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Upstate Holiday Events Calendar

‘Tis the season, and all across the Upstate, there are events to help you celebrate with your friends and family! From parades to light shows and tree lightings to breakfast with Santa, the Upstate celebrations are in full swing. And with activities...

Pinnacle Mountain on fire, Saturday, 11/12/16. Table Rock is visible to the right.

Rain slows Pinnacle Mountain fire, and hinders crews

Rain has slowed the spread of the Pinnacle Mountain Fire, but officials warn that it is far from over. For the second straight day, ground crews and air operations are suspended due to dangerous conditions because of the rainfall. So far, two inches of rain...

Smoke plumes from wildfires are shown in the Great Smokey Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, U.S., November 28, 2016. Photo taken November 28, 2016. Courtesy of National Park Services Staff/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Pinnacle Mountain Fire Daily Updates

The firefighting efforts on Pinnacle Mountain have been aided in recent days by the much needed rain that has hit our area. Latest updates show the containment at 62%. And while more rain is predicted with the approaching cold front, incident command...

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Argument over cellphone leads to arrest, firing of Upstate deputy, sheriff says

An Oconee County deputy has been fired after his arrest on domestic abuse charges, Sheriff David Crenshaw said...

A firefighter battles a wildfire Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Clayton, Ga. On Tuesday, the Tennessee Valley Authority issued a burn ban on its public lands across Tennessee and in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Virginia. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau has said the agency is tracking wildfires that have burned a total of 80,000 acres across the South. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Rain falls on the Pinnacle Mountain fire; Table Rock reopens

More than an inch of rain has fallen on the Pinnacle Mountain fire, and more is on the way. As of this morning, the fire covered 10,500 acres, and is estimated to be 60% contained. Officials say that crews were NOT sent out this morning out of safety...

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Argument over cellphone leads to arrest, firing of Upstate deputy, sheriff says

An Oconee County deputy has been fired after his arrest on domestic abuse charges, Sheriff David Crenshaw said...

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Anderson Deputies investigating shots fired at Spinx

According to Anderson dispatch, deputies are investigating a shooting at the Spinx gas station on Highway 28...

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Woman’s body found in abandoned home

Simpsonville police and the Greenville County coroner’s office is investigating a suspicious...

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3 shootings overnight in Anderson

Investigators in Anderson responded to three reported shootings Tuesday night into Wednesday...

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Reported shooting in Upstate, dispatchers say

Three people were reportedly shot Tuesday night on Montague Street in Anderson, Anderson County dispatchers...

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Christopher Farstad, right, a musician from Minneapolis, speaks with his father, James, at a coffee shop Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Farstad was among a group of people attending a music event inside a warehouse in Oakland, Calif., on Friday night, Dec 2, 2016, when a fire tore through the building, killing dozens of people. He described the scene as a "hellish situation." (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Warehouse fire survivor: People ‘dying right in front of me’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the doors of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming...

Christopher Farstad, right, a musician from Minneapolis, speaks with his father, James, at a coffee shop Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in Gilbert, Ariz. Farstad was among a group of people attending a music event inside a warehouse in Oakland, Calif., on Friday night, Dec 2, 2016, when a fire tore through the building, killing dozens of people. He described the scene as a "hellish situation." (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Warehouse fire survivor: People ‘dying right in front of me’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming...

FILE - In this May 18, 2015 file photo, irrigation pipes sit along a dry irrigation canal on a field near Stockton, Calif. The House has approved a wide-ranging bill to approve water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Congress approves bill on Calif. drought, Flint water

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan’s drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken...

FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. Carter on Friday, Dec. 9, made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

US is sending 200 more troops to Syria to battle IS

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group’s key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra troops will...

Texas deputy who died in sinkhole fondly remembered

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio-area deputy who died this week after her vehicle plunged into a water-filled sinkhole is being remembered as a caring and giving person. The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/2hdJJ8A ) a funeral service was...

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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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