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Sheriff: Man fired at deputies with rifle, got shot in hand when deputies returned fire

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright said a suspect who fired a rifle at deputies was shot in the hand when deputies returned fire. The incident began around 3:15 a.m. on Sunnyglenn Drive in the Greer area.


SC mom, boyfriend tortured children, deputies say

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina mother and her boyfriend are being accused of torturing her two children. Robert Earl Kailiala Saladaga, 37, and Sabrina Irene Emerick, 25 are both charged with unlawful neglect of a child and two counts of cruelty to children, according to the Greenville C


Family searching for daughter they say went missing from Greenville Tech's Greer campus

GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) - An Upstate family is searching for a Greenville Tech student they say hasn't been heard from since Tuesday. Family members tell FOX Carolina that Reagan Reynolds was last seen around 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the school's campus in Greer. They say her car, keys, phone, and comp


Deputy crashes cruiser after hydroplaning while responding to another accident

Greenville, SC (FOX Carolina) - Thursday morning, a deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office crashed after their vehicle hydroplaned off the road. Deputies tell FOX Carolina the vehicle was headed to a wreck on Interstate 85 when the deputy's vehicle hit a puddle on Pelham Road and they lo


After a $47,828 bill, some members of Greenville County Council want changes made to who pays for security

Greenville, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Tuesday, members of the Greenville County Council discussed the security costs incurred by the county from the Drag Queen Story Hour held at the Five Forks Library in Simpsonville, on Sunday, February 17.


Backlash after Drag Queen Story Hour hits state level with proposed legislation

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Just the idea of Drag Queen Story Hour started stirring up controversy weeks ago, and when the day finally came, there was a sea of people with protesters right across from supporters.


Activist alleges Greenville Co. Detention Center violating suspects' right to legal representation

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - A local activist said at a Greenville County Council meeting Tuesday evening that the rights of suspects are being violated at the Greenville County Detention Center.


Greenville County man arrested on child pornography charges, investigators say

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- A Traveler's Rest man has been arrested on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor, Attorney General Wilson released to media. Bobby Justin Smith, 35, is accused of possession and distribution of child pornography by investigators.


Teenager dead after ‘accidental shooting’ in moving car, SC cops say

A South Carolina teenage boy was killed in an “accidental shooting,” Wednesday night, the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Caleb Jamar Elijah Roach was identified as the teen who died, according to Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger. The 18-year-old was pronounced


Pedestrian struck on White Horse Road in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - A pedestrian was injured after a collision on White Horse Road Wednesday evening in Greenville. According to SCHP, the collision was reported around 8:49 p.m. with injuries, but FOX Carolina has learned from the Greenville County Coroner's Office that investigators wi


Woman charged after man stabbed at Norris Ridge Apts in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - Spartanburg Police Department officials said a woman has been charged after a man was stabbed at an apartment complex on Tuesday. We reported earlier that officers were called to Norris Ridge Apartments in regards to a stabbing incident.


South Carolina ranked in the top 20 ‘most sinful states’ in 2019, according to a new study

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Sometimes being bad isn't good for the state you're living in. According to a new WalletHub study that lists the most sinful states in the U.S. for 2019, South Carolina comes in at no. 20 on the list.


Sheriff Wright to discuss officer-involved shooting in Greer

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright is expected to provide details on an officer-involved shooting in the Greer area. Details about the shooting are limited.


Teacher saves choking second grader in Greenville county

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. - (WSPA) - A Greenville County second grader is thanking his teacher for saving his life. His teacher says she knew how to save him because of a safety video teachers are required by the district to watch.


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when you don't talk back, make money for me," as part of a class field trip during Black History Month.


2 found stabbed to death in South Carolina motel

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Two people have been found stabbed to death at a motel in South Carolina. Greenville County Deputy Coroner Kent Dill said in a news release that the victims were 28-year-old Leanna Marie Mulle and 68-year-old Arthur Walker Hill III, both of Greenville.


Greenville Police: Suspects break into vehicle, steal debit card, take Walmart shopping trip

TAYLORS, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Greenville Police are searching for suspects who broke into a car off Congaree Road, and then used a stolen debit card to take a shopping trip through a Walmart in Taylors, investigators say.


Kala Brown issues statement on fiance's death

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - The Greenville County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville County Coroner's Office are investigating after the boyfriend of Kala Brown died in an apparent suicide on Saturday.


Hate groups climb in South Carolina for 3rd straight year even as Charleston politicians try to combat it

The number of hate groups in South Carolina increased for the third consecutive year in 2018, even as South Carolina lawmakers — almost all of them from the Charleston area — pushed legislation at every political level to condemn hate and racism.


Fiance of woman held captive by serial killer stabs self to death, coroner says

PIEDMONT, S.C. - A 34-year-old South Carolina man who was engaged to a woman who survived being held captive by a serial killer died over the weekend. According to the Greenville County coroner, an autopsy revealed that Adam Mayson died at the hospital after going into cardiac arrest while receiving