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 2019-09-17 03:17 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Confusion over who's responsible for reservoir cleanup...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- A Columbia woman is looking for answers about a piece of land she said is littered with trash all the time. Linda Chatman said she's never seen the reservoir near her home cleaned and that she isn't given help when she's...

 2019-09-17 02:40 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Irmo boy first-ever to get cochlear implant...

COLUMBIA, South Carolina An 8-year-old boy in Irmo making history as the first child to get a particular type of cochlear implant. Meet 8-year-old Sammy Hollamon. "I like to play with my friends in the neighborhood, I like to play football, baseball,&...

 2019-09-16 21:51 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Man charged after guns, drugs found in Lexington home...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH) Deputies say they've charged a man after finding drugs, guns and stolen property at a Lexington County home, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department....

 2019-09-16 19:37 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Veterans taking Steps for Suicide Awareness...

Veterans laced up their shoes for the inaugural Steps & Strides Against Veteran Suicide Walk at the Columbia Veteran Center. The CVC held the walk to raise awareness about the alarming number of veterans taking their own lives. According to Veterans Affai...

 2019-09-16 17:16 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Man smoked marijuana in front of children...

A West Columbia man is facing charges after he smoked marijuana in front of children, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Datrell Graham, 20, is charged with possession of a distribution amount of marijuana and unlawful neglect of ...

 2019-09-16 16:37 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SUV crashes into house, displaces 4 people...

The American Red Cross was called to help a family forced to leave their home after a car crashed into it overnight. According to a spokesman with the Columbia Fire Department, an SUV crashed into the home around 12 a. m. Monday. Cynthia Joyner, who had l...

 2019-09-16 15:48 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

'Anti-Bullying Summit' brings about 1,000 students from across the state to Columbia...

About 1,000 students from all across the state came to the Columbia Convention Center Friday to learn some of the strategies to help fight bullying. The first 'Anti-Bullying Summit' hosted by the Office of Student Intervention Services. "To co...

 2019-09-16 15:29 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Hit-and-run victim's mother seeks justice -- 7 years later...

Columbia Police are asking for help in finding a hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a nurse seven years ago, and the victim's family said even though she's alive, she "lost her life that night. " Lindsay Bires, a cardiac nurse and a ...

 2019-09-16 15:26 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Search underway for Family Dollar robbery suspect...

A man who investigators said robbed a Family Dollar Store at gunpoint earlier this month is still on the run, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Deputies said the man, dressed entirely in black, walked into a Family Dollar at 8347 ...

 2019-09-16 14:39 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Sumter coroner: U-Haul driver killed in I-95 accident...

A U-Haul driver was killed in an accident on Interstate 95 in Sumter County on Monday morning, the county coroner said. It happened around 4:50 a. m. Monday at mile marker 134, Coroner Robert Baker said. The name of the driver will not be released until f...

 2019-09-16 14:22 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Officials: Escaped inmate nabbed in Spartanburg County...

The inmate who walked away from a correctional facility was captured n Spartanburg County on Monday morning, the state Department of Corrections said. Shane Adams, 39, escaped theLivesay Correctional Institution and Reentry Center in Spartanburg on Sunday...

 2019-09-15 22:46 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police looking for two more involved in gang-related shooting...

SUMTER COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) Police are looking for two men who were at the scene of a shooting on September 8, that left two men dead, says the Sumter Police Department. Perry Vanburen, 25, and Kendall Dow, 22, both of Sumter are wanted for illegal carry ...

 2019-09-15 22:14 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Fight between neighbors turned to stabbing...

KERSHAW COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) What started as a fight, ended with one neighbor stabbing another, says the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. Jimmy Lee Murphy Jr. , 54, of Lugoff, was arrested for stabbing his neighbor on Gray Fox Road in Lugoff, accordin...

 2019-09-15 20:34 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Man shot at a bar in Columbia...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) A man was shot at a bar in Columbia early Sunday morning, says the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Around 3:30 a. m. deputies were on their way to the 200 block of O'Neil Court for reports of a shooting, on the way the...

 2019-09-15 19:29 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Investigation continues for shooting in Columbia...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) The investigation continues for a shooting that happened Sunday morning, says the Columbia Police Department. Around 12:30 a. m. officers responded to reports of shots being fired at the 500 block of South Beltline Boulevard, offici...

 2019-09-15 15:14 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Man dies from collision on U.S. 321 in Lexington...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) A man who got into a car accident on U. S. 321 has died, according to the Lexington County Coroner's Office. The accident happened Saturday around 7 p. m. on the 4200 block of U. S. 321 in Gaston, officials say. Jeff Cos...

 2019-09-15 03:59 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Tropical Storm Humberto expected to strengthen to a hurricane...

The disturbance we have been tracking is now Tropical Storm Humberto, our eighth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. It's traveling through some very warm waters and into an area of low wind shear allowing it to continue strengthening. ...

 2019-09-14 22:52 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Man robbed Family Dollar at gunpoint in Sumter...

SUMTER COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) The search continues for a man who robbed a Family Dollar at gunpoint, says the Sumter Police Department. Friday around 9:15 p. m. the suspect entered the Family Dollar at 674 W. Liberty St. carrying a gun and demanded money, a...

 2019-09-14 20:23 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

New app is like 'Uber for lawn care'...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) A new app is coming to Columbia that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals, says GreenPal. The app GreenPal is being described as "Uber for lawn care," and launches this week in Columbia, according to the co...

 2019-09-14 03:21 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Tropical Storm Humberto forms near the Bahamas...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) Tropical Depression Nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Humberto with the 11 PM Friday update as winds increased to 40 mph. Humberto is expected to remain a tropical storm through Monday when it could become a category one hurricane. T...

 2019-09-14 01:38 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

USC vs. Alabama game economic impact...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) All eyes on the Gamecocks this weekend as they take on the Crimson Tide. This game is big not only for fans, but also for the local economy. There are tons of people in town for the game. That's good news for Columbia businesses...

 2019-09-14 01:20 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Warrants out for fourth suspect in Aiken school disturbance...

AIKEN, S. C. (WACH) Warrants have been issued for a man who caused a disturbance at South Aiken High School, says the Aiken Department of Public Safety. Markael Khail Forrest, 22, has been identified as the man shown in a previously released photo holding...

 2019-09-14 00:20 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Man charged on multiple drug-related charges in Orangeburg...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) A man has been charged for numerous drug-related charges, says the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. According to officials, Michael Brown, 40, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, pos...

 2019-09-13 23:11 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police search for man who beat and threatened to kill woman...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) The search continues for a man who assaulted a woman then threatened to kill her, says the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. On August 5, Davonta Charley, 18, started a verbal argument with a woman over her fidelity, ...

 2019-09-13 22:16 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Man caught in NYC for Sumter shooting...

SUMTER COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) A man involved in a Sumter shooting was arrested in New York City, New York, says the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. Nikeen Johnson, 25, was caught Thursday by U. S. Marshals and was wanted for his involvement in the shoot...

 2019-09-13 21:47 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Suspect wanted for stealing over $2,000 worth of electronics...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) The Richland County Sheriff's Department needs the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a local business. According to officials, on September 8, just after midnight the suspect broke in the business on the 6900 blo...

 2019-09-13 20:52 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Two arrested for drug exchange on school grounds...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) Two men have been charged for a drug transaction that happened on school grounds, says the Columbia Police Department. Tyran Veal, 28, and Isaiah Burns, 21, were both arrested Thursday, officials say. According to police, the transa...

 2019-09-13 16:21 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Wounded cat recovering, getting a new home...

Willow, the cat who was found shot in both of her front legs, has a new friend and has been been adopted. The cat was shot by a shotgun six months ago and had to have both of her legs amputated due to her injuries. After surgery, Willow was soon walking o...

 2019-09-13 15:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Armed, dangerous man wanted in Kershaw County for carjacking, kidnapping...

Kershaw County deputies need your help in finding a man wanted for a carjacking on September 10th. Deputies sayWilliam Rawlinson Taylor, Jr 38, is wanted for carjacking, kidnapping and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. The ...

 2019-09-13 11:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Disturbance expected to become Tropical Storm Humberto by early Saturday morning...

We are closely monitoring the tropics as an area of disorganized weather is located east-south-east of Freeport Grand Bahama Island traveling northwest at 6 mph. The disturbance is expected to be upgraded to tropical storm status by 2 AM Saturday morning ...

 2019-09-13 03:09 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Attorney: Two special needs students sexually abused in Orangeburg...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) Two special needs students have been sexually abused, according to Attorney Justin Bamberg. According to Bamberg, to the Edisto High School students were abused by another student under the supervision of teachers and schoo...

 2019-09-13 02:46 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Health experts say number of kids vaping in Midlands is "alarming"...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH)-- "E-cigarette companies have done real harm to our generation of children," Crystal Kirkland, the executive director of Midlands American Heart Association, said. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, almost five mil...

 2019-09-13 02:37 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Two arrested for drug related charges in Orangeburg...

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) Two men have been arrested for drug-related charges after a long-term investigation, says the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office. According to officials, Alonzo Mays, Jr. , 27 and Andre Gulley, 26, have each been charge...

 2019-09-13 01:48 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Woman dead from I-20 crash...

KERSHAW COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) A woman died in a car accident on I-20 and 521, according to the Kershaw County Coroner's Office. Alma Bowen, 83, of Camden was a passenger and died from the crash, officials say. According to the Kershaw County Coroner...

 2019-09-13 01:03 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Bond denied for two Sumter men tied to gang shooting...

SUMTER, S. C. (WACH) Bond was denied for two men connected to rival gang activity that led to a deadly shooting on Sunday, says the Sumter Police Department. According to officials, Ellquin Carban Williams, 18, and Devante Antonio Wilson, 21, both of Sumt...

 2019-09-12 23:48 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

One injured in shooting on Robney Drive in Sumter...

SUMTER, S. C. (WACH) The investigation continues for a shooting that left one person injured, Sumter Police say. According to officials, the incident happened Thursday around 1:30 pm on the 400 block of Robney Drive. The victim is currently being treated ...

 2019-09-12 22:45 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Warrants: Suspect stabbed Nevaeh Adams, 5, to death...

The man accused of killing a Sumter mother and child wrapped the woman's body in a rug and made her unrecognizable and stabbed both of them, according to warrants obtained by WACH Fox News. The documents detail how the Sumter Police Department came to...

 2019-09-12 16:55 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Suspects arrested for car shooting that almost killed 6-year-old...

Kershaw County Deputies say three suspects were arrested for a shooting incident in Camden where a 6-year-old girl and her mother was almost shot. According to deputies, Martrell Deshawn Johnson-Cooke, Kadarius Shaimkee Tucker, and Krishawn Shykeice Allen...

 2019-09-12 16:09 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

How safe are your car airbags? Over 193,000 in SC are dangerous, recalled...

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety tweeted more the 193,000 vehicles in South Carolina are on the road with dangerous, recalled airbags. According to officials, your local dealer will repair you recalled airbag for free. Do you know if your ai...

 2019-09-12 10:34 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Another hot day but a cool down coming soon...

Temperatures remain in the 90's for the next couple of days. Strong high pressure continues to control the Southeast, keeping conditions unseasonably hot and dry. Dew points have it feeling muggy with feels like temperatures from 97-103 degrees in the...

 2019-09-12 02:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Sister of 9-11 victim shares her story of remembrance and hope for the future...

It's been 18 years since 9-11 shook our nation and the memories of the terror attack will not be soon forgotten. Nearly three thousand people lost their lives that day on September 11, 2001. Dawn Yamashiro is from New York and has lived in Columbia fo...

 2019-09-12 02:34 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Suspect in April Five Points shooting arrested in Massachusetts...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- A man who is accused of shooting two people at the Cotton Gin in Five Points is being brought back to the state after being arrested in Massachusetts. Marlon White, 22, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession o...

 2019-09-12 01:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Former opioid addict: "I chased that until I almost died"...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WACH)-- "I found myself in a position of isolation, depression, really cut off from the world," Brock Sansbury, a former opioid addict, said. He said he is now in long term recovery as he has been sober since 2013. Sansbury i...

 2019-09-11 17:40 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

All ages remember 9/11 at Columbia "Morning of Remembrance" ceremony...

The 9/11 Remembrance Foundation of South Carolina honored the heroic victims of the terror attack on 9/11 at the First Responders Memorial located at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The ceremony remembered the South Carolina Midlands first re...

 2019-09-11 10:45 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Summer-like temperatures well above September normal's...

Strong high pressure continues to control the Southeast, keeping conditions unseasonably hot and dry. High temperatures in the midlands ranging from 82 to 93 degrees. Dew points are in the upper 70's, so our feels like temperatures are in the upper 90...

 2019-09-11 02:24 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Dozens of activists at Senate heartbeat bill hearing...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- "If you tell women you can't have birth control, but you have a baby what do you live in? What kind of country do you live in? " Annabelle Robertson, a pro-choice activist, said. Dozens of activists attended the Senate M...

 2019-09-11 02:04 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Troopers: One dead after single-car accident on Bluff Road...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) One person is dead after a single-car crash Tuesday night, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened on Bluff Road near Key Road around 8:30 p. m. , according to Master Trooper David Jones. Jones said the dr...

 2019-09-11 01:14 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Local volunteers in Lexington county help with Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas...

What started as a mission to find some friends in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian, turned into something more. "It was two friends that wanted to go and find some buddies. a mission to find friends," saysCraig Summerall. Craig Summerall and Bra...

 2019-09-10 21:13 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

South Carolina lawmaker recovers from copperhead snake bite...

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) -- A South Carolina legislator is recovering at home after being bitten by a venomous copperhead snake in his front yard. News outlets report Lexington Rep. Chris Wooten was letting his dog out Sunday when the snake attacked. He told ...

 2019-09-10 20:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Multiple people taken to hospital after crash involving school bus...

FOREST ACRES, SC (WACH) An accident between a school bus and a car sent multiple people to the hospital, according to the Forest Acres Police Department. The accident happened on Falcon Drive near A. C. Flora High School around 3:30 p. m. Tuesday, accordi...

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