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    Man accused of eating murdered ex-girlfriend’s brain, heart

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — A man is in custody after police say he stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death and consumed parts of her body, according to WHAS. Joseph Oberhansley, 33, is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and residential entry in connection with the death of Tammy Jo Blanton. Officers responded to Blanton’s home on Sept. 11 for a welfare check after a co-worker called authorities to report she had not shown up for work. When officers arrived at Blanton’s […]

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    Cary photographer charged with sexual exploitation of minor

    CARY, N.C. — Police have charged a Cary photographer with 12 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, WTVD reports. David Earl Maney II, 43, was booked into the Wake County Detention Center Monday afternoon. The charges stem from material found on Maney’s computer at his apartment that was allegedly pornographic depictions of underage teens, police said. Detectives said the investigation began when the mother of a 16-year-old girl came into the police department complaining about a Facebook conversation the […]

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    Woman notifies authorities of ‘dead tiger’ on side of road

    BRYANT, Ark. — An Arkansas woman called authorities last week to report a dead tiger on the side of the road. According to the Bryant Police Department’s Facebook page, a woman called police and said she stopped to take pictures of the animal but was “scared to approach it.” The police department sent an officer to investigate the report. When the officer arrived at the scene, they discovered the “dead tiger” was just a stuffed fake tiger. “Ofc. VanVeelen located the […]

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    New details released in death of Anna Smith

    BOONE, N.C. — Police said Monday that they have found no evidence to believe there was foul play in the death of Anna Smith. “Based upon reports that we have heard from community members and media sources, it is obvious to me and my staff that many, if not most, people in the community are under the impression that this case is a homicide,” said Boone Chief of Police Dana Crawford. “We do not have any information leading us in that direction.” Smith’s […]

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    Kids injured after school bus collides head-on with pickup truck in Durham

    DURHAM, N.C. — Police said Friday a pickup truck crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a school bus, according to WTVD. The accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. on North Roxboro Road at East Ellerbee Street. The driver of the truck and two children on the bus were taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Two other students on the bus were not hurt. The bus was headed to Merrick-Moore Elementary School when the accident happened.

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    Ancient swamp creature found by WFU anthropologist named after Mick Jagger

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Sir Mick Jagger can add having a prehistoric swamp creature named after him to his list of accolades. Ellen Miller, an associate professor of anthropology who specializes in paleoanthropology at Wake Forest University, didn’t hesitate to pay homage to the rock-and-roll legend when it came to naming a new fossil she surmised had large, sensitive lips. “I like the Rolling Stones,” Miller said with a big smile. “I’m a huge Stones fan.” That’s why a swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago […]

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    Lexington woman accepts plea deal in 2012 death of 9-month-old daughter

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington woman accused of killing her 9-month-old daughter in July 2012 accepted a plea agreement Wednesday, according to District 22B District Attorney Garry Frank. Chrystal Nicole Tanksley, of Lexington, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and willful child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. Tanksley was sentenced to serve between five and seven years in prison for the manslaughter charge. If she commits any crimes after she is released, she will serve a suspended sentence of between two years, one month and […]

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    High Point Mayor Bernita Sims resigns, pleads guilty to felony

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mayor Bernita Sims submitted her resignation this morning effective at 11 a.m., according to High Point Communications Officer Jeron Hollis. Sims faced controversy in the past year. Sims was indicted in November 2013 by a Guilford County grand jury for allegedly writing a worthless $7,000 check as part of an estate settlement. The bill of indictment said Sims “unlawfully, willfully, and feloniously did draw, make, utter or issue and deliver to [Annie Ponce]” a check from a First Bank […]

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    Small-engine plane crash lands by I-77 in Carroll Co., pilot injured

    CARROLL COUNTY, Va. — A small-engine plane pilot was injured Wednesday in a crash landing by Interstate 77 in Carroll County. The crash was reported at 1:12 p.m. The pilot was identified as Denard Heimos, 67, of Laguna Miguel, Calif. Heimos was injured but troopers found him conscious, alert and out of his plane, Sgt. Scott Todd said. He was transported to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Heimos was flying a 1939 J3 Cub from Dayton, Ohio, to Johnston County, N.C. He was following […]

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    NC woman arrested after calling 911 over beer

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A woman was arrested over the weekend for calling 911 because her boyfriend would not give her any beer, according to WTVD. Officers responded to an address on Fayetteville Street and told Crystal Spruill not to call 911 again unless she had an actual emergency after she placed the call. A few hours later, police say Spruill called again with the same complaint. Police then arrested Spruill for misuse of the 911 system. Spruill was released on a […]

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    Adult, juvenile suffer laceration wounds during altercation in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An adult and a juvenile suffered laceration wounds during an altercation in Greensboro Tuesday evening. Officers responded to 200 Berryman Street around 5:30 p.m. in reference to a disorder call. Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from laceration wounds. The investigation revealed that two juveniles were involved in a physical altercation, in which one of the juveniles used a sharp object to cut the other. Another person present on scene attempted to separate the two juveniles. […]

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    Davidson Co. woman charged with assault with a deadly weapon

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her husband. Deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office investigated an a report of a domestic incident on Sunday. Following an investigation, deputies determined that Suzanne Howell Gray, 42, of Clemmons, used her vehicle to ram her husbands vehicle several times while he was inside. Gray was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. She was given a domestic hold on her bond and is scheduled to appear in […]

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