SLED probe for all cop killings

...Carolina.Most police agencies already turn officer shootings and major injury investigations over the SLED, with the Richland County Sheriff's Department being the main exception. SLED supports the bill.The subcommittee also passed a bill Thursday...

Senate panel wants SLED to handle shootings by police

...officer was charged with murder in the April 4 shooting of an unarmed man running from a traffic stop.Except for the Richland County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement agencies in the state already have SLED investigate officer-involved shootings...

Ellene Hammond

...husband, E. Spann Hammond, she was an early developer of homes and commercial property in the City of Forest Acres in Richland County, and areas around Lake Murray in Lexington County. Ellene and Spann were also active in the United States Power...

SC man gets 36 years for stabbing girlfriend

...to the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant.The State newspaper reports Faasiu Toese was sentenced Tuesday in Richland County.Toese was arrested in 2013. He had called police himself, telling officers to look in the backseat of his car...

Fans are turning out for top-seeded South Carolina women

...engages fans on social media and routinely receives recognition for her charitable works, last month honored by the Richland County Sheriff's Department with her own deputy's badge.Before games, Staley poses for pictures with fans and makes...

South Carolina man shot driver, fled to Florida for spring break, police say

...able to speed out of the parking lot, initiating the chase.At a news conference Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that Harper had recently gotten out of prison and had a lengthy criminal record."How callous...

Across the region

...Carolina has been suspended by its national chapter as authorities investigate the death of an 18-year-old member.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the male student was found dead about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in a private home about a...

SC cops seek hockey mask bandit

...Authorities are looking for a man they say has robbed 16 businesses in the Midlands in a month while wearing a hockey mask. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release that the suspect has robbed at gunpoint Chinese restaurants, dollar stores...

Across the region

...conference Tuesday, Brenda Frazier said police officials told her to resign or face being fired after an audit by the Richland County Sheriff's Department found inconsistencies in her work and raised concerns about her training and methodology...

Ex-wife killed professor in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

COLUMBIA - A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina, Richland County's coroner said Friday.