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  1. Deputies investigating attempted armed robbery at North Main gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMBF

    The Richland County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who tried to hold up a gas station early Monday morning. Deputies say just after 3:30 a.m. Monday, they were called to the Obama store on North Main Street in Columbia for a report of an attempted robbery.

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  2. Robbery attempt foiled at Obama gas station as clerk pulls gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMBF

    The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a gas station clerk pulled a gun on a man who attempted to rob the business at gunpoint early Monday morning. Deputies say just after 3:30 a.m. Monday, they were called to the Obama store on North Main Street in Columbia for a report of an attempted robbery.

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  3. SC grape grower, wine maker seeks help picking muscadinesRead the original story

    Sunday | WMBF

    A Lexington County grape grower and wine maker is appealing to the public to help him harvest five vineyards of ripened muscadines. Shannon Mercer tells The State newspaper in Columbia that he needs help for his Mercer House Estate Winery, which opened nine years ago.

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  4. Thousands expected for this weekend's Soda City Comic-ConRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WMBF

    Midlands fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture are in for a colorful dose this weekend. Organizers are busy setting up right now for the Soda City Comic-Con.

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  5. SC Attorney General appoints chief deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WMBF

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has appointed Robert Bolchoz as Chief Deputy Attorney General to replace John McIntosh, who is retiring. McIntosh has served as Chief Deputy since 1998 for three attorneys general and has been in the Attorney General's Office since 1995.

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  6. U of SC displays recently-donated Faulkner collectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | WMBF

    For the next few months you can get a look and listen to some rare items from noted Southern author William Faulkner at the University of South Carolina's Ernest F. Hollings Library. The items on display were recently donated by longtime Columbia residents and Faulkner enthusiasts Reece and Nancy Williams.

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  7. Court: Columbia must release complaints against former chiefRead the original story

    Friday Aug 26 | WMBF

    Scott resigned from the police department in 2013, citing post-traumatic stress disorder. His resignation came after the department was sued by a former officer who said she was made a scapegoat in a botched investigation Scott returned to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, where he had worked before becoming Columbia's police chief in 2010.

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  8. Midlands flood victims to bring "sunshine" to Baton RougeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 25 | WMBF

    In the lobby of her Columbia office, Deborah Gay is collecting a big pile of stuff - bottled water, batteries, and more. Over the weekend, she and a group of others will be hauling all of it down to Louisiana, where thousands in and around Baton Rouge are recovering after a devastating flood.

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  9. Teen sisters charged in bus pepper spray incidentRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 25 | WMBF

    Officials say two teenage sisters are facing charges after pepper spray was used during a fight on a Richland County school bus. The State of Columbia reports the Richland County Sheriff's Department says in a statement that the 16-year-old and 15-year-old siblings were charged with third-degree assault and interfering with the operation of a school bus following Tuesday's incident.

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  10. Officers train for interactions with deaf, hearing impairedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | WMBF

    Troopers in Charlotte tried to pull over 29-year-old Daniel Harris for speeding last Thursday. After leading troopers on a seven-mile chase, troopers said he got out of the vehicle and that led to an encounter where a shot was fired.

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  11. Aerospace Conference, Expo starts in ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | WMBF

    Industry experts say the impact of the aerospace cluster on South Carolina's economy has grown to $19 billion, which is a $2-billion increase since it was last measured in 2014. "We're starting to attract metal finishing, processing chemical related companies that were missing in our cluster during the early years," said Deborah Cameron, of S.C. Council on Competitiveness.

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  12. South Carolina joins national unclaimed property databaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 24 | WMBF

    COLUMBIA, SC Unclaimed money and property owed to South Carolina citizens can now be found on MissingMoney.com, a national database that includes unclaimed property being held by 42 states and provinces. South Carolina Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr., announced the partnership with the national site Wednesday, adding that the state's treasurer's office is currently seeking the rightful owners of more than $500 million.

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  13. Run-down, abandoned housing also a crime issue for ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | WMBF

    But in that area, another issue exists -- run-down housing. It's a problem police say often helps create a breeding ground for criminal activity.

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  14. 17-year-old hit with five counts in child pornography caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | WMBF

    Attorney General Alan Wilson has charged a 17-year-old Columbia teen with child pornography charges, according to his office. A man was killed in a fire at a mobile home near Lumberton Monday night, according to East Howellsville Fire Chief Steve West.

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  15. No one injured after shots fired at residenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | WMBF

    Police in Columbia are collecting evidence after shots were fired at a home just off Two Notch Road early Monday morning. According to CPD, officers were called to the residence at the 5000 block of North Brickyard Road.

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  16. Man arrested in Columbia hit and run deathRead the original story

    Monday Aug 22 | WMBF

    Richland County Coroner Gary Watts told local media that 59-year-old Evona Roberson Williams of Lexington died after being hit Saturday night in Columbia. Police Chief Skip Holbrook told reporters that 34-year-old Gary Lamont Robinson was arrested Sunday and charged with hit and run resulting in death, failure to help an driving under suspension.

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  17. 13-year-old girl injured in Columbia shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | WMBF

    According to a post on CPD's social media account, the shooting happened early Saturday morning on the 2400 block of McKinley Street near Farrow Road. Officers say a 13-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in the shooting.

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  18. Milestone furthest thing from Strickland's mind when Newberry faces KeenanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | WMBF

    Phil Strickland has seen his fair share of season openers as a high school football coach, but Friday's opener is just a little different. When Newberry travels to Columbia to face Keenan on Friday, the Bulldogs head coach could finish the night with his 300th career win.

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  19. Donations continue for flooded Louisiana in 'incredible outpouring of support'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | WMBF

    Between hitting the books and getting settled in, USC students and the surrounding community are also reaching out to help flood victims in Louisiana. On Thursday, donations were coming in faster than the volunteers could handle.

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  20. 30-year-old identified as victim in West Columbia deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | WMBF

    Coroner Margaret Fisher identified the man as Michael Andy McMillan of Columbia. An autopsy will be done Friday to determine the cause of his death.

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