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Dispatch: Tree crashes into Anderson Co. home

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Nobody was hurt Thursday evening after a tree crashed into a home. Anderson County dispatchers tell FOX Carolina the call came in just before 10 p.m. According to them, all occupants at the home on Ashley Avenue escaped injury.


SLED to investigate shooting death of Upstate paramedic in Anderson Co.

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - Anderson County Sheriff's Office officials said the State Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been requested to investigate the shooting death of an Upstate paramedic.


Woman accused of abandoning 7 dogs in Anderson County back in December now behind bars

BELTON, SC (FOX Carolina) – Anderson County deputies said a woman accused of abandoning seven dogs at a home on Willingham Road in Belton in December 2018 has been arrested. Nichole Lee Brown was booked into jail on Thursday and charged with seven counts of abandonment of animals and two counts of f


3 charged after numerous car break-ins in Anderson & Oconee Co.

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) - Three people have been arrested after a string of car break-ins in Anderson and Oconee Counties. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says detectives became aware of multiple automobile break-ins on January 29 that appeared to be related.


Anderson County deputies searching for suspect connected to robbery in Belton

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) Anderson County deputies are seeking assistance in finding a robbery suspect who they say stole money from a Belton homeowner. According to a Facebook post, deputies responded to a residence on Mill Street Extension in Belton on February 11. Upon arrival, they spok


South Carolina mother outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as “game”

ROCK HILL, S.C. – A South Carolina mother said her 10-year-old son and his classmates were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song during a class field trip. WJZY reported that cellphone video shows fifth-grade students from Ebenezer Avenue Elementary in Rock Hill picking cotton.


South Carolina is the 7th worst state for break-ins in the US, study says

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A purse stolen from a car; a TV taken from a home; a business robbed. These cases may seem unlikely but, with a "Top Ten" ranking for most break-ins, South Carolina residents may be wary.


Report: Hate groups on the rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new report released Wednesday says the number of hate groups in the Palmetto state have grown in each of the past three years. The Southern Poverty Law Center released its “Year In Hate and Extremism” report on Wednesday, which detailed the rise.


Man run over by his own vehicle – East Main St.

Williamston firefighters along with Pelzer EMS place a patient in the back of an ambulance Sunday afternoon. The man was ran over by his own vehicle on East Main Street. He was taken to an area hospital. Williamston police officers responded to the scene and investigated. (Photo by David Rogers)


South Carolina mom, boyfriend allegedly tortured kids, 5 and 7, with hot sauce and peppers

A South Carolina mother and her live-in boyfriend were arrested Wednesday, accused of subjecting the woman's children to “horrific” abuse with hot sauce and peppers, authorities said.


SC girl calls 911 to order fries 9 times

CLEMSON, S.C. — "We do not deliver fries, or any other food stuff, to your home..." This is the beginning of a lengthy Facebook post by a South Carolina police department after a young girl decided to prank them with several calls.


Ware Shoals High student faces bomb threat charge

While one witness thought it was a joke, a Ware Shoals High School student is facing a bomb threat charge. Trishtun Marquet Raney, 18, of 17 Sparks Ave., Ware Shoals was arrested Thursday and charged with making a bomb threat.


Four more Upstate Bi-Lo stores slates to close by end of March

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Southern Grocers on Thursday announced plans to close four Upstate Bi-Lo stores. Southern Grocers said the stores are underperforming and the company did not take the decision to close them lightly.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Seneca woman faces embezzlement charges, SLED says

OCONEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said a Seneca woman was arrested for embezzling funds from the Oconee County Solid Waste Department. SLED said Bobbi Jo Miller, 38, was working as the office manager at the Oconee County Solid Waste Department between Oct. 19, 2018


Man shot, killed, in Anderson County rushed to the very hospital he worked at in an effort to save his life

ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) We're learning more Tuesday morning about a man killed Monday night in a shooting on Whirlaway Circle. Early Tuesday morning Deputy Coroner Don McCown with the Anderson County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Rodney Lewis Gilmer.


Fatal accident involving truck carrying chickens

ANDERSON, SC (WCBD) – One person is dead after a crash in the upstate involving a car and an 18-wheeler carrying chickens. The transfer truck was seen hanging off the bridge over Lake Hartwell in Anderson late Monday afternoon.


Big day for Smalley: Abbeville wrestler signs with Lander

ABBEVILLE — It's been a big week for Abbeville High wrestler Chandler Smalley. He's preparing for this weekend's individual state championships in Anderson, where he hopes to join a small group of wrestlers who have won four state titles in their career.


Portion of US 123 closed in Oconee County after water main break washed away part of roadway

WESTMINSTER , SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County Emergency Services said a section of US 123 is closed in Westminster Thursday after the roadway was washed out. Officials said a water main broke past Tabor Road and eroded part of the asphalt.


VP Mike Pence visits South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSPA) -- Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the Palmetto State. Senator Tim Scott is expected to join Pence on a tour of an opportunity zone on Thursday. “Opportunity Zones were included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as Sen. Scott’s provision,” the senator’s office said in a n