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Mom charged in death of child


Updated 07-20-2017

The mother of a 1-year-old found unresponsive at a local park has been charged in connection to his death.

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Pedestrian struck, killed


Updated 07-20-2017

A 41-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in an early morning accident on South Pike West.

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Investigation leads to arrests, drugs.


Updated 07-15-2017

An ongoing investigation has led to an attempted murder and drug arrests as well as the seizure of drugs and guns during a raid on a South Main Street home earlier this week.

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Mother, children in critical condition


Updated 06-22-2017

A mother and two children remain in a Columbia area hospital after the vehicle they were in entered a retention pond Thursday night.

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Teen dies after accidental shooting


Updated 05-26-2017

A Sumter teen has died from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Ga. man arrested in shooting death


Updated 05-26-2017

A 30-year-old Georgia man has been arrested in connection to a shooting at a local hotel that killed a Sumterite.

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Man charged in fatal shooting


Updated 05-16-2017

A Sumter man faces charges following a shooting death Monday night.

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Operation nets heroin arrest


Updated 05-03-2017

A Sumter man has been arrested following an investigation launched in response to growing concerns of heroin use nationally and locally.

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2 wanted in convenience store robbery


Updated 04-06-2017

Police are working to identify two men involved in taking tobacco products from a local convenience store after presenting a firearm.

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Investigation ongoing in fatal crash


Updated 03-26-2017

Sumter Police are continuing to investigate after a man was killed in a vehicle crash late Saturday night.

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