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State Prisons Want to Jam Prisoners' Cell Phones

1:31 PM, Oct 4, 2014

Ridgeville, SC (WLTX) - For some prisoners, a cell phone is as good as cash. The devices are often at the center of the war on crime behind bars. So officials are hoping to bring cell phone jamming technology to state prisons.

Columbia Police Chief Candidates Interview This Week

12:03 AM, Feb 18, 2014

A three day interview process begins Wednesday for the five candidates who want to be the next Columbia Police Chief.

Red Cross Feeding Residents in Vance

11:54 PM, Feb 17, 2014

There are still thousands of homes and businesses in the state that are without power due to last week's snow and ice storm.

Megabus Begins Routes Out of Columbia Tuesday

11:53 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A trip to Georgia or North Carolina just got a bit cheaper if you are willing to ride.

Thousands Still Without Power After Winter Storm

11:53 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Clarendon County, SC (WLTX) -- Thousands of homes and businesses are still without power. More than 30,000 in all across the state.

Valentine's Day Bank Robber Sought by Police

9:21 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Columbia, SC (WLTX)  Columbia police are looking for a man who robbed the Palmetto Citizens bank on Valentines Day.

Two Mace Attacks Off Broad River Road

7:04 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating two mace attacks just over 2 miles apart.

Experts Study Earthquakes for Useful Information

6:19 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Two spots in Edgefield, South Carolina will go down in history after two earthquakes stemming from the town were felt across the entire state and beyond.

Police Search for Bonefish Grill Robbery Suspects

5:06 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Columbia police are searching for a suspect who they say robbed a local restaurant.

17 Malnourished, Neglected Dogs Rescued from Breeder

4:17 PM, Feb 17, 2014

Pawmetto Lifeline has taken in 17 dogs that are severely malnourished and neglected from a breeding operating in the Midlands

DHEC Continues Investigation of Bat Sightings at Hospital

3:53 PM, Feb 17, 2014

DHEC and the CDC are notifying more than 800 patients and 300 hospital staff that they should contact health officials to asses their potential risk for rabies exposure. 

Physics Professor Talks About SC Earthquakes

1:14 PM, Feb 17, 2014

CBS News Contributor Michio Kaku, a physics professor at the City College of New York,  talked about the SC earthquakes during CBS This Morning.

Thornwell Named SEC Freshman of the Week

12:57 PM, Feb 17, 2014

USC guard Sindarius Thornwell has been named SEC Freshman of the Week.

Train Cars Derail in Newberry County

11:29 AM, Feb 17, 2014

Three train cars derailed Monday morning in Newberry County, leading to some traffic problems for travelers in that area.

55,000 Remain Without Power in South Carolina

11:29 AM, Feb 17, 2014

Utilities across South Carolina are reporting about 55,000 customers are still without power nearly a week after a crippling ice storm.

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