years. Some of the areas under consideration include stretches of Broad
River Road, Fort Jackson Boulevard and Elmwood Avenue in downtown Columbia. The meeting starts at 6:30.
Take a big sigh before you head out this morning. Temperatures will hit 100 degrees again today and will feel like 105 degrees. Be careful and stay cool out there!