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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Anderson Co. deputies ask for help tracking down 14-year-old runaway

WILLIAMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies on Monday asked for help tracking down a 14-year-old boy who is believed to have ran away from home. Deputies are searching for Paul M Drainer who went missing on Sunday.


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.


1 dead after crash on Hwy. 81 in Anderson Co., troopers say

ANDERSON CO., SC (WSPA) - One person has died after a three-vehicle crash in Anderson County, Sunday afternoon. According to Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:00pm on Highway 81 at Piedmont Road.


Drug dealer faces at least 20 years for helping suicide of USC student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drug dealer who pleaded guilty to selling drugs to an ex-girlfriend knowing she was going to kill herself faces at least 20 years in prison. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Adam Roberson said in court Tuesday that 24-year-old Anthony Hunt sold drugs to a 19-year-old Sou


Deputies arrest man accused of trafficking meth in Oconee County

SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County deputies said a man accused of trafficking meth was arrested after selling to an undercover operative. According to warrants, Jeremy Stephen Black sold more than 100 but less than 200 grams of the illegal drug.


Anderson Co. preparing to start major road projects across area

ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) - There will be hundreds of thousands of dollars invested into road projects in Anderson County. County Administrator Rusty Burns tells 7News with the states new road program and population growth, Anderson County is getting more money to now be able to tackle these projects.


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.


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.


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.


Boil water advisory remains in effect after highway collapse

WESTMINSTER, S.C. — A boil water advisory that was issued Monday remained in effect Tuesday for some Westminster customers after heavy rains caused a highway to collapse. Officials issues the reminder at 7 a.m., saying they are waiting for two sets of satisfactory test results from samples taken out


Observation tower on SC’s highest point now open to the public

PICKENS COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The highest point in South Carolina now has its own observation tower. According to a press release from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, the long-awaited observation tower on Sassafras Mountain opened to the public on Monday, coinciding with Earth Day.


Butterbeans struggling to survive in South Carolina heat

TURBEVILLE, SC (WBTW) - A Clemson researcher is growing a variety of butterbeans at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center greenhouses to help farmers save the Southern staple from high temperatures.


Measles infections are on the rise across America: what about South Carolina?

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A cough or a sneeze from someone infected by the measles lives in the air for two hours. Which means you may never know who infected you with the ultra-contagious disease.


Woman accused of attempted murder after deputies find husband stabbed multiple times

SENECA, SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County deputies said a woman accused of stabbing her husband on Saturday was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Deputies said they were called to a home on Sam Drive Saturday night and found the victim in the bathroom, where he said he hid to get away from


Reward for 2016 Anderson unsolved homicide raised to $4,000

ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) - It's been three years since police said a man was gunned down in a store parking lot in Anderson. With no suspects or even answer, the family is hoping the community will help them close the case.


SC community mourns killings of aunt, niece

PICKENS, S.C. (WSPA) - Pickens County residents came together to remember Claudette and Rebecca Purry on Monday night. Both women were killed last week after police say Rebecca Purry's ex-boyfriend shot Claudette and kidnapped Rebecca.


Report: Clemson University ranked safest college in South Carolina

CLEMSON, SC (WMBF) – Campus safety has become a rising issue with the #MeToo movement and the increase in gun violence. It has sparked discussions among colleges and universities on what leaders can do to promote safety on campus.


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."


Harris adds another to her list of endorsements in South Carolina

Sen. Kamala Harris ’s (D-Calif.) presidential campaign has picked up a key endorsement from a retired state lawmaker in the early primary state of South Carolina, according to the Associated Press.