Richland County

Michael Odom was trying to put the gun in the waistband of his pants when it dropped onto the concrete, firing once and killing Odom's friend. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Sheriff: Felon Charged After Accidental Shooting

Michael Odom was trying to put the gun in the waistband of his pants when it dropped onto the concrete, firing once and killing Odom’s friend.

09/22/2014

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Police: Man Stabs Brother After Argument Over Which Dinnerware To Use

Richland County authorities say a man stabbed his brother after an argument over which dinnerware to use.

12/02/2013

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More Than 1,100 Votes Uncounted In Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More election problems in Richland County. A state audit has determined county election officials failed to count more than 1,100 absentee votes in city and county elections Nov. 5. County election […]

11/22/2013

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Teen Dies Alone After Giving Birth In SC Dorm Room

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Benedict College student bled to death after delivering a stillborn baby alone in her dorm room. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said the student was found dead […]

09/05/2013

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Body Found On Campus Of Benedict College

Officials are investigating the discovery of a body on the campus of Benedict College in Columbia.

09/04/2013

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Man Receives 25 Years For Shooting At Troopers

A Richland County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for shooting at highway troopers last year in downtown Columbia after a high-speed chase.

08/17/2013

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SC Father Arrested After 2-Month-Old In His Care Dies

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Columbia father already in custody after his 2-month-old son was brought to the hospital with suspicious injuries will face more serious charges after the baby died. Richland County […]

CBS Charlotte–08/12/2013

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Richland County Guard Accused Of Assault Of Inmate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A jail guard in Richland County has been arrested and accused of assaulting an inmate. Thirty-seven-year-old Robin Smith is accused of stomping on an inmate who had been booked on a […]

CBS Charlotte–02/26/2013

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Shoots Himself In The Head Playing Russian Roulette

The Richland County coroner says a Columbia tattoo parlor owner shot himself in the head after asking two other people if they wanted to play Russian roulette.

11/28/2012

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Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Drunken Boat Crash

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a drunken boating crash that killed two people on another vessel on Lake Murray.

03/11/2012

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