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    Woman eats two 72 oz steaks in less than 20 minutes

    AMARILLO, Texas — A Nebraska woman beefed up her game to take on a steak eating challenge in Texas. Molly Schuyler finished two 72 oz. steaks in less than 20 minutes at Amarillo’s Big Texan Steak Ranch. At only 120 pounds, the Nebraska native said she plans to continue doing eating challenges. Next, Schuyler said she hopes to tackle eating three meals in under an hour.

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    NC police investigate multiple gumball machine thefts

    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. —The Gastonia Police Department is investigating multiple reports of people stealing gumball machines around the area. There have been four gumball machine thefts since Dec. 19. Two were at Jackson’s Cafeteria on East Franklin Boulevard, one was at the Habitat Restore and the latest, Saturday, happened at Golden Corral on East Franklin Boulevard. Police said there isn’t good surveillance video or descriptions of the people who stole the machines. If anyone has information on the thefts, they […]

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    BBB releases ‘Dirty Dozen’ list with most unresolved complaints

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Better Business Bureau announced its annual Dirty Dozen list of businesses from the Charlotte area with the most unanswered and unresolved complaints in 2014. Consumers filed 13,642 complaints with the BBB in 2014 against businesses in the area for North and South Carolina. Three of the 12 companies with the most unanswered and unresolved complains were collection agencies that specialize in collecting payday loans taken out online. 1.    Indoor Air Quality 2.    God Bless the USA, […]

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    Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — One of the technology industry’s most popular apps is under fire. Sheriffs are pushing Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze software that alerts drivers when police are nearby. After a number of attacks on police officers across the country this year, police are warning this app could put their lives in danger. Waze uses GPS navigation and social networking to notify drivers about traffic, car accidents, traffic cameras, potholes and police in the […]

  • The power of exercise for Parkinson’s disease

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Research has shown that increased intensity, duration and frequency of activity/exercise can significantly improve function and mobility for Parkinson’s disease patients. Specifically, high intensity, progressive aerobic activity, such as cycling, pole walking and jogging or walking on a treadmill, has been shown to prepare the brain for learning new activities and improve motor function. “Skill acquisition exercises” are another form of exercise that are particularly beneficial to Parkinson’s disease patients. These exercises are specifically geared to […]

  • Winter storm causing flight delays, cancellations at local airports

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than a dozen flights to New Jersey and New York have been cancelled at the Piedmont Triad International Airport because of the Nor’easter that’s expected to hit tonight. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for the Northeast. During the next few days states in the northeast could get between 20 and 30 inches of snow and winds of 40 to 50 mph. Other area airports are also cancelling flights this morning. Raleigh-Durham International Airport has […]

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    Watch: Emma Stone’s reaction to tripping Naomi Watts at the SAG Awards

    LOS ANGELES — It was quiet night at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, until Naomi Watts stumbled over Emma Stone’s dress. The trip up happened as they were accepting the award for outstanding motion picture cast for “Birdman.” The reactions of cast continue to entertain the masses. Naomi Watts tripped over Emma Stone's dress at #SAGAwards — you gotta see the GIF! usm.ag/1zLXHVo http://t.co/xrphexgNRm— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 26, 2015    

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    NC police investigate deadly shooting at motel

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday morning. Authorities responded to a call at about 2:20 a.m. about shots being fired at the Sun Suites motel, located on the 3200 block of Capital Boulevard. When police arrived, they found 36-year-old Terry Lebrone Wilson shot to death. Investigators said Wilson was shot while he and another man were trying to commit an armed robbery in one of the hotel rooms. Read more: WTVD

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    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be set loose in Florida Keys

    KEY WEST, Fla. — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys, according to the Associated Press. The mosquitoes could be released if British researchers get approved to use them against two viral diseases, dengue and chikungunya. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting to hear if the Food and Drug Administration will allow them to run an experiment in Key West, according to the Associated Press. Researchers said they want to see if the […]

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    What are the most and least ‘Bible-minded’ cities? NC city makes one list

    What are the most “Bible-minded” cities in the U.S.? What ones are the least? A study conducted by the Barna Group in association with the American Bible Society claims to know. The study measured how frequently people in 100 U.S. cities read the Bible and believed the message. The organization deemed people to be Bible-minded if they read the Bible at least once in the past week and firmly believed in its accuracy. The study found that just 27 percent of the country qualified […]

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    Marine dies in motorcycle crash in North Carolina

    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A Marine was killed in a motorcycle crash after authorities said his bike went off the road, hit a concrete curve and struck a guardrail. The Jacksonville Daily News reported that it happened shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday on a highway in Jacksonville. Authorities have not yet released the identity of the victim. A highway patrol trooper estimated that the victim was traveling faster than 100 mph. He was reportedly ejected from the motorcycle due to the […]

  • Several brave cold waters for polar plunge in Kernersville

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — Several people braved cold water for a polar plunge at the Fitness Center in Kernersville on Saturday. The plunge was as a fundraiser for the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Participants, who had to raise a minimum of $50 each, jumped in teams and were encouraged to wear costumes.

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