SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a service technician for a heating and air company appears to have been electrocuted while working. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said 35-year-old Andrew Middlebrough of Greenville was found dead Friday afternoon at a manufacturing plant in Spartanburg. Clevenger said in a statement it appears Middlebrough was electrocuted, but an autopsy has been ordered to figure out his exact cause of death.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The United States' top labor official has visited South Carolina's Boeing facilities to highlight a new Trump administration commitment to workforce development. On Thursday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order asking companies to pledge to invest in work-based education and training like apprenticeships.
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder in a killing where an investigator says he asked for a copy of the autopsy photo of the victim's body. Prosecutors said a jury Friday convicted 27-year-old Demorris Andrews of murder and armed robbery for the October 2016 shooting of 57-year-old Barry Warren as he robbed him of drugs and money. Police investigator Matt Blackwell testified that Andrews denied killing Warren, but asked for a copy of the autopsy photo he had.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Heavy rain caused flooding overnight in South Carolina's largest city, prompting police in Charleston to ask people to not come downtown until flooding subsides. Up to 6 inches of rain fell Friday. Police say flood waters closed the main east-west route across the downtown peninsula and well as more than a dozen other streets. The water can also be disgusting. The Post and Courier of Charleston tested flood waters last month, finding fecal levels dozens of times above safe limits in some areas
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