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Man pleads guilty in killing of teen outside Upstate bowling alley

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One of four people charged in a shooting death outside an Easley bowling alley had pleaded guilty, according to the solicitor’s office. 

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Christmas light displays, ice skating, and parades in our area

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With Christmas around the corner, cities and towns are celebrating the holiday with lights, displays, parades, and other special events.

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Smaller exhibit proposed for South Carolina Confederate flag

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A South Carolina museum panel is considering a much smaller proposal to display the Confederate flag removed from the Statehouse grounds two years ago.

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Rock slide closes Hwy 28 in Graham County

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The NC Department of Transportation said Highway 28 was closed in Graham County after a rock slide and advise drivers to take the detour route listed below.

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School district: High school student arrested after seen leaving school with BB gun

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Greenwood County District 50 said an Emerald High School student was arrested early Friday morning after flashing a BB gun while leaving school on Thursday. 

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Police investigating after suspected Best Buy shoplifter threatened store security officer with gun

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Spartanburg police are investigating after a man reportedly stole two X-box game consoles from Best Buy and displayed a gun when the store’s loss prevention officer tried to stop him. 

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Cowpens man dies after truck gets pinned under back of tractor trailer

Scene of fatal Spartanburg Co. crash (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17) Scene of fatal Spartanburg Co. crash (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17)
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The Spartanburg County coroner said a Cowpens man died Thursday night after a car crash on I-85 North.

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2 Simpsonville men plead guilty to federal charges for stealing mail, creating counterfeit checks to buy meth

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The US Attorney’s Office said Friday that 2 Simpsonville men had pleaded guilty in federal court for conspiracy to commit mail theft. 

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Deputies ticket 4 teens accused of leading them on chase, throwing beer out of car window, crashing

Deputies surround the suspects' car (FOX Carolina/ Dec. 14, 2017) Deputies surround the suspects' car (FOX Carolina/ Dec. 14, 2017)
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Spartanburg County deputies said four teens were ticketed after a short chase ended in a crash Thursday night. 

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Chilly end to the week, then watching the next chance for rain Video included

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Slightly cooler weather will settle in for the end of the week, followed by a pleasant Saturday! Showers are back Sunday, but hold off until late in the day.

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Greenville man found with 900+ child porn files pleads guilty to federal charge

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The US Attorney’s Office said Friday that a Greenville man pleaded guilty to a federal child porn charge. U

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Red Cross: Family of 7 displaced by Union Co. house fire

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The American Red Cross said its disaster-trained volunteers are helping a family of seven in Union County after a fire damaged their home Thursday night. 

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Salvation Army: Holiday donations down 60%; Last full weekend to donate

A patron drops some change into a Salvation Army kettle outside an Upstate store. A patron drops some change into a Salvation Army kettle outside an Upstate store.
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It's a common sound you hear around Christmas time. Bell ringing and people saying "Merry Christmas" with a little red bucket. 

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Highly anticipated AC Hotel opens in downtown Spartanburg

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After nearly 2 years of waiting, guests can finally check in at the AC Hotel in downtown Spartanburg.

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Spartanburg man dies after being hit by car on Poinsett Hwy in Greenville Co.

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The coroner said a Spartanburg man has died after he was struck by a car in Greenville County Thursday night.

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29-year-old woman survives heart attack, so does her unborn child Video included

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A family is home and preparing to spend their first Christmas together, with their newborn who they are calling a "Christmas miracle."

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SLIDESHOW

Star Wars fans dress up as Stormtroopers at Simpsonville IMAX. (12/14/17)

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The highly anticipated AC Hotel opens in Spartanburg. (12/14/17)

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Police: Man charged after undressing, urinating on mailbox at Upstate elementary school

William J Lawhon (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center) William J Lawhon (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center)
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Police say a man was charged after stripping and then relieving himself on a school mailbox in Spartanburg County on November 28. 

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Secret Santa pays off student lunches

School lunch at Forest Acres Elementary School. (December 14, 2017/FOX Carolina) School lunch at Forest Acres Elementary School. (December 14, 2017/FOX Carolina)
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There's nothing like a heartwarming act of kindness around Christmas time.

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Doctors see trend in adults with first-time allergies Video included

FOX Carolina sits down with Dr. Kao to discuss adult allergies. (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17) FOX Carolina sits down with Dr. Kao to discuss adult allergies. (FOX Carolina/ 12/14/17)
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When Carrie Means started coughing she knew something was wrong.  "I would get these coughs, sometimes and I could hardly stop coughing," she said. She went to a doctor to get some relief for the cough.  "I was in my 40s," she said. Now, in her 50s, she has to see an allergist twice a month. 

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Troopers: Driver charged after 5 students, bus driver injured in Anderson Co. crash

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Multiple Anderson District 1 students were injured in a school bus crash on Thursday.

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Upstate grandmother convicted in baby's oxycodone death

Angela Denise Brewer (Source: PCSO) Angela Denise Brewer (Source: PCSO)
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A Pickens County woman accused of killing her 14-month old grandson has been convicted.

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Deadline is Friday for health insurance sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act

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A big deadline for those who need to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  Open enrollment ends Friday, which is earlier than in years past. 

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Warrants: Upstate man charged after dog found starving, left for dead

Eusebia Nieves Jr. and dog seized during investigation (Spartanburg Co. Detention/Environmental Enforcement) Eusebia Nieves Jr. and dog seized during investigation (Spartanburg Co. Detention/Environmental Enforcement)
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An Upstate man is facing charges after Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement officers made a gruesome discovering last month.

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Upstate restaurant serves up kindness for community members in need Video included

The food pantry outside the restaurant (FOX Carolina/ December 14, 2017) The food pantry outside the restaurant (FOX Carolina/ December 14, 2017)
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An Upstate deli owner is doing more than serving sandwiches. He’s serving kindness to anyone in need who passes by the restaurant. 

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GBI: New charge filed against Hart County teacher accused of child molestation

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The Hart County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested a second-grade teacher and charged him with child molestation.

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Deputies arrested Upstate man accused of sexually assaulting multiple children

Christopher Rickards (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention) Christopher Rickards (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention)
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An Upstate man is facing multiple child sex charges after an investigation by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

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Upstate narcotics officer admits to embezzling from sheriff's office, drug enforcement unit

Brandon Strickland (Source: Greenwood Co. Detention) Brandon Strickland (Source: Greenwood Co. Detention)
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On Wednesday, a former Greenwood County narcotics officer pleaded guilty to misconduct in office.

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You can own a part of Roper Mountain Holiday Lights

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights (file/FOX Carolina) Roper Mountain Holiday Lights (file/FOX Carolina)
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Dec. 30 will be the last night of Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, a Christmas light display that has taken place in Greenville every year for more than two decades.

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Coroner: Construction worker dies after hit by pipe on the job

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The Greenwood County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a construction worker on Tuesday.

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Deputies investigating after 2 found dead with gunshot wounds in NC

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The Haywood County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two people who were found shot to death.

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Suspect in rape found hiding in North Carolina store freezer

Marcus Williams (Source: Carteret Co. Jail) Marcus Williams (Source: Carteret Co. Jail)
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Authorities say a man wanted for first-degree rape has been captured after he hid in a freezer at a North Carolina convenience store.

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Mary Black Gaffney wants county to take over EMS funding

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Mary Black Health System in Gaffney said it has suffered significant financial stress due to providing EMS services to Cherokee County.

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BREAKING

FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in New York. The FCC is set to vote Dec. 14 whether to scrap Obama-era rules around open internet access. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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The change also gets rid of consumer protections, bars state laws that contradict the FCC's approach, and largely transfers oversight of internet service to another agency, the Federal Trade Commission.

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Manufacturing expansion brings 40 new jobs to Spartanburg Co.

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An inspection tool manufacturer is growing its operations in Spartanburg County.

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Chesnee Middle School students donate money, supplies to help Spartanburg Humane Society during holidays

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Students at Chesnee Middle School donated more than $2,000 and winter weather supplies to the Spartanburg Humane Society on Thursday. 

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