Scott Cooke, WLTX

Scott Cooke


Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by scott:

SCDOT worker killed in crash on the way to worksite

SCDOT says 59-year-old Charles "Chuck" Kennedy died when a vehicle crossed the center line. → Read More

South Carolina Jeopardy! champion remembers Alex Trebek

Florence native Ben Ingram remembers Alex Trebek as a fair host and a great human being. → Read More

Steps voters can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

The more prepared you are, the healthier you can be. → Read More

Scientists study synchronous fireflies at Congaree National Park

Normally, thousands would watch the synchronous fireflies at the Congaree National Park. This year, nature went on with the show without as many people watching. → Read More

Elgin landscaping company has a staff of goats

Green Goat Land Management is an all natural landscape clearing company → Read More

Richland County teen made up story of attempted abduction, deputies say

The teen claimed someone tried to abduct her and then sped away in a van. → Read More

3 teens arrested in shooting death of Summerville High 16-year-old

Dorchester County deputies announced the arrest of three juveniles in the shooting death of a Summerville teen. → Read More

New owner takes over Babcock Building at BullStreet

208 apartments are planned for the historic building on the former Department of Mental Health property. → Read More

Multiple roads in Newberry closed due to excess water

The city is warning drivers to check conditions before driving around town. → Read More

Meet me at the rocket and sing Happy Birthday

South Carolina State Fair rocket celebrates 50th year at the fairgrounds. → Read More

More than 200 turtles seized in illegal reptile trade in SC

Federal and state investigators say an international demand for South Carolina's native turtles are putting the species at risk → Read More

Train derails after crash with 18 wheeler in Calhoun County

Calhoun County emergency officials tell News19 a cargo train and a semi struck each other around 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. → Read More

New free downtown bus route, other changes to COMET service

The Soda Cap Connector Orbit is a free route, providing a loop through downtown Columbia. → Read More

Beaufort Marine becomes first female F-35B pilot

Capt. Anneliese Satz will now be assigned to her first operational unit in Japan. → Read More

Car stolen with child inside, Lexington deputies say

A suspect has been arrested after Lexington deputies say the man stole a car with a child inside. → Read More

New tower opens on South Carolina's highest point

The Sassafras Mountain Tower is based on a point that is 3,553 feet above sea level. → Read More

SC prisons officers allowed stabbed inmate to die alone, attorney says video shows

Attorneys for the family of Allen Capers released video they say shows corrections officers failed to treat the inmate after he was stabbed. → Read More

Lawmaker: What happened at Regional Medical Center is the result of mental illness

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter says shooting suspect went to facility on Tuesday and was told to come back Friday. → Read More

Lexington One enters agreement to buy land for new elementary school

The site is intended for a new elementary school in the White Knoll attendance area. → Read More

Pimento Cheese Passport is a foodie's journey around Columbia

Experience Columbia SC is launching a program that features 15 restaurants serving up a South Carolina staple. → Read More