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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...

Gateway Project Update: 85/385 Bridge opening delay until possibly this weekend

(via WYFF) The opening of the tallest bridge at the I-85/I-385 Gateway Project has been delayed.

Gateway Project officials announced early Thursday an "equipment issue" is forcing them to delay the opening of the bridge until at least this weekend. Exit 51B from I-85 southbound to I-385 southbound will open to the public about a half mile north of its current location, officials said...

No Peach Drop this year. The popular Atlanta New Years event is cancelled, for now.

ATLANTA (AP) – For the first time in three decades, Atlanta will not host a Peach Drop to ring in the new year.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms broke the news Tuesday during an interview. Bottoms says they’re taking a break to reevaluate the location and how the event is planned. She says the city no longer owns Underground Atlanta, which adds complications to hosting the event, which has at times drawn 100,000 people.

You may have seen the smoke, recycled fabric bales burn near a business in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG CO., SC (WSPA) – Several fire departments responded to a large fire near a business along Simuel Road in Spartanburg County.

According to Westview-Fairforest Assistant Fire Chief Tracy Williams, the fire started as a grass fire around 5 p.m. Sunday near Simuel Road and Spring Street.

The fire spread to 300 large bales – each weighing 400-500 pounds – of recycled polyester fiber located in a fenced-in area across from Polysols.

Crews say the fire was under control by 7 p.m. Sunday...

Another Dem candidate calls it quits. Beto O'Rourke tweets the end to his bid for the White House in 2020

(via Fox Carolina) Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, telling supporters he couldn't raise enough money to remain competitive with his party's leading 2020 contenders.

He announced his exit hours before Iowa Democrats began their biggest evening of the year -- with most of the party's presidential field set to speak at the packed Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines for the Liberty and Justice Celebration.

The Time Change is This Weekend! Don't forget to fall back!

(WDTN) – Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Are you excited for an extra hour of sleep?

The clocks will roll back one hour at 2 am, November 3, 2019.

Sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier on this day compared to November 2, and there will be more light in the morning.

Its also a good time to change batteries in you smoke detectors...

What to do in the Upstate in case the rain washes out your Halloween plans

GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Don’t let the trickle of rain impact your trick-or-treating. For those who want to avoid a soaked costume, there are other indoor options. Some of those options include nursing homes and assisted living facilities. And if anyone’s ready for Halloween, it’s those at Brookview Healthcare in Gaffney. “I just like everything about it,” one of the residents, Louise Duncan, said about Halloween. “It’s one of my favorite holidays,” resident Betty Parker added. “Then, Christmas would be next.”

While some folks are worried the Halloween forecast could hinder kids’ trick-or-treating time, folks at Brookview said they will not let it rain on their spooky parade. They’re getting their costumes together and are ready to greet your little ones with candy...

Halloween is here and there are special events for some special little ones to enjoy the holiday!

(via WSPA) There is a free Halloween event Tuesday night open to all children, especially those that may not always enjoy aspects of the holiday. The Advanced Institute for Development and Learning will set up 19 car trunks for an inclusive trunk-or-treat event, complete with food allergy friendly candy and more.

Organizer Bri Miluk says for those children with food allergies, enteral feeding, and for those who may need sensory friendly fun this trick-or-treat will cater to your family...

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