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 >>
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A woman has been charged after her newborn baby boy was found in a trash can outside a Greenville home on Monday, according to police.
Greenville police said a homeowner was there to check on the house on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community when he noticed a trail of blood.
Police said the blood trail led to the trash can, where the newborn was found along with bloody towels. The baby was still alive, but he was in critical condition when he was found.
According to warrants, the baby was in a plastic grocery bag, which was wrapped in a pink blanket.
Police said they did not know how long the child had been there.
The baby's mother, 28-year-old Sharon Ferguson, was taken into custody for questioning in front of a liquor store at Laurens Road and East Washington Street, police confirmed.
Ferguson was later charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. Her bond was set at $125,000.
Public Relations Director for the South Carolina Department of Social Services Marilyn Matheus said the baby was in "good condition" the day after he was found.
According to Matheus, the child will go into foster care before a hearing will be held where DSS will most likely take the child into custody.
She said a notice for parental rights will then go out to give the child's parents a chance to come forward to claim the boy.
If no one comes forward or is not eligible to take care of the child, the baby will be put up for adoption, according to Matheus.
Officer Johnathan Bragg said Ferguson was brought to the hospital on Tuesday after she requested to go. He said she refused treatment on Monday.
A neighbor of Ferguson's said they could not tell she was pregnant, wearing the same clothes most every day.
"Yeah, it was at times disturbing. She was pretty much a loner. She walked the streets day in and day out but didn't bother anybody," said neighbor Shanika Cohens.
Neighbors and community activist Tracy Fant said Ferguson's mental illness should have been considered when she was charged.
"They need to downgrade the charges and get her help," Fant said. "She didn't know what she was doing or what was going on with her body."
Bragg explained the attempted murder charge came from how the baby was put in a bag, wrapped in a blanket, then put in the trash can. He said officers are looking into mental health concerns.
The firefighter who was first on the scene and found the boy said he was weak and pale, but they were able to get him oxygen and clean him off.
"It was nerve-wracking, not knowing if the baby was alive, then getting up to it and seeing it is alive and that there is hope there," said Greenville firefighter Kevin Crosby.
On May 7, the child was released from the hospital and was in good condition. After his released, he was placed in the care of a foster family.
Police said they want to remind people of the safe haven law that provides options for people needing to give up infants up to 30 days old. Read more about the protections here.
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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 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:14:03 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 9:34 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:34:40 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 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:33:22 GMT
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning. The Sumter County Fire Department says crews were called to the home in the Runnymede subdivision, off Highway 15 north of SumterMore >>
A Sumter County man died in a fire at his home early Wednesday morning.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 >>