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Deputies: Man posed as officer, pointed gun during fight

May. 27, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Deputies arrested a man who allegedly flashed a badge, pointed a gun and pulled the trigger on a group of people during a fight at a South Carolina apartment complex, according to a sheriff's office report. David Wayne Coburn, 57, is accused of first pulling out a badge and telling...

2 dead, 5 wounded after shooting at South Carolina party

May. 25, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

JONESVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A party attended by hundreds on a rural road in upstate South Carolina ended with gunfire, two men dead and five more wounded. The Union County coroner said 21-year-old Curtis Lamont Bomar of Spartanburg died Saturday night before he could be taken to a hospital, while 17-year-old...

Large party leads to shooting with 2 killed, 5 injured

May. 24, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

Two people were killed and five others injured after gunfire broke out during a large party in Union County, southeast of Spartanburg, on Saturday night. Major Scott Coffer of the Union County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies responded to the scene near the intersection of Highway 114 and Highway 9 at...

South Carolina soldier dies in Afghanistan

May. 23, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that 1st Lt. Trevarius Ravon Bowman, 25, of Spartanburg, died May 19 at Bagram Air Force Base from a non-combat-related incident. A department news release said the incident...

Nancy Paschall, executive director of HALTER, reads a story to horses, including

South Carolina program offers storytime for children, horses

May. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The horses of HALTER and the children they serve through the center’s therapeutic riding sessions have been keeping in touch through a surprising mutual love of reading. Staff from the therapeutic riding center, which serves the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind, McCarthy...

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour in Tokyo Monday, April 27, 2020. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan adds 14 more countries to entry ban list

Apr. 27, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan adds 14 more countries to entry ban list. —...

Parents of SC special needs students adapt to homeschooling

Apr. 27, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cindy Quillen spilled a few colored pom-poms onto the tray attached to her daughter Nancy’s wheelchair for her Monday math lesson. However, Nancy, a student at McCarthy Teszler School, was far more interested in the iPod her sister Markie, home from college, had in the...

Coroner: Toddler dies from injuries in crash that killed mom

Apr. 24, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The 18-month-old daughter of a teen mother who was killed in a crash in South Carolina has also died from injuries sustained in the collision, according to a coroner. Dallas Jackson was pronounced dead early Friday morning at a hospital in Greenville, Spartanburg County Coroner...

Traveling minister accused of sexual misconduct with boys

Apr. 9, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A traveling minister who was arrested this week in South Carolina on charges of sexual misconduct involving teenage boys has had multiple addresses throughout the United States, leading authorities to believe there may be more victims. William Coats was arrested Wednesday in...

Police: Kentucky murder suspect in custody in South Carolina

Apr. 2, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

CHESNEE, S.C. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of killing a woman in his home state was arrested in South Carolina after deputies spotted him while checking on an abandoned car, authorities said. Anthony Daryl Hall, 35, of Hillsboro, Kentucky, was arrested Wednesday night in Chesnee, a community about 15...