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Greenwood woman faces attempted murder charge

Laquisha Jennings Guillebeaux, 42, of 617 Gage St., Greenwood was arrested Sunday and charged with attempted murder. When Greenwood police arrived Sunday night at a Reynolds Avenue house, they found a man whose T-shirt had blood on it and who showed police what appeared to be a stab wound in the mid


Carolina Pride plant evacuated as police investigate bomb threat

GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) - Greenwood police said they are investigating a bomb threat at the Carolina Pride meat processing plant Monday morning. Jonathan Link, a spokesman for the police department, said someone called in to Greenwood police dispatchers claiming there was a bomb in the plant.


Tornado Watch extended for some Upstate and Mountain counties until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was canceled for Abbeville, Anderson, and Pickens counties shortly after 6:30 p.m.


Greenwood man faces federal firearm indictment

A Greenwood man is facing a federal indictment in connection with a 2018 shooting investigation. Toddrekus Malik White, 25, of 715 White Oak Lane, Greenwood had an indictment filed against him April 9 accusing him of having had two firearms despite being convicted of a crime punishable by more than


Abbeville group revved up over noise

ABBEVILLE — A group was not allowed to air its grievances during an Abbeville County Council meeting about what it called an “unbelievably loud and obnoxious” motorcycle race track.


Judge orders mental review in South Carolina police ambush shooting case

FLORENCE, S.C. - A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. [ALSO READ: Man charged with shooting 7 SC officers blames PTSD, letter says]


Cheating Scandal Rocks University of South Carolina Business School

An associated dean at the Darla Moore School of Business informed faculty members of a major cheating scandal at the University of South Carolina’s signature campus. According to an email from Janice Breuer Bass, an economics professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, the latest scandal


Ninety Six wins Region 2-2A with comeback win against Abbeville

NINETY SIX — With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth inning and the region title on the line, Ninety Six senior Lennox Adams knocked a two-run single to lift the Wildcats into the lead.


Report: Woman calls police after relative pulls gun during argument

Sherman Patrick Mitchell, 30, of 912 Spring St., Greenwood was arrested Sunday and charged with drawing weapon in affray. At about 11 a.m. Sunday, Greenwood police went to Spring Street residence and spoke with a woman who said a male relative choked her and pulled out a gun during an argument, acco


Upstate man killed when tree he was cutting falls on him

ABBEVILLE, S.C. — A 58-year-old Upstate man was killed Tuesday evening when a tree he was cutting fell on him, according to the coroner. Abbeville County Deputy Coroner Sam Ferguson said Robert Blackston was cutting a tree on Branyon Road in Honea Path when the tree fell on him. Blackston was pronou


South Carolina woman discovers 'snake convention' on her porch

AIKEN, S.C. (FOX 13) - A South Carolina woman discovered a party of six snakes on her back porch. Andrea Dick of Aiken, South Carolina was startled to find the snakes on her porch Friday morning. She went on social media to ask for help, saying she spotted the “snake convention” on her porch while s


Family of man shot, killed in drive-by shooting raises reward in cold case

ANDERSON, S.C. — The family of an Upstate man killed in a drive-by shooting three years ago has raised the reward amount being offered for information that leads to an arrest.


CPW agrees to help fight litter problem

With city and county leaders pledging to adopt a zero-tolerance litter policy, a third partner is offering its services to help in the fight. On Monday, Greenwood Commissioners of Public Works General Manager Jeff Meredith said the utility is willing to provide city officials with monthly lists of n


South Carolina teachers calling out of work May 1 to march on Statehouse

Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work and protest in Columbia on May 1 demanding higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.


South Carolina received $78.7 million in tobacco settlement funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office on Monday announced the state has secured $78,723,031.53 in its share of the annual tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (“MSA”) Payment.


Controversial SC megachurch pastor called to #TheJesusChallenge to ‘live minimally’ for 1 year

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The controversial pastor of a Greenville, SC, megachurch has been challenged to relinquish his worldly possessions in what a fellow pastor calls #TheJesusChallenge.


Anderson police to hold news conference Tuesday as investigation into 2016 deadly drive-by shooting continues

ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson police said they will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss an increase in the reward being offered for information in the death of Randy Smith.


Anderson Co. deputies ask for help tracking down 14-year-old runaway

WILLIAMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies on Monday asked for help tracking down a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have ran away from home. Deputies are searching for Paul M Drainer who went missing on Sunday.


2 men arrested for putting KKK hoods on Confederate statues

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say they arrested two people who climbed and placed Ku Klux Klan hoods on statues at a Confederate monument in North Carolina. News outlets report that Enzo Niebuhr and Jody Anderson were detained Sunday during a protest near the North Carolina Women of the Confederacy mo


South Carolina school girl died of natural causes

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities said Friday that the death of a fifth grade girl at school last month was due to natural causes and not a fight with another student, which they described as lasting only seconds. But the family of the girl disagreed, saying she was repeatedly antag