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Past articles by Emily:

SC police chief among several law enforcement officials indicted on visa fraud, drug charges

Nine people, including seven law enforcement officers, have been indicted in federal court in SC on Visa fraud and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon announced Friday → Read More

Airbnb renters find hidden camera inside fake smoke alarm

Police said they did not find an SD card or that the device had WiFi capability. For that reason, they can't move forward with any charges. → Read More

Video: Naked woman crosses 6-lane interstate in FL

The man who recorded the video said the woman seemed calm about the whole thing. → Read More

Man on test drive carjacked, stabbed salesman, police say

The dealership employee was able to escape and provide a description of the suspect, along with the direction his alleged attacker was headed. → Read More

Crews removing brush find skeletal remains in field, police say

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s office is investigating skeletal remains found in a field by work crews. → Read More

CPD: Driver detained after collision on Lamar Street, investigation underway

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a collision that happened on Thursday, involving 2 people at the intersection of Lamar St. and Duke Ave. → Read More

Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken

In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand listened to the call to prayer on live broadcasts while thousands, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, gathered in leafy Hagley Park opposite the Al Noor mosque, where 42 people died. → Read More

Fort Bragg collects cards for WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

A special member of Fort Bragg is turning 100 years old this week, and staff members need your help to make him feel special. → Read More

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram, mayor says terror likely

Authorities immediately raised the terror alert for the area to the maximum level and said they are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive" in the attack. Dutch military police went on extra alert at Dutch airports and at key buildings in the country as the Utrecht manhunt took place. → Read More

Coroner releases ID of victim who died in Lexington Co. house fire

One person has died and another person is injured after a house fire in Irmo early Thursday morning, according to the Irmo Fire Chief. → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured after early morning house fire in Irmo

One person has died and another person is injured after a house fire in Irmo early Thursday morning, according to the Irmo Fire Chief. → Read More

Do thin people have faster metabolisms than big people? No

Ever wonder what makes your metabolism tick? → Read More

Massive fire in downtown Bamberg under control after crews battle for several hours

Crews have finally put out a massive structure fire that started late Tuesday night in downtown Bamberg. → Read More

Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine not linked to autism, study says

The lead researcher said the idea that vaccines cause autism is still around and is getting a lot of attention on social media. He said they wanted to provide solid scientific answers on the issue. → Read More

Arrest made in search for ‘Oscar’ who evaded police on show ‘Live PD’

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a man who led police on a chase Saturday. → Read More

Brookland-Cayce High School employee charged after assaulting student

A Brookland Cayce High School employee has been charged with 3rd degree Assault and Battery, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. → Read More

SC leaders call for metal detectors in schools after AC Flora stabbing incident

A 15-year-old girl has been arrested on attempted murder charges after a stabbing incident on Feb. 25 at A.C. Flora High School. → Read More

RCSD: Suspect in custody after bank robbery at First Palmetto Bank

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a bank robbery. → Read More

Man accused of locking family inside house, setting it on fire after Cheez-It argument

The suspect’s brother and 61-year-old mother were able to escape the house via the second floor, and no one was injured. → Read More

Man with multiple girlfriends stole car in dating app scam, woman says

The woman thought she'd found her dream man, charming with romantic dates and kind words, but after introducing him to family and friends, she began getting messages from other women, who said he had dated them, too, and taken their money. → Read More