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    Family wants to know why Raleigh police officer shot mentally-challenged son

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A family is searching for answers into why a Raleigh police officer shot their mentally-challenged son. Sunday night, Marcel Leroy Jordan, 33, is hooked up to a breathing machine at WakeMed. His parents spend their days sitting at his hospital bedside, according to WTVD. Jordan’s parents told ABC11 he just came through surgery number two, but most likely has many more to go. While they prepare for that, they just want to know what exactly happened for […]

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    8-year-old boy pulled from burning home in NC

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Firefighters rushed into a burning home Sunday morning to save a child trapped inside, WTVD reported. The flames broke out just before 7 a.m. in the 2900 block of Selma Drive in Cumberland County. The rest of the family was able to escape. Investigators say the 8-year-old boy is now recovering at UNC Hospitals. No word yet on how badly he was hurt.

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    Panthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers never quit on the season and now have a chance to repeat as NFC South champions. Cam Newton threw for one touchdown and ran for another, and the Panthers defeated the Cleveland Browns 17-13 on Sunday to take sole possession of first place in the division, WSOC reported. The victory sets up a winner-take-all showdown next Sunday at Atlanta between the Panthers (6-8-1) and Falcons (6-9) for the division title. It also guarantees a […]

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    3 arrests in NC armed robbery, vehicle theft

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Fayetteville police have arrested three people accused of armed robbery and stealing a vehicle. Police say the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Cantrell Court in west Fayetteville. A man and his 6-year-old son had just arrived in town from Missouri to visit for the holidays. When they arrived, the man was confronted by two armed men and held at gunpoint while the suspects took his son out of the car. The man […]

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    4 charged in deadly NC convenience store shooting, robbery

    RED SPRINGS, N.C.  — Four people have been charged in connection with a double shooting at a Robeson County convenience store earlier this month. Investigators say two men entered Roscoe’s Convenience Store in the 400 block of North Main Street on Dec. 11 and began firing shots after demanding cash. A customer, 72-year-old James Johnson, was killed. The store’s owner, Rodney Maynard, was shot in the shoulder. Friday, 32-year-old Ladarrian Kearse, and 27-year-old Charkesha Soloman were arrested in connection with the […]

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    Greensboro Police requests SBI to assist in death investigation

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man banned from Wesley Long Hospital after being evaluated by medical staff died earlier today while being arrested by a Greensboro police officer for violating the ban. Steve Christian, 60, no known permanent address, came to the hospital’s emergency department at approximately 1:17 a.m. Sunday seeking medical treatment. While awaiting treatment, he was disruptive and combative toward medical staff. Per hospital protocol, he was banned and escorted out of the building by hospital security. Officer D.J. […]

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    Single engine plane crashes in SC’s Congaree River; Boy Scouts help pilot

    CALHOUN COUNTY, S.C. — A single-engine aircraft crashed into the Congaree River Saturday afternoon, WECT reported. The accident was near the Carolina Eastman Facility. The plane was totally submerged in the water. The pilot was taken to the hospital and has been released. A Boy Scout Troop on a paddling trip was able to help the pilot. The FAA is investigating. SOURCE: WECT

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    Firefighter injured when firetruck crashes, overturns in backyard in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Investigators are on the scene of a fire truck crash. Authorities say the fire truck was responding to a fire alarm call when it crashed and overturned on Community House Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, WSOC reported. The fire truck overturned in a back yard. There were four firefghters on truck 32 at the time.  The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The other firefighters are ok. SOURCE: WSOC

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    Soldier dresses as Santa Claus, surprises 2 daughters

    Two sisters thought they were just visiting Santa Claus at their Texas high school when they recently got the surprise of a lifetime and saw their military father for the first time in 10 months. Video shows Vasquez fully dressed in Santa garb and acting the part as his two young daughters disclosed their holiday wish list. After the girls said they hoped to see their father again soon, Vasquez unveiled himself to the delight of his daughters and onlookers. […]

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    Mountain lion captured in trailer park

    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — A 75-pound mountain lion made its way into a Ventura County neighborhood. The 75-pound female cat was spotted about 5:30 p.m. Friday by residents of a mobile home community in Newbury Park, and officials with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found the animal hiding under a trailer, said department spokeswoman Janice Mackey. “When they shined a flashlight on her, she got scared and crawled deeper under the trailer,” said Mackey, adding that the mountain […]

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    ‘Hands Up’ protest could congest traffic in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem Police Department has become aware of a planned “Hands Up” protest Sunday at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Hanes Mall Bouleveard and Stratford Road that may result in extreme traffic congestion in the area for an undetermined amount of time. Officials ask drivers to use caution in the area based on an unknown amount of pedestrians near the intersection roadway. Police personnel will be monitoring the conditions in an effort to avoid pedestrians being […]

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    Car slams into moped, killing one, injuring another in NC

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police charged a man Saturday in a hit-and-run accident that killed one and seriously injured another Friday night, WSOC reported. Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Robert John Leahy, 46, was driving a 2011 Infiniti in the 10000 block of Old Statesville Road before 11:30 p.m. Friday when he rear-ended a moped. According to police, the moped got stuck in front of the Infiniti, causing the driver and passenger to be thrown off the moped. Passenger […]

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