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.
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.
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.
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.
More than six hours of arguments resulted in only two jurors being questioned by the court on Tuesday, as the second day of jury selection in the Timothy Jones Jr. case got underway at the Lexington County Courthouse.
U.S. District Attorney Sherri Lydon announced the unsealing of a multi-defendant indictment where a number of inmates at South and North Carolina inmates created a ‘sextortion’ ring to take advantage of U.S. military servicemembers and used contraband cellphones to do so.