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 2020-02-19 03:03 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Outpour of love for Faye Swetlik continues on social media...

CAYCE, S. C. (WACH) The outpouring of love over the death of Faye Swetlik has been non-stop on social media, especially after Tuesday's autopsy reveal. Many people have taken to social media to express their love for the little girl, who officials say...

 2020-02-19 02:31 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Candlelight vigil held for Faye Swetlik...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) -- The community of Cayce came together Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil. "The unimaginable happened here. A child went missing and won't be coming home," said Cayce Mayor Elise Partin. Tuesday night, just hours after Fay...

 2020-02-18 22:07 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Suspicious death under investigation...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) Officers are investigating a suspicious death at a Columbia hotel, according to the Columbia Police Department. The investigation is going on at the InTown Suites at 1633 Broad River Road, according to police. The Richland County Coron...

 2020-02-18 16:33 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Faye Swetlik autopsy results to be released Tuesday...

Autopsy result for Faye Swetlik will be released Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 during a press conference at Trinity Baptist Church on Charleston Highway. Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, and Cayce Department of Public Safety Director, Byron Snellgro...

 2020-02-18 13:00 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

It's time for A Whole New World along with The Wiz...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) --- The annual Legends concert hosted by The Auntie Karen Foundation is back. This year two stars will grace the stage at the Koger Center for the Arts. Peabo Bryson and Stephanie Mills will be in Columbia this Friday February 21, 2020...

 2020-02-18 11:23 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Rounds of heavy rainfall midweek...

Dry conditions come to an end today as a warm front moves in from the south today, bringing warmer temperatures and widespread rainfall. Isolated thunderstorms aren't out of the question and rainfall looks to be heavy at times. Temperatures will be a ...

 2020-02-16 23:44 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Neighborhood memorial for Faye Swetlik continues to grow...

CAYCE, S. C. (WACH) - The overflow of love continues for Faye Swetlik asthe Cayce community continues to add onto to a growing memorial in the Churchill Heights neighborhood. "I feel bad for her and I wish she was still here," says Matthew Gomez, ...

 2020-02-16 17:46 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Lexington County fire displaces family of five...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) American Red Cross volunteers are assisting a family of five whose home was damaged by a fire Sunday morning. The home is located on Old Orangeburg Road and the Lexington Fire Department responded to the fire. The volunteers...

 2020-02-16 17:10 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

One dead after double collision on I-26...

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) One person is dead after a double collision on I-26 eastbound at the 113-mile marker, says the South Carolina Highway Patrol. According to officials, everything happened Sunday at 2:10 a. m. and there were three vehicles inv...

 2020-02-16 16:39 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Officials: One dead after car flips over multiple times on I-20...

KERSHAW COUNTY, S. C. (WACH) One person is dead after a collision on I-20 westbound at the 94-mile marker, says the South Carolina Highway Patrol. According to officials, the incident happened Sunday at 1:25 a. m. when a 2018 Volvo tractor trailer and a 2...

 2020-02-15 20:56 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Evening vigil set by family friend to honor Faye Swetlik...

CAYCE, S. C. (WACH) A family friend has scheduled a vigil in the Churchill Heights neighborhood to honor the life of Faye Swetlik. It will be Saturday at 6 p. m. and is open to everyone....

 2020-02-15 20:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

West Columbia honors Faye Swetlik at morning vigil...

WEST COLUMBIA, S. C. (WACH) Some in the West Columbia community came together to honor the life of Faye Swetlik in a morning vigil. The vigil was held at Palms to Palmettos-Edie Enright on Leaphart Road. Sage was burned and a rose quartz was passed around...

 2020-02-15 20:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Body of Faye Swetlik escorted to Lexington with police escort...

The body of Faye Swetlik will receive a police escort by multiple agencies to a Lexington funeral home following her autopsy Saturday morning in Charleston. According to the Lexington County Coroner, Margaret Fisher, the Charleston County Sheriff's De...

 2020-02-15 03:38 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

A neighborhood in shock over the death of Faye Sweltik, wants to know more...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) -- People who live in the area of Cayce where the body of Faye Sweltik was found have been following the case closely. A man and his young daughter dropped off food to police Friday thanking them for their hard work on the case. "Just...

 2020-02-15 00:03 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

What we know about Coty Taylor, man linked to Faye Swetlik...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) We're learning more about the man linked to Faye Swetlik. "He has no criminal history and he was not known to law enforcement," said Sgt. Evan Antley with the Cayce Department of Public Safety. Sgt. Antley is talking about Cot...

 2020-02-14 16:14 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police investigating apartment in Faye Swetlik's neighborhood...

Law enforcement are back in the Churchill Heights neighborhood, where Faye Swetlik and a man's body was found, investigating an apartment. Crime scene tape was seen in front of apartment 602 by WACH FOX reporter Shante Sumpter. This apartment is aroun...

 2020-02-14 14:20 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Understanding how to talk about death with elementary aged children...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) --- The death of Faye Swetlik has many parents wondering how to talk about death with their children. Faye Swetlik's body was found at the Churchill Heights neighborhood Thursday morning. She was reported missing Monday afternoon. ...

 2020-02-14 13:13 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Chilly Valentine's Day and even colder weekend...

Rainfall and cloud coverage moves out this morning as high pressure moves in. Wind has now shifted and colder northern air is dropping temperatures significantly. Expect more seasonal afternoon conditions with highs in the 60s and overnight lows dropping ...

 2020-02-14 03:17 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Lexington District 2 give tips for parents on how to best talk about Faye's death...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) -- Lexington County School District Two sent out an automated message to parents of students at Springdale Elementary. Faye Swetlik was a first-grader at the school. Part of the message said, "our goal here at Spring dale is to and re...

 2020-02-14 03:15 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Lawmakers show support for Faye Swetlik on social media...

As the day filled with devastating news that authorities found the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, social media has been powerful in spreading the little girl's name and beautiful smile online. Hundreds of people spread her story on social media, inc...

 2020-02-13 20:27 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Timeline of Faye Swetlik investigation...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) Here is what we know so far about the tragic death of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik and how we've gotten to this point in the investigation:Swetlik gets off the school bus around 3:45 p. m. Monday, Feb. 10, but didn't show up to h...

 2020-02-13 18:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Vice President Pence arrives in Columbia...

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Columbia Thursday for a campaign event before heading to Charleston this evening. On his way to the event, Vice President Pence stopped off at Doc's BBQ and spoke to a lunch crowd. The Vice President will speak to ...

 2020-02-13 15:41 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police update search efforts for missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik...

CAYCE, S. C. (WACH) - Police in South Carolina are holding a press conference to give an update on search efforts for missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik. Title: Missing 6-Year Old/Police Press Conf. Start time: 02/13/2020 10:32:54 AM. End time: 02/16/2...

 2020-02-13 13:42 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Faye Swetlik's Grandma speaks out: 'I want her back...my baby'...

Faye Marie Swetlik's grandmother, Ruth Collins, and a family friend spoke with WACH FOX's Brittany Breeding during a vigil at Trinity Baptist Church. Faye's grandmother didn't want to be seen on camera. Watch her raw interview as she makes...

 2020-02-13 13:01 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

RAW VIDEO: Cayce officials update on Faye Swetlik and vehicles of interest...

Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Department of Public Safety held an impromptu meeting with the media on two vehicles that are of interest in the case of missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik. Officials released video of the vehicles in question Wednesday ni...

 2020-02-13 11:44 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Midday storms and strong wind gusts ahead of cold front...

Breezy conditions are on the way as strong wind gusts pick up ahead of the approaching cold front. The front moves through early this afternoon, bringing a line of midday showers and storms. We remain under a Marginal Risk for severe weather today from th...

 2020-02-13 03:39 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Agribusiness entrepreneurs awarded grant money by the state...

Caroline Harper runs a business out of her Forest Acres home using one of the states oldest cash crops as dye for her creations. "I've had about five strong years growing indigo, processing indigo, and using the indigo for making all sorts of home...

 2020-02-13 02:44 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Pediatricians warn of dangers of small toys...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- Most children love playing with toys, but if you aren't careful, some of those toys can pose a very real threat. When they're trying to keep their children safe some parents might not look at toys as a threat. "You read ...

 2020-02-13 02:27 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Video released of vehicles possibly linked to Faye Swetlik disappearance...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) Video has been released of two vehicles that were in the Churchill Heights neighborhood during the time 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik was last seen, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. Investigators haven't identified ...

 2020-02-12 20:54 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Man charged after sexually assaulting teen...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault investigation, according to the Columbia Police Department. Garret Kennard is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping after being arreste...

 2020-02-12 18:56 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Joe Biden pivots to South Carolina night of New Hampshire primary...

Former Vice President Joe Biden left New Hampshire Tuesday morning to stop in South Carolina as a part of his launch party in the capital city. A quick turn to the south, the Democratic presidential candidate was looking to gain momentum especially within...

 2020-02-12 18:10 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

WEB EXTRA: Raw video of 11:45AM update on missing girl...

Sgt. Evan Antley of the Cayce Department of Public Safety provided updates on the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik during an 11:45 a. m. news conference on February 12. If you have any tips, please call 803-205-4444....

 2020-02-12 17:16 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

New video shows missing child getting off bus...

The Cayce Department of Public Safety released video of missing 6 year old Faye Swetlik getting off a school bus Monday, February 10. The video is a few hours before officials said family reported Faye missing at 5 p. m. Cayce Department of Public Safety ...

 2020-02-12 13:12 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Officials: No signs of abduction; car towed from home of missing girl...

It doesn't appear to be an abduction at this time in the case of missing 6-year-old, Faye Marie Swetlik, said Cayce Department of Public Safety Director, Byron Snellgrove, during a press conference on Tuesday. The press conference was less than 10 min...

 2020-02-12 10:09 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Midweek cold front brings rain and cooler weekend...

Another warm day is ahead in the Midlands with highs in the 60s and overnight lows only dropping a few degrees. Rainfall chances are much lower today but a quick scattered shower isn't out of the question. The better chance for rainfall will be on Thu...

 2020-02-12 03:35 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

North Central High community's bonds have grown stronger since E-F 2 tornado...

It's been one month now since a powerful E-F 2 tornado ripped through North Central High School in Kershaw County. Demolition is underway and classes have been moved to a vocational school about 15-20 minutes from North Central High. The change has ca...

 2020-02-12 03:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Columbia College getting ready to accept men full time by Fall of 2021...

Change is coming to Columbia College. It was founded as a Women's Liberal Arts College in 1854 by the United Methodist Church, but soon the school will start accepting men full time. "I think it is good for the school. I think it will increase num...

 2020-02-12 03:22 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Dozens gather to pray for safe return of Faye Swetlik...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) Dozens of people gathered at Trinity Baptist Church Tuesday evening to pray for the safe return of missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik. Community members came out to support the family and many people in the crowd said Swetlik's disappear...

 2020-02-11 23:19 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

WEB EXTRA: Raw video of 5 p.m. update on missing 6-year-old girl...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) Cayce Department of Public Safety Chief Byron Snellgrove provided updates on the search for missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik during a 6 p. m. new conference Tuesday. If you have any tips, please call 803-205-4444....

 2020-02-11 16:38 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

New photo shows missing girl shortly before disappearance...

The Cayce Department of Public Safety released a new photo of missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik shortly before her disappearance. The new photo shows Faye wearing a black shirt with neon colors, a flower print skirt and polka-dot rain boots. Faye is 3-foot-...

 2020-02-11 12:28 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

WEB EXTRA: Raw video of officials 6AM update on missing 6-year-old...

The Lexington County Sheriff Department and the Cayce Department of Public Safety gave an update at 6AM on the latest information pertaining to missing 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik from Cayce. If you have any tips, please call 803-205-4444....

 2020-02-11 09:59 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

SkyWACH: Scattered storms and gusty wind ahead today...

Another rainy day is ahead for the Midlands today. The bulk of the rainfall mainly remains west until a broken line of showers and potentially a few isolated thunderstorms develops this afternoon. The best chance for rainfall will be early evening, dimini...

 2020-02-11 03:35 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Drone video shows Midlands Flooding...

After a few wet days last week, some local rivers and lakes were still overflowing with water on Monday. The Midlands received about two to four inches of rain across the area with even higher amounts in the upstate of South Carolina. John Quagliariello w...

 2020-02-11 03:16 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Classmates, friends remember Lugoff-Elgin HS senior killed in crash...

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) -- "It's just shocking to know somebody our age, somebody that we knew, somebody that was walking down the hallways with every day is just gone now," says Aubrie Flores. She is a classmate and friend of Jessica Ross. ...

 2020-02-11 02:01 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Dog recovering after muzzle taped shut...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- A dog is getting a second chance after being abused. "Going to have that for the rest of his life as a beauty mark to show people what he's been through and that he can overcome anything," said Dr. Mike Sauer with Paws a...

 2020-02-10 23:19 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Police: Search on for missing 6-year-old girl...

CAYCE, SC (WACH) Officers need your help finding a missing 6-year-old girl, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. Faye Marie Swetlik was last seen around 5 p. m. at her home in the Churchill Heights neighborhood, according to police. Officer...

 2020-02-10 22:57 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Man charged with shooting at woman; car crashes into building...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) A man accused of shooting at a woman while in a moving car has been arrested, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Reginald Chase Elliot, 19, is charged with attempted murder, according to deputies. The department...

 2020-02-10 21:00 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Deputies: Double homicide suspect facing more charges...

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) A man already facing two counts of murder is now facing additional charges, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Ontrell Martin now faces charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and battery and two count...

 2020-02-10 18:48 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

How safe are your kids toys?...

Parents love buying their children their favorite toys, but how safe are they? Are Legos safe for toddlers? Tune in to WACH FOX 57 on Wednesday night as Brittany Breeding digs deep into determining what toys are safe for your kids....

 2020-02-10 17:30 

WACH

[ Columbia, SC ]

Man wanted on assault and battery charge at Walmart...

Deputies need your help finding a man they say is wanted oncharges of assault and battery third degree. A 16-year-old girl was shopping in the cosmetic section of theWalmart on Killian Road on January 27, said the Richland County Sheriff's Department....

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