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  1. SC deputy who tossed student firedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Richland County Senior Deputy Ben Fields was told of his firing late Wednesday morning, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. Fields had been a school resource officer at Spring Valley High School.

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  2. Feds probe arrest of disruptive studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | 13WHAM

    The Justice Department opened a civil rights probe Tuesday into the arrest of a student who refused to leave her high school math class, where a deputy was recorded flipping the girl backward in her desk and tossing her across the classroom floor. Federal help was sought by Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, who called what happened at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, "very disturbing" and placed Senior Deputy Ben Fields on leave.

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  3. The Latest: Contingency plans announced to save water supplyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Officials in Columbia, South Carolina, are looking for other options to protect the capital city's main water source after a portion of the Columbia canal collapsed, forcing workers to stop building a dam meant to plug an earlier breach. Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin called the collapse a setback and encouraged the city's 375,000 water customers to conserve water.

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  4. The Latest: Official says worst has been averted at dam siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2015 | 13WHAM

    A senior South Carolina Army National Guard official working with the operation to shore up the Beaver Creek Dam in the Columbia says he's hopeful the worst has been averted at the scene. Col. Brad Owens says crews from the Guard and the South Carolina Electric and Gas worked through the night and into Wednesday morning using sandbags and dropping rocks to hold back the Beaver Creek Dam waters along Polo Road.

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  5. The Latest: University of South Carolina avoids worst floodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | 13WHAM

    While much of Columbia has been crippled by historic flooding, the sprawling University of South Carolina has not been hit nearly as hard. Classes have been canceled, but the dorms on campus still have electricity and Wi-Fi.

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  6. The Latest: Reports of another failed dam were incorrectRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Officials say they mistakenly reported that another dam in the Columbia area failed Tuesday as historic flooding hits the state. Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley says that the Upper Windsor Dam has not failed and that earlier reports were incorrect.

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  7. The Latest: 'Concentrated' search-rescue operations MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Police in the flooded South Carolina capital of Columbia say they and other emergency crews will continue with "concentrated search and rescue operations" early Monday. Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook issued a statement saying the operations would check for any people in the city and nearby Richland County still needing evacuation from flooded areas.

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  8. The Latest: South Carolina capital, more water main breaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Officials with the South Carolina capital city of Columbia say many residents are without drinking water because of water main breaks from the flooding. Officials say in a news release that greater downtown Columbia and southeast Richland County are most affected.

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  9. The Latest: Motorist dies in South Carolina floodwatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the woman's body was found Sunday afternoon, about 12 hours after she disappeared in flood waters near downtown Columbia. The coroner says it was the only known fatality in Richland County, which saw massive floods.

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  10. The Latest: Some South Carolina residents told to boil waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | 13WHAM

    Residents in the South Carolina capital of Columbia are being told to boil their water before drinking it -- a consequence of the heavy rain that has been battering the state. The city issued the boil water advisory Sunday afternoon after massive flooding caused a number of water line breaks and the rising water was threatening operations at Columbia's downtown water treatment plant.

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