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2 min ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Authorities in Cayce continue search for assault, robbery suspect

Cayce Public Safety is searching for a suspect following an assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct and a strong armed robbery. Officers found a woman laying on the ground naked from the waist down near Poplar Street and 12th Street crying out for help.

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Related Topix: Cayce, SC, Chapin, SC

3 hrs ago | The Star

Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

South Carolina's Department of Social Services must hire more caseworkers now to stem a child welfare crisis, not wait until legislators pass a budget next year, state senators told agency officials Tuesday. The Senate panel investigating DSS directed the acting director to create a plan within two weeks for getting certified and trained caseworkers on the job as soon as possible.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors, Lexington, SC, Lexington County, SC

12 hrs ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

Deputies: Woman Shoved, Robbed at Walmart

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the store located at 10060 Two Notch Road. The victim told officers she was approached by two unknown men, one of whom grabbed her purse, while the other shoved her to the ground.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WMBF

Deputies investigate remains recovered in Richland County

Human remains have been recovered by Richland County deputies on the 7500 block of Sunview Circle in Columbia on Sunday. HORRY COUNTY, SC A fatal accident occurred on Highway 90 near the North Myrtle Beach Middle School Monday morning, according to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Horry County, SC, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Deputies Investigating Remains Found in Richland County

Richland County Deputies are investigating after the remains of a body were found. Deputies were called Sunday to the 7500 Deputies Investigating Remains Found in Richland County Columbia, SC -- Richland County Deputies are investigating after the remains of a body were found.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

KKLA-FM Glendale

South Carolina Pastor Receives Jail Time for Church Service Noise Complaints

A South Carolina pastor is behind bars for repeatedly violating the city's noise ordinance. According to WLTX TV , Columbia police officers have been called to Rehoboth United Assemblies Church more than 50 times due to noise complaints.

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WMBF

Deputies investigate remains recovered in Richland County

Human remains have been recovered by Richland County deputies on the 7500 block of Sunview Circle in Columbia on Sunday. HORRY COUNTY, SC A fatal accident occurred on Highway 90 near the North Myrtle Beach Middle School Monday morning, according to reports from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Horry County, SC, North-Myrtle-Beach, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Deputies Investigating Remains Found in Richland County

Richland County Deputies are investigating after the remains of a body were found. Deputies were called Sunday to the 7500 Deputies Investigating Remains Found in Richland County Columbia, SC -- Richland County Deputies are investigating after the remains of a body were found.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

DSS Reviewing Child Death Data

DSS is unable to say yet how many children with some prior agency involvement died this year from abuse and neglect. DSS Reviewing Child Death Data DSS is unable to say yet how many children with some prior agency involvement died this year from abuse and neglect.

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Related Topix: Lexington County, SC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Man dies hours after being found shot on street in downtown Colubia

Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the murder of a man who was shot and left on a street in Columbia. Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the murder of a man who was shot and left on a street in Columbia.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Noisy Church Getting Help From Around the Country

Noisy Church Getting Help From Around the Country A Columbia pastor is serving jail time after his church repeatedly violated the city's noise ordinance. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1tOpgq1 Columbia, SC - A Columbia pastor is serving jail time after his church repeatedly violated the city's noise ordinance.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Star

S.C. House Speaker Harrell charged with misconduct

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted Wednesday on misdemeanor charges that he misused his office for personal gain and lied to law enforcement about his campaign expenses, according to court documents. Prosecutor David Pascoe announced that a Richland County grand jury indicted the 58-year-old Charleston Republican on nine charges: two counts of misconduct in office, six counts of using campaign money for personal use and falsely reporting campaign disclosures.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Hartsville, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Newberry Observer

Lake Murray public meeting is Sept. 16

Lake Murray Association will host its Richland County Public meeting on Sept. 16 at The Rusty Anchor at Lighthouse Marina, 1925 Johnson Marina Road in Chapin.

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Related Topix: Chapin, SC, University of South Carolina, Chemistry, Science, Emory University, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WLTX-TV Columbia

House Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted by Grand Jury

House Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted Columbia, SC - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been indicted by a Richland County Grand Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1rWzcRV Columbia, SC - South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been indicted by a Richland County Grand Jury on nine charges, including misconduct in office. The charges against him are two counts of misconduct in office, six counts of using campaign funds for personal use, and one count of false reporting candidate campaign disclosures.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

Post and Courier

Bobby Harrell indicted in Richland County

According to records filed in the Richland county Courthouse, Harrell, R-Charleston, was indicted on at least nine counts that include violations of campaign finance reform regulations, misconduct in office by a public official and malfeasance. The move came after Attorney General Alan Wilson had turned over the case to 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe to investigate.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Free Times

Will New Board Bring Change to Richland Elections?

Democratic Rep. Beth Bernstein asked her Richland delegation colleagues to join her in appointing only new members to the Richland County election board, saying, "I think we need a clean slate." Rep. Mia McLeod, also a Democrat, has pushed for similar reforms.

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Related Topix: US News, Columbia, SC

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Residents Protest Sewer Plan

Close to 100 angry Hopkins residents packed a Richland County Council meeting Tuesday to protest the decision to add a sewer line through the community. Residents Protest Sewer Plan Close to 100 angry Hopkins residents packed a Richland County Council meeting Tuesday to protest the decision to add a sewer line through the community.

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Related Topix: Hopkins, SC, Columbia, SC

Post and Courier

DSS announces agency improvement plan

Incremental pay increases for caseworkers and disclosing information about children who have died because of neglect or abuse are among the series of reforms that management at the Department of Social Services outlined Tuesday in their effort to improve the agency. South Carolina's DSS has been marred by a series of child deaths and a subsequent investigation by a Senate panel in the past year, which led to the resignation of the agency's chief in June.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Free Times

City to Explore Development of "Air Rights" Over Downtown Garages

When it comes to the continued development of downtown, City of Columbia officials hope things will be looking up. Literally.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Gas Leak Reported at Carolina Research Park

Hazardous materials crews are responding to a reported gas leak Tuesday at the Carolina Research Park in northeast Richland County. Gas Leak Reported at Carolina Research Park Hazardous materials crews are responding to a reported gas leak Tuesday at the Carolina Research Park in northeast Richland County.

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