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    Teen’s quest for Amazon ‘medicine’ ends in tragedy

    Kyle Nolan did his research — his mother made sure of that. She didn’t want her 18-year-old son heading to the Amazon jungle at all — let alone, without learning everything he could about the supposed “medicine” with the bizarre name that he insisted would help him turn his young life around. “I really tried […]

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    Texas sex offender accused of sexually assaulting toddler and teen, infecting them with HIV

    HOUSTON — A registered sex offender in Texas who was charged Friday in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager has also been accused of raping a toddler and giving both of the girls HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to authorities and multiple media reports. David Richard Wilson, 33, was arrested at […]

  • Repair shops, work crews see jump in deer-versus-car crashes

    Changing leaves are one sign of fall in North Carolina. On the other side of the spectrum: the growing number of deer on the side of the road. Guilford and Randolph counties ranked high in the state last year in car-versus-deer wrecks. Guilford County saw 649 wrecks , ranking it second in the state. In Randolph […]

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    Victims in Greensboro double shooting identified

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The two men injured in Thursday night’s double shooting in Greensboro have been identified. Police responded to the area of 716 Marsh St., around 6:47 p.m. to a report of shots fired. Dawayne Lamont Hill, 24, and Dante Rayshon Goins, 22, both of 1200 Orchard St., were found with multiple gunshot wounds. […]

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    Decades-old mystery solved

    SAYRE, Okla. — A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people — some of them teens — who went missing in 1969 and 1970. The first crack in the cold cases came when police in the tiny town of Sayre were testing sonar equipment […]

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    South Carolina firefighter charged with arson

    UNION, S.C. — Union County deputies said they arrested a volunteer firefighter with Lockhart Fire Department, who is accused of setting a suspicious fire. On Oct. 6, a fire was reported at 117 Red Road, but after Lockhart firefighters learned the building did not have a power source where the fire was located, according to […]

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    3,100 UNC-Chapel Hill students affected by academic fraud findings

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced immediate actions to address the findings in an independent investigation conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein into past academic irregularities. Officials said that today’s actions build on reforms already undertaken in the years since first learning about the issues. Wainstein’s investigation […]

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    Dying man makes ‘complete turnaround’ after hospital reunion with lost dog

    CORBIN, Ky. — A hospital bent the rules for a sick patient and the results were amazing, according to Today. James Wathen, 73, had stopped eating. With what little strength he could gather, he whispered to a health care worker that he missed his dog, a one-eyed Chihuahua he hadn’t see since paramedics brought him to […]

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    UNC-Chapel Hill report on academic fraud to be released today

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC-Chapel Hill says the results of an investigation into academic irregularities at the school involving student athletes will be made public Wednesday, according to WTVD. Kenneth Wainstein, a partner with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has been looking at various allegations of academic fraud, including so-called “paper classes” within the African-American department where students […]

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    Mom pulls daughter’s hair so hard it separates scalp from skull because 6-year-old couldn’t count to 12

    CONWAY, Penn. — A mother is facing charges after authorities say she abused her daughter by violently pulling her hair, WPXI reports. Officers were first alerted to the cause on Aug. 31 when hospital officials reported they were treating a 6-year-old girl with a head injury. The injury was described as a separation of the […]

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    Is that you, Renee Zellweger?

    Fans: Renee Zellweger nearly unrecognizable after facial transformation via @Fox411 — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 21, 2014 Renee Zellweger thinks all of the conversation about her face is “silly.” The actress told People magazine in a statement that “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, […]

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    3 teen girls in US accused of playing hooky from school to join ISIS

    DENVER, Colo. — The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter’s Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class. He dialed her cell. And she answered. But, officials say, she didn’t tell him that she was on her way to Syria to […]