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A State Department official is barred from testifying on Trump impeachment. We'll discuss this story Wednesday on The Morning Answer

(via WSPA) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has barred Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from appearing Tuesday before a House panel conducting the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, his lawyer said. Attorney Robert Luskin said his client was “profoundly disappointed” that he wouldn’t be able to testify. Luskin did not give a reason, and the State Department had no immediate comment...

After abducting his family, The children are found and the father arrested.

(via WYFF) An AMBER Alert was issued Saturday for two missing children after authorities said they were kidnapped Saturday morning. Just before 3 p.m. Saturday, the alert was canceled. SLED said the children were located but the accused abductor has not been arrested. SLED said the children were taken from a home on Brown Chapel Circle in Newberry. Officials said Tommy Lee Toland, the children's noncustodial father, abducted Tommir Toland, 11, and Ommira Toland, 3...

The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, visits Greenville Friday evening

(WSPA) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit the Upstate for a Democratic fundraising dinner. The event will be held Friday evening at the Hyatt Regency on N. Main Street in Greenville. Pelosi is guest speaker at the fundraiser hosted by the S.C. Democratic Party (SCDP). Pelosi’s visit comes after she called for an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. A group of Trump supporters are expected to protest Pelosi’s visit. In a statement last month, SCDP Chair Trav Robertson Jr. said the Democratic party was thrilled to welcome Pelosi to the Palmetto State...

Hear our Morning Answer Interview with SC GOP's Drew McKissic about supporting Trump during Nancy Pelosi's visit

With over $2.5 Million dollars in unclaimed property already distributed, State Treasurer Curtis Loftis wants you to get whats yours!

State Treasurer Curtis Loftis helped return more than $2.5 million in unclaimed property during the "Claim Your Cash" phone bank at WYFF News 4 last week.

Staff from the State Treasurer’s Office manned the phones from 4 to 7 p.m. at WYFF News 4, fielding calls and searching for property for residents of the Upstate.

“Thanks to WYFF’s efforts to promote the phone bank this week prior to our arrival and the inspiring stories we were able to share on-air about how people have benefited from receiving unclaimed property, we had an overwhelming response that is helping us get money back to South Carolinians,” said Treasurer Loftis...

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Former SC Congressman files suit over the cancelled SC GOP Primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican former South Carolina congressman is part of a lawsuit filed Tuesday over the state party’s decision to cancel its GOP primary ahead of the 2020 election, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the longshot candidates challenging President Donald Trump...

Family issues apology after Virginia 6th grader's story of Dreadlocks being cut off proves to be untrue.

(via Fox News)  A Virginia sixth grader who claimed three of her white male classmates held her down and cut off her dreadlocks is now saying she made up the entire story.

Amari Allen, an African-American 12-year-old who attends Immanuel Christian School in Springfield — a private school where second lady Karen Pence teaches art — reported the alleged incident last week. She told several media outlets that three boys at school pinned her down and cut off her hair, and local police opened an investigation....

Answer Insider Meg from Duncan tells Joey Hudson that there is more to the story. Click Here to Listen!

Are tables being turned on Adam Schiff? The heat is on as lawmakers dig up a call of him fishing for Trump dirt.

(via Fox News) Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has dug up a nearly two-year-old prank call in which House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff told two Russian radio hosts posing as a Ukranian politician that he would be willing to accept damaging anti-Trump information.

Gaetz on Sunday tweeted an edited clip from the eight-minute-long phone call. It comes as Republicans are pushing back at the House Democratic impeachment inquiry over allegations President Trump pressured the Ukranian president into investigating the family of 2020 rival Joe Biden....

Freedom From Religion Foundation puts Gov McMaster on notice over prayers during press events

(FOX Carolina) A nonprofit group that advocates the separation of church and state has expressed their dismay over the use of prayer during South Carolina official's hurricane press conferences, citing "unconstitutional practices." 

The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to Governor Henry McMaster concerning two of this year's Hurricane Dorian press conferences that began with sectarian Christian prayers. 

The foundation says they've reached out to the governor before regarding the scheduled prayers...

After 32 years Spartanburg Sheriff Wright can finally call the case closed thanks to new DNA testing methods

Authorities said Monday that DNA helped them identify the man who killed a neighbor in South Carolina 32 years ago, but the killer is now dead himself.

Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright announced the details of the solved case Monday during a news conference.

Wright said 44-year-old James Larry Smith, a Marine veteran, was attacked and beaten with a hammer by an intruder in his home on Dec. 3, 1987...

It the first days of Fall and allergies are strong as ever.

(WSPA) Fall allergies are here and people in the Upstate are already dealing with them.

Dr. Jaime Lagos is a Physician at Allergy Partners of the Foothills.

He says 30%t of the population deals with allergies.

Dr. Lagos says allergies can cause symptoms like itching, sneezing, stuffiness and dripping.

He also says in your eyes allergies will cause watery and itchy symptoms...

Perhaps AOC needs a reminder that DC residents can vote like any other US Citizens

(via Fox News)  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called on Thursday for Washington, D.C. to receive statehood, indicating that residents didn't have the "right to vote."

"DC was the 1st territory in the United States to free the enslaved. It’s where Black Americans fled the tyranny of slavery & towards greater freedom, to DC. Yet today it’s where 2nd class citizenship reigns, and the right to vote is denied," she said...

Contact her Washington Office here

A Fatal crash kept I85 Southbound busy this morning on the way to Anderson

(via WSPA)  Southbound Interstate 85 was shut down for several hours following a deadly crash in Anderson County.

Troopers say two tractor trailers crashed on I-85 South near Exit 27. The wreck happened around 2:45 a.m. Thursday about five miles north of Anderson.

One semi truck was on the shoulder of the interstate when it was hit by another semi, according to

Lance Cpl. Joe Hovis with the S.C. Highway Patrol said a Georgia man driving a 2017 Kenmore tractor trailer was parked on the shoulder of I-85 South when he was hit by another tractor trailer that ran off the side of the road...

BI-LO recalls Peanut Butter Cookies. Check out the details here.

(Via WSPA)

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Southeastern Grocers has issued a voluntary recall for two 18-count cookie products sold in BI-LO stores. The recall is due to the undeclared allergens found in the product.

The 18-count variety pack containing peanut butter cookies and the 18-count peanut butter cookies did not include peanut ingredients on the label.

These products were sold in all Southeastern Grocers stores, such as Winn Dixie and BI-LO, Fresco y Mas and Harvey Supermarkets. The cookies had a shelf-life of five days...

Cheerleaders in North Carolina are on probation for posing with a Trump 2020 banner

(AP via WYFF) A high school cheerleading squad in North Carolina is on probation after some cheerleaders posed with a banner supporting President Donald Trump before a football game

Stanly County Schools Superintendent Jeff James told The Associated Press in an email Monday that the warning was levied by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association...

The New York Times has printed an essay containing new allegations of misconduct surrounding Justice Brett Kavanaugh

(AP via WYFF)  Several Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.

Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional hearings in the Senate over a sexual assault allegation from his high school years. The New York Times now reports that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation from his time at Yale University and that the FBI did not investigate the claim. The latest claim mirrors one offered during his confirmation process by Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate...

Today 94.5 WGTK The Answer Remembers...

It was 18 years ago that, at 8:46am, the first plane struck the first World Trade Center North Tower. That was the moment when life in America was forever changed. Shortly after that, we watched in horror as a second plane flew into the South Tower. President Bush soon confirmed our worst thoughts and fears were true; we were under terrorist attack. Two more planes filled with innocent souls would be used as weapons by those who sought to destroy our nation. Flight 77, at 9:37, struck the Pentagon. The fourth aircraft would become the site of one of the most striking battles against terrorism, in this writer's opinion. Flight 93 would land in a Pennsylvania field after a small group of determined passengers, patriots, would attempt to retake control of the aircraft from the terrorists. These men and women, without question, saved countless lives by preventing those terrorists, instruments of evil if you will, from reaching their intended target. A target we will, thankfully, never know.

This Morning 94.5 WGTK The Answer spent some time sharing with our listeners their memories of that day. Now, via our friends at WSPA, we have a list of events here in the Upstate where you can join in remembering and honoring all those lost and the heroes who were there to try to help.

Drew Brees gets heat from the LGBTQ community over support for Bring Your Bible To School Day. Ben Watson comes to his defense.

(Via FOX NEWS) Veteran NFL tight end Benjamin Watson said Monday the backlash his former teammate Drew Brees received for his involvement with a Christian group was unfair.

Brees, the New Orleans Saints quarterback, was criticized for working with Focus on the Family to promote national Bring Your Bible to School Day. Focus on the Family has been accused of being anti-gay and for promoting “conversion therapy,” a practice used to change a person’s sexual orientation...

A surprise call from SC Senator Dwight Loftis as he weighs in on the Drew Brees Bring Your Bible To School conversation.

Frm Gov. Mark Sanford is IN for the 2020 GOP Nom, But SC's GOP have other ideas after voting NOT to hold a Primary.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – (WSPA) Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is hoping to unseat President Donald Trump as the next Commander in Chief, but GOP party leaders in the Upstate say it’s an uphill battle.

“I don’t think even Governor Sanford believes he would win a South Carolina primary,” Nate Leupp said.

Leupp is the Chairman for the Greenville County Republican Party.

Sanford hopes when voters cast their ballots in Republican primaries next year they will choose him over Trump...

Hear Greenville GOP's Nate Leupp and SC GOP's Drew McKissick talk about Mark Sanford and explain the vote for no Primary

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