Melanie Palmer, WSAV News 3

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Past articles by Melanie:

SC drivers reminded of ‘slowpoke’ law ahead of busy summer travel season

An urgent reminder this evening for drivers on South Carolina roads. If you’re in the left lane, either pass or get back to the right. → Read More

Man sentenced to 20 years in death of 3-year-old foster child

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Jerry Austin Robinson was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 20 years for his role in the death of his 3-year-old foster child. We previously reported that Robinson, 34, pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting the crime that killed his foster child Victoria Rose Smith on January 14, 2021. Jerry […] → Read More

Family fighting for change after son’s death from ‘sextortion blackmail scheme’

A warning this evening not only from the FBI but also an Upstate family about sextortion blackmail cases on the rise. This family has seen firsthand how detrimental of an ending it can carry. → Read More

Greer leaders discuss possible end to curbside recycling pick-up, citing cost

Some changes are likely around the corner for Greer residents when it comes to how they recycle. → Read More

Spartanburg Co. community picking up pieces after tornado

It’s a major clean-up day in parts of Spartanburg County where a tornado came through Monday night. → Read More

Plans to ease gridlock on Woodruff Road continue in Greenville

An initiative to relieve traffic and congestion on Woodruff Road in Greenville is still in the works. → Read More

Simpsonville woman convicted of homicide by child abuse, sentenced to life in prison

A Simpsonville woman has been found guilty of homicide by child abuse. It didn’t even take the jury an hour and a half to come to a guilty verdict for Ariel Robinson. → Read More

Ariel Robinson found guilty, sentenced to life in prison

The state has rest its case in the trial accusing a Simpsonville foster mother of homicide by child abuse. That defendant, agreed to testify Thursday morning. → Read More

Unity Park close to finish line, Greenville leaders look at positive impact

The countdown is on for the unveiling of Unity Park in Greenville. It has been a project in the works for years. → Read More

Leaders call for end of gun violence as deputies investigate park shooting

Greenville County leaders are calling for the end of gun violence as deputies continue their search for the people they believe opened fire at a packed Greenville County park Wednesday evening. → Read More

Community pushing for Slater-Marietta High School to return to north Greenville Co.

A major push is underway to bring a high school back to north Greenville County. Slater-Marietta High School closed in the 1970’s, forcing students to travel miles to the next closest public high school. People in this community told 7NEWS, they were promised another one would be back but it’s not and they want that to change. → Read More

Community mourns 3 killed in Wellford crash

A crash is under investigation in Wellford that the police chief there describes as a true tragedy. Three people were killed in an accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 29 in Wellford. One of them, a six-year-old girl. → Read More

Pickens Co. communities still cleaning up weeks after tornado

Calls for help after a tornado carved a path of destruction in Pickens County. It happened a couple weeks ago but today, 7NEWS obtained exclusive audio of those 911 calls made just seconds after the storm passed. → Read More

Death being ruled as accidental after Georgia man falls off Liberty Bridge

The death of a man who fell off the Liberty Bridge in downtown Greenville Saturday, is being ruled as accidental. → Read More

17-year-old killed in Greenville Co. crash being remembered as beloved student

A Greenville County school and community is mourning the loss of someone special tonight. A student from St. Joseph’s Catholic School passed away in a car accident Tuesday night. → Read More

Habitat for Humanity leaders working to bring more affordable housing to Greenville, Sterling Community

It has been called a crisis in Greenville, that’s finding affordable housing. However, a proposal in the works is aiming to help. → Read More

‘The wrath of God’: Tornado tears through Pickens Co.

The wrath of God, at least that’s how one Pickens County man described to 7NEWS the wind that came roaring through Wednesday night., leaving behind devastation for some homeowners and a busy day for the National Weather Service along with emergency crews. → Read More

“It’s just, it’s just crazy down here” – Augusta Street safety improvements begin in Greenville

A big step towards making Augusta street safer. That’s what Greenville city leaders say happened over Sunday night. A portion of the road is transitioning from four lanes down to three. → Read More

SC bill aims to increase penalties for drivers caught passing stopped school buses

Cracking down on drivers who pass a stopped school bus. That’s what the intent is behind a bill to bump up the penalty for a driver who passes a stopped school bus from $500 to $1,000. → Read More

DSS data shows need for foster families in SC, especially in Greenville Co.

There are close to 4,000 children in South Carolina who are in foster care, more than 500 of them are in Greenville County. A county that is nearly leading the need for family-like placements in the state. → Read More