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SC--Fake Cop Assault

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) _ The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office now has a description of a man officials are seeking in connection with a report of a motorist being pulled over by someone posing as a police officer.

The infamous Thanksgiving Day Parade

We here at ABC Columbia wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here's our gift to you... the most hilarious and ridiculous parade our Good Morning Columbia Team has put together for you! Click the story to access the video.

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

Fire officials are urging people to prepare for more than just a holiday meal. Failing to cook your Thanksgiving feasts safely can be a reciepe for disaster.

SC Firefighter Assaulted

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A Pelzer man has been arrested after authorities say he pushed and slapped a firefighter trying to help him after a car wreck. Greenville County deputies say 28-year-old Kenneth Henderson was arrested Tuesday night and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

Occupy Columbia Protesters Sue Governor Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Several Occupy Columbia protesters arrested last week for refusing to leave the Statehouse grounds sued South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and state public safety officials on Wednesday, saying their First Amendment rights were trampled when they were arrested for demonstrating on public property.

South Carolina chief: Arrest verifies complaint

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief of security at the South Carolina Statehouse says officers arrested a protester for defecating on the grounds but couldn't remember when, and the state's public safety agency has yet to produce an incident report.

Influenza Officially Arrives In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina health officials are reporting that influenza has officially arrived. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says a case of Influenza B has been confirmed in a 5-year-old child from Lexington County.

Teen Hid As Man Took Items From SC Home

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) _ Lexington County deputies have arrested a man they say broke into a home and took items while a 17-year-old girl hid inside. Deputies said Tuesday 56-year-old Richard O'Neil Hatchell of Leesville faces several charges, including first-degree burglary and failure to stop for a blue light.

Spurrier Glad Rivalry Has National Implications

USC and Clemson will play each other as nationally-ranked teams for just the fourth time ever this Saturday. Steve Spurrier says that's a good thing, but he'd rather both teams be 11-0. Tim Hill has that and more in ABC Columbia's weekly web recap of Steve Spurrier's press conference from Williams-Brice Stadium.

Swinney Says Tigers' Turnovers Have To Stop

There's little mystery behind Clemson's recent problems and coach Dabo Swinney said the fix is just as simple: Cut down on mistakes. "You want some grand answer?" Swinney said Tuesday of Clemson's issues. "It's 11 turnovers in three games." The ACC Atlantic winners will need to shore up ball security issues when they face No. 14 South Carolina (9-2) at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday night.

Challenge planned for Haley's Statehouse curfew

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of demonstrators says it is mounting a challenge to Gov. Nikki Haley's order for police to arrest anyone protesting on Statehouse grounds after 6 p.m., following last week's arrest of 19 Occupy Columbia protesters.

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