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    Chris Mintz, Oregon college shooting hero from Randleman, released from hospital

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — The man from Randleman, hailed a hero after the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon last week, was released from the hospital, according to NBC News. Chris Mintz, 30, left Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, Ore., Wednesday night, a friend told NBC. Mintz was shot several times during while trying to stop the Umpqua Community College gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer. Harper-Mercer, 26, killed nine people during the rampage before killing himself.

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    NC doctor connected to hospital facing child porn charges

    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A doctor in Huntersville was arrested on child porn charges after an eight-month investigation, according to WCNC. David Shope, 41, was arrested last Thursday after Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Huntersville Police searched his home. “Totally surprised, I don’t know him personally beyond the professional relationship, but to hear that is unbelievable,” a patient who wished to remain anonymous told WCNC. The patient had an appointment and didn’t know what had happened until he spoke to WCNC. “I was supposed […]

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    Greensboro police release timeline, more details on crime rampage across city

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are releasing more details on the crime rampage across the city on Tuesday afternoon. Greensboro police said dozens of officers continued to work throughout the night and into the following day to investigate a series of crimes that left six people injured and several communities in fear yesterday. The 111-minute crime rampage began when 26-year-old Isaiah Jurel Fox and 50-year-old Charles Anthony Walker Jr. drove to the TJ Maxx, located at 4217 West Wendover Avenue, around […]

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    Teen undergoing chemotherapy gets sweet surprise from homecoming date

    A teen who is undergoing chemotherapy for the second time recently got a sweet surprise from her homecoming date. Allie Allen was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma when she was 14 years old, according to Mashable. She recently relapsed and had to undergo chemotherapy and shave her head once again. On top of all of that, Allie’s mother, Debbi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite all of the setbacks, Allie hasn’t let cancer slow her down. “I have been getting extremely sick […]

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    Osteoporosis: Food for strong bones

    Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle, and affects women more often than men, especially women who are past menopause. Eating the right foods at any age can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. It’s important to eat a well-balanced diet, and since our bones are predominantly made up of calcium, it is important to consume the right amount each day to ensure proper bone development. Dairy products and green leafy vegetables are great sources of […]

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    Unlikely friends: Cheetah cub befriends puppy at Virginia zoo

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Friends come in all shapes and sizes — Kumbali and Kago are living proof of that. The Metro Richmond Zoo released a video documenting the unlikely friendship between cheetah cub, Kumbali, and lab mix puppy, Kago. Kumbali was born in May and struggled to gain weight, zoo officials told WTVR. Officials discovered that Kumbali’s mother wasn’t producing enough milk to feed all of her cubs so they began bottle feeding him. “We then decided to continue hand-raising […]

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    Viral video shows student getting arrested after mac and cheese dispute

    MANSFIELD, Conn. — A video of a drunk student physically and verbally abusing employees at the University of Conneticut has gone viral. The video shows 19-year-old Luke Gatti, of New York, arguing with staff and refusing to leave the store without getting some mac and cheese, according to WTIC. Gatti was charged with breach of peace and criminal trespass on Sunday at approximately 10 p.m. Police said Gatti began arguing with employees after they refused to serve him because he was drinking […]

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    Sex offender in Rowan County added to most wanted list

    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. — A sex offender in Rowan County has been added to the sheriff’s most wanted list. Tamarcus Phillips, 22, of Salisbury, was released from prison and ordered to report his new address to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office. When Phillips failed to do so, deputies obtained warrants for felony failure to notify of address change and he was added to the county’s most wanted list. Anyone with information about Phillips’ whereabouts is asked to contact Investigator K. […]

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    SC mom dresses son up like woman, parades him through Walmart as punishment

    ROCK HILL, S.C. — A South Carolina mom dressed her son up like a woman to punish him for fighting and making homophobic remarks at school, according to WCNC. The mother shaved her young son’s head, dressed him in women’s clothing and then paraded him through Walmart on Sunday. He was forced to wear a tutu, women’s boots and a teddy bear t-shirt. A police report noted that the boy’s head was shaved on top and he had a patch […]

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    SC dam now stabilized; Residents evacuated from area earlier

    UPDATE — Emergency workers have dumped 400 tons of rock into the Beaver Dam. Crews said the dam is stabilized now, according to WIS-TV. Original Story RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. — People living in the area surrounding Beaver Dam in South Carolina were ordered to evacuate immediately on Wednesday morning, according to WIS-TV. “Residents need to take this seriously,” Capt. Chris Cowan with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department told WIS-TV. Officials said it is not a question of if the dam […]

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    NC mother charged with trying to smother 5-month-old baby

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fayetteville woman is accused of trying to smother her infant child. LeShay Jordan, 20, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and misdemeanor child abuse. Fayetteville police arrested Jordan on Monday afternoon. That’s when they said she tried to smother her 5-month-old son with a pillow. Read more: WTVD

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    Pets displaced in SC flood brought to shelter in NC

    STATESVILLE, N.C. — Dozens of dogs in South Carolina are without homes after this weekend’s flooding destroyed a shelter. Now officials are scrambling to find them a place to live. When the storm hit, part of the ground washed away at the Lee County animal shelter in Bishopville. The Humane Society rescue team has already moved nearly two dozen dogs out and some of them will go to a shelter in Statesville. Read more: WSOC


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