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Spurrier Says 'Deflate-Gate' is Not New

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (The Greenville News) - As a former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and head coach in both the National Football and United States Football leagues, Steve Spurrier had a lot of opinions about "deflate-gate" with the New England Patriots.
Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Gamecocks Lose to LSU 64-58

wltx.com — The Gamecocks had two opportunities to take the lead in the last 35 seconds, but had shots blocked BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU held South Carolina to one basket over the final four minutes and rallied for a 64-58 Southeastern Conference victory Wednesday night.

Judge Tosses Conviction of Friendship 9

wltx.com — Randi Massey who was in the courtroom for Wednesday's hearing, was 16 years old when the friendship nine were arrested. She says the ruling is a step in the right direction, Rock Hill, SC (WLTX) - A half-century wait for justice is over for nine civil rights protesters from Rock Hill Known as the Friendship 9.

Famed SC Civil Rights Protesters to have Records Erased

wltx.com — Rock Hill, SC (WLTX)- Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites only South Carolina lunch counter, 54 years ago in Rock Hill. The group coined the "Friendship 9" served a month of hard labor for ordering lunch from a whites-only counter at McCrory's variety store on February 1961.
Jan 28, 2015

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Sheriff: 'Monsters' Involved in Child Sex Ring

wltx.com — Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says his officers have made another arrest as they continue to undercover a child sex ring that was operating in the Midlands. The latest person arrested is 42-year-old Andrey Kucherin, who's charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree.

Amy's Wednesday Weather

Jan 28, 2015

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Jan 28, 2015

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Dr. Sondra Jones: News19 Teacher of the Week

wltx.com — For more than 15 years, Dr. Sondra Jones has taught elementary and middle school students. As an educator at Dent Middle School she is being recognized for her commitment to her students.

Budweiser's Adorable 'Lost Dog' Super Bowl Ad Released

wltx.com — Budweiser's new Super Bowl commercial "Lost Dog" has hit the web, and it's adorable. The minute-long ad tells the tale of a puppy that gets lost but eventually finds its way home. Naturally, his pals, the Clydesdales, end up saving him from serious trouble along the way.

High School Hoops - Tuesday, Jan. 28

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- Tuesday night's high school basketball action saw arch-rivals square off as Hammond and Heathwood Hall battled on the Highlanders' court. WIth Seventh Woods sidelined with an illness, the Skyhawks didn't miss a beat in winning 60-45. Over at Airport High School, the Eagles hosted arch-rival Brookland-Cayce which is down to eight players due to disciplinary actions.

"Save Our Fort" Effort Underway

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX)- A new effort is underway to convince the US Army not to make cuts at Fort Jackson. The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is in the midst of a "Save Our Fort" campaign. They worry that Fort Jackson may lose up to half of its 7,000 employees under the next round of military base cuts.

Women's Basketball: USC vs. Texas AM

South Carolina's First Homeless Court Sessions Begin

wltx.com — Columbia's Homeless Court launched this afternoon. It's the latest effort to try and address re-occuring issues that often can set back homeless people from getting back on their feet.

Train Derailment in Allendale County, Two Injured

wltx.com — Allendale County, SC (WLTX)- Hazmat teams and the Allendale County Sheriff's office are working to clear the scene of a train derailment near the Clariant Chemical Plant. Deputies were called to the scene of the derailment around 2:15 Tuesday morning. Officials on the scene say the train derailed when it crashed into two cars that were on the track.

Fitts Company Expands, Creates 105 New Jobs

wltx.com — Calhoun County, SC (WLTX) - A Calhoun County company has announced plans to expand, a move that is expected to create 105 new jobs. The Fitts Company will invest $4.2 million to make a new office and manufacturing plant in Gaston. The new facility will be located in the I-26 industrial park, and will double the company's existing space.

Sumter Deputies: Man Sexually Assaulted 14-Year-Old

wltx.com — Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Sumter County deputies have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl. James David Wandkte, 37, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor and is waiting on a bond hearing in the Sumter jail.
Jan 27, 2015

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Suspect Named in Midlands Tech Incident

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX) - State Law Enforcement Division agents have identified a suspect in an incident last week at Midlands Tech involving a campus police officer and a vehicle. According to investigators, a Midlands Tech officer saw 37-year-old Willie R.
Jan 27, 2015

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Jan 27, 2015

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Super Bowl Deal Forecast

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Today we continue to watch out for your wallet and some huge savings all tied to the big game. You may know by now that I hunt down huge deals to save you time and money.

Police: Man Shot, Killed Dog for Barking

wltx.com — BURLINGTON, N.C. (WFMY)-- A man faces animal cruelty charges after police say he shot and killed a dog. Police officers responded to West Trade Street in Burlington around 8:14 p.m. after receiving reports of gunshots being fired. Officers said 56-year-old Timothy Enoch shot and killed a dog that was in a vehicle parked on the property because it would not stop barking.

Update on Penny Tax Projects in Richland

wltx.com — But more than $67 million later, some voters are still looking for answers to a few questions. Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- It's been just over two years since the penny tax passed a vote in Richland County. Monday evening, a meeting was held for residents to hear what's happened since then.