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  • Gov. Office Reponds To PCA, Plans To Meet

    Gov. Office Reponds To PCA, Plans To Meet

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:46:02 GMT
    Piedmont Community ActionPiedmont Community Action
    The Governor's Office is calling Piedmont Community Action's response to an audit report last month "insufficient."
    The Governor's Office is calling Piedmont Community Action's response to an audit report last month "insufficient."
  • Kanye West Insists Disabled Fans Stand Up At Sydney Concert

    Kanye West Insists Disabled Fans Stand Up At Sydney Concert

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:05:59 GMT
    Screenshot from Youtube VideoScreenshot from Youtube Video
    Kanye West is facing public backlash following an awkward encounter with several disabled persons at one of the rapper's recent concerts Down Under.
    Kanye West is facing public backlash following an awkward encounter with several disabled persons at one of the rapper's recent concerts Down Under.
  • Mixed Reaction To Moving Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade

    Mixed Reaction To Moving Myrtle Beach Memorial Day Parade

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:54:04 GMT
    Photo from a past Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach.Photo from a past Memorial Day parade in Myrtle Beach.
    Veterans in Myrtle Beach have mixed reactions to moving the annual Memorial Day weekend parade so police can focus on security during an area biker festival.
    Veterans in Myrtle Beach have mixed reactions to moving the annual Memorial Day weekend parade so police can focus on security during an area biker festival.
  • Restrained Man Tazed Twice By SC Deputy

    Restrained Man Tazed Twice By SC Deputy

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:06:09 GMT
    Screenshot provided by WLTXScreenshot provided by WLTX
    In a video obtained by CBS affiliate WLTX, a suspect held in handcuffs is tazed twice by a deputy at a gas station. 
    In a video obtained by CBS affiliate WLTX, a suspect held in handcuffs is tazed twice by a deputy at a gas station. 
  • SC House Creates New Committee to Improve Roads

    SC House Creates New Committee to Improve Roads

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:16:17 GMT
    The South Carolina House has created a special new committee to study the condition of the state's roads and bridges and come up with a plan to improve them, including how to pay for it. The committee's first meeting will be Tuesday at the Statehouse.
    The South Carolina House has created a special new committee to study the condition of the state's roads and bridges and come up with a plan to improve them, including how to pay for it. The committee's first meeting will be Tuesday at the Statehouse.
  • Drivers Complain About Loose Gravel On I-85

    Drivers Complain About Loose Gravel On I-85

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:54:20 GMT
    Dozens of drivers have filed complaints with the South Carolina Department of Transportation over loose gravel along a stretch of I-85. Officials said the complaints, which topped out at between 6 and 8 per day last week, stem from gravel that's damaged vehicles between Highway 14 and 129, where crews are working on a two-year-long resurfacing project.
    Dozens of drivers have filed complaints with the South Carolina Department of Transportation over loose gravel along a stretch of I-85. Officials said the complaints, which topped out at between 6 and 8 per day last week, stem from gravel that's damaged vehicles between Highway 14 and 129, where crews are working on a two-year-long resurfacing project.
  • Upstate Advocates Weigh In On Corporal Punishment For Kids

    Upstate Advocates Weigh In On Corporal Punishment For Kids

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:26:14 GMT

    The child abuse allegations involving NFL star Adrian Peterson have sparked a national debate about corporal punishment and what's the right way to discipline your child. Advocates in the Upstate are using it as a reminder to parents about the difference between reasonable force and excessive.

    The child abuse allegations involving NFL star Adrian Peterson have sparked a national debate about corporal punishment and what's the right way to discipline your child. Advocates in the Upstate are using it as a reminder to parents about the difference between reasonable force and excessive.

  • Youth Pastor Killed in Crash On I-26 In Spartanburg Co.

    Youth Pastor Killed in Crash On I-26 In Spartanburg Co.

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:44:22 GMT
    Troopers say two men were ejected after the truck they were in overturned. Then a driver hit one of the men, a 25-year-old youth pastor, and drove off.
    Troopers say two men were ejected after the truck they were in overturned. Then a driver hit one of the men, a 25-year-old youth pastor, and drove off.
  • Group Protests Woodruff HS's Flag Removal

    Group Protests Woodruff HS's Flag Removal

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:22:52 GMT
    On September 11, four students showed up at the school with U.S. flags flying from their vehicles. The flags were confiscated after officials said it was against school district policy to "draw attention" to one's vehicle.
    On September 11, four students showed up at the school with U.S. flags flying from their vehicles. The flags were confiscated after officials said it was against school district policy to "draw attention" to one's vehicle.
  • Chapur Learned About Sanford Breakup Announcement Through Media

    Chapur Learned About Sanford Breakup Announcement Through Media

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:20:25 GMT
    Maria Belen Chapur, Mark Sanford's mistress-turned-fiancé, says she found out about the announcement that the congressman and former governor canceled their engagement publicly through the press.
    Maria Belen Chapur, Mark Sanford's mistress-turned-fiancé, says she found out about the announcement that the congressman and former governor canceled their engagement publicly through the press.
  • Greenville Celebrates Local Small Business Week

    Greenville Celebrates Local Small Business Week

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:11:16 GMT
     Greenville Celebrates Local Small Business Week Greenville Celebrates Local Small Business Week
    The Greenville Chamber is celebrating Local Small Business Week on September 15-19.
    The Greenville Chamber is celebrating Local Small Business Week on September 15-19.
  • 2 Exposed To Rabies Through Stray Cat In Anderson Co.

    2 Exposed To Rabies Through Stray Cat In Anderson Co.

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:03:30 GMT
    State health officials say the victims were exposed to the disease in the southeastern part of the county on September 11 and then referred to their health care providers for consultation.
    State health officials say the victims were exposed to the disease in the southeastern part of the county on September 11 and then referred to their health care providers for consultation.
  • Lightning, Heavy Rain Delays Numerous Football Games

    Lightning, Heavy Rain Delays Numerous Football Games

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:52:50 GMT
    Play was delayed during  Gaffney High School vs. Spartanburg High School football game Friday night due to lightning. Play was delayed during Gaffney High School vs. Spartanburg High School football game Friday night due to lightning.
    Many football games this weekend were delayed and postponed due to weather.
    Many football games this weekend were delayed and postponed due to weather.
  • Spartanburg Artist Opens New Art Gallery

    Spartanburg Artist Opens New Art Gallery

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:27 PM EDT2014-09-15 03:27:11 GMT
    A Spartanburg native opens his first art gallery Sunday.A Spartanburg native opens his first art gallery Sunday.

     A Spartanburg native opens his first art gallery Sunday

     A Spartanburg native opens his first art gallery Sunday

  • Spartanburg Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    Spartanburg Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:46:57 GMT
    Officers were called to the scene around 4a.m., Sunday. Officers were called to the scene around 4a.m., Sunday.
    The Spartanburg police are investigating a shooting that created a crime scene at the Kangaroo Express on W.O. Ezell Blvd, Sunday morning.
    The Spartanburg police are investigating a shooting that created a crime scene at the Kangaroo Express on W.O. Ezell Blvd, Sunday morning.
  • 50 Dead Cats Found In Freezers After Child Porn Arrest

    50 Dead Cats Found In Freezers After Child Porn Arrest

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:42:36 GMT
    Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography.
    Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography.
  • California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

    California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:13:27 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
    Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought.
  • Man Robs Waffle House In Spartanburg Co.

    Man Robs Waffle House In Spartanburg Co.

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:38:04 GMT
    Spartanburg County deputies are looking for a man who used a gun to rob a Waffle House, Sunday morning.
    Spartanburg County deputies are looking for a man who used a gun to rob a Waffle House, Sunday morning.
  • Officer Attempts Arrest; Teen Goes For Gun, Assaults Officer Reports Say

    Officer Attempts Arrest; Teen Goes For Gun, Assaults Officer Reports Say

    Sunday, September 14 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-09-14 18:31:01 GMT
    Jonathan Franklin (left) and Stephon Leonard (right)Jonathan Franklin (left) and Stephon Leonard (right)
    A Spartanburg Police Officer was assaulted and injured after he attempted an arrest of a teen in Westgate Mall Saturday. 
    A Spartanburg Police Officer was assaulted and injured after he attempted an arrest of a teen in Westgate Mall Saturday. 
  • American Mathew Miller Sentenced To Six Years Of Hard Labor In North Korea

    American Mathew Miller Sentenced To Six Years Of Hard Labor In North Korea

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:16:06 GMT
    Matthew Miller / AP GraphicsBankMatthew Miller / AP GraphicsBank
    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
    North Korea's Supreme Court on Sunday sentenced Matthew Miller, a U.S. citizen, to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and trying to commit espionage.
  • Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush: "It's An Attack Upon All Of Us In Society"

    Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush: "It's An Attack Upon All Of Us In Society"

    Sunday, September 14 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 16:10:40 GMT
    Cpl. Bryon Dickson - CBS Philidelphia/WYOUCpl. Bryon Dickson - CBS Philidelphia/WYOU
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey, joined in a massive search for the shooter or shooters.
    With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey, joined in a massive search for the shooter or shooters.
  • One Person Killed in Oconee County Wreck Saturday

    One Person Killed in Oconee County Wreck Saturday

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-09-14 12:38:18 GMT
    The Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a wreck west of Seneca Saturday night.The Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a wreck west of Seneca Saturday night.

     The Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a wreck west of Seneca Saturday night.

     The Highway Patrol says one person was killed in a wreck west of Seneca Saturday night.

  • Laurens Coroner Called To Wreck On Highway 101

    Laurens Coroner Called To Wreck On Highway 101

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-09-14 12:36:07 GMT
    The Laurens County Coroner was called to the scene of the accident on Highway 101 in Laurens County Saturday. 
    The Laurens County Coroner was called to the scene of the accident on Highway 101 in Laurens County Saturday. 
  • Gay Pride Event Draws Thousands To Spartanburg

    Gay Pride Event Draws Thousands To Spartanburg

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:22:50 GMT
    The LGBT community gathered at Barnet Park to rally support for equal rights.The LGBT community gathered at Barnet Park to rally support for equal rights.

    Around 4,000 people attended the 6th annual Upstate Pride March and Festival in downtown Spartanburg.

    Around 4,000 people attended the 6th annual Upstate Pride March and Festival in downtown Spartanburg.

  • Electric City Playhouse Flooded Due to Heavy Rain Saturday

    Electric City Playhouse Flooded Due to Heavy Rain Saturday

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:20:58 GMT
    Flooding at Electric City Playhouse Saturday. Photo Courtesy: Dona ShifletteFlooding at Electric City Playhouse Saturday. Photo Courtesy: Dona Shiflette

     The Electric City Playhouse had to close Saturday night due to flooding.

     The Electric City Playhouse had to close Saturday night due to flooding.

  • NC Police Find ID Cards For ASU Student With Body

    NC Police Find ID Cards For ASU Student With Body

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-13 21:15:38 GMT
    Photo from WBTVPhoto from WBTV
    North Carolina police say identification cards found near a dead body belonged to an Appalachian State University student missing for more than a week.
    North Carolina police say identification cards found near a dead body belonged to an Appalachian State University student missing for more than a week.
  • Start Of Georgia-South Carolina Game Delayed

    Start Of Georgia-South Carolina Game Delayed

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:28:37 GMT
    The start of the game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 24 South Carolina has been delayed by rain and lightning.
    The start of the game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 24 South Carolina has been delayed by rain and lightning.
  • 200 Years Ago, Our Nation Received Her Song

    200 Years Ago, Our Nation Received Her Song

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:44:08 GMT
    Image from AP GraphicsBankImage from AP GraphicsBank
    200 years ago Francis Scott Key looked out over Fort McHenry in the Port of Baltimore to see the American Flag raised high despite a 27 hours bombardment by the British fleet.  
    200 years ago Francis Scott Key looked out over Fort McHenry in the Port of Baltimore to see the American Flag raised high despite a 27 hours bombardment by the British fleet.  
  • Deputies Searching For Information After Man Shot In Neck In Drive-by

    Deputies Searching For Information After Man Shot In Neck In Drive-by

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-13 15:04:05 GMT
    A drive-by shooting in Wellford early Friday morning left one man wounded and deputies searching for the suspects. 
    A drive-by shooting in Wellford early Friday morning left one man wounded and deputies searching for the suspects. 
  • Unsolved.com Features Superbike Motorsports Murders

    Unsolved.com Features Superbike Motorsports Murders

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:59:28 GMT
    Unsolved.com Features Upstate CaseUnsolved.com Features Upstate Case
    Unsolved.com is featuring an Upstate cold case.The site posted anew video about the Superbike Motorsports quadruple homicide in Chesnee on its website and youtube.
    Unsolved.com is featuring an Upstate cold case.The site posted anew video about the Superbike Motorsports quadruple homicide in Chesnee on its website and youtube.
  • Hundreds Learn Survival Techniques At “Prepper Camp”

    Hundreds Learn Survival Techniques At “Prepper Camp”

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:40:13 GMT
    Prepper Camp is a three-day event being held at Orchard Lake Campground Friday through Sunday.Prepper Camp is a three-day event being held at Orchard Lake Campground Friday through Sunday.

    Organizers say this weekend's Prepper Camp in Saluda is one of the largest outdoor preparedness events in the U.S.

    Organizers say this weekend's Prepper Camp in Saluda is one of the largest outdoor preparedness events in the U.S.

  • More Items Up For Auction In Ron Wilson Case

    More Items Up For Auction In Ron Wilson Case

    Friday, September 12 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-09-12 22:27:58 GMT

    More items seized as part of a major Upstate ponzi scheme are up for grabs this weekend. The auction is the latest attempt to recoup some of the money lost by hundreds of victims in the Ron Wilson case.

    More items seized as part of a major Upstate ponzi scheme are up for grabs this weekend. The auction is the latest attempt to recoup some of the money lost by hundreds of victims in the Ron Wilson case.

  • Timothy Jones, Jr. Waives Court Appearance

    Timothy Jones, Jr. Waives Court Appearance

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:17 GMT
    Timothy Jones, Jr. waived his appearance in court Friday morning to face five counts of murder.
    Timothy Jones, Jr. waived his appearance in court Friday morning to face five counts of murder.
  • Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    Woodruff HS Students Made To Remove American Flags From Vehicles

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:46:45 GMT
    7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on 9/11.
    7 On Your Side was contacted by several upset parents who say Woodruff High School students were made to take down American flags from their vehicles on 9/11.
  • Sanford Calls Off Engagement To Chapur, Details Struggle With Ex-Wife

    Sanford Calls Off Engagement To Chapur, Details Struggle With Ex-Wife

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:32:54 GMT
    South Carolina Congressman and former governor Mark Sanford has called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur.
    South Carolina Congressman and former governor Mark Sanford has called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur.
  • Tourists Spending More in Upstate, Saving You Money

    Tourists Spending More in Upstate, Saving You Money

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:29:02 GMT
    Fall For Greenville 2013Fall For Greenville 2013
    New numbers are out that show tourists are spending more than ever across the upstate. The cash they spend here can help keep more money in your wallet.
    New numbers are out that show tourists are spending more than ever across the upstate. The cash they spend here can help keep more money in your wallet.
  • Police Say Propane Cooker Led To Asheville Woman's Death

    Police Say Propane Cooker Led To Asheville Woman's Death

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:39:29 GMT
    Asheville Police say Leng Eang, 75, was found dead in her bedroom at a home on Edgewood Road around 8:00 a.m. Friday. Asheville Police say Leng Eang, 75, was found dead in her bedroom at a home on Edgewood Road around 8:00 a.m. Friday.
    A woman is dead and a second person is in critical condition in Asheville after carbon monoxide, possibly from a propane cooker, got into a home.Asheville  Police say Leng Eang, 75, was found dead in her bedroom at a home on Edgewood Road around 8:00 a.m. Friday. 
    A woman is dead and a second person is in critical condition in Asheville after carbon monoxide, possibly from a propane cooker, got into a home.Asheville  Police say Leng Eang, 75, was found dead in her bedroom at a home on Edgewood Road around 8:00 a.m. Friday. 
  • Navy Searches For Pilot After Jets Crash Into Sea

    Navy Searches For Pilot After Jets Crash Into Sea

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:56:04 GMT
    Official U.S. Navy file photoOfficial U.S. Navy file photo
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other. The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. 
    Pentagon officials say two U.S. Navy jets have crashed into the western Pacific Ocean and that one pilot was rescued and a search is on for the other. The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley. 
  • Liberty Bridge To Close Temporarily On Tuesday

    Liberty Bridge To Close Temporarily On Tuesday

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:41:36 GMT
    The bridge will stay closed through Wednesday to allow a contractor to apply additional coating to the bridge deck.The bridge will stay closed through Wednesday to allow a contractor to apply additional coating to the bridge deck.
    The Liberty Bridge will be closed for more than a day starting Tuesday at Falls Park in Greenville. The city of Greenville announced the structure will close at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16 for a final coating to be put on the bridge. The bridge is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 
    The Liberty Bridge will be closed for more than a day starting Tuesday at Falls Park in Greenville. The city of Greenville announced the structure will close at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 16 for a final coating to be put on the bridge. The bridge is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Jonesville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

    Jonesville Man Charged With Attempted Murder

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:16:21 GMT
    Kendrick Jamal SimsKendrick Jamal Sims
    Kendrick Jamal Sims, 21, was booked into the Union County Jail around 12:25 Friday morning on an attempted murder charge. Deputies say he stabbed a man several times with a knife during a fight on Monday afternoon.
    Kendrick Jamal Sims, 21, was booked into the Union County Jail around 12:25 Friday morning on an attempted murder charge. Deputies say he stabbed a man several times with a knife during a fight on Monday afternoon.
  • Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp

    Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:50:41 GMT
    Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes CarpScientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp
    A program to fix the taste and color of drinking water in Lake Hartwell is responsible for killing several thousand small fish. Now, a local scientist says that treatment had detrimental effects on other lake fish.
    A program to fix the taste and color of drinking water in Lake Hartwell is responsible for killing several thousand small fish. Now, a local scientist says that treatment had detrimental effects on other lake fish.
  • Two Injured After Police Chase in Anderson

    Two Injured After Police Chase in Anderson

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:31:51 GMT
    Anderson Police say two women were injured after a police chase.Anderson Police say two women were injured after a police chase.

     Anderson Police say two women were injured after a police chase Thursday.

     Anderson Police say two women were injured after a police chase Thursday.

  • Two Georgia Men Convicted In Upstate Meth Distribution Ring

    Two Georgia Men Convicted In Upstate Meth Distribution Ring

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 02:28:05 GMT
    Daniel Rodriguez found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute meth. Photo Courtesy: Greenville County Detention Ctr.Daniel Rodriguez found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute meth. Photo Courtesy: Greenville County Detention Ctr.

     Two Georgia men found guilty of conspiracy to distribute meth Wednesday in a Greenville federal court.

     Two Georgia men found guilty of conspiracy to distribute meth Wednesday in a Greenville federal court.

  • Spartanburg Neighbors Fed Up With Late-Night Loitering

    Spartanburg Neighbors Fed Up With Late-Night Loitering

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:46:32 GMT
    Neighbors at the Barksdale Apartment Complex on the Northside of Spartanburg said they have had enough with the issues caused by teenagers.
    Neighbors at the Barksdale Apartment Complex on the Northside of Spartanburg said they have had enough with the issues caused by teenagers.
  • Scientists: 'Extreme' Solar Storm Heading To Earth

    Scientists: 'Extreme' Solar Storm Heading To Earth

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:33:58 GMT
    NASANASA
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.
    Scientists say an extreme solar flare is blasting its way to Earth and could mess up some power grids, satellites and radio transmissions.
  • 15 Students Hurt In Henderson Co. School Bus Crash

    15 Students Hurt In Henderson Co. School Bus Crash

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:29:14 GMT
    The driver of the bus, 61-year-old Terry Haddenham, has been charged with failure to maintain lane control.  Investigators say speed was not a factor.
    The driver of the bus, 61-year-old Terry Haddenham, has been charged with failure to maintain lane control.  Investigators say speed was not a factor.
  • Upstate Domestic Violence Survivor Shares Why She Stayed

    Upstate Domestic Violence Survivor Shares Why She Stayed

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:22:32 GMT

    The video showing a former NFL player assaulting his then-fiancee has forced domestic violence issues to the forefront. Calls into domestic violence hotlines have sky-rocketed and survivors are coming forward to share their stories.

    The video showing a former NFL player assaulting his then-fiancee has forced domestic violence issues to the forefront. Calls into domestic violence hotlines have sky-rocketed and survivors are coming forward to share their stories.

  • The Upstate Remembers 9/11

    The Upstate Remembers 9/11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:55:30 GMT
    The Upstate Remembers 9/11The Upstate Remembers 9/11

    On Thursday, people gathered at events across the Upstate to remember 9/11.

    On Thursday, people gathered at events across the Upstate to remember 9/11.

  • Report: Carolinas Among Worst States to Have a Baby

    Report: Carolinas Among Worst States to Have a Baby

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:51:27 GMT
    The rankings are based on 22 factors like parental leave policies, low birth weight, access to pediatric services and hospital delivery costs.
    The rankings are based on 22 factors like parental leave policies, low birth weight, access to pediatric services and hospital delivery costs.
  • House Speaker Harrell Suspends Himself From Office

    House Speaker Harrell Suspends Himself From Office

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:12:32 GMT
    Harrell said in a statement Thursday he believes it's the best decision for the House and the people of South Carolina.Harrell said in a statement Thursday he believes it's the best decision for the House and the people of South Carolina.
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has suspended himself from office a day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of misconduct and using campaign donations for personal use. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas of Hartsville will immediately step up as speaker.
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has suspended himself from office a day after a grand jury indicted him on charges of misconduct and using campaign donations for personal use. Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas of Hartsville will immediately step up as speaker.
  • Westgate Mall to Host Emergency Preparedness Event

    Westgate Mall to Host Emergency Preparedness Event

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:59:59 GMT
    September is Emergency Preparedness month. So, several groups are teaming up to host Community Emergency Preparedness Day at Spartanburg's Westgate Mall this weekend.
    September is Emergency Preparedness month. So, several groups are teaming up to host Community Emergency Preparedness Day at Spartanburg's Westgate Mall this weekend.
  • TDAP Deadline Looming for Upstate Students

    TDAP Deadline Looming for Upstate Students

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:57:40 GMT
    T-DAP Vaccine Deadline NearsT-DAP Vaccine Deadline Nears
    Upstate parents are running out of time to make sure their kids have gotten their TDAP vaccine. Those who miss the deadline will have to keep their students home.
    Upstate parents are running out of time to make sure their kids have gotten their TDAP vaccine. Those who miss the deadline will have to keep their students home.
  • SC Dad Accused In 5 Deaths Was Ex-con

    SC Dad Accused In 5 Deaths Was Ex-con

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:57:17 GMT
    Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.
    Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.
  • Boiling Springs Fire District 9/11 Ceremony

    Boiling Springs Fire District 9/11 Ceremony

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:21:32 GMT
    The station has a 9-11 memorial that includes pieces of the fallen World Trade Center towers.
    The station has a 9-11 memorial that includes pieces of the fallen World Trade Center towers.
  • Two Arrested for Violent Robbery In Duncan

    Two Arrested for Violent Robbery In Duncan

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:09:59 GMT
    Billy Joe Tyler III and Crystal Renee BushtaBilly Joe Tyler III and Crystal Renee Bushta
    Two people are under arrest after sheriff's deputies say they violently robbed a woman in Duncan. Billy Joe Tyler III and Crystal Renee Bushta are being held after Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies say they robbed a woman who gave them a ride early Wednesday morning.
    Two people are under arrest after sheriff's deputies say they violently robbed a woman in Duncan. Billy Joe Tyler III and Crystal Renee Bushta are being held after Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies say they robbed a woman who gave them a ride early Wednesday morning.
  • Arrest Made After Deadly Stabbing In Clemson

    Arrest Made After Deadly Stabbing In Clemson

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:42:14 GMT
    A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a stabbing in Clemson. Michael Taquarius Rencher, 18, is accused of stabbing and killing a man around 2:00 Thursday morning at the Goldenwoods Apartments on Creekside Drive.
    A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a stabbing in Clemson. Michael Taquarius Rencher, 18, is accused of stabbing and killing a man around 2:00 Thursday morning at the Goldenwoods Apartments on Creekside Drive.
  • SC DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Murders

    SC DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Murders

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:25:16 GMT
    (Photo: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department)(Photo: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department)
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family. It shows DSS received complaints about the family on three separate occasions and that the agency had extensive involvement with the family before all five children were killed. 
    The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family. It shows DSS received complaints about the family on three separate occasions and that the agency had extensive involvement with the family before all five children were killed. 
  • Emitec Expanding, Adding 20 Jobs In Fountain Inn

    Emitec Expanding, Adding 20 Jobs In Fountain Inn

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:18:18 GMT
    The $3 million investment in the company in Laurens County will expand the manufacturing plant at 400 South Nelson Drive.The $3 million investment in the company in Laurens County will expand the manufacturing plant at 400 South Nelson Drive.
    Emitec - an exhaust technology company - plans to expand in Fountain Inn and add 20 new jobs. The $3 million investment in the company in Laurens County will expand the manufacturing plant at 400 South Nelson Drive.
    Emitec - an exhaust technology company - plans to expand in Fountain Inn and add 20 new jobs. The $3 million investment in the company in Laurens County will expand the manufacturing plant at 400 South Nelson Drive.
  • Dad To Be Charged With Murder In Death Of 5 SC Kids

    Dad To Be Charged With Murder In Death Of 5 SC Kids

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:06:18 GMT
    (Photo: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department)(Photo: Smith County, MS Sheriff's Department)
    Officials say a South Carolina man will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led officials to a secluded clearing in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.
    Officials say a South Carolina man will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led officials to a secluded clearing in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.
  • Upstate Job Fairs Thursday, September 11

    Upstate Job Fairs Thursday, September 11

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 08:20:27 GMT
    There are several job fairs in The Upstate Thursday, September 11. There are several job fairs in The Upstate Thursday, September 11.
    There are several job fairs in The Upstate Thursday, September 11.
    There are several job fairs in The Upstate Thursday, September 11.
  • 3 Arrested In Greenville BB&T Bank Robbery

    3 Arrested In Greenville BB&T Bank Robbery

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:25:16 GMT
    Officers report the robbery happened at the BB&T location at 265 South Pleasantburg Drive.Officers report the robbery happened at the BB&T location at 265 South Pleasantburg Drive.
    Greenville Police officers are on the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday morning at the BB&T location at 265 South Pleasantburg Drive.
    Greenville Police officers are on the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday morning at the BB&T location at 265 South Pleasantburg Drive.
  • Fatal Accident on I-85 Leaves One Dead

    Fatal Accident on I-85 Leaves One Dead

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:39:00 GMT
    Anderson County Coroner was called to the scene of a wreck on I-85 southbound Wednesday.
    Anderson County Coroner was called to the scene of a wreck on I-85 southbound Wednesday.
  • 7OYS Exclusive: Greenville Police Chief Reflects On Police Shooting

    7OYS Exclusive: Greenville Police Chief Reflects On Police Shooting

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:42:31 GMT
    In the shadow of a police memorial honoring lives lost, an Upstate police chief reflects on how close they came last week to adding another name.In the shadow of a police memorial honoring lives lost, an Upstate police chief reflects on how close they came last week to adding another name.
    In the shadow of a police memorial honoring lives lost, an Upstate Police Chief reflects on how close they came last week to adding another name.
    In the shadow of a police memorial honoring lives lost, an Upstate Police Chief reflects on how close they came last week to adding another name.
  • Obama To Send 475 Additional Troops To Iraq, Expand Strikes To Syria

    Obama To Send 475 Additional Troops To Iraq, Expand Strikes To Syria

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:13:08 GMT
    Obama was announcing the additional forces Wednesday as part of an expanded offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq and in Syria.
    Obama was announcing the additional forces Wednesday as part of an expanded offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq and in Syria.
  • Lyman Woman Writes Accusations Against Fmr. Police Chief

    Lyman Woman Writes Accusations Against Fmr. Police Chief

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:56:51 GMT
    Former Lyman Chief Terry RichardsFormer Lyman Chief Terry Richards
    A Lyman woman claims former Lyman Police Chief Terry Richards misused town-owned property.
    A Lyman woman claims former Lyman Police Chief Terry Richards misused town-owned property.
  • House Speaker Harrell Indicted

    House Speaker Harrell Indicted

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:17:21 GMT
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    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been indicted on accusations of misuse of campaign funds and misconduct and malfeasance in office.
    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has been indicted on accusations of misuse of campaign funds and misconduct and malfeasance in office.
  • Greenville Tech Opens New Center For Student Veterans

    Greenville Tech Opens New Center For Student Veterans

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:28:07 GMT
    Greenville Tech Opens Student Veterans CenterGreenville Tech Opens Student Veterans Center
    Greenville Technical College opened a new Student Veterans Center Wednesday.Lockheed Martin donated $15,000 for the center to give student veterans a place to study and the resources they need to succeed.
    Greenville Technical College opened a new Student Veterans Center Wednesday.Lockheed Martin donated $15,000 for the center to give student veterans a place to study and the resources they need to succeed.
  • Clemson Soccer Player Files Hazing Lawsuit

    Clemson Soccer Player Files Hazing Lawsuit

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:13:11 GMT
    Clemson University student athlete Haley Ellen Hunt filed a lawsuit claiming hazing during her freshman year left her with permanent brain damage.Clemson University student athlete Haley Ellen Hunt filed a lawsuit claiming hazing during her freshman year left her with permanent brain damage.
    A Clemson University student athlete filed a lawsuit claiming hazing during her freshman year left her with permanent brain damage.
    A Clemson University student athlete filed a lawsuit claiming hazing during her freshman year left her with permanent brain damage.
  • Officers Honored At Russ Sorrow Memorial Awards

    Officers Honored At Russ Sorrow Memorial Awards

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:27:21 GMT
    The awards are given in honor of Greenville officer Russ Sorrow, who died in the line of duty in 1996, and all other officers who have died in the line of duty in Greenville County.
    The awards are given in honor of Greenville officer Russ Sorrow, who died in the line of duty in 1996, and all other officers who have died in the line of duty in Greenville County.
  • Former Pro Wrestler Found Dead In Spartanburg

    Former Pro Wrestler Found Dead In Spartanburg

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:50:11 GMT
    Sean Christopher Haire, probably better known by wresting fans as Sean O'Haire, was found dead at his home in Spartanburg Tuesday at age 43.
    Sean Christopher Haire, probably better known by wresting fans as Sean O'Haire, was found dead at his home in Spartanburg Tuesday at age 43.
  • Bond Denied For Two Women Charged In Spartanburg Purse Thefts

    Bond Denied For Two Women Charged In Spartanburg Purse Thefts

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:06:16 GMT
    Kristal Diana Lynch (l) and Kristie Martin BishopKristal Diana Lynch (l) and Kristie Martin Bishop
    Two women have been charged in a series of purse snatching crimes in Spartanburg. Spartanburg Police identified Kristal Diana Lynch as one suspect. Further investigation led officers to also charge Kristie Martin Bishop in connection to the crimes that have happened over the past several weeks
    Two women have been charged in a series of purse snatching crimes in Spartanburg. Spartanburg Police identified Kristal Diana Lynch as one suspect. Further investigation led officers to also charge Kristie Martin Bishop in connection to the crimes that have happened over the past several weeks
  • Lake Hartwell Treatments Responsible for Fish Kill

    Lake Hartwell Treatments Responsible for Fish Kill

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-09-10 17:00:58 GMT
    Dead fish are washing ashore at Lake Hartwell. Clemson University researchers believe their recent efforts to improve the area's drinking water by removing algae from the lake's surface are to blame.
    Dead fish are washing ashore at Lake Hartwell. Clemson University researchers believe their recent efforts to improve the area's drinking water by removing algae from the lake's surface are to blame.
  • Seneca Man Dead, Struck While Lying In Road

    Seneca Man Dead, Struck While Lying In Road

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:28:26 GMT
    Seneca Police are investigating a death involving a pedestrian.Seneca Police are investigating a death involving a pedestrian.
    The Oconee County Coroner reports Robert Hunter, 52, died after he was struck on South Poplar Street in Seneca near the intersections of Scotland Drive and W.S. Second Street.  
    The Oconee County Coroner reports Robert Hunter, 52, died after he was struck on South Poplar Street in Seneca near the intersections of Scotland Drive and W.S. Second Street.  
  • Referendum To Renovate Byrnes H.S. Fails

    Referendum To Renovate Byrnes H.S. Fails

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:30 AM EDT2014-09-10 09:30:55 GMT
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    The results are in and the Referendum for Byrnes High School has not passed. The total numbers were 2,188 for Yes and 3,638 for No. Officials tell us voter turnout was over 23%. 
    The results are in and the Referendum for Byrnes High School has not passed. The total numbers were 2,188 for Yes and 3,638 for No. Officials tell us voter turnout was over 23%. 
  • Structure Fire Under Control In Downtown Asheville

    Structure Fire Under Control In Downtown Asheville

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 09:27:35 GMT
    Abandoned building fire in downtown Asheville.Abandoned building fire in downtown Asheville.
    Firefighters in Asheville have a building fire under control.Itstarted Tuesday evening in an abandoned building on Bank Avenue in the South Slope neighborhood.Firefighters say the structure was listed on an "unsafe" building list.Crews were able to contain the flames to just the one building due to planning and knowledge of the unsafe conditions.Multiple companies responded to help put out the flames.
    Firefighters in Asheville have a building fire under control.Itstarted Tuesday evening in an abandoned building on Bank Avenue in the South Slope neighborhood.Firefighters say the structure was listed on an "unsafe" building list.Crews were able to contain the flames to just the one building due to planning and knowledge of the unsafe conditions.Multiple companies responded to help put out the flames.
  • Man Stabbed In Greenville County

    Man Stabbed In Greenville County

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:24 AM EDT2014-09-10 08:24:56 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing. It happened early Wednesday morning around 2:30 on Amarillo Trail. Officials at the sheriff's office tells us a 30-year-old man has puncture wounds under his left arm and a slash wound to the top of his head. He was conscious and alert when he was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital. The sheriff's office tells us his wounds appear to be non-life threatening.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing. It happened early Wednesday morning around 2:30 on Amarillo Trail. Officials at the sheriff's office tells us a 30-year-old man has puncture wounds under his left arm and a slash wound to the top of his head. He was conscious and alert when he was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital. The sheriff's office tells us his wounds appear to be non-life threatening.
  • Controversial "Gay Themed" Play Performed At Wofford College

    Controversial "Gay Themed" Play Performed At Wofford College

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-09-10 03:21:51 GMT
    A controversial play with gay themes found an audience and a stage at Wofford College, Tuesday. It's the same play that was cancelled earlier this year at an Upstate university and it's sparking discussion about academic freedom.A controversial play with gay themes found an audience and a stage at Wofford College, Tuesday. It's the same play that was cancelled earlier this year at an Upstate university and it's sparking discussion about academic freedom.
    A controversial play with gay themes found an audience and a stage at Wofford College, Tuesday. It's the same play that was canceled earlier this year at an Upstate university and it's sparking discussion about academic freedom.
    A controversial play with gay themes found an audience and a stage at Wofford College, Tuesday. It's the same play that was canceled earlier this year at an Upstate university and it's sparking discussion about academic freedom.
  • In Cherokee Co., A Push To Help 911

    In Cherokee Co., A Push To Help 911

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:34:49 GMT
    Authorities here on Tuesday launched a campaign to get residents to comply with the state's fire code that mandates all houses have visible numbers. The plan, authorities said, comes after repeated incidents in which police officers, firefighters and EMS have had difficulty finding houses in emergency situations.
    Authorities here on Tuesday launched a campaign to get residents to comply with the state's fire code that mandates all houses have visible numbers. The plan, authorities said, comes after repeated incidents in which police officers, firefighters and EMS have had difficulty finding houses in emergency situations.
  • DA: Bodies Of 5 Missing SC Children Found

    DA: Bodies Of 5 Missing SC Children Found

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:28:49 GMT
    A district attorney says the bodies of five children missing from South Carolina have been found in rural Alabama. The children's father is in custody.
    A district attorney says the bodies of five children missing from South Carolina have been found in rural Alabama. The children's father is in custody.
  • SC DSS Announces Major Changes

    SC DSS Announces Major Changes

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:20:23 GMT
    After months of questions, a state Senate investigation, and its director's resignation, the South Carolina Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.
    After months of questions, a state Senate investigation, and its director's resignation, the South Carolina Department of Social Services is announcing some major changes aimed at better protecting children and improving services.
  • SC Still Among Most Dangerous States For Women

    SC Still Among Most Dangerous States For Women

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:00:27 GMT

    When it comes to violence against women, South Carolina is a dangerous place. The latest numbers show the Palmetto State ranks 2nd worse in the nation. Victim advocates hope new initiatives in the Upstate will help turn that trend around.

    When it comes to violence against women, South Carolina is a dangerous place. The latest numbers show the Palmetto State ranks 2nd worse in the nation. Victim advocates hope new initiatives in the Upstate will help turn that trend around.

  • Sheridan Found Guilty In Animal Treatment Trial

    Sheridan Found Guilty In Animal Treatment Trial

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:50:55 GMT
    The woman who owned Golden S Rescue in Anderson County was found guilty of two two charges involving the way she treated animals in her care.
    The woman who owned Golden S Rescue in Anderson County was found guilty of two two charges involving the way she treated animals in her care.
  • Homeowner Shot During Home Invasion In Anderson Co.

    Homeowner Shot During Home Invasion In Anderson Co.

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:25:26 GMT
    A homeowner was shot in the arm during a home invasion in Anderson County, according to the sheriff's office. It happened on Roe Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the Powdersville area.A homeowner was shot in the arm during a home invasion in Anderson County, according to the sheriff's office. It happened on Roe Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the Powdersville area.
    A homeowner was shot in the arm during a home invasion in Anderson County, according to the sheriff's office. It happened on Roe Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the Powdersville area.
    A homeowner was shot in the arm during a home invasion in Anderson County, according to the sheriff's office. It happened on Roe Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday in the Powdersville area.
  • Man, Woman Tied Up During Home Invasion In Anderson Co.

    Man, Woman Tied Up During Home Invasion In Anderson Co.

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:13:37 GMT
    A man and a woman were tied up during a home invasion in Anderson County Tuesday morning.A man and a woman were tied up during a home invasion in Anderson County Tuesday morning.
    Deputies responded to 120 River Road Circle just before 7:30 a.m. when a man reported that he was asleep on his couch and woke up to a person standing over him with a gun pointed at his face.
    Deputies responded to 120 River Road Circle just before 7:30 a.m. when a man reported that he was asleep on his couch and woke up to a person standing over him with a gun pointed at his face.
  • Pedestrian Struck, Killed On Wade Hampton Blvd.

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed On Wade Hampton Blvd.

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:24:00 GMT
    The Greenville County Coroner's Office reports the man was struck by a vehicle on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Batesview Drive. The Greenville County Coroner's Office reports the man was struck by a vehicle on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Batesview Drive.
    A man is dead after being struck by a car Monday night in Greenville County. The Greenville County Coroner's Office reports the man was struck by a vehicle on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Batesview Drive.
    A man is dead after being struck by a car Monday night in Greenville County. The Greenville County Coroner's Office reports the man was struck by a vehicle on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Batesview Drive.
  • Taxpayers To Vote On Increase For Byrnes H.S.

    Taxpayers To Vote On Increase For Byrnes H.S.

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:54:24 GMT
    On Tuesday voters within Spartanburg District 5 will head to the polls to decide on a tax increase that will pay for renovations on Byrnes High School.Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. For polling locations click here.The school district is asking for $71 million from tax payers. $58 million would go towards renovations at the school. $13 million would be spent on the football program.If the referendum passes, taxes will be increased for property and homeowners temporarily.
    On Tuesday voters within Spartanburg District 5 will head to the polls to decide on a tax increase that will pay for renovations on Byrnes High School.Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. For polling locations click here.The school district is asking for $71 million from tax payers. $58 million would go towards renovations at the school. $13 million would be spent on the football program.If the referendum passes, taxes will be increased for property and homeowners temporarily.
  • Ex-SC Football Player Green Charged With Assault

    Ex-SC Football Player Green Charged With Assault

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:35:10 GMT
    Photo courtesy WLTX-TVPhoto courtesy WLTX-TV
    Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday.
    Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday.
  • 1,800 Lb. Bull Stolen From Union Co. Pasture

    1,800 Lb. Bull Stolen From Union Co. Pasture

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-09 15:29:46 GMT
    File PhotoFile Photo
    Union County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the apparent theft of a nearly one ton bull. The apparent theft of a black Angus bull - weighing 1,800 pounds - happened at a pasture on John Hart Road.
    Union County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the apparent theft of a nearly one ton bull. The apparent theft of a black Angus bull - weighing 1,800 pounds - happened at a pasture on John Hart Road.
  • Tuesday, September 9 Job Fairs

    Tuesday, September 9 Job Fairs

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-09-09 08:00:14 GMT
    There are multiple job fairs in the area Tuesday, September 9.There are multiple job fairs in the area Tuesday, September 9.
    There are multiple job fairs in the area Tuesday, September 9.
    There are multiple job fairs in the area Tuesday, September 9.
  • Buncombe Co. Deputies Locate Missing Teen, Man In Custody

    Buncombe Co. Deputies Locate Missing Teen, Man In Custody

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-09-09 05:34:29 GMT
    Jacob “Jake” Thomas PearceJacob “Jake” Thomas Pearce
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has located missing teenager according to Buncombe County 911.
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has located missing teenager according to Buncombe County 911.

  • Deputies Investigate Stabbing After Altercation In Anderson County

    Deputies Investigate Stabbing After Altercation In Anderson County

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-09 03:18:42 GMT
    Deputies with Anderson County are investigating a stabbing that has sent one man to the hospital Monday night.
    Deputies with Anderson County are investigating a stabbing that has sent one man to the hospital Monday night.
  • 126 Years Later, Notorious Serial Killer Jack the Ripper ID'd?

    126 Years Later, Notorious Serial Killer Jack the Ripper ID'd?

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:54:02 GMT
    Jack the ripper attacks a womanJack the ripper attacks a woman
    A British author and amateur sleuth says he has unmasked Jack the Ripper, the pseudonymous serial killer who allegedly murdered at least five prostitutes in London more than 125 years ago.
    A British author and amateur sleuth says he has unmasked Jack the Ripper, the pseudonymous serial killer who allegedly murdered at least five prostitutes in London more than 125 years ago.
  • New Charge Filed Against Ex-Star Of Reality Show

    New Charge Filed Against Ex-Star Of Reality Show

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:39:19 GMT
    William Hayden mugshot courtesy of WAFB/EBRSOWilliam Hayden mugshot courtesy of WAFB/EBRSO
    New rape charges have been filed against Will Hayden, the former star of the reality TV show, "Sons of Guns."
    New rape charges have been filed against Will Hayden, the former star of the reality TV show, "Sons of Guns."
  • Skinny Dip Yearbook Photo Raises Eyebrows

    Skinny Dip Yearbook Photo Raises Eyebrows

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:34:08 GMT
    Photo by Gisele Porcaro - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.Photo by Gisele Porcaro - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
    A New Mexico high school yearbook is raising eyebrows after it published a racy photo of students under a "Most Likely to Skinny Dip" category.
    A New Mexico high school yearbook is raising eyebrows after it published a racy photo of students under a "Most Likely to Skinny Dip" category.
  • Mother, Son Reported Missing In Easley

    Mother, Son Reported Missing In Easley

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:29:39 GMT
    Brandy Robinson Willingham and Brandon Willingham have not been in contact with family since August 18.
    Brandy Robinson Willingham and Brandon Willingham have not been in contact with family since August 18.
  • Deputies: Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Anderson County

    Deputies: Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Anderson County

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:39:38 GMT
     Deputies: Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Anderson County Deputies: Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Anderson County
    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says a man is charged in connection with an incident on Santee Drive in Piedmont.
    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says a man is charged in connection with an incident on Santee Drive in Piedmont.
  • Naked Woman Found in the Woods After Domestic Dispute

    Naked Woman Found in the Woods After Domestic Dispute

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:32:42 GMT
    Tina Denise RobinsonTina Denise Robinson
    Anderson County deputies found and arrested a naked woman in the woods after responding to a domestic dispute.
    Anderson County deputies found and arrested a naked woman in the woods after responding to a domestic dispute.
  • Man Cleared on Charges Stemming from Tow Truck Dispute

    Man Cleared on Charges Stemming from Tow Truck Dispute

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:15:25 GMT
    William Kevin Tessner (courtesy Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Office) William Kevin Tessner (courtesy Cherokee Co. Sheriff's Office)
    A Blacksburg towing contractor has been released from jail after a Cherokee County Magistrate's Court found him not guilty of 3rd-degree assault and battery.
    A Blacksburg towing contractor has been released from jail after a Cherokee County Magistrate's Court found him not guilty of 3rd-degree assault and battery.
  • Some Vet's Records Missing From Dorn VA Medical Center

    Some Vet's Records Missing From Dorn VA Medical Center

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:26:50 GMT
    Photo courtesy: WLTX-TVPhoto courtesy: WLTX-TV
    The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia is notifying nearly 2,200 veterans that their personal information may have been exposed. The VAMC reported in a news release Monday that four boxes of pathology reports were reported missing from a locked area in the medical center laboratory. The missing records are from dates of service in 1999, 2000 and 2002 only.
    The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia is notifying nearly 2,200 veterans that their personal information may have been exposed. The VAMC reported in a news release Monday that four boxes of pathology reports were reported missing from a locked area in the medical center laboratory. The missing records are from dates of service in 1999, 2000 and 2002 only.
  • Man Charged In Five-Car Seneca Crash; Married Couple Killed

    Man Charged In Five-Car Seneca Crash; Married Couple Killed

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-09-08 14:02:46 GMT
    Drew Greene, 52 from Westminster, has been charged with two counts of felony DUI with death.Drew Greene, 52 from Westminster, has been charged with two counts of felony DUI with death.
    Drew Greene, 52 from Westminster, has been charged with two counts of felony DUI with death. Greene is being held on a $100,000 surety bond according to the Oconee County Detention Center.
    Drew Greene, 52 from Westminster, has been charged with two counts of felony DUI with death. Greene is being held on a $100,000 surety bond according to the Oconee County Detention Center.

  • Golden S. Rescue Jury Trial Set To Begin

    Golden S. Rescue Jury Trial Set To Begin

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-09-08 09:58:41 GMT
    Crews Searching For Infant In Lake HartwellCrews Searching For Infant In Lake Hartwell
    Debra Sheridan, the woman in charge of running Golden S Rescue, is due back in court this week in Andeson County to determine the fate of animals seized from her.The pre-trial and jury selection will begin on Monday at the Donald P. Townsend building.The jury trial will begin TuesdayThe jury trial will determine if the animals can be adopted out or if they can be returned to Sheridan.In February, animal control seized 92 dog and 28 cats from Sheridan's Easley home.
    Debra Sheridan, the woman in charge of running Golden S Rescue, is due back in court this week in Andeson County to determine the fate of animals seized from her.The pre-trial and jury selection will begin on Monday at the Donald P. Townsend building.The jury trial will begin TuesdayThe jury trial will determine if the animals can be adopted out or if they can be returned to Sheridan.In February, animal control seized 92 dog and 28 cats from Sheridan's Easley home.
  • Royal Baby Watch II

    Royal Baby Watch II

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:54 AM EDT2014-09-08 09:54:03 GMT
    Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.
    Royal officials say the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.The couple's office, Clarence House, said the couple and their families were "delighted" with the news.Clarence House said the duchess was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness.She suffered from morning sickness during her first pregnancy with Prince George, who was born in July 2013.
    Royal officials say the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.The couple's office, Clarence House, said the couple and their families were "delighted" with the news.Clarence House said the duchess was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness.She suffered from morning sickness during her first pregnancy with Prince George, who was born in July 2013.
  • Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Has Died

    Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Has Died

    Monday, September 8 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-09-08 07:45:15 GMT
    A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died.
    A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members.
    A spokesman says S. Truett Cathy, who started a postwar diner in Atlanta that grew into the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, has died. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin tells The Associated Press Cathy died early Monday at home surrounded by family members.
  • One Dead After Single Car Accident On US 29

    One Dead After Single Car Accident On US 29

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:28:13 GMT
    Three Injured, One Killed In Spartanburg Co. CrashThree Injured, One Killed In Spartanburg Co. Crash
    An 80 year old man is dead after troopers say his car went off the road and down an embankment early Sunday morning.
    An 80 year old man is dead after troopers say his car went off the road and down an embankment early Sunday morning.
  • Rare, Serious Respiratory Virus Sickening Kids Across Midwest

    Rare, Serious Respiratory Virus Sickening Kids Across Midwest

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:51:39 GMT
    Will Cornejo, 13, was rushed to a hospital after becoming ill with human enterovirus 68. Image from CBS DENVERWill Cornejo, 13, was rushed to a hospital after becoming ill with human enterovirus 68. Image from CBS DENVER
    Hundreds of young children suffering from a for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold have been filling up intensive care units in several Midwest cities.
    Hundreds of young children suffering from a for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold have been filling up intensive care units in several Midwest cities.
  • Cam Newton Inactive For Panthers' Opener

    Cam Newton Inactive For Panthers' Opener

    Sunday, September 7 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-09-07 20:31:31 GMT
    Photo from AP GraphicsBankPhoto from AP GraphicsBank
    Carolina's Cam Newton is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hairline fracture in his ribs.
    Carolina's Cam Newton is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a hairline fracture in his ribs.
  • SC Guard 1st Female Officer To Train In Artillery

    SC Guard 1st Female Officer To Train In Artillery

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-09-07 17:27:57 GMT
    U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Knight of a Paladin with the 1-178th Field Artillery of the South Carolina Army National Guard.U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Knight of a Paladin with the 1-178th Field Artillery of the South Carolina Army National Guard.
    South Carolina's Army National Guard is sending its first female officer for training as a commander of a combat artillery unit.
    South Carolina's Army National Guard is sending its first female officer for training as a commander of a combat artillery unit.
  • Police Investigate Double Shooting In Hendersonville

    Police Investigate Double Shooting In Hendersonville

    Sunday, September 7 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-09-07 05:02:13 GMT
    Hendersonville Police investigate double shooting Saturday afternoon.Hendersonville Police investigate double shooting Saturday afternoon.

     Hendersonville Police investigate double shooting Saturday afternoon.

     Hendersonville Police investigate double shooting Saturday afternoon.

  • 2-Year-Old Drowns In Henderson Co. Pond

    2-Year-Old Drowns In Henderson Co. Pond

    Saturday, September 6 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-07 00:43:32 GMT
    2-Year-Old Drowns In Henderson Co. Pond2-Year-Old Drowns In Henderson Co. Pond
    The Henderson County Sheriff's Office says a 2 year old drowned Saturday in a pond.
    The Henderson County Sheriff's Office says a 2 year old drowned Saturday in a pond.
  • Dual Meth Labs Found In Anderson County

    Dual Meth Labs Found In Anderson County

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:41:25 GMT
    Photo provided by Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Photo provided by Anderson County Sheriff's Office.
    Two meth labs have been located on Berry Lane in Anderson County Saturday.
    Two meth labs have been located on Berry Lane in Anderson County Saturday.
  • 3 Of 4 Arrested In Gaffney Shoplifting/Attempted Murder

    3 Of 4 Arrested In Gaffney Shoplifting/Attempted Murder

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:39:21 GMT
    Officials have arrested three of the four people accused of a shoplifting which escalated to an attempted murder in Gaffney recently. It happened last week at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.
    Officials have arrested three of the four people accused of a shoplifting which escalated to an attempted murder in Gaffney recently. It happened last week at the Gaffney Premium Outlets.
  • Police: Driver Put Gas Cans In Back Seat, Rammed Bailey Manor

    Police: Driver Put Gas Cans In Back Seat, Rammed Bailey Manor

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:07:24 GMT
    Police say Alton Payton put gas cans in his back seat and drove into Bailey Manor intentionally.Police say Alton Payton put gas cans in his back seat and drove into Bailey Manor intentionally.
    Clinton Public Safety now says Alton Payton put five containers of gasoline in his back seat before driving into "Bailey Manor" last week in Laurens County.
    Clinton Public Safety now says Alton Payton put five containers of gasoline in his back seat before driving into "Bailey Manor" last week in Laurens County.
  • Governor's Task Force Drafts Prescription Drug Abuse Plan

    Governor's Task Force Drafts Prescription Drug Abuse Plan

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:58:21 GMT
    The Governor's Task Force discusses the first draft of the statewide plan.The Governor's Task Force discusses the first draft of the statewide plan.
    The Governor's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council has created a first draft of the statewide plan to reduce prescription drug abuse.
    The Governor's Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council has created a first draft of the statewide plan to reduce prescription drug abuse.
  • Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Jamaica

    Unresponsive Plane Crashes in Jamaica

    Friday, September 5 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-05 18:41:03 GMT
    An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers.
    An Air Force official says two F-15 fighter jets were scrambled after the pilot of a private plane over the Atlantic Ocean failed to respond to air traffic controllers.
  • Anderson Man Killed In Crash On Snow Road

    Anderson Man Killed In Crash On Snow Road

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:54:33 GMT
    Steven Anthony Hurt, 24, of Anderson died at the scene of an accident Thursday night on Snow Road and US 29 North.Steven Anthony Hurt, 24, of Anderson died at the scene of an accident Thursday night on Snow Road and US 29 North.
    Steven Anthony Hurt, 24, of Anderson died at the scene of an accident Thursday night on Snow Road and US 29 North.
    Steven Anthony Hurt, 24, of Anderson died at the scene of an accident Thursday night on Snow Road and US 29 North.
  • Newberry Co. Deputies Search For Missing Teen

    Newberry Co. Deputies Search For Missing Teen

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:12:02 GMT
    Esmeralda RoblesEsmeralda Robles
    The Newberry County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing and endangered teenager. 16-year-old Esmeralda Robles has been reported missing by her family. 
    The Newberry County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing and endangered teenager. 16-year-old Esmeralda Robles has been reported missing by her family. 
  • Man Dies In Cherokee County House Fire

    Man Dies In Cherokee County House Fire

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-09-05 08:00:56 GMT
    A man has died in a house fire in Cherokee County.A man has died in a house fire in Cherokee County.
    A man has died in a house fire in Cherokee County. According to the Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, 62-year-old Michael David Upchurch of Gaffney perished in the fire. First reports of the fire came in around 5:20 p.m. Thursday for a home on Shelby Highway.
    A man has died in a house fire in Cherokee County. According to the Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler, 62-year-old Michael David Upchurch of Gaffney perished in the fire. First reports of the fire came in around 5:20 p.m. Thursday for a home on Shelby Highway.
  • Discovery Of New Planet Forming Led By Clemson Researcher

    Discovery Of New Planet Forming Led By Clemson Researcher

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:44:15 GMT

    An international team of scientists has made a discovery that's out of this world: Evidence of a new planet forming. And a researcher at Clemson University is leading the way to this first of its kind discovery.

    An international team of scientists has made a discovery that's out of this world: Evidence of a new planet forming. And a researcher at Clemson University is leading the way to this first of its kind discovery.

  • Anderson Water Teams Up With Clemson To Deal With Taste, Odor

    Anderson Water Teams Up With Clemson To Deal With Taste, Odor

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:40:22 GMT
    Water officials in Anderson County are talking about the plans to fix the bad taste and smell that has been coming from taps for months.
    Water officials in Anderson County are talking about the plans to fix the bad taste and smell that has been coming from taps for months.
  • SC DSS Using Outside Consultants to Improve Services

    SC DSS Using Outside Consultants to Improve Services

    Thursday, September 4 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-04 22:21:58 GMT
    South Carolina's Department of Social Services is now working with an outside consulting firm to try to improve its communication and the services it provides children and families. The Clarus Consulting Group is conducting focus groups, interviews, and surveys with employees and clients.
    South Carolina's Department of Social Services is now working with an outside consulting firm to try to improve its communication and the services it provides children and families. The Clarus Consulting Group is conducting focus groups, interviews, and surveys with employees and clients.
  • N.C. Mountain State Fair Opens

    N.C. Mountain State Fair Opens

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:07:17 GMT
    Last year, a record 191,596 people attended the fair held at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.Last year, a record 191,596 people attended the fair held at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

    The 21st North Carolina Mountain State Fair runs from Sept. 5-14.

    The 21st North Carolina Mountain State Fair runs from Sept. 5-14.

  • Laurens Co. Sheriff’s Sgt. Making Film on DUI Dangers

    Laurens Co. Sheriff’s Sgt. Making Film on DUI Dangers

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:40:00 GMT
    This is one of Sgt. Barton Holmes photos from the film set, which shows the actor who plays the suspect doing an interview one week after a horrible DUI wreck.This is one of Sgt. Barton Holmes photos from the film set, which shows the actor who plays the suspect doing an interview one week after a horrible DUI wreck.
    Laurens County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Barton Holmes is spearheading the making of a short film to show young people the dangers of drinking and driving.
    Laurens County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Barton Holmes is spearheading the making of a short film to show young people the dangers of drinking and driving.
  • Comedian Joan Rivers Dead At 81

    Comedian Joan Rivers Dead At 81

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-04 20:30:06 GMT
    Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's office following a routine procedure.
    Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor's office following a routine procedure.
  • Body Of Missing Man Found In Union Co. River

    Body Of Missing Man Found In Union Co. River

    Thursday, September 4 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-09-04 18:14:24 GMT
    His body was found near where he was last seen wading into the water and going below the surface at the Tate Wilkes Sandbar near John Meador Road and River Road in the Lockhart area.
    His body was found near where he was last seen wading into the water and going below the surface at the Tate Wilkes Sandbar near John Meador Road and River Road in the Lockhart area.
  • Search For Belton Suspects in Multiple Burglaries in Anderson Co.

    Search For Belton Suspects in Multiple Burglaries in Anderson Co.

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:01:21 GMT
    Anderson County deputies searching for Christopher Pressley (left) and Gavin McCaleb (right). Both believed to be suspects in multiple burglaries. Photo Courtesy: Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Anderson County deputies searching for Christopher Pressley (left) and Gavin McCaleb (right). Both believed to be suspects in multiple burglaries. Photo Courtesy: Anderson County Sheriff's Office.
    Anderson County deputies searching for two suspects from Belton in multiple burglaries.
    Anderson County deputies searching for two suspects from Belton in multiple burglaries.

  • Kristen Wiig Talks Asheville On Letterman

    Kristen Wiig Talks Asheville On Letterman

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:14:15 GMT
    Kristen Wiig tells how she spent her summer filming in Asheville.
    Kristen Wiig tells how she spent her summer filming in Asheville.
  • Clemson University Employs Goats to Deal With Invasive Weeds

    Clemson University Employs Goats to Deal With Invasive Weeds

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:54:47 GMT
    Clemson UniversityClemson University
    Clemson University is now employing goats to clear out invasive weeds along Hunnicutt Creek and make room for native plants to grow.
    Clemson University is now employing goats to clear out invasive weeds along Hunnicutt Creek and make room for native plants to grow.
  • Laurens Co. Deputy Trying To Create Video To Stop Drunk Driving

    Laurens Co. Deputy Trying To Create Video To Stop Drunk Driving

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:35:50 GMT
    Laurens County Deputy Barton Homes posted a video about his campaign on the site Kickstarter.com.Laurens County Deputy Barton Homes posted a video about his campaign on the site Kickstarter.com.
    A Laurens County Sheriff's Deputy is hoping money from an online campaign will help stop drunk drivers.
    A Laurens County Sheriff's Deputy is hoping money from an online campaign will help stop drunk drivers.
  • Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean Had Low Blood Sugar

    Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean Had Low Blood Sugar

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:29:41 GMT
     Ebony Wilkerson Ebony Wilkerson
    A motion filed by an attorney representing a South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan says she was severely disoriented due to low blood sugar at the time. 
    A motion filed by an attorney representing a South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan says she was severely disoriented due to low blood sugar at the time. 
  • SC Young People Rank Second Nationally In Obesity

    SC Young People Rank Second Nationally In Obesity

    Thursday, September 4 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-04 15:22:17 GMT
    Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat compared to lean body mass. (AP graphic)Obesity is defined as an excessively high amount of body fat compared to lean body mass. (AP graphic)
    A new report finds that the rate of obesity among South Carolina's young people ranks second in the nation while adults rank 10th nationally among the states. The report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that more than 21 percent of young people in the state between ages 10 and 17 are considered obese.
    A new report finds that the rate of obesity among South Carolina's young people ranks second in the nation while adults rank 10th nationally among the states. The report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that more than 21 percent of young people in the state between ages 10 and 17 are considered obese.
  • Bear Visits NC's Western Governor's Residence

    Bear Visits NC's Western Governor's Residence

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:00:59 GMT
    A 140-pound black bear lumbered across the yard at the mansion while McCrory was in Asheville.A 140-pound black bear lumbered across the yard at the mansion while McCrory was in Asheville.
    Gov. Pat McCrory spent the Labor Day holiday weekend at the western governor's mansion in Asheville. Multiple media outlets reported McCrory also had an uninvited guest. A 140-pound black bear lumbered across the yard at the mansion while McCrory was in Asheville
    Gov. Pat McCrory spent the Labor Day holiday weekend at the western governor's mansion in Asheville. Multiple media outlets reported McCrory also had an uninvited guest. A 140-pound black bear lumbered across the yard at the mansion while McCrory was in Asheville
  • Harvest Hope Lays Off 10 Workers In South Carolina

    Harvest Hope Lays Off 10 Workers In South Carolina

    Thursday, September 4 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-09-04 13:52:16 GMT
    The food bank has been serving about 70,000 families a month this summer.The food bank has been serving about 70,000 families a month this summer.
    Harvest Hope Food Bank says it has laid off 10 workers around the state because of unexpected expenses and increases in the number of people seeking help. Multiple media outlets reported the food bank's action reduces its workforce from 88 to 78.
    Harvest Hope Food Bank says it has laid off 10 workers around the state because of unexpected expenses and increases in the number of people seeking help. Multiple media outlets reported the food bank's action reduces its workforce from 88 to 78.
  • Anderson Police Led On Chase That Ends In Wreck

    Anderson Police Led On Chase That Ends In Wreck

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-09-04 03:43:02 GMT
    Anderson Police attempted to pull over a vehicle for crossing the center line when the suspect did not stop and officers began pursuit.
    Anderson Police attempted to pull over a vehicle for crossing the center line when the suspect did not stop and officers began pursuit.
  • SC Legislative Panel Discusses Medical Marijuana

    SC Legislative Panel Discusses Medical Marijuana

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-09-03 22:58:31 GMT
    South Carolina still has a lot to do before implementing a law allowing residents to use oil derived from marijuana for medicinal purposes.
    South Carolina still has a lot to do before implementing a law allowing residents to use oil derived from marijuana for medicinal purposes.
  • Electric Bus Fleet Rolls Out In Seneca

    Electric Bus Fleet Rolls Out In Seneca

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:51:25 GMT
    The all-electric bus fleet in Seneca is the first of its kind in the nation.The all-electric bus fleet in Seneca is the first of its kind in the nation.

    Officials say the City of Seneca and Clemson Area Transit are the first to have an all-electric bus system in the country.

    Officials say the City of Seneca and Clemson Area Transit are the first to have an all-electric bus system in the country.

  • McDowell Co. Deputies Uncover Child Abuse During Murder Investigation

    McDowell Co. Deputies Uncover Child Abuse During Murder Investigation

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:52:32 GMT
    Meitta Yvone ElliottMeitta Yvone Elliott
    Two McDowell County adults are facing charges after the couple's children tested positive for methamphetamine.
    Two McDowell County adults are facing charges after the couple's children tested positive for methamphetamine.
  • Judge Sets Jan. Trial Date For Lexington Sheriff

    Judge Sets Jan. Trial Date For Lexington Sheriff

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:21:03 GMT
    Metts has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges including conspiracy, racketeering and wire fraud.Metts has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges including conspiracy, racketeering and wire fraud.
    James Metts, South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff, is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges. Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20.
    James Metts, South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff, is set to go to trial early next year on bribery and conspiracy charges. Chief U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten says suspended Lexington County Sheriff Metts' trial will begin Jan. 20.
  • 2 Arrested After Deputies Find Child With Broken Arm, Burn Injuries

    2 Arrested After Deputies Find Child With Broken Arm, Burn Injuries

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:01:52 GMT
    Mugshots provided by the Cherokee County Sheriff's OfficeMugshots provided by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
    A child abuse call Sunday had officers arriving in the emergency room to a girl with a broken arm and the adult with her changing their story of how it happened. 
    A child abuse call Sunday had officers arriving in the emergency room to a girl with a broken arm and the adult with her changing their story of how it happened. 
  • "Magic Mike" Sequel Being Filmed In Myrtle Beach

    "Magic Mike" sequel being filmed in Myrtle Beach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:20:13 GMT
    Photo provided by WBTWPhoto provided by WBTW
    A sequel for a major motion picture will feature Myrtle Beach next year. 
    A sequel for a major motion picture will feature Myrtle Beach next year. 
  • ISIS Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist Steven Sotloff

    ISIS Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist Steven Sotloff

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-09-02 23:40:33 GMT
    Photo from CNNPhoto from CNN
    A video that shows the beheading of American Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq, following through on a threat to kill the journalist.
    A video that shows the beheading of American Steven Sotloff was delivered as a "second message to America" to halt airstrikes in Iraq, following through on a threat to kill the journalist.
  • Teen Sues SC Over License Photo

    Teen Sues SC Over License Photo

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:38:19 GMT
    Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.
    An organization that supports transgender rights is suing South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.
    An organization that supports transgender rights is suing South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.
  • Documents Reveal Plan to Overhaul Emergency Care

    Documents Reveal Plan to Overhaul Emergency Care

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:32:56 GMT
    Documents reveal the "politically sensitive" plan to overhaul EMS.Documents reveal the "politically sensitive" plan to overhaul EMS.
    7 On Your Side Investigations uncovered new documents that detail a “politically sensitive” proposal for overhauling the Greenville County EMS system. The plan would change the way ambulances respond in a 9-1-1 emergency and would give control of the life-saving service to the county's largest hospital chain, Greenville Health System. 
    7 On Your Side Investigations uncovered new documents that detail a “politically sensitive” proposal for overhauling the Greenville County EMS system. The plan would change the way ambulances respond in a 9-1-1 emergency and would give control of the life-saving service to the county's largest hospital chain, Greenville Health System. 
  • Jenny Sanford Wants Psych Exam For US Rep. Sanford

    Jenny Sanford Wants Psych Exam For US Rep. Sanford

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-09-02 22:02:54 GMT
    Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce.
    Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce.
  • Ervin Plans Town Halls In Upstate for Gov. Campaign

    Ervin Plans Town Halls In Upstate for Gov. Campaign

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:49:04 GMT
    Tom Ervin is running as an independent candidate for Governor in SC.Tom Ervin is running as an independent candidate for Governor in SC.
    Independent candidate for SC Governor Tom Ervin is planning several stops in the upstate to meet with voters. There will be six town halls September 2-3.
    Independent candidate for SC Governor Tom Ervin is planning several stops in the upstate to meet with voters. There will be six town halls September 2-3.
  • Move for Southern 500 Expected To Boost Tourism

    Move for Southern 500 Expected To Boost Tourism

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:34:06 GMT
    Regan Smith in Victory Lane after winning the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AP photo)Regan Smith in Victory Lane after winning the 2011 Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (AP photo)
    The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand. NASCAR announced last week the race returns to the Labor Day weekend next year for the first time in more than a decade.
    The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand. NASCAR announced last week the race returns to the Labor Day weekend next year for the first time in more than a decade.
  • Crosswell Elementary School To Dismiss Early Due To Power Outage

    Crosswell Elementary School To Dismiss Early Due To Power Outage

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:56:05 GMT
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County will be dismissing early due to power outage.Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County will be dismissing early due to power outage.
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County is dismissing early due to a power outage. Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby stated that the school will dismiss students at 9:30 Tuesday morning and normal dismissal procedures will be followed.
    Crosswell Elementary School in Pickens County is dismissing early due to a power outage. Pickens County School District spokesman John Eby stated that the school will dismiss students at 9:30 Tuesday morning and normal dismissal procedures will be followed.
  • 2 Women, 4 Kids Hurt In Lake Keowee Jet Ski Wreck

    2 Women, 4 Kids Hurt In Lake Keowee Jet Ski Wreck

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:59:29 GMT
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.
    Authorities say two jet skis collided on Lake Keowee, injuring the two drivers and four children who were riding along.
  • NC Apple Festival Returns To Hendersonville

    NC Apple Festival Returns To Hendersonville

    Saturday, August 30 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 21:46:49 GMT
    The NC Apple Festival runs from Friday to Monday and officials say more than 225,000 people attended last year.The NC Apple Festival runs from Friday to Monday and officials say more than 225,000 people attended last year.

    Local farmers are celebrating a bountiful apple harvest this Labor Day weekend.

    Local farmers are celebrating a bountiful apple harvest this Labor Day weekend.

  • Man Arrested After Motorcycle Chase Through 2 Counties

    Man Arrested After Motorcycle Chase Through 2 Counties

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:59:59 GMT
    Eric Fontaine faced charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and possession of marijuanaEric Fontaine faced charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and possession of marijuana
    Oconee County deputies arrested Eric Fontaine of Fletcher, NC and charged him with reckless driving, failure to stop and simple possession of marijuana. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office says a deputy spotted Fontaine on a motorcycle, traveling at a high rate of speed Friday afternoon on Highway 123 near Seneca.
    Oconee County deputies arrested Eric Fontaine of Fletcher, NC and charged him with reckless driving, failure to stop and simple possession of marijuana. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office says a deputy spotted Fontaine on a motorcycle, traveling at a high rate of speed Friday afternoon on Highway 123 near Seneca.
  • Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Attempted Murder Charge For Driver In Clinton Crash

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 22:11:26 GMT
    Alton PaytonAlton Payton

    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Public Safety Director Robin Morse says Alton Payton, 84, will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to real property.

    Clinton Public Safety has filed an attempted murder charge against the driver of a car that plowed into Bailey Manor Wednesday afternoon. Public Safety Director Robin Morse says Alton Payton, 84, will also be charged with one count of malicious damage to real property.

  • Child, 1, Tests Positive For Meth, Westminster Mom Charged

    Child, 1, Tests Positive For Meth, Westminster Mom Charged

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:36:28 GMT
    Bridgette Delanea McCallBridgette Delanea McCall
    A Westminster woman is under arrest after sheriff's investigators say her one-year old child tested positive for methamphetamine. Bridgette Delanea McCall, 36, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
    A Westminster woman is under arrest after sheriff's investigators say her one-year old child tested positive for methamphetamine. Bridgette Delanea McCall, 36, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
  • Car Crashes Into Bailey Manor In Clinton, 8 Sent To Hospital

    Car Crashes Into Bailey Manor In Clinton, 8 Sent To Hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:26:53 GMT
    Officials tell us the car went 20-30 feet into the lobby and down the hall of Bailey Manor on Jacobs Highway late Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle then caught fire.
    Officials tell us the car went 20-30 feet into the lobby and down the hall of Bailey Manor on Jacobs Highway late Wednesday afternoon. The vehicle then caught fire.
  • SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:32:36 GMT
    The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.The SC House overrode one veto and sustained another.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January.
  • PICS: Most of 100+ Dogs Seized Tues. in Laurens Have New Homes

    PICS: Most of 100+ Dogs Seized Tues. in Laurens Have New Homes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:59:52 GMT
    Courtesy FacebookCourtesy Facebook
    Loaded up into out-of-town shelters’ vans or carried off in new owners’ loving arms, only about 20 of the dogs remained in Laurens County Animal Control’s pens by Wednesday afternoon.
    Loaded up into out-of-town shelters’ vans or carried off in new owners’ loving arms, only about 20 of the dogs remained in Laurens County Animal Control’s pens by Wednesday afternoon.
  • Greenville Man Arrested, Charged With Lexington County Shooting

    Greenville Man Arrested, Charged With Lexington County Shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:38 GMT
    Mugshot: Juan Hernandez-Torres, Lexington County Sheriff's OfficeMugshot: Juan Hernandez-Torres, Lexington County Sheriff's Office
    A man from Greenville has been arrested and charged with a shooting in Lexington County. Lexington County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Allard stated that Juan Hernandez-Torres, 38, was arrested after a traffic stop and brief manhunt in Laurens County Tuesday night.
    A man from Greenville has been arrested and charged with a shooting in Lexington County. Lexington County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Allard stated that Juan Hernandez-Torres, 38, was arrested after a traffic stop and brief manhunt in Laurens County Tuesday night.
  • Seneca Man Arrested In GA On Probation Violation

    Seneca Man Arrested In GA On Probation Violation

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:42:27 GMT
    Oconee County deputies say Walter Bud Shook, Jr. was arrested in Georgia on a probation violation. Photo Courtesy: Oconee County Sheriff's Office Oconee County deputies say Walter Bud Shook, Jr. was arrested in Georgia on a probation violation. Photo Courtesy: Oconee County Sheriff's Office
    Oconee County deputies say they arrested a Seneca man in Georgia on a probation violation.
    Oconee County deputies say they arrested a Seneca man in Georgia on a probation violation.

  • Deadly House Fire In Walhalla

    Deadly House Fire In Walhalla

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:15:08 GMT
    An investigation is underway after a man was found dead during a house fire.An investigation is underway after a man was found dead during a house fire.
    An investigation is underway after a man was found dead during a house fire. According to the Oconee County Coroner's Office, the 911 communications center received a report of a house fire on North Andover Drive in Walhalla Tuesday night around 9:30. Multiple fire agencies responded to the fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive man, 49-year-old Michael Joseph Marcello, lying on a bedroom floor in the home.
    An investigation is underway after a man was found dead during a house fire. According to the Oconee County Coroner's Office, the 911 communications center received a report of a house fire on North Andover Drive in Walhalla Tuesday night around 9:30. Multiple fire agencies responded to the fire. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found an unresponsive man, 49-year-old Michael Joseph Marcello, lying on a bedroom floor in the home.
  • Town Employee Contract Offers Political Protection

    Town Employee Contract Offers Political Protection

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:03:38 GMT
    Blacksburg town administrator Trudy Martin gets a contract for the first time in decades.Blacksburg town administrator Trudy Martin gets a contract for the first time in decades.

    Trudy Martin won't have to show up at town hall, her paycheck is guaranteed and she's paid with taxpayer money.

    Trudy Martin won't have to show up at town hall, her paycheck is guaranteed and she's paid with taxpayer money.

  • Marion Man Charged With Abusing Infant Daughter

    Marion Man Charged With Abusing Infant Daughter

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:03:43 GMT
    Brandon Lee EdwardsBrandon Lee Edwards
    McDowell Co. Sheriff's office has charged 20 year-old Brandon Lee Edwards of Formosa Drive in Marion with one count of felony child abuse.The say Edwards allegedly shook his 3-month-old daughter and threw her to the ground, knocking her unconscious.The baby is still in the hospital.
    McDowell Co. Sheriff's office has charged 20 year-old Brandon Lee Edwards of Formosa Drive in Marion with one count of felony child abuse.The say Edwards allegedly shook his 3-month-old daughter and threw her to the ground, knocking her unconscious.The baby is still in the hospital.
  • Marion, NC Man Charged With Injuring Baby

    Marion, NC Man Charged With Injuring Baby

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:22:08 GMT
    Brandon Lee EdwardsBrandon Lee Edwards
    A Marion man is under arrest after deputies say he knocked his three-month-old daughter unconscious. Brandon Lee Edwards is charged with felony child abuse by the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
    A Marion man is under arrest after deputies say he knocked his three-month-old daughter unconscious. Brandon Lee Edwards is charged with felony child abuse by the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.


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