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  • Man suspected of starting fire after using propane torch to kill spiders

    TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona man is suspected of starting a fire after he used a propane torch to kill spiders and burn spider webs underneath his mobile home Sunday night, according to KVOA. At about 9:20 p.m., crews responded to a mobile home in Tucson in reference to a fire. Arriving officers say an elderly woman had been carried out of the home by her son and neighbors. She suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The […]

  • Man tried to lure son into bathroom at Raleigh airport, mom says

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman took to Facebook to warn parents about a man she encountered at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport observation deck and kiddie park, according to WTVD. Kara Clark posted a picture of the accused man to her Facebook account after she said he tried to lure her son into a bathroom and also tried to have a sexual conversation with her. RDU International police have confirmed they are investigating the woman’s claims. According to Clark, […]

  • ‘He repossessed it like it was a car’: 5-year-old NC boy’s grave marker removed after dispute over money

    HICKORY, N.C. — A North Carolina couple is reeling after their 5-year-old son’s grave marker was repossessed by the manufacturer, WBTV reports. Crystal Leatherman’s son Jake passed away from leukemia nearly a year ago. When she recently went to visit her son’s grave, she discovered the monument was gone. “He repossessed it like it was a car,” Leatherman said. Company owner JC Shoaf said he removed the stone after the couple failed to pay the full amount owed. He says […]

  • NC woman accused of assaulting boyfriend with bacon

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A North Carolina man reported on Sunday that he was slapped with a package of bacon, WTVD reports. Yes, a package of bacon… According to a police report, the man said he was arguing with his girlfriend at their apartment on West Lockhaven Drive in Goldsboro when she struck him in the face with an uncooked package of bacon. Goldsboro police said charges had not yet been filed; officers did not mention if they confiscated the delicious […]

  • Netflix making more original shows

    In Tuesday’s Money Matters, Jane King discusses Netflix’s increase in programming, an all-time record for the stock market and more.

  • Man injured in Winston-Salem shooting dies from injuries

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man who was shot and injured in Winston-Salem on Saturday has died from his injuries, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police. Officers were called to 1804 N. Patterson Avenue shortly after 7 a.m. in reference to the incident. Arriving officers found 27-year-old Desmond Lamont Redd unresponsive outside a building. He appeared to have a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by ambulance. Redd died from his […]

  • Arrest made in shooting that injured 1 at High Point hotel

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police have made an arrest in a Monday shooting at a hotel that left one person injured. Kim J. Davis Jr., 25, of High Point, is charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. High Point police say the situation started as an argument between “several people” that got out of control. They say at least two people were shooting back and forth inside the […]

  • Suspect confesses to killing young mother who let him into apartment gym

    INDIANAPOLIS — According to court documents filed in the case, suspect Cody Weir confessed to the fatal stabbing death of a young mother. Detectives began investigating the crime around 6:30 a.m. Friday after a person was found dead on the second level of the building, which houses the gym for 9 on Canal apartments. The coroner later identified the victim as Carina Rodriguez, 22, and determined her cause of death to be a stab wound. Her family told WXIN she just moved to […]

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy announce they are expecting first child

    NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Monday that he and his wife Amy are expecting their first child. “Excited to share the wonderful news that Amy and I are expecting our first child. A little girl!!!! We are both thrilled and can’t wait to meet her,” Earnhardt wrote on Facebook. Earnhardt has 26 wins and throughout his career. On April 25, Earnhardt announced that 2017 would be his final year driving full time.

  • Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency for Alachua County ahead of a planned speech by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville on Thursday. “I find that the threat of a potential emergency is imminent,” Scott said in a seven-page executive order. Scott’s order, Number 17-264, gives all state agencies the power to suspend rules and regulations, including for purchasing, travel […]

  • Louisville head coach Rick Pitino officially fired

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville’s Athletics Association officially voted Monday to fire men’s head basketball coach Rick Pitino, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reports. Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Sept. 27 after the school’s alleged involvement in fraud and corruption in recruiting. Steve Pence, Pitino’s attorney, told the Courier-Journal on Sept. 27 that the coach had been placed on administrative leave but had been “effectively fired.” Louisville is currently on probation by the NCAA.

  • 2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

    ATLANTA — A 2-year-old boy cannot get the organ transplant he needs because his father violated probation, WGCL-TV reports. AJ Burgess was born without a working kidney a month early. His father Anthony Dickerson was tested and proved to be a perfect match, but Dickerson was in prison for violating his probation on weapons charges. Dickerson got out of prison and was set to go through the procedures to donate his kidney to his son on Oct. 3. However, he went back to […]