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  • UNCG students accused of stealing UNCW statue

    UNCG students accused of stealing Seahawk statue from UNCW

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Two students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are among three people accused of stealing a Seahawk statue from UNCW’s campus. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke, and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington, face charges in the incident. Berry and Touhey are currently enrolled at UNC-Greensboro. The three suspects are accused of stealing the bronze statue off its mount at the Wilmington campus in early July, according to […]

  • Thousands at risk of brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system

    Thousands at risk of brain-eating amoeba found in Louisiana water system

    ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, Louisiana — More than 12,500 people in Louisiana are at risk of a brain eating amoeba detected in the water system. WGNO reported that a water sample taken two weeks ago by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals tested positive for the potentially deadly amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Residents in St. John parish, Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy have been advised to take precautions. This is the same brain eating amoeba found in both […]

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    NCDOT worker accused of sending inappropriate messages, photos to 11-year-old

    LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A Statesville man was arrested Wednesday after detectives say he sent inappropriate messages and photos to an 11-year-old girl. Erik Paul Collins, 42, is charged with one felony count each of indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscenity to minors under the age of 13 years. Collins, who deputies say is a heavy equipment operator for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in Salisbury, is accused of sending the inappropriate messages and photos. Collins is in the Harven […]

  • Authorities said a dump truck in Greensboro flipped over after the driver lost control on Thursday afternoon. (Image: Eddie Hughes/WGHP-TV)

    Dump truck overturns in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Authorities said a dump truck in Greensboro overturned after the driver lost control on Thursday afternoon. The truck was headed east on Bishop Road, hit a culvert and the load of asphalt shifted which caused the flip, according to State Trooper BM Walker. No injuries were reported and the trooper said the scene should be cleared later in the day. Some asphalt spilled into the grass, but none on the road, Walker said. The westbound lane of […]

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    Man injured in Greensboro drive-by shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was injured when he was shot in the buttocks in a drive-by shooting as he was walking in Greensboro overnight. Police responded to find the victim who said he was walking on Peachtree Street when he saw a small black vehicle, occupied by four men traveling south on Gillespie Street. The victim said four rounds of gunfire were discharged from vehicle and one of the rounds struck the victim in his buttocks. The victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS with […]

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    Search resumes for missing pilot

    ELLIOT KNOB, Va. — The search continued today for the pilot of a fighter jet that crashed in a forest near Elliot Knob in Augusta County in Wednesday morning, The News Leader reported. Crews are conducting the search on foot and horseback, and with dogs. The rescue teams are trying to find evidence of an ejection by the pilot, and there is no confirmation yet that the pilot ejected. A witness told authorities about seeing an ejection from the jet […]

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    Burlington man charged in fatal Haw River crash

    HAW RIVER, N.C. — A Burlington man was been charged in in connection with a fatal head-on crash in Haw River on Tuesday. According to the Burlington Times News, troopers say James Whitaker, 54, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Whitaker, driving a 1979 Chevy truck carrying mulch on Stone Street Extension around 3:30 p.m., when he lost control and crossed the center line,hitting a Toyota Camry and nearly collided with another vehicle behind it before overturning in the road. The Camry […]

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    21-year-old reported missing in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A 21-year-old man has been reported missing in Greensboro. Deshaun Bell was last seen on July 31, 2014, after he was dropped off in the area of Lee Street and Eugene Street. Bell is described as a black male with a light complexion, standing 5’7″, 150-170 pounds with short brown hair and a tattoo of “Shaun” on his left arm. Bell is known to frequent the area of Church Street near Berryman Street and Greenbriar Road. Anyone […]

  • Sharman Howard Odom is a suspect in connection to the homicide of 31-year-old Maggie Daniels.

    Warrants reveal new details in Maggie Daniels’ murder

    NEWTON, N.C. — The Catawba County District Attorney has filed a motion to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing a popular Newton teacher. Sharman Howard Odom was indicted two weeks ago in the death of 31-year-old Maggie Daniels. Daniels’ body was found inside her apartment on June 28. Warrants unsealed by a judge Thursday revealed that there were marks around Daniels’ neck suggesting she was strangled in her bedroom and that several dark colored curly hairs were found between her fingers — which not […]

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    PHOTOS: Share your Back-to-School photos

    It’s that time of year again in the Piedmont and we want to see your back to school photos! Click the “Submit Your Photo” button and add your photo to our gallery.

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    Boy’s hilarious reaction to mom’s big news; ‘What were you thinking?!’

    A little boy who just learned his mom was pregnant was not happy about it … in fact, he thought the news was “exasperating.” When Shanee Gibson Hart told her son Tre the big news, his priceless reaction was caught on camera. “What were you thinking? This makes no sense!” The video gets even more entertaining as Tre protests the the pregnancy and gives his opinion on why they do not need another child in the family. The video has been shared over 150,000 […]

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    NC mother says developmentally disabled daughter was attacked on school bus

    UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A Union County mother says her teenage daughter was attacked on a bus earlier this week. According to WBTV, Laurell Mungo says another student attacked her daughter, 15-year-old Shirdrea Covington, a developmentally disabled student at Wolf Developmental Center. Shirdrea arrived home off the bus with a swollen knee and visible bruises on her body, the mother reported. Mungo said a bus monitor told her that another child had wiggled out of the harness. Details of what happened were not released, […]


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