Police: Man charged in police officer's shooting death carried weapons during previous arrests

...possession.On Thursday, Hall relinquished his right to his first court appearance. During a brief hearing at the Richland County Detention Center, Magistrate Judge Michelle Branch-Howard told public defender Taylor Bell that she would not set...

SC man died after choking on bag of marijuana, authorities say

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Authorities say a man from Richland County died after he choked on a bag of marijuana after a...family took him off life support on Sept. 6.The Richland County Sheriff's Office said McDaniels and another man...

Columbia cop fired after off-duty fight, shooting

...been with the department since 2008.Officials say both men involved in the fight were struck by fire from the gun.Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Hudson is charged with aggravated assault and battery and pointing a gun.

SC man drowns in Congaree River

COLUMBIA - Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned in the Congaree River in Columbia.The Richland County Coroner's Office told local media that 31-year-old James Henry Hutto Jr. died after he and friend went into...

Black Panther-KKK rallies at SC Capitol questioned

...the largest police presence he has seen at the capitol in 30 years as a legislator.Five people were arrested, and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says the crowd nearly got out of control.Courson says he wants to protect free speech rights...

DNA leads to church copper thief suspect

COLUMBIA- Richland County deputies say DNA led them to a man who stole copper from four churches...and theft to real property over $5,000.Brown remained in the Richland County jail on a $16,000 bond. It wasn't known if he had an attorney...

Clerical errors allowed Charleston church shooter to buy gun

...of law enforcement agencies in Lexington County and it did not include Columbia because it is mostly in neighboring Richland County. The examiner called the police department in West Columbia ? where the gun was bought ? and found nothing.Only...

S.C. high court halts Richland County vote recount

...stop to a recount of votes in Richland County, granting a request from state...hour when the high court ruled.Richland County's preliminary tally shows Republican...wasn't immediately clear when Richland County elections results would be certified...

Richland County to fund airport upgrade

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Richland County Council has approved $2.8 million of $4.5 million needed for upgrades at the Columbia-Owens Downtown Airport. The upgrade...

SC county fires elections chief after 8 months

COLUMBIA - Richland County has fired the elections director...from his post as director of the Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Office...problems developed in Columbia and Richland County voting last November, when officials...