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Beautiful, warmer Friday in store Video included

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The beautiful weather will linger into the weekend with temperatures climbing slightly. A good chance for rain is back by early next week.

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Charter flight company offers Clemson fans opportunity to tailgate in the air

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A Florida-based charter flight company is offering Clemson football fans a new kind of tailgating experience. 

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FRIDAY NIGHT BLITZ

Winning streaks stay alive in Thursday games and more Week 9 high school football action set for Friday

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Several high school football teams got an early start on Week 9 with Thursday night games.

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Multiple street closures, trolley service changes scheduled over Oct. 20 -22 weekend

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Greenville city officials announced several road closures and trolley service suspension starting Friday and through the weekend as multiple events are held in the city.

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Troopers investigating two overnight crashes with reports of vehicles striking homes

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Troopers are investigating two Upstate crashes that occurred early Friday morning in which vehicles reportedly struck homes. 

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Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. Crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico.
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The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. 

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Veteran gets Bronze Star nine years after mission Video included

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It’s a moment one local veteran has been waiting for for years - the moment she received her Bronze Star.

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BBB warns of Halloween scams during record spending year

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Halloween is less than 2 weeks away and Nisha Fink and her husband are shopping for their perfect costumes.

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FBI and DEA visit classrooms: Pledge against gun violence

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The FBI and DEA  may have visited your child's classroom recently, but it was for a good cause. Thousands of students took a pledge against gun violence.

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Senate passes $4 trillion budget blueprint

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The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." 

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Police: Man shot in leg near Laurens convenience store

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Police said a man was wounded in a shooting at a Laurens convenience store.

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Two Greenville Co. Councilmen call for audit of sheriff’s office after Sheriff Will Lewis named in lawsuit

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Greenville County Councilman Joe Dill said he will call for an audit of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office to see how money is being spent. Councilman Dill said he made the decision to call for an audit on Thursday. 

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Police: Woman dragged by suspect vehicle after strong armed robbery outside Anderson Co. store

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Deputies responded after a woman was robbed in Honea Path on Thursday.

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US unemployment claims fall to 222,000, lowest in 44 years

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The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.

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Week 9 of High School Football kicks off in the Upstate. 

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Fluor awarded contract by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support power grid repair in Puerto Rico

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Fluor announced the company was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the power grid repair in Puerto Rico. The contract is for six months and is valued at $240 million, the company said. 

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Deputies: Suspicious person arrested after foot chase in Greenville Co.

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The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said a suspect is in custody after a foot chase on Thursday.

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Armed robber identified by prints on stolen lotto tickets sentenced

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An Upstate man arrested after an armed robbery spree is facing prison time.

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Man fatally shot after leading officers on chase following hit and run through NC, SC Video included

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A man was fatally shot by police in Kings Mountain after he reportedly was involved in a hit and run in North Carolina and led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase through two states.

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Child hit by car during dispute between neighbors, says incident report Video included

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A child was taken to the hospital after being struck by a car while playing on Friday night, according to both a Spartanburg County deputy's incident report and the South Carolina Highway Patrol.  The details are complicated, with the report describing a dispute between neighbors that ended with a child in the hospital.

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Spartanburg County Penny Tax Hike to be discussed at forum tonight

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Voters in Spartanburg County will decide on a penny tax referendum on November 7th to pay for the construction of several new government facilities. 

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Asheville police ask for help locating man missing 2 weeks

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The Asheville Police Department is asking for help locating a man who has been missing more than two weeks.

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Deputies: Four McDowell High students face charges in separate incidents

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The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said four students from McDowell High are facing various charges for separate incidents at the school.  

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Spartanburg police seek to identify ATM vandal

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The Spartanburg Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect in the vandalism of an ATM machine.

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Clemson athletics responds to 'fight club' video circulating on social media

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Clemson University leaders said they are aware of a video circulating on social media which appears to show a flight inside a locker room.

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Police: Masked suspects on the run after robbing gas station, carjacking victims

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The Greer Police Department is investigating an armed robbery on Thursday morning.

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Fire Department: Arson was cause of fire in Asheville high-rise apartment building Video included

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Several people are searching for new homes after firefighters with the Asheville Fire Department said a fire in an apartment high-rise Tuesday night was intentionally set.

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Greenville Co. sheriff responds to sexual assault lawsuit: I had a consensual encounter Video included

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A lawsuit filed in Greenville County on Monday accuses Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis of sexual harassment, sexual assault and violations of Civil Rights.

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SLIDESHOW

The Bon Secours Wellness Arena held the Skating on the Big Ice event which allowed the community to skate on the largest ice in the area. 

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Attorney General: Greer man solicited nude photos from minor on social media

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The South Carolina Attorney Generals' Office is prosecuting a case involving an Upstate man arrested after a child pornography investigation.

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Statutory sex offense investigation leads to arrest of NC Food Lion exec

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The Hendersonville Police Department said a man was arrested on a conspiracy to commit a first-degree statutory sex offense.

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Landrum teen accused of stealing ring listed on 'Let Go' app faces additional charge in Greenville County Video included

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A Landrum teen has been charged with robbery after police said he stole a ring from a woman was attempting to sell via the “Let Go” app. 

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Police: Son shoots, kills mom’s friend for flirting with imaginary girlfriend

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New body cam footage has been released which shows the moments after a Florida man shot and killed his mother’s friend for flirting with his imaginary girlfriend.

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Liberty man sentenced to prison for 2015 deadly shooting

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A Liberty man has been sentenced to prison after he was convicted of murder on Wednesday. T

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Coroner: 70-year-old woman dies after being struck by vehicle in Greenwood

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The Greenwood County coroner said a 70-year-old has died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning.

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Deputies: Suspect rams patrol car in stolen truck before multi-county chase

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The Anderson County Sheriff's Office said multiple suspects are in custody after a multi-county chase on Monday.

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School adopts policy expecting all to stand for anthem

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A small Oklahoma school district has adopted a policy saying students, athletes and spectators are "expected" to stand during the national anthem with no "gestures of demonstration or protest." 

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Bond reduction denied for man accused of arming serial killer Todd Kohlhepp

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The man accused of helping serial killer Todd Kohlhepp acquire some of the guns investigators found in his possession appeared in federal court Monday.

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Gradual warming over the next few days, though nights stay cool Video included

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Temperatures climb over the next few days as nights stay cool, but a much bigger cooldown and rain chance arrives next week.

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Cherokee County: 2nd case of West Nile Virus confirmed near Blacksburg

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Cherokee County officials said crews will begin spraying a mosquito control agent after DHEC confirmed another case of West Nile Virus in the county. 

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McDowell County deputies searching for missing woman

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McDowell County deputies have asked for help tracking down a missing woman. 

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GHS offering free flu shots Thursday in Simpsonville

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Greenville Health System said free flu shots will be available Thursday during a drive-thru flu shot clinic at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital. 

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Spartanburg County seeks penny sales tax hike to pay for new government complex Video included

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The question will appear on the November 7 general election ballot.

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South Carolina to participate in Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill Thursday

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The Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill is set for Thursday morning in South Carolina and seven other states. 

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NASCAR driver says State Fair rides make him "nauseous" Video included

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He can drive in circles at more than 200 miles per hour, but some rides at the South Carolina State Fair make him want to throw up.

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B.A.S.S. Nation Championship begins on Lake Hartwell

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B.A.S.S. said the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Championship presented by Magellan will be held on Lake Hartwell beginning Thursday. 

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Construction to begin on Franklin School in Spartanburg

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Officials said the Franklin School will be built at 100 Franklin Street and will provide early childhood education to as many as 200 kids, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

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48 Hour Challenge: Experts say kids go missing on purpose

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It's a new challenge circulating on Facebook called the "48 Hour Challenge."

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Attorneys explain legal complications in case of Upstate teen struck by car Video included

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As the neighborhood kids root for Devin Dickey's recovery, questions begin to surface on what exactly happened Friday night and why no charges have been filed.

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Former NFL stars visit Greenwood HS

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It was initially a sports hydration drink that brought former Penn State teammates and NFL stars Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell to Greenwood High School Wednesday afternoon. "

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Ruthie Dean recovering well after Wednesday surgery

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An Upstate teen went back to the operating room Wednesday as surgeons worked to remove a malignant tumor.

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Greenwood Co. deputies searching for runaway teen

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The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a 16-year-old who has been missing since Monday.

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NFL Hall of Famer Lydell Mitchell visits Greenwood HS football team. (10/18/17)

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Authorities arrest man wanted for Maryland office park shooting

Radee Labeeb Prince is suspected of shooting five people in a business park in Harford County, north of Baltimore. (Maryland State Police Twitter) Radee Labeeb Prince is suspected of shooting five people in a business park in Harford County, north of Baltimore. (Maryland State Police Twitter)
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Authorities say they have arrested a gunman who shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park, killing three of them. 

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Walhalla man sentenced for stripping, stabbing, gagging and stuffing victim in rugs while still alive

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An Upstate man was sentenced in court to 50 years behind bars on Wednesday. 

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Authorities arrest man wanted for Maryland office park shooting

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Authorities say they have arrested a gunman who shot five of his co-workers at a Maryland office park, killing three of them. 

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Only On FOX: Upstate man spends nearly a year in jail, charges dropped Video included

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Sometimes your name is all you have. "I'm Ferris Terrill Rainey," he said. "My aunt named me." So, his name means a lot to him and his daughter means even more. "I know that I did not do the crime and I wasn't going to accept nothing," he said. 

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Solicitor: Duncan man sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug sales

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The Spartanburg County Solicitor's Office said a Duncan man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday for selling crack cocaine to an undercover informant.

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New tool helps find treatment for alcohol addiction

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Alcohol addiction impacts more than 15 million adults in the U.S. and for some, finding treatment options can be a struggle.  Now, there's a new online tool that connects people with help, and it's a one stop shop. 

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  • Lupita Nyong'o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end 'conspiracy of silence'

    Lupita Nyong'o shares Weinstein story, hopes to end 'conspiracy of silence'

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-10-20 09:23:28 GMT
    Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2015. (File Photo, CNN)Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, CA, January 11, 2015. (File Photo, CNN)

    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence."

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    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she's sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a "conspiracy of silence."

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  • FBI rescues 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister in nationwide sex trafficking crackdown

    FBI rescues 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister in nationwide sex trafficking crackdown

    Friday, October 20 2017 5:14 AM EDT2017-10-20 09:14:19 GMT
    Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said. (FBI)Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said. (FBI)

    Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.

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    Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.

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  • Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Before execution, Alabama inmate defiant with words, actions

    Friday, October 20 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-10-20 08:03:39 GMT
    (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Alabama inmate Torrey Twane McNabb, who was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of Montgomery police Officer Anderson Gordon.

    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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    The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily delayed the execution of an Alabama inmate just minutes before he was scheduled to die.

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