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  1. Husband distraught after wife's body left to rot 3 yearsRead the original story

    Sep 3, 2018 | WMBF

    The husband of a South Carolina woman whose body authorities said was left inside a funeral home to rot for almost three years says he can't stop thinking about how poorly she was treated in death. Fred Parker Jr. says he talked to the people at First Family Funeral Home once after his wife's March 2015 death and never heard from them again after her body was prepared for a viewing for a Celebration of Life service.

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  2. CSX: Rail cars derail in Greenwood yardRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | WMBF

    A CSX spokesperson confirmed to FOX Carolina four cars derailed inside the Maxwell Rail Yard around 3 a.m. One car was carrying hydrogen peroxide, which leaked into the immediate area surrounding the car. We're also told the derailment happened near the Connie Maxwell Children's Home and that one building was evacuated to another one on the property as a safety precaution.

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  3. Supreme Court to decide if sheriff qualified after 18 monthsRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2018 | WMBF

    McCormick County Sheriff Clarke Stearns and his challenger have both filed briefs with justices. A date for possible oral arguments has not been set.

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  4. Tails a-wagging: Year later, missing pooch and owner reuniteRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | WMBF

    After a year - and dozens of miles - apart, a pit bull named Ratchet has been reunited with his owner, thanks to the dogged determination of a South Carolina dog lover. Esther Atkins was walking her dog this week when she noticed a pup cowering in a mud puddle.

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  5. Sen. Tim Scott asks Congress to recognize Upstate foster dad who has helped 19 childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | WMBF

    Senator Tim Scott is asking for an Upstate man who has been an exemplary foster parent to be recognized in the U.S. Congressional Record. Dan Walters of Greenwood earned the 2018 Angels in Adoption reward after his service for children in the foster care system.

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  6. No one injured after shooting at South Carolina mallRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2018 | WMBF

    Police are watching surveillance videos from stores to try to find at least four men whose fired shots as they chased a man through a South Carolina mall. No one was hurt in Saturday night's shooting at the Greenwood Mall, but the scene turned to chaos as dozens of people ran outside or locked themselves in offices or stores.

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  7. South Carolina woman offers reward in son's 1997 deathRead the original story

    Jul 28, 2018 | WMBF

    A mother in South Carolina in renewing her $500 reward for anyone who might have information that her son didn't jump off a bridge on his own or fall over accidentally. Thomas told The Index-Journal of Greenwood her 19-year-old son couldn't swim and was so scared of water he would take showers instead of baths.

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  8. Burned remains found outside South Carolina mobile homeRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | WMBF

    McCormick County Coroner Faye Puckett said she sent the remains for an autopsy and for an anthropologist to determine whether they are from more than one person, the gender of any victims and how they died.

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  9. Man who asked for autopsy photo gets 40 years in killingRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2018 | WMBF

    A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder in a killing where an investigator says he asked for a copy of the autopsy photo of the victim's body. Prosecutors said a jury convicted 27-year-old Demorris Andrews of murder and armed robbery for the October 2016 shooting of 57-year-old Barry Warren as he robbed him of drugs and money.

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  10. Coroner officially rules death of Greenwood shooting victim a homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | WMBF

    The coroner said 23-year-old Quatavious Freeman passed away at Self Regional Healthcare. Police said the shooting occurred on Sumter Street just after 10:00 p.m. "They took somebody's child.

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  11. Man dies after being found on South Carolina streetRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2018 | WMBF

    Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said in a news release that that 23-year-old Quatavious Antowan Freeman of Greenwood died at Self Memorial Medical Center shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

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  12. Police: 1 dead after shooting in GreenwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | WMBF

    According to police, a 23-year-old gunshot victim was found and rushed to the hospital. The victim later succumbed to their injuries at the hospital, officers said.

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  13. Man explains why he helped desegregate war memorial plaqueRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2018 | WMBF

    A South Carolina man who replaced a town's segregated World War I plaque says he was tired of the city receiving negative attention for the memorial. Trey Ward spoke Saturday to a group of Democrats in Greenwood about installing a new plaque that listed the names in alphabetical order instead of by race, according to The Index-Journal .

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  14. Fuji to add more than 60 jobs in South CarolinaRead the original story

    Jul 3, 2018 | WMBF

    The South Carolina Commerce Department said in a news release that Fujifilm Manufacturing USA Inc. plans to spend nearly $4 million to expand its operation in Greenwood. The company is expected to hire 67 more employees.

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  15. Lawsuit: SC teen's 2016 death related to football team's practice punishment in summer heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | WMBF

    The family of a River Bluff High School football player who died during practice two years ago has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit claims Lexington District One, the state's High School League, the South Carolina Board of Education and others failed to protect student-athletes from dangerous conditions - practicing in the 95-degree heat.

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  16. Man changes World War monument after South Carolina rulingRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2018 | WMBF

    A South Carolina man has desegregated names on a World War I plaque despite ongoing litigation over a state monuments law. Trey Ward tells The Index-Journal he put up a new plaque listing Greenwood soldiers in alphabetical order, rather than by race, last week.

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  17. SC says judge left 170 Confederate monuments not protectedRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2018 | WMBF

    Lawyers for the state of South Carolina say about 170 Confederate monuments may have lost state protection because of a judge's decision allowing racial references to be removed from a World War I monument that lists fallen soldiers as "white" or "colored." The state is asking Circuit Judge Frank Addy to reconsider his ruling that allows the town of Greenwood to remove the racial references from a private monument there.

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  18. 9-year-old raised $6,000 for sick brother selling lemonadeRead the original story

    May 28, 2018 | WMBF

    A 9-year-old South Carolina boy selling lemonade to help his sick baby brother has raised nearly $6,000 in two hours. Andrew Emery wants to help his parents pay for the medical bills for his little brother Dylan.

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  19. Judge avoids ruling on law protecting Confederate monumentsRead the original story

    May 19, 2018 | WMBF

    A judge has ruled a city in South Carolina can change the listing of names of soldiers killed in World War I on a private monument so they are no longer listed as "colored" or "white." But Circuit Judge Frank Addy's ruling Friday avoided a decision on whether South Carolina's Heritage Act is constitutional.

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  20. Police: Man claimed he was running naked because snakes were in his clothes, bit himRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WMBF

    Greenwood police said a man who officers found running naked early Saturday morning claimed he stripped off his clothes because snakes had bitten him. According to a Greenwood Police Department Incident report, officers were called to the area of South Main Street and Kirksey Avenue just before 4:30 a.m. Police said they located the man, later identified as Norman Wightman, 56, running without any clothes on Kirksey Drive near Lyman Avenue.

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