Crime & Courts

Crime & Courts

Do you recognize this man?

Columbia Police appealed to the public for help identifying a man in surveillance photos who is wanted in connection to the armed robbery of a woman early Monday morning, August 15.

Crime & Courts

Special education teacher accused of Surfside Beach break-ins

A teacher at Socastee High School is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center after he was accused of breaking into homes and at least one car in the Surfside Beach area. Forty-five-year-old Bion Legrand Shoemaker, III, of Surfside Beach has been charged with three counts of second-degree burglary to a residence and one count of breaking into and robbing a motor vehicle. He also faces charges of simple possession of marijuana and for carrying a pistol unlawfully.

Crime & Courts

In SC, police body cam funds go to many, including oyster patrol

S.C.’s first money for body cams is spread thinly. All 168 agencies that applied got something, including four solicitors’ offices, Ports Authority police and public safety agencies at four airports and 16 colleges. State regulators also got money for agents dealing with drug control, shellfish monitoring and investigating environmental crimes such as illegal dumping.

Videos

Library program at jail aims to teach self sufficiency

A new program at the Richland County jail, taught by the Richland County Public Library, aims to teach detainees important life skills.
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Library program at jail aims to teach self sufficiency 0:56

Library program at jail aims to teach self sufficiency

You can keep your baby safe from dying in their sleep, Richland officials say 1:22

You can keep your baby safe from dying in their sleep, Richland officials say

Feds are helping with school resource officer program, sheriff says 9:47

Feds are helping with school resource officer program, sheriff says

As rash of shootings hits Columbia, police 5:43

As rash of shootings hits Columbia, police "appeal to people's hearts" for tips