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    Man napping in field run over by combine, survives

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man napping in a Montana cornfield was startled out of his snooze when he was run over by a large harvesting machine – and Yellowstone County deputies say he’s lucky to be alive. Sheriff’s Lt. Kent O’Donnell says the 57-year-old man had been traveling the country by bus and decided to take a rest three rows deep in a field on the outskirts of Billings, the state’s largest city. A farmer harvesting Wednesday felt his […]

  • 4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Reported in Kentucky

    WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee reported feeling the temblor. National Weather Service spokesman Jeff Carico says employees at the office in Jackson, which is about 60 miles northwest of Whitesburg, felt the […]

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    Obama: Some compromise but limits on tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are signaling they’re open to some compromise on a taxes and spending to prevent more financial pain in the new year, but the two sides are digging in on raising taxes for wealthier Americans. Obama said Friday that his re-election gave him a mandate to pursue that position because “the majority of Americans agree with my approach.” Boehner is still insisting that raising tax rates as Obama wants “will […]

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    Police: Man shot and killed after car wreck in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police said they are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed after a car wreck Sunday morning in Greensboro. Greensboro police responded to Textile Drive and Willard Street in reference to a shooting around 2:30 a.m.   They said they discovered the victim, Reginald Demarcus Wrenn, and took him to Moses Cone Hospital for life-threatening injuries.  Officers determined that a car wreck had occurred and the parties had a disagreement. An altercation occurred and the […]

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    Police: Multiple shots fired into Greensboro home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police said they are looking for suspects after multiple gunshots were fired into a home Saturday morning in Greensboro. The victims told officers they were at a residence in the 100 block of Drewsbury Drive around 12:16 a.m. when they heard windows breaking. Officers said 15 suspects vandalized the windows and then fired multiple shots into the home before they fled the area in an unknown vehicle. Police said the five occupants of the home ranged in […]

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    Megastorm could wreak havoc across 800 miles of US

    SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Tens of millions of people in the eastern third of the U.S. in the path of the unprecedented freak storm had hours Sunday to prepare for the first raindrops that were expected later in the day, to be followed over the next few days by sheets of rain, high winds and even heavy snow.  The warning from officials to anyone who might be affected was simple: Be prepared and get out of the way.  Hurricane […]

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    Police: Winston-Salem Burger King robbed at gunpoint

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are searching for the man they said robbed a Burger King at gunpoint around 10 p.m. Friday night on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. Police said a suspect entered the business and immediately pointed a handgun at Edward Oliver Fulks. Police said the suspect ran off toward Woods Road after taking an undisclosed amount of cash.  A K-9 unit tracked the suspect to Woods Road and Columbine Drive. Most of the stolen money was located and recovered along […]

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    Approaching megastorm threatens East Coast

    BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Douglas Jumper choked up as he described the long, slow recovery in his central Pennsylvania town from last year’s historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee – and contemplated the possibility of yet more damage from an approaching storm.  “I’m tired. I am tired,” Jumper, who turned 58 on Saturday, said through tears. “We don’t need this again.”  Jumper’s town of Bloomsburg, and much of the Eastern Seaboard, was in […]

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    George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way – and that he had done so.  It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock Republican President Richard M. Nixon from his place as a commanding favorite for re-election. The South Dakota senator tried to make an issue out of the bungled attempt to wiretap the offices of the […]

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    Winston-Salem home explodes; man injured

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A man was injured after officials said a house exploded Saturday morning in Winston-Salem. The explosion was reported around 9 a.m. in the 5500 block of Alma Road. Officials said 20 firefighters had the situation under control within about 40 minutes. Battalion Chief Brown said that one person was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with unknown injuries. Officials said the explosion was caused by a propane leak inside the home. The Red Cross is assisting the […]

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    Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, the outspoken Pennsylvania centrist whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations, died Sunday. He was 82. Specter, who announced in late August that he was battling cancer, died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, said his son Shanin. Over the years, Arlen Specter had fought two previous bouts with Hodgkin’s disease, overcome […]

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    Wendover Avenue re-opened after accident

    Wendover Avenue was re-opened around 12:30 pm after a car accident caused all three lanes eastbound to be closed between Cridland Avenue and Latham Road. The accident happened around 9:30 this morning and some injuries were reported.