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    Jim Grobe, former Wake Forest football coach, takes over at Baylor

    Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe on an interim basis, according to ESPN. Grobe, 64, takes over at Baylor in the wake of allegation of sexual assault and other violence that have rocked the Bears program. Grobe’s head coaching record all-time is 110-115-1. He went 77-82 in 13 seasons at Wake Forest. In 2006, Grobe guided Wake Forest to an 11-3 record and an ACC championship. Grobe resigned as Wake Forest’s head coach after finishing 4-8 in […]

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    Former college swimmer drowns during lifeguard tryouts

    ORLEANS, Mass. — A 22-year-old college swimmer drowned during a lifeguard tryout on Cape Cod Saturday, WCVB reported. Jack Jakubek was remembered by his college swim coach for his passion and work ethic. “It’s a true loss for us all, but I can say that we’re all better off for having had Jack in our lives and having known him,” Brian Tobin, his swim coach at SUNY Cortland said. Jakubek worked as a lifeguard at Nauset Beach in Orleans last summer. […]

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    Mother arrested with children, 116 pounds of weed in car

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Law enforcement stopped a mother driving her children and 116 pounds of marijuana to a wedding, WMC reported. Karla Munoz, 23, of Arizona, was arrested. A highway patrol trooper saw a 5-year-old lying unrestrained in the backseat and a 7-year-old in the middle seat. He asked for permission to search the vehicle. The trooper and two drug agents uncovered hidden compartments in the vehicle’s floorboard. The compartments were lined with lead to avoid detection by x-ray machines at the […]

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    Baby elephant rescued from drain

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Wildlife officials in Sri Lanka have rescued an elephant calf after it fell into an uncovered drain in Hambantota. Officials and rescue workers had to break open the drain to pull the animal out on Sunday. The injured calf was taken to a hospital for treatment, officials said.

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    Police respond to shooting at Myrtle Beach hotel on Memorial Day

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Myrtle Beach police responded to a shooting on South Ocean Boulevard on Monday morning.

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    Man stripped naked at grocery store, defecated on checkout self-scanner

    HYDE PARK, Ohio — A 23-year-old Cincinnati man was arrested Sunday after he stripped naked and defecated on a checkout self-scanner at Kroger, according to WXIX. Colin Murphy entered the Hyde Park Kroger and exposed his private parts in front of an employee before defecating. Officials said Murphy smelled of alcohol and had a staggered walk. He is charged with disorderly conduct and public indecency.

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    Men’s Health: Screening Recommendations and Importance of Taking Care of Your Health

    Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to schedule regular visits to your primary care provider to a baseline for your health and stay up to date on any recommended screenings. Developing a relationship with your healthcare provider can help catch any illnesses and enable you to start treatment as early as possible. The best way to stay healthy is by practicing prevention such as routine check-ups, maintaining a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables, and exercising regularly. In […]

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    Trooper involved in Thomasville crash

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A State Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a crash Sunday night. The collision happened at about 7 p.m. at the intersection of NC 109 at Liberty Drive (State Road 2055) in Thomasville. According to a preliminary investigation, the trooper was traveling west on Liberty with emergency equipment activated, in route to assist a fellow trooper with someone that was attempting to elude arrest. The trooper stopped at the intersection and began crossing NC 109 when he was […]

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    Woman ‘eaten by crocodile’ after going for late-night swim in Australia

    QUEENSLAND, Australia — Police are searching for a 46-year-old woman who is believed to have been taken by a crocodile in northern Queensland. The woman was swimming in waist-deep water with a female friend when the incident occurred, according  to the Evening Standard. Police said the victim’s friend had tried to save her. “Her 47-year-old friend tried to grab her and drag her to safety and she just wasn’t able to do that,” a police spokesman said. “They had been […]

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    Golfer Tony Finau’s ball accidentally hits fan, but he apologizes with flowers and chocolates

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Elisa Butler was hanging out at the Dean and DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club when a golf ball hit her in the face. She had to get a few stitches, but she got a pretty amazing apology from golfer Tony Finau. Finau actually went to Butler’s home to apologize for the accident. He delivered flowers, a box of chocolates and a card that read “get well soon.” This is Tony Finau. Yesterday […]

  • Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

    PHOTOS: Martin Truex Jr. wins Coca-Cola 600

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Martin Truex Jr. won the Coca-Cola 600 in record-breaking fashion Sunday night. Gray skies have been no match for NASCAR’s longest race or the thousands of fans it brings every year. “Rain isn’t going to keep me away,” Tom Langston told WSOC while grilling outside his recreational vehicle. Langston traveled to Charlotte from South Carolina and said he’s been tailgating at events inside Charlotte Motor Speedway for more than a quarter century. “Ribs is a tradition,” Langston said. […]

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    ‘I just felt like I needed to’: NC man drives to Canada to help fire evacuees

    RALEIGH, N.C. – A North Carolina man who drove to Canada to help fire evacuees said he “just felt like I needed to.” Global News in Canada reported that after Jim McGrath heard about massive wildfire he hopped in his car near Raleigh, N.C. and drove about 2,400 miles to help. McGrath has no connection to the Fort McMurray fire and has no friends or family in the area. The 57-year-old arrived in Edmonton last Wednesday and plans to continue […]


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