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Spartanburg Co. property where 2 women buried burns in fire

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- A Spartanburg County property where two women were found buried earlier this month caught fire. Una Fire Department found the house at 137 Williams Street in flames early Tuesday morning.


City: Tree removal underway soon at Duncan Park Lake dam

Duncan Park Lake's Depression-era dam will soon get more than just a facelift. City officials said Monday a $400,000 project will start within weeks that will remove tree and root systems from the dam, along with other upgrades.


Deputies need help finding missing, endangered man Bobby McDaniel in Spartanburg County

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office officials are searching for a missing and endangered man on April 22nd, they released to media. According to a sheriff's office news release, deputies are searching for Bobby Dean McDaniel, 79, of Wellord.


Missing Spartanburg County man found safe in North Carolina, deputies say

Spartanburg deputies said a man who was endangered and reported missing was found in North Carolina. Deputies said Bobby McDaniel, 80, of Wellford, who suffers from dementia, was reported missing after he was last seen around 10 a.m. Monday in the Duncan area.


Man accused of threatening to kill, spitting on deputy after obscenity-laced outburst in courtroom

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – A man who reportedly had an outburst in the middle of a plea hearing at the Spartanburg County Courthouse injured, spit on, and threatened to kill a deputy who removed him from the courtroom and put him in a holding cell, according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s O


Upstate cemetery manager, employees chase, capture truck thief, deputies say

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A 59-year-old cemetery manager and two of his employees chased a truck that had been stolen from the cemetery and blocked it in until a deputy arrived and arrested the man accused of stealing it, according to a police report.


Spartanburg man accused of sexually assaulting child

A Spartanburg man was arrested Friday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a child, according to an incident report. Spartanburg County deputies arrested Charles Lamont Lowrance, 42, of 14 Idlewood Court, and charged him with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a m


7-year-old shot while mother was trying to get children away domestic dispute dies, man now charged with murder

NEWBERRY, SC (FOX Carolina) – Newberry County deputies said Tuesday a 7-year-old child who was shot during a domestic dispute early Saturday morning has passed away. Sheriff Lee Foster said the boy, Iven James Caldwell, died around 2 p.m. Monday at a hospital in Columbia.


SC man caught on camera using roller bag to video under woman's skirt

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) - A man was charged with voyeurism after he reportedly used a cellphone and a roller bag to video under a woman's skirt on Saturday in downtown Greenville.


Fire destroys home where women’s bodies found; arson investigation underway

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A home where the bodies of two women were found earlier this month was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning, according to the Una Fire Department.


The Kruger Brothers to perform Bluegrass Spartanburg concert at the Chapman Cultural Center

Before The Kruger Brothers close out the 2018-19 Bluegrass Spartanburg series of concerts presented by the Spartanburg Philharmonic, band member Joel Lansberg made sure to issue a small disclaimer.


South Carolina teachers plan a 2nd protest this year to demand better pay

(CNN) — For the second time in four months, South Carolina teachers are fed up and ready to rally. Hundreds of educators plan to protest at the state capitol on May 1 at an event called "#AllOutMay1."


Upstate man, former high school athlete, killed in crash over weekend

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — A 21-year-old Spartanburg County man was killed in a crash Saturday morning, Highway Patrol troopers said. The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Old Converse Road near Collins Road, troopers said.


Census data shows population boom in Spartanburg County

When Spartanburg County was courting BMW in the early 1990s in an attempt to convince the international car manufacturer to set up shop within its borders, County Councilman David Britt said many throughout the state were dubious, or even dismissive, that the idea would ever get off the ground.


South Carolina 5th grader’s classmates paint violent picture of fight

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/CNN) — A South Carolina fifth grader was put in a headlock, punched repeatedly and thrown into a bookshelf according to written statements provided to law enforcement officials by RaNiya Wright’s classmates after a March classroom fight.


Sen. Cory Booker to visit CC Woodson Center in Spartanburg

Fresh off visits to Spartanburg last week by two Democratic presidential contenders, a third one is expected to come to Spartanburg this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will meet with State House Democrats in Columbia Thursday, followed by a meeting in Spartanburg at 5 p.m. at the C.C. Woo


Man who killed co-worker, claimed she was intruder, is sentenced

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. — An Upstate man who killed his co-worker took a plea deal Monday and avoided trial. Donald Anthony Partaka, 60, of Campobello called 911 at about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, 2017, and reported he shot an unknown intruder.


DC pastor challenges South Carolina worship leader who bought his wife a Lamborghini to live more minimally

Washington D.C.-based Pastor, Jomo Johnson, posted a video to social media on Easter Sunday, initiating a #TheJesusChallenge to live one year minimally by giving up one possession each day, week or month until next Easter.


Spartanburg event raises mental health awareness, kicks off storytelling festival

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) -- Mental Health America of Spartanburg is using theater to raise awareness of mental health. SNAP! is a one-woman show about the true story of a 16-year-old girl’s descent into mental illness, her commitment to a state mental hospital and her journey back to reality.


Drunk Driver Crashes, Chews Wiring in Patrol Car After Arrest

One drunk driver from South Carolina refused to go down without a fight when police officers showed up at the scene of the crash he caused and proceeded to take him away in handcuffs.