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.

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...

Richmond, Columbia counties rank high for Interstate 20 wrecks

...concrete barriers.South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones said the majority of the area from Aiken to Richland counties has some sort of barrier, whether it be tree, cable or concrete barriers.

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...

Haley vetoes money to promote Woodrow Wilson Home

...rehabilitation in 2005 and reopened to visitors early last year. Most of the $3.6 million for the project came from Richland County, which owns the house. After moving to Columbia from Augusta, the family of the boy who would be America's 28th...

Fallen Sen. Pinckney advocate of the poor

...to Sen. Darrell Jackson, D-Richland County.The Jasper County senator...have happened at his church in Richland County. The combination of being a...Damon Jeter, a lobbyist and Richland County Councilman, said the killing...

SC man suspect in dogfight ring

COLUMBIA - A Richland County man has been arrested on charges involving a dog fighting ring.Multiple media outlets report that the sheriff's office says...

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...

Across the region

...Health Richland Hospital.Investigators are in the neighborhood, talking to people and gathering evidence.The Richland County Coroner's Office identified the boy as Najeer Raborn Buggs.Authorities released few other details, including...

Prosecution attacks warrant as former Eutawville police chief's murder retrial begins

...deadlocked jury after 12 hours of deliberations. This week's trial was moved about 50 miles from Orangeburg County to Richland County after prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed there had been extensive pretrial publicity.Combs faces 30 years to...