Alessandra Young, WSPA 7 On Your Side

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Recent articles by Alessandra:

Spartanburg police say aggressive driving and speeding causes most collisions

Speeding and aggressive driving tend to go hand-in-hand. The Spartanburg Police Department is encouraging drivers to be careful on the roads. → Read More

SNAP emergency funds ending Tuesday

The emergency funding for SNAP benefits officially ends on Tuesday, January 31. → Read More

Greenville city asks for residents’ opinions on development code draft

Greenville leaders are trying to plan how the city will grow in the future, and they want to hear from their residents. → Read More

Greenville campaign consultant pleads guilty in court

A local campaign consultant pleaded guilty in court to forgery and breach of trust. → Read More

South Carolina lawmakers considering higher fines for “slow poke” drivers on interstates

Listen up slow pokes, if you drive too slowly in the left lane, you could be paying more out of your pocket. → Read More

Neighborhood association fights back as bus transit facility starts construction

A historic Black neighborhood is continuing their battle against a bus maintenance facility. → Read More

Street sign thefts impacting Upstate first responders

Stolen road signs are creating problems for first responders in the Upstate. → Read More

Upstate harm reduction coalition helping to educate community on fentanyl exposure

A harm reduction coalition in the Upstate is trying to clear up any confusion when it comes to fentanyl exposure. → Read More

City council approves downsized Woven project in West Greenville

A contentious mixed-use project in Greenville will move forward following approval from city council Monday evening. → Read More

Family of murder victim speaks out, asks community to come forward with information

The family of an Anderson shooting victim is asking the community to help find the person responsible. → Read More

Upstate police officer’s house burns down, destroying everything

An Upstate police officer lost everything in a house fire this week, including four of his dogs. → Read More

Anderson police chief addresses recent gun violence

Two deadly shootings in the City of Anderson, just days apart. The police chief addressed the violence in a press conference Thursday afternoon. Chief Jim Stewart talked about how there's been an increase in gun violence, in Anderson, over the past few weeks. → Read More

Community reacts to DSS announcing end of Emergency Allotments for SNAP households

The Department of Social Services announced their emergency funding for existing SNAP households will end on January 31, 2023. → Read More

7NEWS EXCLUSIVE: More mental health counselors needed for students in Upstate school districts

Mental health counseling is not as accessible as it used to be, especially for students. School districts in the Upstate are saying there aren't enough mental health counselors available for students. → Read More

Upstate mom loses almost everything she owns due to burst pipe

Many people across the Upstate are having problems in their homes because of burst pipes. Including a single mother of two that lives at the Hidden Park Apartments. She said she opened her door on Christmas night to her ceiling gone, along with almost everything she owns. → Read More

Hundreds of children in need helped this holiday season through non-profit, community

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Hundreds of children in need were helped this holiday season, and it’s not too late for you to lend a hand. Organizers with the Middle Tyger Community Center said through their Christmas program, they were able to help almost 200 families and over 500 children. Through donations, food from their […] → Read More

Away for the holidays? Spartanburg Police will check on your home

Are you leaving your home for the holidays? The Spartanburg Police Department is taking extra measures to make sure you and your home are safe. → Read More

City of Spartanburg conducting compensation study in 2023

The City of Spartanburg wants to know how to fill open jobs and whether the problem is financial. → Read More

Spartanburg creates list of holiday activities in place of Ferris wheel

The city of Spartanburg is working hard to make sure the holiday spirit wasn't dashed by the shut down of the Ferris Wheel. The wheel closed unexpectedly after being open less than a week. → Read More

Ways you can cut back on holiday trash

Besides having more holiday spirit this time of year, we also have more trash. → Read More