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Rock Hill woman charged after trying to sell drugs to restaurant diners, police say

A Rock Hill woman has been charged with trafficking Ecstasy and illegal gun possession after officers were called to a restaurant for complaints she was trying to sell drugs, police said.


Rock Hill man, 23, killed in rollover SUV western York County crash, coroner says

A Rock Hill man was killed late Wednesday in a crash in western York County where his SUV overturned several times, officials said. Matthew Brian James, 23, died at the scene, said York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.


She’s a master at making Bojangles’ biscuits. Here’s where you get ‘em in Rock Hill

Some Rock Hill Bojangles’ customers ask for Rosa Avila when they come for their meals. They know she will make their biscuits just right. “I know the customers and they know me,” she said. “I enjoy my job.”


Man accused of killing wife in Catawba Co. taken into custody after days-long manhunt

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. - Channel 9 crews were in Transylvania County when a days-long manhunt for a murder suspect came to an end. We've learned Joseph Barker was taken into custody Thursday afternoon. Deputies found him in the woods along Highway 64 in Transylvania County.


SC school district to close for teacher walkout Wednesday

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - A school district in South Carolina is closing next week to let its teachers go to a Statehouse rally for education reform. Chester County School District Superintendent Angela Bain says the district had so many teachers ask for the day off Wednesday that she and the school boar


Rock Hill Police Searching For Suspect In Walgreens Robbery

ROCK HILL, SC — Police are investigating an overnight robbery that occurred at a Walgreens near Winthrop University overnight. The robbery happened around 1:10am at the store on Oakland Avenue. Police say the suspect went to the pharmacy and demanded pain pills.


Chester pastor dies in York crash, other driver hurt, police say

A beloved pastor who served churches in Chester County for decades has died after a car crash. The driver of the other vehicle was injured in Wednesday’s wreck, police said. Linda Jenkins, 72, of York, died at a Charlotte hospital after she was airlifted after the wreck between Rock Hill and York, s


Rock Hill community members meet to discuss growing gun violence

ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Gun violence is becoming a growing issue in Rock Hill, and neighbors are saying enough is enough. Addressing the gun violence was a big item at a Wednesday night forum, but a lot of it also dealt with issues that have becoming all too familiar for other areas-- i


SC physician urges against "measles parties”

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - As more children are not getting vaccinated for measles, physicians are warning parents to not participate in so-called “measles parties." There have been reports of parents across the country taking their children to “measles parties” as U.S. measles cases continue to grow. T


Missing York County Teen Found, Arrested On Outstanding Warrant

FORT MILL, S.C. — Deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office are looking for a missing teen. Julia Petagna, 19, was last seen on April 9th in the Fort Mill area. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 803-628-3059 and ask for Sgt. Bolin. No other details have been provided i


Driver Identified In Deadly York County Traffic Accident

ROCK HILL, SC — A 71-year-old man was killed while turning out of a driveway Tuesday afternoon in York County. The accident happened around 4:45pm. Troopers say Walter Murphy was turning left out of a driveway onto US 21 when a 2011 Ford Ranger hit the driver-side of his 2008 Chrysler sedan.


South Carolina may use firing squad as death penalty workaround

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an additional method of execution to state law for murders sentenced to death.


South Carolina Is Deadly

We wrote last week about the Palmetto State’s terrible rankings when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) – but where does South Carolina rank when it comes to the major causes of death?


South Carolina intersection to be named in honor of teen killed at Peach Stand

FORT MILL, SC (WBTV) - It’s been more than a year since a teenager was shot and killed at the popular “Peach Stand” store in Fort Mill. Now, her memory is being honored by naming a nearby intersection after her.


Carolina Panthers share details on plan for new team HQ

As their current facilities continue to age, the Carolina Panthers have been seeking to construct a new team headquarters since David Tepper purchased the team in 2018. But as the Panthers zero in on a York County site for their facilities, they aren't seeking to simply construct a place for their t


Have a complaint about a South Carolina judge? Help us investigate.

More than 1,000 ethics complaints have been lodged against South Carolina judges who handle major cases in the state’s circuit courts. A judicial disciplinary office created in 1997 is supposed to aggressively monitor misconduct on the bench. But how many of these judges were punished as a result of


In­ter­section in York County to be Named for Karson Whitesell

YORK COUNTY, S.C. -- A teen killed in a shooting in Fort Mill last year is being honored by South Carolina. Karson Whitesell was 19 when she was shot and killed while working at the Peach Stand store in January 2018.


Rock Hill Vietnam vet inducted to SC Aviation Hall of Fame

ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) - A Rock Hill native and Vietnam veteran has been inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame. Frank Walker was honored at the Rock Hill York County Airport on Wednesday for his induction into the Class of 2018 SC Aviation Hall of Fame. Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys and


SC bill banning abortions after heartbeat is detected passes house

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP,WLTX) - The South Carolina House has passed a bill that would ban almost all abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The measure passed 70-31 Wednesday afternoon. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.


Gay N.C. State runner hits her personal best after coming out

Coming out as gay has made me a better athlete. Being happier and more comfortable with myself has allowed me to hit personal records on the North Carolina State cross country course and track teams, help bring home an ACC cross-country title and create amazing experiences that I only dreamed of.