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    Burlington firefighter injured in fatal wreck released from hospital

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington firefighter injured in a wreck Sunday night was released from the hospital Tuesday night. The Burlington Fire Department posted a message on Facebook Wednesday morning saying that firefighter Scott Lassiter still has a long recovery ahead. Lassiter was injured in the wreck that killed his fellow firefighter, Michael Perry. State Troopers said Perry was driving his 1968 Chevy east on McCray Road when he veered off the road, struck a tree, then a fence and finally […]

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    3-year-old boy had been on park swing for 2 days when he was found dead, officials say

    LA PLATA, Md. — The death of a 3-year-old boy found dead on a Maryland park swing has been ruled a homicide. According to WUSA, Ji’Aire Lee was found on a park swing on May 22. He died of dehydration and hypothermia, according to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. Officials discovered the boy’s body after his mother, Romechia Simms, was observed pushing the boy on the swing for an “unusually long period of time.” The Washington Post reports that Simms, who had previously […]

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    NC boy found handcuffed to porch with dead chicken around neck speaks out

    UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A teenager who in 2013 at the age of 11 was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck is speaking out for the first time. In an exclusive interview with WBTV, the boy — identified only as “Michael” — detailed the horrible conditions in the home and the day authorities located and rescued him. On Nov. 15, 2013, Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson were arrested after Michael was found […]

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    Venus and Jupiter to put on ‘best backyard sky show of 2015′ tonight

    Put down the cell phone. Go outside. Look up. Tuesday night, Jupiter and Venus will culminate a month-long dance with what astronomers say will be a dazzling display, appearing just a fraction of a degree apart from one another in the night sky — a show that some astronomers say could account for the “Star of Bethlehem” mentioned in the Bible. NASA says it could be the “best backyard sky show of 2015.” “To the eye they’ll look like a […]

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    Alex Trebek raps ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song on ‘Jeopardy!’

    Alex Trebek, the host of “Jeopardy!,” has a few tricks up his sleeve. When this clue appeared on the show, he just couldn’t stop himself from rapping it. Here’s the clue: Trebek goes for more of a slow, poetry slam-style rap but he’s close. Here’s the original for comparison.

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    Daytona Speedway will celebrate American, not Confederate flag

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona International Speedway is going to celebrate one flag this weekend — and it’s not the Confederate flag. “We want to be open and inclusive,” track president Joie Chitwood told the Orlando Sentinel Tuesday. “We want to celebrate the American flag this weekend. That’s the flag that we should be celebrating. We’re going to have flags available so if fans want to exchange whatever flags they have for an American flag, we want to make sure […]

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    Jimmy Kimmel asked kids what they understand about gay marriage: See their adorable responses

    With the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, some critics expressed concern that the notion of same-sex unions are too much for children to understand. Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, a father of three himself, set out to see if this was the case — by asking kids about the issue directly. Some of the kids’ answers are totally brilliant.

  • Kittens at Burlington Animal Shelter looking for new home

    Caramel and Taffy are looking for their forever home. These 8-week-old kittens are just $25 right now at the Burlington Animal Shelter. That price includes vaccinations and 30 days worth of free pet insurance. For more information about Caramel and Taffy call the Burlington Animal Shelter at (336) 578-1386.

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    Ask Siri to divide zero by zero, be prepared to laugh

    Siri is getting a little sassy. We’re all guilty of asking Siri to do ridiculous things, so why not try one more? If you’re feeling lucky, ask: “Siri, what is zero divided by zero?” Here’s the slightly sassy and insulting answer: 0/0 A video posted by Max Knoblauch (@maxknobs) on Jun 30, 2015 at 7:07am PDT “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn’t […]

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    Men caught on video stealing 16 handguns from NC shop

    LOWELL, N.C. — Police are searching for two men who they say stole handguns from a gun shop in Lowell on Sunday, according to WBTV. Officers responded to an alarm call at Aim and Defend Gun Shop located on the 4300 block of Wilkinson Boulevard at 11:20 p.m. Surveillance video shows two men enter the gun shop and bust the glass out of the counters with a tire tool. The owners told WBTV it took the men less than 2 minutes to […]

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    The Internet is searching for a mystery couple who got engaged at the Eiffel Tower

    PARIS — People across the world are searching for a couple who recently got engaged at the Eiffel Tower. Jen Hurd Bohn, who was on a trip to Paris, saw the proposal and snapped a few photos. Now, she is looking for the mystery couple so she can give them the photos. She posted the photos on Facebook June 24 and said: “Saw this guy propose to this girl on the Eiffel Tower Sunday 6/21/15 wanted to send them the […]

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    2 Mooresville men arrested on drug trafficking charges

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Two Mooresville men were arrested on drug trafficking charges Monday. After an investigation that lasted nearly seven months, Ibn Khalif Thompson, 28, and Christian Raenard Carter, 22, were taken into custody on drug trafficking charges. The investigation began in November 2014 after Rowan County investigators received a tip that Thompson was trafficking opioid pain medication. Investigators purchased oxycodone and hydrocodone tablets from Thompson on Nov. 13, 2014; Dec. 3, 2014; May 21, 2015; and June 29, 2015. Thompson now faces […]

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