Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -
The son of a Gaffney woman whose body was found stuffed in a trash can over the weekend was charged with murder Tuesday in connection with her death.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said the body of 78-year-old Marjorie Knuckles was found inside a rolling trash can outside her Hetty Hill Street home about 9:40 a.m. Sunday after one of Knuckles' friends came by to check on her.
When the friend went to take out the trash, she discovered the city-issued cart had been moved from the back porch area to behind a small storage building in the backyard, Fowler said. He said when she opened the can to put the trash inside, she found Knuckles' body inside.
"It appears Mrs. Knuckles had been dead for several days," Fowler said.
On Monday, Knuckles' son, 44-year-old Brandon, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Police said they found Brandon in possession of his mother's car Monday morning at a local motel. They said the car had been reported missing Saturday evening.
On Tuesday, police said Brandon Knuckles admitted to killing his mother after having a heated argument with her. Police charged him with murder, financial transaction card theft and multiple counts of financial transaction card fraud.
"The nature of this crime is heinous, from what was done with her body, it was something we wanted to get as much information as we can," Gaffney Police Chief Richard Turner said Monday.
Marjorie Knuckles' family continues to mourn her loss, including her cousin Marianetta Smith.
"I remember Marjorie as a loving family person who loved her family and community," Smith told FOX Carolina on Monday.
Smith said Marjorie Knuckles was a retired teacher from Anderson County whose husband was a Gaffney police officer at one time. She said her cousin and son have gone through difficult times, but despite the troubles, she loved her son.
"We'll always remember her beautiful smile, her polite demeanor she always displayed at all times," said Pastor C.A. Wallace said Sunday. "She was just a beautiful person on the inside and outside."
Friends and family said they hadn't spoken to Brandon Knuckles for several days, but did say he was a troubled individual, whom his mother had tried to help.
"She bent over backwards in a lot of ways but he had some issues that we tried to help him with," said Wallace. "I guess it got the best of him."
At Tuesday's hearing, a judge denied bond for Brandon Knuckles.
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Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:00 GMT
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall. Multiple fire trucks and SCE&G crews responded to the scene in the 5100 block ofMore >>
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall.More >>