A 55-year-old woman died at Kershaw Medical Center on Saturday evening after a single-car collision on U.S. 1 and Campbell Street in Camden. Michelle Ludy was trapped in the passenger side seat for an "extended amount of time" after her husband, Mike Ludy, ran their vehicle off the road and struck a tree near Rite Aid Pharmacy around 7:30 p.m., according to Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. Mike Ludy was treated for injuries at Kershaw Medical Center and was transferred to Palmetto Richland Hospital, Fellers said. Ludy was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men on drug charges following a short high-speed car chase.
The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) responded to a residential fire in the area of Longtown Road at 25 Mile Creek around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
A man who jumped out of a van and shot at four Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies Thursday night is now in jail. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Ernest Maurice Allen, a.k.a., Ernest Pickett, 25, around 3:15 p.m. Friday in Lee County.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a man they said wielded a box cutter to force a man into his home, tying him up, beating and robbing and stealing his truck.
Ron Moak, of Camden, an assistant solicitor with the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in Kershaw County, resigned Dec. 10 following several allegations. Solicitor Dan Johnson, through his director of communications, Nicole Holland, confirmed Moak's resignation.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested one man and are seeking two others in the armed robbery of an individual on Nov. 25.
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a suspect after he assaulted and robbed a man in Kershaw County.
Several Camden Police Department (CPD) officers appeared at Camden Elementary School (CES) Friday following news out of Newtown, Conn., of what is being considered the second-worst school-related shooting in American history.
A string of vehicle break-ins Friday and Saturday have left many Camden residents without Christmas gifts, personal documents and GPS units.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Investigator Justin Dill is the 2012 winner of the W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year Award. Local businessman Joe Upchurch announced Dill's selection Saturday during a Christmas luncheon following the annual Kershaw County Christmas Parade in downtown Camden.
Michael Joseph Smith was more than a young adult killed in a "gang-related" shooting five years ago on Dec. 7, 2007. He was a son and a brother. As the Chronicle-Independent concluded its three-part series "Michael's Legacy, 2007-2012" Friday, Michael's mother, Jody Hancock, said she wanted to make sure those impacted by Michael's death and the community's response to it didn't forget Michael himself.
According to S.C. Highway Patrol Senior Trooper Bridget Wyant, a single vehicle, single occupant fatality occurred on Threatt Road at 12:55 a.m. Sunday near Kershaw. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the driver as Billy Ray Gainey, age 53.
Michael Joseph Smith died exactly five years ago tonight, Dec. 7, 2007, in a gang-related shooting at the McDonald's near the U.S. 521/I-20 interchange. His death spurred a conversation about how Kershaw County would handle gang-affiliation and prevention. Since his death, many Kershaw County entities have come together to apply for and implement Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS), a five year, $6 million federally funded program.
CUE (Community United Effort) Center for Missing Persons, based in Wilmington, N.C., recently assisted in search efforts for missing Columbia teenager Gabrielle (Gabbiee) Swainson. Gabbiee disappeared in mid-August. Freddie Grant, 52, of Elgin is accused of kidnapping her and is also thought to be involved in the disappearance of his live-in girlfriend, Adriana Laster, 27. The Elgin Police Department estimated Laster has been missing since early September 2011. He is also a person of interest in the murder of 37-year-old Daniel Lee Wood of Lugoff.
A 60-year-old Batesburg man managed to survive after his tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete barrier on the westbound I-20 bridge over the Wateree River and ...
The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for the young man who abducted a 31-year-old woman and her 18- and 3-year-old sons from a Kendall ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, on Saturday, charging him with unlawful conduct ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to Hunters Lane near Camden late on the night of April 24 to a call of an ...
A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.
Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...
Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...
The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...
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