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VIDEO: Man accused of shooting at Union Co. deputies

UNION Co., S.C. (WSPA) -- The Union County Sheriff’s Office released body cam video of an encounter with a man accused of shooting at deputies before setting his home on fire.


Man Returns Home To Find Stranger & Her Kids Living In His House

UNION, SC — A South Carolina man has described the shock and horror he felt after returning home to find a stranger living in his house. Kent Foster said that he was floored when he came home and discovered that a woman and two children had taken up residence in his home. The woman opened the door a


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."


Spartanburg Co. business owner charged for tax evasion, accused of not reporting more than $1.6 million in sales

SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) – The SC Dept. of Revenue said their agents arrested Spartanburg County business owner Dusian Bhikhabhai Patel, 54, on Thursday. Patel is charged with three counts of tax evasion and two counts of assisting in the preparation of false tax returns.


SC sheriff, residents react to large edibles bust with 44 glass jars of products

CHEROKEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) - An upstate sheriff and residents are speaking out after a recent drug bust that netted 15 pounds of marijuana and hundreds of marijuana-infused foods.


SC rescues rally to save 50 dogs from Union County property

In every makeshift shelter pieced together from rotting wood, under every piece of rusted sheet metal, in every pool of stagnant water: more dogs. Union County Animal Shelter Director Holly Wise said the officer who responded to the property along Gaffney Highway last week had never seen anything li


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


Big Buck postponed due to weather

Photo courtesy of GNCC Racing The grounds that would have served as the site of the 23rd Annual Big Buck GNCC on February 23 and 24 and kicked off the 2019 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series have been flooded by the heavy rains Union County has received in recent days. Because of this


Coroner identifies body found in Wellford as missing man

WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) – Spartanburg County deputies and the coroner are investigating after a body was found in the Wellford area Thursday afternoon, Coroner Rusty Clevenger confirmed.


Guilty pleas heard in General Sessions Court

UNION COUNTY — The following persons pleaded guilty before Judge Benjamin Culbertson of Georgetown in General Sessions Court in the Main Courtroom of the Union County Courthouse during the week of February 11-14: — Jeffrey James Camp, 51, 142 Old English Road, Union, to Possession Of Methamphetamine


Union police conducting checkpoints this weekend

Union police are conducting safety checkpoints this weekend at multiple locations throughout the city, according to a statement from the Union Public Safety Department. The checkpoints will be active at different times throughout the weekend,


Woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Cowpens, coroner says

COWPENS, S.C. (WSPA) - A woman was killed Thursday night during a single-vehicle crash in Cherokee County. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a woman was driving south on Battleground Road at about 8 p.m. when she drove off of the right side of the roadway. The car entered a pasture and over


Four more Upstate Bi-Lo stores slates to close by end of March

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Southern Grocers on Thursday announced plans to close four Upstate Bi-Lo stores. Southern Grocers said the stores are underperforming and the company did not take the decision to close them lightly.


Driver dies in Cherokee Co. crash after vehicle overturns, ejects victim

Cowpens, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Thursday evening around 10:13 p.m. the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on SC 110. Troopers say the accident happened near Swofford Road about 3 miles north of Cowpens.


Sheriff: Warrant suspect flees home, tries to ditch bag of heroin, fentanyl, ecstasy, and xanax

LAURENS, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Laurens County Sheriff's Office warrant division went to a residence along Cypress Street in Clinton to apprehend a fugitive identified as Direon Aikeem Conner. Mr. Conner was wanted on general sessions bench warrants for failure to appear.


Inman man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old

An Inman man faces charges after investigators say he sexually assaulted a 9-year-old multiple times, according to a statement from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Thursday morning, Spartanburg County deputies arrested Hunter Marquise Butler, 20, of 23 Ladson St., and charged him with four


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


New South Carolina legislation taking aim at coyotes

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - South Carolina state lawmakers have introduced new legislation that could earn you money. The Coyote Bounty Program is for the lawfully capture or killing of adult coyotes.


Deputies make drug arrest in Clinton

A Clinton man was arrested and charged with several drug charges after fleeing a Cypress Street residence on Feb. 13. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division went to the residence to apprehend a fugitive, Direon Aikeem Conner, who was wanted on General Sessions bench warrants for failur


Spartanburg County deputies searching for Inman homicide victim's Jeep

Spartanburg County deputies are asking for the community's help in finding a homicide victim's car. Victor Ogan's body was discovered Feb. 14 in the woods along Office Street in Wellford and his death has since been ruled a homicide. He was 24.