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  1. The Mega Millions jackpot is the seventh largest in lottery history.Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WIS-TV Columbia

    If you live in one of six states without a lottery, it might be time to make a road trip. Nobody hit the jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing so the jackpot has gone up to $493 million.

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  2. Members of the Marine Raider Memorial March passed through the Midlands on Saturday.Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Members of the Marine Raider Memorial March passed through the Midlands on Saturday in part of a 900 mile journey through five states. It's all to honor fifteen U.S Marines and one U.S Navy Corpsman that were killed in a KC-130 aircraft crash in Mississippi last July.

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  3. Suspect charged with sex trafficking after woman says she was 'forced ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIS-TV Columbia

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC A police report filed Tuesday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shows a 22-year-old woman claims she was a victim of sex trafficking. According to Myrtle Beach police Cpt.

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  4. Law enforcement veteran announces candidacy for RCSD sheriff in 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIS-TV Columbia

    Jason Roberts announced his candidacy on Thursday, touting a long career as a member of the Midlands law enforcement community in a statement released Thursday. After much thought and consideration, I would like to humbly announce my intent to seek the office of the Richland County Sheriff in 2020.

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  5. USC football players, cheerleaders and Cocky will read to your childRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIS-TV Columbia

    Are you ready for some football? First be ready for some reading! As part of Richland Library's Summer Learning Challenge, Pigskin Poets reinforces the importance of setting and reaching goals in an effort to help reduce the effects of summer learning loss. USC football players, cheerleaders, Cocky and storyteller Darion McCloud will capture the attention of your children - any and all ages invited - at Friday's Pigskin Poets 2018.

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  6. Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPORead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Canadian company is the first marijuana business to complete an initial public offering on a major U.S. stock exchange, raising $153 million to expand its operations as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. British Columbia-based Tilray Inc.'s shares began trading Thursday on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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  7. Tips from community lead to arrest of Cayce strong armed robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Matthew Alexander Young, 32, was arrested for involvement in a strong armed robbery incident that happened on July 10 at 1201 Knox Abbott Drive. Surveillance video showed him entering Crescom Bank wearing an American flag shirt and striped pants.

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  8. Mega Millions jackpot rises to $422 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    It's the second highest jackpot of the year. The highest was $533 million, which one lucky New Jersean took home.

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  9. USC tuition hike will cost students hundreds next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    In Columbia, there will be a 2.9% hike; USC says it's the lowest raise on students since 1998. However, in-state students will feel it by $177 per semester.

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  10. LEGO convention coming to Columbia to feature SC man's Williams-Brice replicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Gary Ridgway, known as the 'Green River Killer,' plead guilty to 48 murders, but in 2013 he claimed the number was closer to 80. Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer are some of America's most infamous serial killers that authorities were able to apprehend. Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer are some of America's most infamous serial killers that authorities were able to apprehend.

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  11. SC cat found in Maine after hitchhiking unnoticed with neighborRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | WIS-TV Columbia

    When Michael and Meredith Welch let their cat Lucy out on June 25 to play in the yard, they had no idea that she would go a little further than usual. "We let her out, she goes out every night, that's her normal thing," said Michael Welch, Lucy's owner.

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  12. Speaking out for fair housing in ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Andelyn Nesbitt-Rodriguez is the City of Columbia's Community Development Program Compliance Specialist. She's inviting the community to the city's quarterly conversation on equal access and equal opportunity to housing.

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  13. Crews begin removal of Farrow Road bike lanes following community outrageRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WIS-TV Columbia

    City of Columbia crews is in the process of removing bike lanes on a three-mile stretch of Farrow Road after community members expressed their disapproval of the project two weeks ago. According to the city, crews will re-mill and resurface the two outer lanes, restoring Farrow Road to two northbound and southbound lanes and a middle turn lane.

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  14. Quierra Dominique Outten.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Columbia woman was arrested for allegedly being connected with the false filing of vehicle title applications to obtain loans. Quierra Dominique Outten, 22, was arrested on July 12 and charged with two counts of altering, forging or counterfeiting a certificate of title and two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses.

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  15. Assembly Street in downtown Columbia back open following gas leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Columbia police says traffic flow is back to normal on Assembly Street following a gas leak near Pendleton Street Tuesday morning.

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  16. Columbia plant in the running to build Army's next-gen weaponRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WIS-TV Columbia

    It's been a military mainstay since the eighties. It combines firepower, accuracy, and maneuverability into a single package, but the Army wants a replacement for this light machine gun called the M249 SAW.

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  17. Amber FairburnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Columbia police arrested a woman Monday morning for allegedly leaving four children in a vehicle while she shopped inside Walmart. According to police, the engine was off and the windows were rolled up when Walmart employees noticed the children were inside the Honda minivan.

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  18. Petition candidate for Fifth Circuit Solicitor race submits signatures for verificationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WIS-TV Columbia

    At the SC Elections Commission in Columbia on Monday, John Meadors along family and supporters delivered the petitions they hope will get him on the November ballot for the office of Fifth Circuit Solicitor. They arrived at the office with a box containing stacks of papers with names of people from all over Richland and Kershaw counties .

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  19. Midlands woman returns to rebuilt home destroyed in historic 2015 floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Midlands woman was finally able to return to her home this week after the 2015 floods caused severe damage to her floors and walls. For the past six months, Alice Briggs was forced to live in a hotel and with family members because her home became uninhabitable.

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  20. City of Columbia to begin removing Farrow Rd. bike lanes TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Columbia City Manager Teresa Wilson announced Monday that the city has decided to remove the bike lanes on a portion of Farrow Road as a part of a lane reversal. The lane-reversal was from Columbia College Drive to E. Campanella Drive.

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