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Inman Car Thieves believed to also be wanted Spartanburg area Porch Pirates

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Deputies say suspects wanted in connection package thefts in Boiling Springs are also suspected in the theft of a car from a gas station in Inman.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office said a man’s car was stolen from the parking lot of the Circle K on Asheville Highway near Inman around 3:00am on November 27.

The victim told deputies that he left his car running and unlocked when he went inside the convenience store to buy items before work and when he came out the car had been stolen, according to the report.

Join Us in Giving to the Salvation Army as Joey Hudson, The Morning Answer, and WGTK come together in support of those in need in our community

Its the time of year for giving and Joey Hudson, The Morning Answer, and WGTK have set out to help The Salvation Army provide food, shelter, and other assistance to anyone in need in our community. Go to TeamHudson.org or click on the the title of this article to give what you can.

When was the last time you really thought about how fortunate you are to have the advantages you have worked so hard for. Now, imagine not being able to feed your kids a regular meal let alone offering that simple gift every child deserves at Christmas. Ask yourself "where would you go if you didn't have your home?" 

Sometimes we just need a helping hand to get back on our feet. That is, in part, what the Salvation Army is all about. Since we can't always open our own doors or tables to help, give to The Salvation Army and keep their doors and tables open instead. Your donations at TeamHudson.org stay right with the Salvation Army in your area. Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Laurens, wherever you are, lets help our neighbors in need with a donation today!

Ga Rep Jay Powell collapses dead at lawmaker retreat

ATLANTA (AP) – The chairman of the powerful Georgia House Rules Committee has died after suddenly collapsing at a lawmaker retreat.

Rep. Jay Powell died after collapsing at a Republican caucus leadership event Monday night at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, according to House Speaker David Ralston.

“His loss is devastating to the state of Georgia,” Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement.

Powell, 67, was an attorney from Camilla in south Georgia. He had served in the state House since 2009. In his role on the Rules Committee, which he assumed earlier this year, Powell helped decide which bills came up for a vote in the House. He also advocated for rural revitalization, and previously co-chaired the House Rural Development Council.

AnMed discharges and puts patient who can't even walk, in an Uber and sends her on her way with nowhere to go.

(Greenville News) It had been a long day, but Chris Wilson decided to take on one more fare before heading home to Greenwood.

He'd been making the rounds driving Uber in Anderson all afternoon on Oct. 26, and his last ride request came from AnMed Health Medical Center, a fairly common pickup location for patients looking for a ride home after an appointment, he said.

Wilson accepted the ride, but what he found when he arrived at the hospital left him shaken.

As he waited out front, a nurse rolled his passenger out in a wheelchair – an elderly woman, clad in nothing but a hospital gown, moaning in pain

Its Adoption Day in SC with at least 80 kids expected to be adopted.

(WSPA) – Governor Henry McMaster has issued a proclamation declaring November as Adoption Month and November 25th as Adoption Day in South Carolina.

Across the state, SC Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty has dozens of day-long hearings planned for Monday to finalize adoptions.

Eighty children are scheduled to be adopted by 60 families in family courts in Anderson, Charleston, Horry and Sumter counties.

Governor McMaster hopes that this will help awareness for the 140 children in the state’s foster care system who are ready for adoption and are waiting for a permanent home.

Nearly 100 of those children are aged 10 through 17.

If you have a turkey in the freezer, check out this helpful guide to make sure its thawed in time for cooking Thanksgiving Dinner!

(NEWS10) — Picture this: It’s Thanksgiving morning. The parade is over. The countdown clock for your extended family’s arrival has begun ticking towards zero and it’s time to start talking turkey. Slippers on your feet, bathrobe tied tight, coffee mug in hand, you open the freezer and lift out the magnificent bird destined to be the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal. You set it down on the kitchen counter. *CLUNK* It’s frozen solid. Your poultry procrastination has officially come home to roost.

If you purchased a frozen turkey for your Thanksgiving meal, preparation needs to begin days ahead of time. Depending on the size, some turkeys can take days to thaw. Refer to the handy infographic above to determine exactly when you should move your turkey from the freezer to the refrigerator....

53 of 63 Arrested in major Spartanburg drug operation. 10 remain wanted.

(WSPA) – Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office officials said 53 suspects were arrested during their “Operation Accountability” drug round-up that started Tuesday.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, investigators signed warrants on 116 people and, as of noon Wednesday, 53 people had been arrested.

Sheriff’s Office officials said there were 55 methamphetamine cases, 30 marijuana cases, 28 heroin cases, 16 pill cases, 13 cocaine cases, 8 crack cases, 4 weapons cases and one case each for mushrooms, driving under suspension and drug paraphernalia....

Upstate Detention Center guard arrested on kidnapping and domestic violence charges

(WSPA) — A former detention center officer found himself on the other side of jail bars.

Christopher Rollins Marden, 24, of Duncan was charged with kidnapping and aggravated domestic violence.

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division said in a release that SLED agents arrested the former detention center officer on Tuesday.

According to arrest warrants, Marden pointed a gun at the victim and threatened to kill her in March 2018...

2 Horses attacked in Greenville, authorities are asking for the publics help

(WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office investigators said they are currently investigating two horse attack incidents in the county.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, both incidents were reported within the past week, with the first happening on Oct. 31 at a location off of Fews Bridge Road.

In that incident a horse was standing in the road bleeding heavily and was suffering from several cuts.

The second incident occurred between Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 when owners found their dead horse suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Tuberculosis scare results in testing of 100s at SC Med Center

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Hundreds of people have been screened for tuberculosis after possible exposure to a patient recently diagnosed with the contagious disease.

Lexington Medical Center spokeswoman Jennifer Wilson says more than 300 free screenings have been completed on people who possibly came into contact with the Lexington Oncology Infusion Center patient between August and September. Citing a statement by Wilson, news outlets report none of the screenings conducted by the center and the state have come back positive so far....

Education is this years priority in the SC State House, but how to pay for it?

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA)- Lawmakers designated this year as the year for education. And earlier this year both the House and Senate filed a comprehensive bill more than 80 pages long they believe will reform education in the state.

The lawmakers have been discussing the state’s education system since January and so far only the House has passed legislation to address issues in classrooms across the state.

But Wednesday, members of the Senate moved forward with legislation after months of discussion and public hearings...

Cold Weather presents many concerns around your home, Be Prepared!

(WSPA) – While people for sure to bundle up when they go out making sure your pipes and your pets are protected is important too.

While the first chill of the season is on the way, we want to make sure you and your love ones are informed.

We’ve been working all day gathering information to bring you reminders that might help you stay safe and warm this season.

When the temperature drops Chicago native Cheyrel Gosell knows just what to do...

Bond granted for disgraced fmr sheriff Will Lewis during his appeal

(WSPA)–Former Sheriff Will Lewis will soon be released from prison–at least for now. A judge approving a request for his release during the appeal process. The judge setting bond at $50,000.

Attorney Rauch Wise appearing in Laurens County Court on his client’s behalf on Tuesday. “I think this statute is definitely overly broad,” said Wise. Wise explaining after court that his appeal focuses on what he calls a vague charge against former sheriff Will Lewis. “That doesn’t get away from the basic premise that we had originally that it was a vague indictment and it’s a vague statute,” said Wise

Townville shooting gunman to begin sentencing today, Tuesday.

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Locals in Townville said they’re ready to move on three years after a school shooting that killed a six year old boy.

Sentencing will begin Tuesday for Jesse Osborne, the teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his father and a first grader at Townville Elementary School.

As this latest chapter in the tragedy begins to unfold, 7 News went to Townville Monday to speak with folks who tell us they are ready to put this in the past and move on...

Greenville students remember Troops overseas with candy and Thank you cards.

(WSPA) – In honor of Veterans Day, students at the Sylvan Learning of Greenville, gave up some of their Halloween candy and wrote letters to military members serving overseas.

Center Director, Wendy Green, said the idea was a challenge from Amy Green, Sylvan Franchisee, to connect the center with the community for the holiday.

“I wanted to give [the students] something to do, that was, other than school, related. Writing letters to the soldiers really appealed to them. They understood that they were writing for a purpose and they were gonna bring some cheer to these soldiers,” Green said...

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg will be in the Carolinas

(via WGHP by and ,) Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old student from Sweden who captured the world's attention after shaming climate change negotiators at a United Nations climate summit, is coming to North Carolina.

Thunberg, who describes herself as a "climate and environmental activist with Asperger's," said on Twitter that she plans to join the climate strike in Charlotte from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

Beware! Scammers take local Seniors for 80 Thousand Dollars

(WSPA) – Police are warning of increased telephone fraud after two recent cases resulted in senior citizens losing nearly $80,000 from their life savings.

The first case occurred when a fraudster targeted a victim in her 80s. He claimed he needed access to her computer to help process an unexpected refund. The fraudster then convinced the victim she had to purchase thousands of dollars’ worth of gift cards in order to receive the refund...

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