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  • Concerns that "Gray Death" could show up in the Upstate

    Concerns that "Gray Death" could show up in the Upstate

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:35:00 GMT
    Grey Death drug (Source: GBI)Grey Death drug (Source: GBI)

    It's called “Gray Death”, a new deadly drug combination popping up across Georgia.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the first overdose death connected to "Gray Death.”

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    It's called “Gray Death”, a new deadly drug combination popping up across Georgia.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed the first overdose death connected to "Gray Death.”

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  • Upstate father wants drug dealers charged in deadly overdose cases

    Upstate father wants drug dealers charged in deadly overdose cases

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:41:32 GMT
    An Upstate father, Roy Davenport, wants drug dealers charged in overdose cases that lead to deaths. (FOX Carolina/ May 17, 2017)An Upstate father, Roy Davenport, wants drug dealers charged in overdose cases that lead to deaths. (FOX Carolina/ May 17, 2017)

    When Roy Davenport thinks about his son, his face lights up. In March 2014, his son died from an accidental fentanyl drug overdose. 

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    When Roy Davenport thinks about his son, his face lights up. In March 2014, his son died from an accidental fentanyl drug overdose. 

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  • Smart Meters being installed across the Upstate

    Thursday, May 11 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-05-11 05:05:12 GMT

    It's technology that's spreading across the country.  New digital two-way "smart meters" are replacing "drive by" meters.  

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    It's technology that's spreading across the country.  New digital two-way "smart meters" are replacing "drive by" meters.  

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  • New SC bill could curb drug addiction in newborns

    New SC bill could curb drug addiction in newborns

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:58 PM EST2017-03-02 04:58:50 GMT

    The nation has a growing problem with addiction and abuse of opioid drugs, which include heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers.  And that addiction, is impacting the most vulnerable of our population: infants both before and after birth.  But a new bill in South Carolina could help those moms struggling with addiction, and make sure their babies are safe and cared for. 

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    The nation has a growing problem with addiction and abuse of opioid drugs, which include heroin, morphine and prescription pain relievers.  And that addiction, is impacting the most vulnerable of our population: infants both before and after birth.  But a new bill in South Carolina could help those moms struggling with addiction, and make sure their babies are safe and cared for. 

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  • Getting inked? Here's what you need to know

    Getting inked? Here's what you need to know

    Friday, November 18 2016 4:50 PM EST2016-11-18 21:50:01 GMT
    FOX Carolina/November 16, 2016FOX Carolina/November 16, 2016

    There's a pretty good chance that you, or someone you know has a tattoo.  Ink art is growing in popularity.  In fact, the FDA said one in five Americans has at least one tattoo.  And sometimes, there can be dangers associated with getting inked. 

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    There's a pretty good chance that you, or someone you know has a tattoo.  Ink art is growing in popularity.  In fact, the FDA said one in five Americans has at least one tattoo.  And sometimes, there can be dangers associated with getting inked. 

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  • SC has many earthquakes

    SC has many earthquakes

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 5:41 PM EDT2016-08-24 21:41:27 GMT
    SC has many earthquakesSC has many earthquakes

    They say quakes happen all the time here. The major difference is they're so minor we usually don't feel them.  Emergency Officials are reminding us though of the last quake we did feel 2 years ago on Valentines Day.

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    They say quakes happen all the time here. The major difference is they're so minor we usually don't feel them.  Emergency Officials are reminding us though of the last quake we did feel 2 years ago on Valentines Day.

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  • South Carolina divorce rate declines

    South Carolina divorce rate declines

    Thursday, July 21 2016 6:23 PM EDT2016-07-21 22:23:01 GMT
    (Source: Wikimedia)(Source: Wikimedia)

    Divorce rates are down in the country and in the Upstate as well.  We took a closer look at what's keeping people together during trying times.

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    Divorce rates are down in the country and in the Upstate as well.  We took a closer look at what's keeping people together during trying times.

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  • Tucker Hipps Law means changes for colleges and universities this coming school year

    Tucker Hipps Law means changes for colleges and universities this coming school year

    Friday, July 1 2016 12:35 AM EDT2016-07-01 04:35:08 GMT
    Tucker Hipps (File)Tucker Hipps (File)

    The Tucker Hipps Bill makes universities and their organizations more accountable for infractions by making the incidents public information.

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    The Tucker Hipps Bill makes universities and their organizations more accountable for infractions by making the incidents public information.

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  • Pedestrian death sparks concern for safer roads

    Pedestrian death sparks concern for safer roads

    Thursday, May 12 2016 11:03 PM EDT2016-05-13 03:03:40 GMT
    Greenville road. (Source: Fox Carolina)Greenville road. (Source: Fox Carolina)

    Greenville County is full of fast paced, and busy roads - roads that can be extremely dangerous if pedestrians are close by.

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    Greenville County is full of fast paced, and busy roads - roads that can be extremely dangerous if pedestrians are close by.

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  • Highway Patrol talks motorcycle safety following peak year in fatalities

    Highway Patrol talks motorcycle safety following peak year in fatalities

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-05-11 22:14:25 GMT
    Fatal motorcycle wreck in Simpsonville in 2015 (FOX Carolina)Fatal motorcycle wreck in Simpsonville in 2015 (FOX Carolina)
    When Tyus and Anita Butler crashed their motorcycle May 7, Coroner Parks Evans said they both were wearing helmets. Still, Anita Butler, the wife of a pastor and beloved at her church, died.  Butler's death marks the 39th motorcycle fatality this year on South Carolina roads - well on the way to exceeding last year's record number.  "Last year in South Carolina we had 136 fatalities involving motorcyclists. That was the highest we've ever had in the history...More >
    When Tyus and Anita Butler crashed their motorcycle May 7, Coroner Parks Evans said they both were wearing helmets. Still, Anita Butler, the wife of a pastor and beloved at her church, died.  Butler's death marks the 39th motorcycle fatality this year on South Carolina roads - well on the way to exceeding last year's record number.  "Last year in South Carolina we had 136 fatalities involving motorcyclists. That was the highest we've ever had in the history...More >
  • Upstate swim instructors teach infants to self-rescue

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 5:50 PM EDT2016-05-10 21:50:19 GMT
    Baby Henry learns to float on his back in case he falls in the pool (FOX Carolina)Baby Henry learns to float on his back in case he falls in the pool (FOX Carolina)
    It's a scary thing for a parent to watch. Their infant, struggling in the water - with minimal assistance.  Still, instructors with Infant Swimming Resource say babies as young as six months need to know how to save themselves, just in case they fall in any body of water.  "We teach children to swim and self rescue," said IRS instructor Brennan Townsend. "If they fall into the water, they will learn to hold their breath and to rest and breathe in the back-fl...More >
    It's a scary thing for a parent to watch. Their infant, struggling in the water - with minimal assistance.  Still, instructors with Infant Swimming Resource say babies as young as six months need to know how to save themselves, just in case they fall in any body of water.  "We teach children to swim and self rescue," said IRS instructor Brennan Townsend. "If they fall into the water, they will learn to hold their breath and to rest and breathe in the back-fl...More >
  • Spartanburg police put focus on shoplifting

    Spartanburg police put focus on shoplifting

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:18 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:18:41 GMT
    Investigator Eric Gallman works to crackdown on shoplifting in Spartanburg (FOX Carolina)Investigator Eric Gallman works to crackdown on shoplifting in Spartanburg (FOX Carolina)

    Police in Spartanburg are working to crack down on shoplifting in the area, a trend they said has been fueled of late by drug abusers.

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    Police in Spartanburg are working to crack down on shoplifting in the area, a trend they said has been fueled of late by drug abusers.

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  • Spartanburg Co. deputies charge suspects in trailer theft

    Spartanburg Co. deputies charge suspects in trailer theft

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:18 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:18:25 GMT
    Pressley (left) and Vinson (Courtesy: SCSO)Pressley (left) and Vinson (Courtesy: SCSO)

    Spartanburg County deputies apprehended two suspects after a person reported that a thief made off with their neighbor's trailer.

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    Spartanburg County deputies apprehended two suspects after a person reported that a thief made off with their neighbor's trailer.

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  • Oconee County's war on meth: From the classroom to the courthouse

    Oconee County's war on meth: From the classroom to the courthouse

    Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said meth is big problem that deputies are fighting on multiple fronts. Adrian Acosta was invited to take an exclusive look at the fight from the front lines (Feb. 29, 2016).

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    Oconee County Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said meth is big problem that deputies are fighting on multiple fronts. Adrian Acosta was invited to take an exclusive look at the fight from the front lines (Feb. 29, 2016).

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  • DSS director working to get department on right track

    DSS director working to get department on right track

    FOX Carolina's Diana Watson investigates as a new director for the Department of Social Services says she is trying to get the department on the right track. (2/4/16)

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    FOX Carolina's Diana Watson investigates as a new director for the Department of Social Services says she is trying to get the department on the right track. (2/4/16)

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  • F.A.A. addresses close encounters between drones, planes

    F.A.A. addresses close encounters between drones, planes

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:01 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:01:06 GMT
    Drone (FOX Carolina 2/9/2016)Drone (FOX Carolina 2/9/2016)
    Did you or someone you know get a drone for Christmas?  More >

    Did you or someone you know get a drone for Christmas? 

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  • Teen's death highlights rise in pain pill overdoses

    Teen's death highlights rise in pain pill overdoses

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:00:52 GMT
    Staney Shaw died Sunday after an accidental prescription pill overdose. (Courtesy: Anita Mills)Staney Shaw died Sunday after an accidental prescription pill overdose. (Courtesy: Anita Mills)
    A rise in the number of pain pill deaths in Anderson County has the coroner concerned, and the latest victim is a teenager.  More >

    A rise in the number of pain pill deaths in Anderson County has the coroner concerned, and the latest victim is a teenager. 

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  • The future of genetic testing

    The future of genetic testing

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:00:37 GMT

    23andMe is a genetic testing service that claims to help people better understand themselves, through their DNA.  

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    23andMe is a genetic testing service that claims to help people better understand themselves, through their DNA.  

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  • Statement regarding parking, traffic concerns at Berea High School

    Statement regarding parking, traffic concerns at Berea High School

    Thursday, April 14 2016 12:00 PM EDT2016-04-14 16:00:19 GMT

    After receiving information about traffic concerns outside of Berea High School, FOX Carolina reached out to the school district for more information. 

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    After receiving information about traffic concerns outside of Berea High School, FOX Carolina reached out to the school district for more information. 

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  • Upstate e-cigarette user hurt after device explodes

    Upstate e-cigarette user hurt after device explodes

    Monday, February 8 2016 10:49 PM EST2016-02-09 03:49:51 GMT
    A man vapes from an e-cigarette (FOX Carolina)A man vapes from an e-cigarette (FOX Carolina)
    Health questions about vaping have been widely reported, but you don't hear much about e-cigarettes exploding.  More >

    Health questions about vaping have been widely reported, but you don't hear much about e-cigarettes exploding. 

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  • Some Upstate fire departments could close because of funding shortage

    Some Upstate fire departments could close because of funding shortage

    FOX Carolina investigates what's led to a funding shortfall at some Spartanburg County fire departments. (2/4/16) More >

    FOX Carolina investigates what's led to a funding shortfall at some Spartanburg County fire departments. (2/4/16)

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