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 2021-03-01 14:02 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

USCPD: Man wanted for 20 incidents of tampering, thefts from vehicles on USC campus...

A man is wanted in connection to 20 incidents of theft and tampering of vehicles in the Greek Village area on the University of South Carolina campus, said USC Police Department. USC Police said the incidents happened on February 28 between the hours of4:...

 2021-03-01 13:39 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Motorcyclist dies after rear-ending a Chevy SUV...

A motorcyclist has died from injuries sustained in a collision with the driver of a Chevy SUV, said the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP). The accident happened on February 27 around 5:15 p. m. on Two Notch Road and Vallenga Road. Both drivers were tra...

 2021-02-28 23:53 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

A wet start to the work week but numerous sunny days in store...

After a very warm and even record breaking Sunday, our Monday morning starts off very mild in the low 60s. Morning Lows Monday. Patchy fog is expected in areas across the Midlands Monday morning so add some time to your morning to commute if you'll be...

 2021-02-28 22:41 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Motorcyclist killed in two-vehicle collision on Williston Rd...

One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision in Aiken County, according to the Aiken County Coroner's Office. The incident occurred around 1:05 p. m. on Williston Road at Woodcrest Pl. in Beech Island. Officials say Daniel Fenn, 47, was travel...

 2021-02-28 20:23 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

One dead following single-vehicle collision on I-77 northbound...

One person is dead after a single-vehicle collision on I-77 northbound in Lexington County, South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) officials say. The collision occurred around 11:00 a. m. on Sunday near the 1 mile marker, officials say. The driver of the ve...

 2021-02-28 16:16 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

DHEC announces 1,197 new cases, 35 additional deaths from coronavirus...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,197 new confirmed cases, 258 new probable cases, 35 additional confirmed deaths and 14 new probable deaths from coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cas...

 2021-02-28 15:33 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Elderly couple struck, killed by van while attempting to cross I-26 on foot...

Two people are dead after they were struck and killed by a van while attempting to cross the I-26 roadway on foot Saturday morning, South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) officials say. The incident occurred around 3:50 a. m. on Saturday near the 118 mile m...

 2021-02-28 15:19 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Mother and son charged in fatal stabbing at Sumter motel...

A mother and son have been charged and taken into custody following a fatal stabbing at a Sumter motel on Saturday morning, according to the Sumter Police Department (SPD). Police responded to a disturbance at the Downtown Motor Inn on N. Main Street just...

 2021-02-28 00:26 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Community rallies behind Lexington county bus driver after vicious attack...

GASTON, SC (WACH) - Outpouring support for a Lexington county bus driver recovering from a vicious attack. Fellow bus drivers banding together to throw a fundraiser for Mark Wannamaker as he continues to recover in the hospital. Nearly a month ago, Wannam...

 2021-02-27 23:44 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Remains found of SC woman missing nearly 3 years...

Human remains found in the woods in South Carolina have been identified as a woman who has been missing for almost three years. Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said the remains found Wednesday were those of Falon Michelle Cooksey, 30, who was last s...

 2021-02-27 23:43 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Above normal again Sunday, a couple wet days this week...

Lows Saturday night into Sunday morning will only dip into the upper 50s and low 60s, plants can finally spend the night outdoors if you'd like! Hourly Temp Bars Next 12 Hours. We're looking at another warm day in the Midlands, highs will get into...

 2021-02-27 18:32 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Protestors take to State House to ask for removal of Tillman statue...

Dozens of protestors took to the South Carolina State House grounds Saturday pleading that lawmakers take down a statue of former SC governor and self-proclaimed white supremacist, Benjamin Tillman. Protestors under the Ben Tillman statue at the South Car...

 2021-02-27 16:08 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

DHEC announces 1,112 new cases, 18 additional deaths from coronavirus...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 1,112 new confirmed cases, 335 new probable cases, 18 additional confirmed deaths and 4 new probable deaths from coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed case...

 2021-02-27 16:02 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SC General Assembly set to pick trustees at 4 colleges...

The South Carolina House and Senate are meeting in joint session Wednesday to select college trustees at four different colleges. The highest profile race is for a seat on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees, where former basketball star Al...

 2021-02-27 15:33 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

McMaster leads group of governors in opposition to new relief bill funding...

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and 21 other governors from around the country are uniting in opposition of state fund allocations in President Joe Biden's $1. 9 trillion relief bill passed late Friday. In a statement from the governor, he says...

 2021-02-27 02:44 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Pushing 80 degrees this weekend in the Midlands...

We are looking forward to a very warm weekend across the Midlands to wrap up February. Highs will be about 15 degrees above normal for this time of the year and even the overnight temperatures will stay relatively mild. Temperatures over the weekend in Co...

 2021-02-27 00:08 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Sumter man facing multiple sexual abuse charges has previous arrest record, per documents...

A Sumter County man who faces multiple sexual abuse charges, including exposing a child to HIV, was arrested about two years ago for contempt of court, according to state documents. Sumter County Police said 26-year-old Dominique Weston had been arrested ...

 2021-02-26 21:47 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Teen faces murder charges after shooting...

IRMO, SC (WACH) -- A teenager, 18-year-old James Thompson, is behind bars, charged with felony murder after a shooting in Irmo. The incident report shows the teenager got into a fight with his mother's boyfriend and when it was over, the boyfriend was...

 2021-02-26 19:29 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

1,086 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in SC; 27 new confirmed deaths...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday 1,086 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Carolina and 27 new confirmed deaths. This brings the total confirmed cases in the state to 441,69...

 2021-02-26 19:15 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

McMaster to lift "Last Call" order; approve some large gatherings...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) Starting Monday, South Carolina's "Last Call" order related to the sale of alcohol and mass gatherings after 11 p. m. each night due to the coronavirus will be lifted, according to Governor Henry McMaster. "Last Call...

 2021-02-26 18:34 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Local veterinarian starts nonprofit to help rescue animals...

LEXINGTON, SC (WACH) -- A local veterinarian is taking his partnership with animal rescues to the next level. "The name is GLAS. It stands for Giving Love and Support," said Dr. Mike Sauer with Paws and Claws Animal Clinic. Sauer owns Paws and Cla...

 2021-02-26 16:31 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Sheriff: Teen arrested, charged with murder in Irmo shooting...

An arrest has been made in an Irmo shooting that left one man dead and another injured, said the Richland County Sheriff's Department. James Thompson IV, 18, was arrested on murder charges, deputies said. Deputies said on February 25, Thompson arrived...

 2021-02-26 15:06 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SCDHEC to give COVID-19 vaccine update Friday...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will hold a 45-minute statewide media briefing Friday to provide an update on COVID-19 and the state's vaccine roll out efforts. Dr. Linda Bell, State Epidemiologist, and Nick Davidson,...

 2021-02-26 13:41 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Coroner identifies motorcyclist that collided with a van...

A motorcyclist who died after colliding with a van that slowed down to make a turn has been identified, said the Lexington County Coroner. Marvin L. Drawdy, 59, of Lexington died at the scene from his injuries, said Coroner Fisher. The accident happened o...

 2021-02-26 13:08 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputy: Man missing from assistance living facility...

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is asking the public to help find a man who went missing from an assistance living facility early Friday morning. Wayne Harris, 70, was last seen around 4:30 a. m. on February 26 at theManor Assistance Living F...

 2021-02-26 04:05 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deadly shooting in Irmo neighborhood leaves residents shaken...

IRMO, SC - The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating what led to a deadly shooting in a neighborhood in Irmo Thursday morning. It happened at around 9 a. m. in the 100 block of Walnut Grove Circle. WACH FOX News spoke to one resident i...

 2021-02-26 03:07 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Coroner: Body of man found on side of road in Aiken Co. identified...
 2021-02-26 02:43 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Rain and much cooler Friday, but warmth surges for the weekend!...

Another rainy Friday is in the works for the Midlands. This will be the third one in a row, with nearly the same weather setup. The warm air from Wednesday and Thursday has been pushed to our south and a chilly northeasterly breeze will push in much coole...

 2021-02-26 02:14 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Orangeburg Co. neighborhood hit by multiple break-ins...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WACH) -- An Orangeburg County community is on edge after multiple break-ins in the area. Earlier this month, The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office sent out a warning to the community after there were several break-ins in the Br...

 2021-02-26 01:49 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Richland One parents open up about virtual learning and pandemic fatigue...

Kristi Schrader has four children in Richland School District One. They've been virtually learning since the pandemic started. One year in she says it's taking its toll. "I think it builds up and sort of hits them, just like it builds up and h...

 2021-02-25 23:57 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

DHEC: More than 50k residents in nursing homes fully vaccinated statewide...

With the coronavirus pandemic raging on in South Carolina, DHEC's Assistant State Epidemiologist reflects on the devastating impact it has had on nursing home facilities and prioritizes next steps with vaccine distribution in play. "This has been ...

 2021-02-25 22:03 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Sumter man charged after exposing children, adults to HIV...

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WACH) A man initially charged in connection with inappropriate acts with children now faces additional charges of exposing child and adult victims to HIV, according to the Sumter Police Department. Dominique Robert Watson, 26, was charg...

 2021-02-25 20:58 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

No injuries after Lexington Co. house fire...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) No one was injured after a Lexington County house fire Thursday, according to officials in the County of Lexington. The hose fire was in the 200 block of Amanda Ct. , according to officials. The fire was under control and put o...

 2021-02-25 19:59 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Man wanted in utility trailer theft case...

FAIRFIEL COUNTY, SC (WACH) Deputies need your help finding a man wanted for stealing utility trailers, according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office. Brian Chase Haas, 25, will be charged with grand larceny once arrested, according to the Office....

 2021-02-25 19:36 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Guitars 4 Vets program launches statewide...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- A nonprofit bringing music to veterans is now launching statewide. "Every day we lose 22 veterans to suicide, but in South Carolina we have a higher suicide rate," said Heather Smith with Guitars 4 Vets. Guitars 4 Vets is a ...

 2021-02-25 18:24 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputy: One dead, one injured in Irmo shooting...

The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another injured, said officials. The shooting happened on February 25 around 9:11 a. m. in the 100 block of Walnut Grove Circle. walnut2252021. png. Deputi...

 2021-02-25 17:08 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Seniors workout at Columbia church to bond and stay fit...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) They're waking up to weights and cardio when they could be sleeping in. This is what an average Thursday looks like for a group of senior citizens who work out at Bethlehem Baptist Church. "It's fun, it gets me moving and t...

 2021-02-25 14:36 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SC lawmakers seek change to adoption code after WACH Fox's Christopher Emanuel story...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- An update to a special report WACH Fox brought you just days ago. Fraendy Clervaud introduced you to a man who won a fight for custody of his daughter after she was adopted without his permission. Our report instantly got the attent...

 2021-02-25 04:30 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

3 teens charged after robbing pizza delivery driver at gunpoint...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - A pizza delivery driver was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint. WACH FOX News spoke to the mother of that driver. She didn't want to be identified, but said she is frustrated and upset someone could do this to her son. It happened o...

 2021-02-25 03:00 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Woman's music brings joy to friends, strangers...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Music is a universal language. It can bring unity in places where there is division and during the pandemic, barriers have separated people from one another. But Susan Lyons found a way to bring people together with her love of musi...

 2021-02-25 02:53 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Chilly rain on the way, but it will be short-lived!...

It will still be chilly for Thursday morning, but it won't be as cold! Most of the area will be in the low to mid 40s, compared to the 30s the last few mornings. Thursday morning low temperature forecast. Starting off a bit more mild will help us to w...

 2021-02-25 02:37 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Two charged after man shot, killed...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WACH) Two Lowcountry men have been charged after a fatal shooting of another man, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. Malik Hedin, 24, of North Charleston and Theodore Nelson, 28, of Monck Corner have each been ...

 2021-02-25 01:15 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Concerned neighbors speak out after deadly Capital Heights shooting...

"When I came it was like around five, there was a lot of officers that were out. I would say at least fifteen to twenty. They were surrounding both ends of the complex. "This woman — who didn't want to be identified is describing the sce...

 2021-02-24 23:40 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Residents concerned for health after bat infestation...

COLUMBIA, SC. (WACH) -- Residents at the Copperfield Apartments in Columbia tell WACH FOX News that they are concerned following one resident's bat infestation this month. Dionne Wilkes has been dealing with the infestation for a month now. Wilkes'...

 2021-02-24 23:40 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

McMaster tours Nephron vaccine site, officials administer hundreds of shots daily...

Governor Henry McMaster and First Lady McMaster toured a Nephron Pharmaceuticals pop-up coronavirus vaccination site Wednesday morning. Multiple cars lined up throughout the day, as people were waiting to get their first dose of the Moderna vaccine in Wes...

 2021-02-24 22:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Local hydroponic container farm uses technology to boost sustainability...

On just four acres of land sits 108 shipping containers, where about 3,004 heads of lettuce are grown every 21 days. Vertical Rootslocated at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia is the largest hydroponic container farming company in the United State...

 2021-02-24 21:04 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Former SCANA CEO pleads guilty to federal charge...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- The former CEO of SCANA, Kevin Marsh, has pleaded guilty to felony charges. He will be out on bond until sentencing. "Today's plea shows that no one, not even a Fortune 500 CEO is above the law," said Peter McCoy, U. S A...

 2021-02-24 20:17 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

896 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in SC; 25 new confirmed deaths...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Wednesday 896 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in South Carolina and 25 confirmed deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the state to...

 2021-02-24 16:18 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Lott introduces new 'Crisis Intervention Team' for situations involving mental health...

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott introduced a new task force called the Crisis Response Team. On Wednesday morning, Lott stated that mental health issues do not make people criminals and that putting people in jail that need other types of help doesn'...

 2021-02-24 14:36 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Shooting victim dies from injuries...

One of the victims in a Columbia shooting where two people were injured has died from their injuries, said Columbia Police. The shooting happened on February 23rd in the100 block of Cardamon Ct. , police said. Investigators said they are still trying to d...

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