Columbia

Evan Smith
March 13, 2019 - 3:15 pm
State Senator Richard Cash says he was stunned when he recently learned that the University of South Carolina had previously obtained fetal tissue from the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Laboratory. A staunch opponent of abortion, Cash is now shining a light on that 2016...
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Evan Smith
February 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
State Rep. Garry Smith proposed a budget amendment on Tuesday that aimed to cut state funds from libraries that don’t use a set of rules adopted by the state Department of Education to determine whether events are “age appropriate.” Essentially, the bill would take away money from libraries that...
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Evan Smith
December 13, 2018 - 3:03 pm
What do gambling, abortion, the death penalty, Confederate monuments and barbers all have in common? They’ll all be on the docket next year for state senators, who are considering bills that will address these topics and more. Voters could weigh in on a constitutional amendment that could lead to...
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Patrick Gentry
August 07, 2018 - 10:41 am
More than 100,000 rounds of ammunition and five assault-style guns were stolen from a South Carolina gun show location. A police incident report shows the theft happened outside Columbia over the weekend. Police say the ammunition and guns were worth more than $19,000. Lexington County Sheriff Jay...
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Patrick Gentry
July 18, 2018 - 3:24 pm
A former police chief of one of South Carolina's largest cities faces a drug charge after authorities found a fugitive in his home. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies found methamphetamine in former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's bedroom Tuesday as they arrested a man who failed...
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Patrick Gentry
July 16, 2018 - 11:28 am
South Carolina's capital city is reversing course on a project to add bike lanes to a busy road after residents complained. Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson says negative feedback prompted officials to scrap plans for bike lanes on a 7-mile stretch of Farrow Road in the northern part of the city...
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Patrick Gentry
July 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
Federal authorities have been asked to help investigate after 14 fires have been reported within a few miles of each other in less than three months in South Carolina's capital city. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said a house fire around 2 p.m. Tuesday was the latest blaze in neighborhoods...
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