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Upstate Forever Preservation Ride

Take the scenic route! Upstate Forever hosts 5th Annual Preservation Ride

Steve Baker joins Martine Wilder to talk about Upstate Forever’s upcoming 5th Annual Preservation Ride. This event offers bicyclists 3 great rides accompanied by spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Register today for the ride that’s...

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Trains, like you’ve never experienced them before!

Martine Wilder talks to Pat Pomeroy, Executive Director of the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce, about the city’s FREE “Trains, Trains and More Trains” exhibit that’s coming to town on September 9-10 and 16-17. For more information about...

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Twin toddlers test positive for meth, cocaine, mother charged

An 18-year-old woman was arrested after her twin babies tested positive for...

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Upstate restaurant owner sent to prison after staging robbery, setting business on fire

A Spartanburg restaurant owner has been sentenced to six months in jail after he said he was assaulted and robbed in his...

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‘Monster drug’ linked to spike in deadly overdoses

New information revealed an alarming rise in drug...

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Highway blocked by log truck now reopened

Police in Union County report that a log truck overturned and lost its...

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Overturned truck blocks highway

Police in Union County report that a log truck overturned and lost its...

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Man shot, taken to hospital, sheriff says

A 19-year-old man was shot and found lying in the street Sunday night, Union County Sheriff David Taylor...

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Pickup truck hits tree in home’s front yard

A pickup truck driver was uninjured in a crash with a tree near a home in...

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Car fire forced lane closures along on I-385

A car fire on I-385 near Woodruff Road slowed traffic and blocked lanes Sunday...

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National News

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man’s errant crossbow bolt

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest. Citing Autauga County Sheriff’s Office records, the Montgomery...

Officials: Woman driving on rim sparks California wildfires

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in southern California say a car driven by a woman high on drugs has sparked several wildfires that so far have burned 450 acres and prompted evacuations. Authorities say Renee Hogan was arrested Sunday. The...

Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home. Pasco County Sheriff’s spokesman Kevin Doll said multiple shots were fired outside the...

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week. Authorities say Officer Victor Ortiz says he followed the man he saw exiting a train at Secaucus...

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10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. PANIC AT LA AIRPORT Roads and terminals were reopening after but travel delays ensued, after reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be...

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Columns

Gratuitous Hatred Is Destroying Republicans — Just as in Ancient Israel

I have been a radio talk show host for 33 years, nationally syndicated for 18. I have never experienced anything similar to what I am experiencing now. Until recently, the only hate mail I ever received was from a small number people on the left. The major...

Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton

I spent Friday’s radio show explaining to incredulous guests that of course I’d support Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee. “But after he just insulted you and your radio show in front of 15 million people?” came the question. When...

Why Do We Choose the Leaders We Hate Most?

Major polls seem to agree that the two most unpopular politicians in the country are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but (unless something changes quickly) the public may be forced to choose between these reviled figures in the November election. The...

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