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!
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Five months after two men were found dead inside their public housing apartments from carbon monoxide poisoning, the Columbia Housing Authority says CO detectors have been installed in all of its units with fuel-burning appliances.
The father of the Lexington County man convicted of killing his five children asked for mercy, as he stood in front of the jury shirtless in an effort to show a memorial created of his five slain grandchildren tattooed on his back.
The father of the Lexington County man accused of killing his children said his son always teetered between genius and insanity, born to a mother with severe mental illness who neglected him as a child.
The Department of Social Services served as a frequent visitor to the household of Timothy Jones Jr., but despite allegations of abuse and neglect, all five children remained in the care of their now accused killer.
The grandmother of a Lexington County man accused of brutally killing his children in 2014 took the stand in his defense on Friday, telling the jury stories of his troubled upbringing and mentally ill mother.
Court proceedings came to a halt and the jury was escorted out of the room as the mother of five slain children sat crying and sobbing uncontrollably while testifying against her ex-husband and alleged killer, Timothy Jones Jr.
A gas station attendant described a smell so vile she hasn’t forgotten it in almost five years, as she painted a picture to jurors of her interactions with Timothy Jones Jr., the Lexington man accused of killing his five children in 2014.
Less than 10 minutes into opening statements of one of Lexington County’s most notorious crimes, Deputy Solicitor Shawn Graham got choked up, as he described the horrific killings of five children at the hands of their father.
The trial for one of South Carolina’s most grizzly crimes is set to begin Tuesday when the public will learn the likely gruesome details of how prosecutors say a Lexington County father killed his five children.