Caroline Hecker joined the WIS team as a reporter in January 2018.
Prior to working in Columbia, Caroline worked for three years as weekend anchor/MMJ at WXOW in La Crosse, Wisconsin. While there, she covered a wide variety of stories including historic flooding, opioid abuse at the Tomah VA and multiple presidential candidate visits.
Caroline is a graduate of the University of Missouri where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism (Go Tigers!).
Having spent the last several years suffering through brutal Wisconsin winters, she’s looking forward to some warmer weather in the Palmetto State!
Have a story idea or just want to say hi? Shoot Caroline an email at email@example.com.
Nearly a million children nationwide automatically eligible for free school lunch programs could lose that eligibility. A new proposal aims to tighten eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly known as food stamps.
Four years after catastrophic flooding left many Midlands neighborhoods under 20 inches of water and claimed the lives of 19 people, a road damaged by the flooding will be fixed by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Richland County alleges Richland County School District One violated the Freedom of Information Act law after taking action on an issue in executive session at an August board meeting.
Two lawsuits filed against the Orangeburg Consolidated School District allege two special needs students were forced to perform sexual acts and raped multiple times by a fellow special needs classmate at Edisto High School earlier this year.
Warrants released by the Sumter Police Department detail the horrific crime scene investigators found at the Lantana Apartments on August 5, when they discovered Sharee Bradley, 29, dead and her 5-year-old daughter, Navaeh Adams, missing.
Millwood Avenue is one step closer to becoming the future home of a Starbucks franchise after the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special exception permit allowing a drive-thru in the development plan.
The number of inmates who have committed suicide across the South Carolina state prison system is lower than its been in the last three years and officials are crediting a program begin expanded at Broad River Correctional Institution.
Several hundred beachgoers decided to forgo Governor Henry McMaster’s mandatory evacuation orders and soak up some sunshine on Tuesday, just 48 hours before Hurricane Dorian is forecast to brush past the South Carolina coast.
A new state prison program aims to combat violence and inspire the system’s most powerful and influential inmates a year after a deadly prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution left seven inmates dead and nearly two dozen others injured.