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    North Korea warns ‘serious consequences’ for U.S. ‘framing’ of Sony hack

    North Korea slammed U.S. claims that the regime is responsible for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures — and then proposed the two countries work together. “Whoever is going to frame our country for a crime should present concrete evidence,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported Saturday. “America’s childish investigation result and its attempt to […]

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    James Holmes’ parents speak out for first time since Aurora theater shooting

    DENVER, Colo. — For the first time since their son went on a killing spree by killing 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater on July 20, 2012, the parents of James Holmes have spoken out. In a letter to the Denver Post, Robert and Arlene Holmes say their son “is not a monster. He […]

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    Rare signed Beatles-themed piano to be auctioned

    SLIDELL, La. — Some veterans in St. Tammany Parish will owe a lot to Sgt. Pepper. Because of the two living members of The Beatles, those veterans will have homes they otherwise couldn’t have afforded. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr recently signed a piano to benefit East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity. The piano is a […]

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    Top 1%: What they made, what they paid

    NEW YORK — What does it take to make it into the top 1%? In 2012, it took at least $435,000 in adjusted gross income to be considered one of the fabled top 1% households, according to the latest data from the IRS. That’s a healthy jump from the $389,000 it took the year before, […]

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    Driver charged following dump truck crash in Burlington

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — A dump truck overturned and spilled fuel and gravel Thursday morning at Church and Davis streets in Burlington. Parker Junious Bradsher, 49, of Mebane, was operating a 2007 Kenworth commercial dump truck traveling northeast on U.S. 70/South Church Street. Bradsher lost control of the vehicle causing the load of gravel he was hauling […]

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    14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak

    Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, including two charged with 25 acts of second-degree murder. Owners of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, were among those arrested. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

  • Chikungunya Virus Particles

    The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas

    Its name means “bending over in pain.” It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people — 155 of them fatally — since spreading to the Americas one year ago. The mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus has long been diagnosed in travelers returning from countries in […]

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    Woman indicted on heroin charges hired as first grade teacher

    FRANKLIN, Va. — Parents at S.P. Morton Elementary school say school leaders should have done their homework, after hiring a woman following her arrest for distributing heroin. Elizabeth Ferguson, 36, was indicted on two felony charges of Distribution of Heroin on September 22nd, according to court documents. Then just one week later, on September 29th, Ferguson […]

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    Rockingham County commissioner has no plans to step down after DWI charge

    EDEN, N.C. — Two days after he was charged with DWI following a wreck, the chairman of the Rockingham County Commissioners said Monday he has no plans to step down, according to the News & Record. William Keith “Zero” Mabe, 60, tested more than twice the legal blood alcohol limit. He is charged with driving […]

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    2 Greensboro men face murder charges after victim dies of wounds

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two Greensboro men are now charged with first-degree murder after a man they allegedly assaulted on Nov. 30, 2014 succumbed to his wounds on Dec. 12. Michael Latief Bowers, 17, and Kenneth Bailey Johnson, 20, were originally charged with attempted first-degree murder after George William Scott, 63, was bludgeoned in his home […]

  • Rockingham County Schools superintendent addresses recent audit

    EDEN, N.C. — Budget cuts at the state level have forced school systems across North Carolina to make due with much less. However, Rockingham County Schools Superintendent Rodney Shotwell held a press conference Monday to discuss budget issues for a different reason. Shotwell addressed the results of a recent audit done by the local accounting […]

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    NC teen’s hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

    BLADENBORO, N.C. — Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide — if it’s proven and explained to her. However, she says, local and state investigators have done neither to support their theory that Lennon Lacy hanged himself one summer night. “That’s all I’ve ever asked for: what is […]