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9 hrs ago | via WLTX-TV Columbia
The Richland County Coroner has released the name of the victim that was fatally shot at North Pointe Apartments Wednesday night. Victim Identified in North Pointe Apt. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via WLTX-TV Columbia
A South Carolina state trooper has been fired for shooting a person during a traffic stop earlier this month. The South Trooper Fired for Shooting Unarmed Man Columbia, SC - A South Carolina state trooper has been fired for shooting a person during a traffic stop earlier this month. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Kingstree News
Day four of suspended Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson's trial wrapped up with testimony by an FBI agent. Johnson and Lester L. Woods of Columbia were charged in a one-count indictment. Comment?
Yesterday | via WLTX-TV Columbia
Police: Columbia Shooting Victim Dies Columbia, SC - The victim in last nights shooting at North Pointe Apartments has died according to Columbia Police. Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1s9A31K Officers had arrested Kumashi Shamar Lewis, 21 last night night and charged him with attempted murder, those charges, according to police spokesperson Jennifer Timmons, will be upgraded to murder. Comment?
Thursday | via WALB-TV Albany
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 lying on the ground naked from the waist down near Poplar Street and 12th Street crying out for help. 2 comments
Tuesday Sep 16 | via WIS-TV Columbia
Two weeks removed from the trooper-involved shooting at the Circle K on Broad River Road in Columbia, questions and concerns are starting to grow louder. Authorities say Lance Corporal S.M. Groubert stopped a driver for a seat belt violation. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via MyFoxAtlanta
Gregory Smith, 47, was found shot to death on August 7, 2010 in his vehicle. Police say Smith was found at the intersection of El Paso Drive and Santa Fe Trail in southwest Atlanta. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via WCNC-TV Charlotte
Video shows SC deputy tasing handcuffed man Cell phone video posted on Facebook shows a Richland County Deputy tazer a suspect who is in handcuffs. Check out this story on WCNC.com: Deputies say the man has had previous run-ins with law enforcement before and the deputy tazed him to get him under control. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via The Washington Post
A former Arlington man pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court to the 1992 fatal shooting of a District man who was sitting in his car with his girlfriend at Haines Point Park. Prosecutors were scheduled to begin picking a jury in the trial of Lamont Deshawn Terry, 39, when Terry agreed to plead guilty to one count of second-degree murder in the cold-case robbery and slaying of 27-year-old Chet Hunter Matthews. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via WKYC-TV Cleveland
Video Shows Handcuffed Man Tased Twice by Deputy Cell phone video posted on Facebook shows a Richland County Deputy taser a suspect who is in handcuffs. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1u1VD4D Columbia, SC -- Cell phone video posted on Facebook shows a Richland County Deputy taser a suspect who is in handcuffs. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via WLTX-TV Columbia
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. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 16 | via New York Post
The thug who was busted in South Carolina last week for pumping seven bullets into a man in a Bronx bodega is being shipped back to New York, authorities said. Rondell Baker, 32, allegedly unloaded on the 37-year-old victim at 1:10 a.m., August 2, during a bout of 'artistic differences' over the amateur rap video they were filming outside the deli on Webster Avenue in Claremont, cops said. Comment?
Sunday Sep 14 | via Examiner.com
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. Comment?
Friday Sep 12 | via News9 Oklahoma City
An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits. In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Comment?
Friday Sep 12 | via Reuters
Timothy Jones, the man accused of murdering his five children, waived his right to a first appearance hearing. His attorney says he suffers from mental health issues. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 10 | via Free Times
In August, much of America watched from afar as violence, civil unrest and protest erupted on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man who was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. In the aftermath of the shooting and the riots that ensued, many in Columbia were left wondering if the same type of unrest could happen here, and what the greater relationship is between the community and law enforcement. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 10 | via The Charlotte Observer
COLUMBIA, S.C. A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and authorities: May 2012: Timothy Ray Jones Jr. sees a therapist with concerns that something "was just not right" with his marriage. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 9 | via Free Times
Name : Bill Skipper Setting : Capital Club This place looks pretty secretive. What is that all about? The Capital Club is a members-only private gay bar that has been open since 1980. Comment?
Thursday Aug 28 | via Canada.com
Smith County Sheriff Charlie Crumpton, left, watches as Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in Raleigh, Miss. Comment?
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