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York County cops in 2018 gunfight with killer got medals. A K-9 dog got one, too.

The South Carolina police officers who acted heroically in a 2018 shootout with a suspect who killed a deputy and injured three others have all received medals for bravery. On Friday, the police K-9 dog Gabby, who helped even after her handler was shot, got a medal, too.


Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."


Standoff ends hours after man refused to come out of Gastonia motel

GASTONIA, N.C. - A major road that runs through the heart of Gastonia had to be shut down Friday morning while police negotiated with a man they were trying to arrest at a motel.


Injuries reported in Gaston County school bus crash

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Eight people were reportedly in a crash involving a school bus that happened in Gaston County Friday afternoon. Troopers say the crash happened on Dallas High Shoals Highway near Donna Drive in Dallas. A school bus, dump truck and pickup truck were involved in the crash.


York Co. man accused of flushing Fentanyl pills in front of girlfriend's kids

YORK COUNTY, S.C. - York County drug agents said two children, ages 2 and 10, watched their mother's boyfriend desperately try to flush Fentanyl and Xanax pills down the toilet after officers chased him to his home in Fort Mill.


York County suspect rams cop car, flushes ‘dangerous’ drugs next to kids, police say

A drug suspect rammed head-on into a police car with two undercover officers inside Wednesday night before leading law enforcement on a chase from Rock Hill to Fort Mill, York County drug agents said.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Rock Hill armed robber out of jail a month kidnapped man, stole money, police say

A Rock Hill man, out of jail for just over a month, has been arrested for a Valentine’s Day armed robbery and kidnapping outside a convenience store, police said. Dakova Amaryllis Shannon, 46, was found a week after the crime by members of the Rock Hill Police Department violent crimes unit, said Ca


SC Supreme Court Ruling Clears The Way For Piedmont Medical Center's Fort Mill Hospital

A South Carolina Supreme Court decision may end a nearly 15-year legal battle to build a hospital in Fort Mill. Piedmont Medical Center CEO Mark Noscaka was thrilled with the decision.


York County mother charged after baby tests positive for cocaine

YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A York County newborn baby that tested positive for cocaine is in the hospital, and the mother has been charged with child neglect. Channel 9’s partners at The Herald said deputies investigated 31-year-old Candis Sheffield for more than a month after the child was born.


Traffic backed up for miles after truck spills fuel on I-85 in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - All lanes were closed Friday afternoon along Interstate 85 northbound in Gaston County after officials said a truck crashed, spilling fuel. [ALSO READ: Tractor-trailer fire, fuel spill blocks I-77 Cornelius for hours]


Gastonia Police officer charged with assaulting woman

A Gastonia Police officer was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a female. A Cherryville woman told a magistrate that Joshua Marvin McSwain threw a vanity stool at her on Feb. 15, striking her in the face and nose.


Here are 7 things to do this weekend in York County

Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series presents “Rapunzel,” a production of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte , 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Clover High School auditorium. Tickets: $5, individuals, free for ages 12 and younger. This re-imagined version of the classic is a tale about the cur


South Carolina drug dealers arrested

NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr


Former Gaston Co. doctor sentenced to 3 years after trading pills for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A former Gaston County doctor will go to prison after trading prescription drugs for sex. Michael Smith worked in Mount Holly and was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted that while he was a doctor, he traded prescription drugs for sex with three patients and ha


Bi-Lo grocery store to close in Belmont

The Bi-Lo grocery store located at 6507 Wilkinson Blvd. in Belmont will close on or before March 25, according to an announcement by Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Bi-Lo.


‘Nearly impossible’ goal met. Why more York County animal shelter dogs, cats survive

No, animals can’t vote. But they’ve had a consistent voice on the York County Council for two years, and it’s starting to show. York County Councilwoman Allison Love said the effort she and other county leaders put into animal control reform is the main reason why that department is having unprecede


Neighbors on edge after attempted break-in, sexual assault case at Gastonia apartments

GASTONIA, N.C. - Children said they woke up Thursday morning to hear someone trying to break through their Gastonia bedroom window. It is the same building off East Hudson Boulevard where a burglar sexually assaulted a woman in her home. In the case last month, police released a sketch of the suspec


Former Rep. Robert Smalls dies in South Carolina, Feb. 22, 1915

An escaped slave and Civil War hero, Robert Smalls, who served four terms as a representative from South Carolina’s southeastern corner, died in his hometown of Beaufort on this day in 1915 at age 75.


POLICE: Suspect arrested after demanding man to take him to ATM, withdraw $80

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Rock Hill police officers arrested a man Thursday after they said he robbed another man at a Quick Trip gas station last Friday. Police said they arrested 46-year-old Dakova Shannon as a suspect after they responded to a robbery that occurred at a Quick Trip gas station on the corn