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    Woman swallows stolen ring in ‘attempt to hide it’

    OREM, Utah — A woman is accused of hiding a stolen ring worth thousands of dollars .. by swallowing it. Police in Utah say an x-ray revealed the ring was in the stomach of 25-year-old Christina Schlegel. Schegel, along with her 30-year-old boyfriend Bryan Ford, are accused of taking the ring from Zales jewelry store. Officers later located the couple who were positively identified by Zales employees. Police believe Schlegel swallowed the ring in an attempt to hide it. There […]

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    Kure Beach man sets world record for longest surf ride

    KURE BEACH, NC — Kure Beach is now home to the newest surfing world record holder, according to WECT. Ben Shaw started riding waves at 6:34 a.m. Saturday and kept riding throughout the night until just after 2 p.m. Sunday — a total of 29 consecutive hours on his board in the water. The ride will officially be approved by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest consecutive surfing session in history. Shaw is a native of Kure Beach. Source: WECT

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    Guard arrested for firing shots at man during attempted car break-in at Lil Wayne concert

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A security was arrested after police say he fired shots at a man in a car near the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte after a Lil Wayne concert this weekend. Police say armed guard Michael McCoy confronted Juan Escobar, who witnesses say was trying to break into a car. McCoy fired two shots after Escobar nearly hit him with a car. Escobar then drove onto sidewalks packed with people from the concert, witnesses said. Escobar was arrested and charged him with […]

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    17-year-old faces DWI, speeding charges in fatal NC crash that killed teen passenger

    HICKORY, N.C. — A 17-year-old has been charged after being involved in a wreck that killed another 17-year-old in Hickory Sunday evening. Investigators say both speed and alcohol contributed to the single-vehicle wreck around 7:45 p.m. WSOC is reporting that a 2006 Subaru Forester driven by 17-year-old David Engelmann was traveling south on 6th Street NW when it struck the curb, causing it flip several times and come to rest in a field off the road. Engelmann’s passenger, 17-year-old Jay Robertson II, was rushed […]

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    Mother claims child was brutally attacked on school playground

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Disturbing images of an injured kindergartner have been posted online after friends and family say the child was attacked on the playground by another student last week, according to WLOX. Friends and family of the girl created a Facebook page and GoFundMe page and claimed the little girl was kicked repeatedly in the face by another student until she fell off a slide at the playground of Arlington Elementary School. That page also points to improper supervision as one of the reasons […]

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    North Carolina fisherman tangles with alligator

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina man has quite the fish tale to tell after hooking a gator in Falls Lake, and he has the pictures and video to prove it, according to WTVD-TV. Stephen Rhodes was out at Falls Lake fishing for large mouth bass when he spotted something strange. At first glance he thought it might be a stick or a turtle, at least till he hooked it. “When I realized I had something different is the weight […]

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    17-month-old drowns in swimming pool at NC home

    COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A 17-month-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in a pool at his home in Columbus County. WECT reported that the child, Tristen Jamal Stewart, was found floating face down in an above-ground pool around 4 p.m. at his home at 90 Jack Yates Drive. Officials say the child’s grandfather found the boy in the pool after he went missing from the house. The pool is reportedly about four feet deep. The child was taken to the hospital where he was […]

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    Water main break floods building on UNC’s campus

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was flooded and faculty at the school is trying to get someone on campus to make repairs. An electrician told WTVD-TV it could Monday or Tuesday before someone comes in. A water line break was reported Sunday night. “I was really caught off guard to see all of that water,” said Carolina student Madison Corbett. “It’s like a little mini flood.” Water was flowing down […]

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    Teen killed, another injured in NC crash

    HICKORY, N.C. — Police are investigating a serious crash in Hickory that involved two teenagers and resulted in one of them being killed. WSOC-TV reported that officials said they will release the victims’ names on Monday morning. Sources said it was a single-vehicle accident. The condition of the other teenager is unknown. The crash reportedly involved two 17-year-olds from the Hickory area and happened on Sixth Street.

  • NC non-profit ‘Pilots for Christ’ flies sick children to hospitals

    A North Carolina non-profit organization is donating wings to help a child’s spirit soar. “Pilots for Christ” is making a difference by helping fly sick children to hospitals across the country.

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    Deputies find body in Randolph County

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Randolph County deputies say they found a body in the driver’s seat of a burned car Sunday afternoon after responding to a brush fire. Deputies responded to the northern end of Iron Mountain Road around 12:40 p.m. Deputies said investigators are working to determine the victim’s identity, cause of the fire and  cause of the victim’s death. The victim’s body will be sent to the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh to positively identify the […]

  • Timothy “Eli” Shenise signed a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, according to WSOC-TV. (Images: WSOC-TV)

    NC boy battling lymphoma signs baseball contract with the Charlotte Knights

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Timothy “Eli” Shenise signed a one-day contract with the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, according to WSOC-TV. Eli is a 12-year-old boy from Pineville battling Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Through the Make-A-Wish organization, Eli’s wish to become a Charlotte Knights player for a day was granted. Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski, along with team manager Joel Skinner, presented Eli with a one-day contract in front of family, friends, members of the media, and Charlotte Knights players and staff members. […]


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