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Man dies after altercation at Upstate Lowes, No Charges filed

Spartanburg police said an argument between two men led to a shooting outside the Lowe's store on East Blackstock Road on Sunday afternoon.

Monday afternoon, officers said no charges would be filed, because it was a case of self defense.

Police said they were called to the scene around 2:45 p.m.

Officers said the men were acquaintances and knew each other prior to the argument.

The Spartanburg County coroner said the victim, Randall Belk, 54, of Roebuck, died a short time later at a hospital

Spartanburg students who need can get free back to school haircuts this Sunday

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Many barbershops are closed on Sundays but not Razor Sharp Barbershop. The shop will be open for it’s annual Back to School Free Haircut event on Sunday, August 18.

Event attendees will see Razor Sharp owner, Wanda Murphy, and eight other barbers will be giving away free shape-ups or all over cuts.

Murphy said there will be a sign-up sheet, but it’s best to come early.

Murphy said the Razor Sharp Barbershop parking lot will be filled with free food, school supplies, entertainment and all around fun on Sunday.

She said, just like the last four years, they’ll give free haircuts to children from kindergarten through 12th grade...

Back To School is here and a Barber Shop in Spartanburg is making sure our kids are ready for that first day!

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Back to school is getting closer for many students with some classes starting next week.

One barber shop wants to make sure students start the year in style.

At Razor Sharp in Spartanburg, this is the 5th year Lawanda Murphy has hosted a Back to School event free of charge to school age children.

This Sunday, children can go get free haircuts, school supplies, have a day full of fun, as well as get advice on how to navigate the school year

A man, considered armed and dangerous, is wanted in Cherokee Co. for a triple shooting

CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – CHEROKEE Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Three people were shot and two had to be airlifted to the hospital after a shooting in Gaffney.

According to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting with injuries call on General Drive just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

When deputies arrived on-scene, they found two people with gunshot wounds and they were airlifted to Spartanburg Medical Center.

A third shooting victim was taken to Gaffney Medical center in a private vehicle....

Morning Answer Poll: With so many questions surrounding the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, Did he really do it or did someone take him out in jail?

There are a LOT of questions surrounding this weekends apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. In case you missed it, Jeffrey Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell just a short time after being taken off suicide watch. Many are asking how this could happen in a federal prison? Where were the guards? What's with the guards and their extreme overtime? Also. what about the timing related to possible new documents and revelations from one of Epstein's accusers? 

Take our Poll -  Did Jeffrey Epstein commit suicide or was he taken out by someone else?

List of Clinton associates Joey talked about, all of whom have met their demise.

Its Back to School time again! If you need help with supplies, check out this list!

Back to School should be an exciting time for parents and kids alike. Unfortunately, for many, the worry of getting all those needed school supplies can put a damper on that excitement and a dent in the budget. That's why there are several upstate events planned to help make sure the kids are ready for that big day! Check out this list for an event near you!

If you are skilled and need a job, Union County may be the place to go!

It’s not a lack of jobs, but a lack of qualified employees that’s got the business community in Union County looking for answers.

Leaders are looking at new ways to fill open positions.

High school graduates who sign up for the dual credit program, can earn college credit and get hands on training while still in high school. Those students could start out earning 65-thousand dollars a year, depending on their career choice...

Learn to help yourself in an Active Shooter Situation with the help of one upstate group

A local expert is weighing in on how to respond in an active situation following 2 mass shooting within 24 hours.

“It seems like every day we turn on the news and there’s one of these events taking place somewhere across the country,” Chad Ayers, of ProActive Response Group, told 7News.

Ayers says the number of mass shootings in heartbreaking, which is why 4 years ago he launched the ProActive Response Group...

Gov. McMaster announces Volkswagen wrongdoing settlement means new school buses for South Carolina

South Carolina was awarded $34 million in a settlement with Volkswagen. The US Department of Justice issued the settlement three years ago against the company for misleading customers about its fuel emissions.

Tuesday morning the SC Department of Insurance announced how the money from the settlement would be used.

“We published the final plan last December. So in March we issued the first requests for applications we sought to fund $10 million dollars in bus projects,” said Ray Farmer, the director of SCDOI...

We now have Body Cam footage and 911 calls from a Greenville County Deputy involved shooting in Simpsonville

In the Sheriff’s Office’s Critical Incident Community Briefing video released Monday on their Youtube channel, Capt. Tim Brown with the sheriff’s office’s ‘Office of Professional Standards,’ said the first deputy arrived on-scene just after midnight and noticed movement inside the home.

Brown said the deputy then returned to the front door and saw the homeowner, identified by his attorney as Dick Tench, holding a gun.

Russi Taylor, The Voice of Minnie Mouse, has passed according to officials at Disney. She was 75

Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse since the mid-1980s, has died, according to the Walt Disney Company. She was 75.

She died Friday in Glendale, California, Disney said in a statement. The cause of death was not released.

Taylor lent the iconic character her voice for more than three decades, the company said, taking part in hundreds of projects that included television, film and theme parks....

Its the 2nd Annual Washington Night. Join 94.5 The Answer for a conversation with Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Jeff Duncan

Join the Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Pickens, & Spartanburg County Republican Parties for the 2nd Annual Washington Night! This event is FREE and open to the public. The SOLD OUT free cookout will start at 6:00PM (eventbrite tickets required) and a townhall with WGTK 94.5FM will start at 6:50PM. Our special guests will be letting you, the voters, hear firsthand what is going on in Washington, D.C. as well as the opportunity for you to ask questions. Submit your questions by email to [email protected]

NOTE: Tickets for the cookout have sold-out, but you can still attend the 6:50PM townhall.

Another Church has to deal with vandalism that has a very specific message.

Vandalism discovered Sunday morning at a church in Pickens County called for the release of a pipe bombing suspect.

The message was painted on a building at Bible Baptist Church on Gentry Memorial Highway near Pickens.

The vandalism references Michael Seabrooke, who was arrested in early July. Police said Seabrooke confessed to exploding two pipe bombs at the Pickens County Courthouse and putting destructive devices on the roof of the Pickens County Department of Social Services building...

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