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York County cops in 2018 gunfight with killer got medals. A K-9 dog got one, too.
The South Carolina police officers who acted heroically in a 2018 shootout with a suspect who killed a deputy and injured three others have all received medals for bravery. On Friday, the police K-9 dog Gabby, who helped even after her handler was shot, got a medal, too.
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."
York Co. man accused of flushing Fentanyl pills in front of girlfriend's kids
YORK COUNTY, S.C. - York County drug agents said two children, ages 2 and 10, watched their mother's boyfriend desperately try to flush Fentanyl and Xanax pills down the toilet after officers chased him to his home in Fort Mill.
Rock Hill armed robber out of jail a month kidnapped man, stole money, police say
A Rock Hill man, out of jail for just over a month, has been arrested for a Valentine’s Day armed robbery and kidnapping outside a convenience store, police said. Dakova Amaryllis Shannon, 46, was found a week after the crime by members of the Rock Hill Police Department violent crimes unit, said Ca
South Carolina mom accused of trying to electrocute disabled son, overdose him with meds
LADSON, S.C. (WCIV) - A South Carolina woman is charged with trying to kill her disabled adult son by administering multiple medications beyond prescribed amounts also attempted to electrocute him, according to an affidavit.
York County suspect rams cop car, flushes ‘dangerous’ drugs next to kids, police say
A drug suspect rammed head-on into a police car with two undercover officers inside Wednesday night before leading law enforcement on a chase from Rock Hill to Fort Mill, York County drug agents said.
‘Nearly impossible’ goal met. Why more York County animal shelter dogs, cats survive
No, animals can’t vote. But they’ve had a consistent voice on the York County Council for two years, and it’s starting to show. York County Councilwoman Allison Love said the effort she and other county leaders put into animal control reform is the main reason why that department is having unprecede
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
York County mother charged after baby tests positive for cocaine
YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A York County newborn baby that tested positive for cocaine is in the hospital, and the mother has been charged with child neglect. Channel 9’s partners at The Herald said deputies investigated 31-year-old Candis Sheffield for more than a month after the child was born.
Here are 7 things to do this weekend in York County
Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series presents “Rapunzel,” a production of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte , 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Clover High School auditorium. Tickets: $5, individuals, free for ages 12 and younger. This re-imagined version of the classic is a tale about the cur
Former Gaston Co. doctor sentenced to 3 years after trading pills for sex
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A former Gaston County doctor will go to prison after trading prescription drugs for sex. Michael Smith worked in Mount Holly and was sentenced to three years in prison after he admitted that while he was a doctor, he traded prescription drugs for sex with three patients and ha
Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.
POLICE: Suspect arrested after demanding man to take him to ATM, withdraw $80
ROCK HILL, S.C. - Rock Hill police officers arrested a man Thursday after they said he robbed another man at a Quick Trip gas station last Friday. Police said they arrested 46-year-old Dakova Shannon as a suspect after they responded to a robbery that occurred at a Quick Trip gas station on the corn
Historic home shifts multimillion-dollar York County road project
YORK COUNTY, S.C. - A road-widening project in York County, which will cost millions of dollars, is expected to have a major impact on traffic in a rapidly growing area. On Wednesday night, the community was encouraged to come to a Q&A session to learn more about the effort.
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.
Driver Charged After Accident Involving School Bus, Dump Truck, And Pickup In Gaston County
DALLAS, NC — Authorities are investigating an accident involving a Gaston County school bus, dump truck and pickup that happened Friday afternoon. The accident happened just before 4:30pm on NC-155 (Dallas High Shoals Highway) near Donna Drive.
Traffic backed up for miles after truck spills fuel on I-85 in Gaston County
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - All lanes were closed Friday afternoon along Interstate 85 northbound in Gaston County after officials said a truck crashed, spilling fuel. [ALSO READ: Tractor-trailer fire, fuel spill blocks I-77 Cornelius for hours]
Former Rep. Robert Smalls dies in South Carolina, Feb. 22, 1915
An escaped slave and Civil War hero, Robert Smalls, who served four terms as a representative from South Carolina’s southeastern corner, died in his hometown of Beaufort on this day in 1915 at age 75.
‘Widespread activity’: Confirmed flu cases in hundreds, 4 dead in York County region
As the flu season enters the most active period, hundreds of cases have already been confirmed in the York County region. Flu season is typically worsens in the colder months and more likely in fall and winter.
Community grieving after school nurse killed, son, pastor, wife, hurt in crash
CONCORD, N.C. - Concord police are investigating a Tuesday night crash that left a woman dead and three others injured, including her son. The collision happened around 6 p.m. on state Highway 49 near Central Cabarrus High School, police said.