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    Greensboro home invasion suspects flee empty-handed

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are investigating after a home invasion took place in Greensboro Wednesday morning. Police say two men forced their way into a home in the 3100 block of Creek Ridge Road about 2:15 a.m. and demanded money from the victims at gunpoint. When the victims told the suspects they had no money, the two men left the house and drove off in a metallic green Honda Accord with chrome rims. No one was injured in the incident. The two […]

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    Walmart announces discount program for teachers

    Walmart announced this week a new discount program for teachers purchasing school supplies. The retail giant announced Teacher Appreciation Week will be held July 25-31. Teachers will receive a 10-percent discount/rebate on classroom supplies purchased during that week. Here’s how it works: - Teachers shop at Walmart for classroom supplies - Teachers can visit www.walmart.com/teachers by August 15 and register their receipts - 10 percent savings on eligible items from select departments will be delivered on an eGift card via email “On average, […]

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    Family booted from Southwest Airlines flight over negative tweet

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man claims his family was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight after he posted a negative tweet referencing an airline worker, according to WCCO. Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis after he tweeted a comment to @SouthwestAir referencing an agent and her service. Watson told WCCO he is an “A-List” customer, which means he gets access to priority boarding. However, a gate agent would not allow his two children to board with him. […]

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    Soldier says goodbye to his best friend, a dog he rescued in Afghanistan

    DES MOINES, Iowa — A soldier who brought home a stray dog from Afghanistan recently made the “hardest decision” he has ever had to make by putting down the sick dog, according to a report from KCCI. Odie, a mixed-breed dog, was one of several strays that would follow National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Van Fleet and his fellow soldiers during their deployment in Afghanistan. “They’d come out on patrol with us,” Van Fleet told KCCI. “A lot of times during […]

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    Mobile app helps Alzheimer’s caregivers

    In Wednesday’s Successful Aging, we talked about managing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Dementia. It’s a hard job for loved ones, but a new app can help. To get the app, visit www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/daily-companion/?utm_campaign=alzheimers_q3_2013&utm_medium=cta&utm_source=homeinstead.com&utm_content=app_free_download

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    AP clarifies poorly worded ‘crash lands’ alert referencing plane carrying MH17 bodies

    The Associated Press has clarified a poorly worded news alert that went out Wednesday morning that referenced the Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The news alert stated: “BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.” BREAKING: Dutch military plane carrying bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash lands in Eindhoven.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 23, 2014 Several minutes later, the Associated Press clarified the news alert: “CLARIFIES: Dutch military plane […]

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    6 delicious southern summer recipes

    On this Recipe Wednesday, we’re making summer favorites. These easy dishes can be thrown together during the hottest months of the year. Assorted Deviled Eggs Eggs Water ¼ cup mayonnaise 4 teaspoons yellow mustard 2 teaspoons sweet pickle juice Salt and pepper to taste Paprika for garnish To boil your eggs perfectly: Place eggs in the bottom of a saucepan, no layering. Add cold water to 2 inches higher than the eggs. Place the saucepan on the eye and turn the […]

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    Bomb explodes on city bus in Durham

    DURHAM — Police are investigating after a bomb exploded on a public transit bus Tuesday night. Officials were called to the intersection of West Main and Corcoran Streets around 9:35 p.m. after a jug exploded. The bus driver told authorities a man got on the bus with the jug and when he got off, the jug exploded. Police say the container was a “Drano Bomb,” according to WTVD. The driver and a passenger were the only ones on the bus at the […]

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    NC man arrested after leaving 98-year-old mother in hot truck for 5 hours

    MARYLAND — A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland on Monday after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he went into a casino. Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh, was charged with vulnerable adult neglect and served with an outstanding warrant after police said his mother was found inside a truck in the parking garage of Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, Maryland. According to WNCN, police responded to the parking garage around […]

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    ‘Slender Man’ stabbing victim receives military purple heart

    WAUKESHA, Wis. — A 12-year-old girl stabbed 19 times by classmates last May has received many cards and gifts. But one was quite a surprise. As the girl recovers from her wounds, family members asked the public to send her hearts that were purple, which is her favorite color. On Tuesday, a military Purple Heart award arrived in the mail. Parents said the gift was given anonymously with a card that read, “The only heart I could find – Be strong.” Police say the girl […]

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    Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down in eastern Ukraine

    UKRAINE — Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said. The pilots ejected, the office said. Information on the conditions of the pilots wasn’t immediately available. An air defense system shot down the jets after the pilots completed a task near Dmytrivka, near the Ukraine-Russia border, the military press office said. News of the the jets’ downing comes six days […]

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    Movie based on Charlotte robbery being filmed in NC

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A movie based on a real-life Charlotte robbery will be filming in downtown Asheville next week. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that some driving scenes are expected to be filmed on downtown streets July 30. Street closings will begin July 29. Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig have been in the area since shooting began July 7 for the “Untitled Armored Car Project.” The first scenes were shot in Swannanoa, before the crew went to Waynesville and other locations around […]