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Recent Articles by Laurel
Man who led SC police on chase with child in car has 40 outstanding warrants in GA
The chase started Thursday around 2:30 p.m. when a South Congaree police officer tried to pull a man over for speeding.
Published 4h at 2:16 PM
Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood
Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Pentland faces assault charges.
Published April 15, 2021 at 11:48 PM
Soldier charged after viral video surfaces of confrontation with Black man outside his SC home
Jonathan Pentland has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.
Published April 14, 2021 at 11:29 PM
SC rep. says he will not ‘bow down to the Left’ on Hate Crime bill
The bill passed the SC House on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.
Published April 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Missing 11-year-old girl found safe in Sumter Co. woods
Eleven-year-old Jozanna Quezada was missing for 21 hours before she was found.
Published March 31, 2021 at 7:20 PM
COVID-19 vaccines in SC open to everyone 16 & up starting March 31
People in that group were not expected to be eligible for vaccine appointments until May.
Published March 26, 2021 at 6:28 PM
Several major retailers closed on Easter to give employees day off
Easter is Sunday, April 4, 2021.
Published March 24, 2021 at 6:36 PM
State trooper charged with aggravated assault, fired from SCHP
He's accused of grabbing a man by the neck and threatening him with a knife.
Published March 21, 2021 at 10:34 AM
Columbia attorney accused of sex crimes involving minor, out on bond
Harry Gregory is not only an attorney, but he used to lead the South Carolina State Accident Fund.
Published March 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Police: Baby overdosed on fentanyl at Columbia motel, couple charged
Police say the couple left the drugs within reach of the child while they slept.
Published March 18, 2021 at 6:08 PM
Two more South Carolina men arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Witnesses who know the men from the Civil Air Patrol Unit identified them to the FBI.
Published March 16, 2021 at 6:41 PM
Man charged with murder in deadly SC motorcycle shop shootout, victim identified
Two men remain in the hospital as of Friday morning.
Published March 12, 2021 at 11:51 PM
5 people shot, 1 killed at motorcycle shop on Two Notch Rd.
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. outside of Capital City Cycles.
Published March 11, 2021 at 11:01 PM
Newborn baby found dead at Columbia apartment complex
The newborn was found unresponsive Thursday morning around 5:30 inside Colony Apartments.
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Published March 5, 2021 at 10:17 PM
DHEC employee stabbed at ‘off-campus’ location
Police have arrested someone, DHEC said.
Published March 4, 2021 at 6:18 PM
UofSC commission focused on renaming buildings releases interim report
The report lists 16 buildings and campus area they will focus on renaming or contextualizing.
Published February 27, 2021 at 4:49 PM
4-year-old killed in fall from 7th floor of SC hotel
The child's mother works at the hotel, management confirmed.
Laurel Mallory and
Published February 22, 2021 at 10:45 PM
CPD fires officer for ‘unsatisfactory performance’
Officer Sean Rollins was fired Feb. 17.
Published February 19, 2021 at 5:55 PM
Threatening, racist letters found in mailboxes in Fairfield County, deputies say
Deputies want to collect and process the letters for possible DNA and/or fingerprints.
Published February 12, 2021 at 8:51 PM
SCHP: Drunk driver caused crash that killed 15-year-old, hurt 6 others
The suspected drunk driver faces felony charges.
Published February 11, 2021 at 3:42 PM
Graham calls evidence presented against Trump in impeachment trial ‘offensive and absurd’
Wednesday night, Graham tweeted that “the ‘not guilty’ vote is growing.”
Published February 11, 2021 at 9:12 AM
19-year-old woman shot to death in northeast Columbia identified
It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Charleswood Drive.
Published February 6, 2021 at 11:38 AM
Woman shot at Columbia nail salon
First responders found the woman lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to her upper body.
Published February 1, 2021 at 5:22 PM
SC Senate passes Fetal Heartbeat Bill aimed at banning most abortions
The bill now goes to the House, where it’s likely to pass.
Published January 28, 2021 at 2:06 PM
McMaster touts support for Fetal Heartbeat Bill before Senate debate enters 2nd day
The bill would ban abortions around six to eight weeks, after a heartbeat is detected.
Published January 27, 2021 at 12:20 PM
Small earthquake recorded in Midlands of SC
The magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in Sumter County.
Published January 18, 2021 at 11:52 AM
State, local law enforcement discuss safety measures in place leading up to Inauguration Day
The South Carolina State House will be closed to the public from Jan. 16 to 20.
Published January 15, 2021 at 11:47 PM
19-year-old koala, considered one of world’s oldest, dies at Riverbanks Zoo
Lottie came to Riverbanks in 2003 as a gift from Queensland, Australia.
Published January 14, 2021 at 5:09 PM
Plane crashes into home in Rosewood neighborhood
Multiple emergency crews are on the scene.
Published January 13, 2021 at 10:27 PM
Veterans should contact VA for COVID-19 vaccines, here’s how
Officials said it is the goal of the VA to vaccinate all enrolled veterans.
Published January 12, 2021 at 11:41 PM
Myrtle Beach, SC
Doctors, DHEC fight vaccine hesitancy following Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause
Retired Geauga County, Ohio, Sheriff, K9 partner die on same day
Data: HCS high schools lost money on football, basketball gates in 2020-21 seasons
WMBF News Staff
FIRST ALERT: Cool temperatures and stray showers through the weekend
Man found guilty of murder in deadly 2017 shooting in Mullins
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