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  • 2 walk away from NC plane crash

    YANCEY COUNTY, N.C.  — Two men are recovering after surviving a plane crash last week near Mount Mitchell State Park, WLOS reports. Authorities say the plane, a Cirrus SR-22, went down less than a mile away from the ranger station. One of the men was taken to the hospital. The FAA says the pilot reported weather-related problems and air traffic controllers lost contact with the flight shortly before 1 p.m. Officials say park rangers heard an explosion and watched the […]

  • Controversy brews over NC no-kill animal rescue’s decision to euthanize 2 dogs in its care

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An Asheville no-kill animal rescue is receiving death threats over its controversial decision to euthanize two dogs in its care, WLOS reports. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is dealing with a swarm of attacks Friday afternoon after announcing two of its longtime shelter dogs, Ferguson and Rhubarb, will be put down in the coming days. “We are a no-kill facility,” said BWAR’s executive director, Leah Craig Fieser. “Which, nationwide, means that 90% or more that you take into […]

  • Some NC residents concerned after seeing black bears with missing limbs

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — An adult black bear missing much of her front left leg was recently spotted in Buncombe County. A viewer noticed it, and alerted News 13 that a group has formed to save the animals from severe injury. They believe what viewers see in the video is alarming. The sightings of this and other bears missing limbs were brought to light by the organizers of Help Asheville Bears, claiming at least seven confirmed cases of injured […]

  • Woman tries to take boy from NC park, police say

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An Asheville couple was terrified after a trip to Pack Square Park when a woman tried to grab their baby, WLOS reports. The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, said on Friday, Aug, 9, they had taken their 1-year-old son to the splash pads. The father said things quickly escalated. “I tripped as I was pulling him out of her hands, and, at one point, I was above her pulling my son up and she was stabbing […]

  • NC man dies after his truck goes off the road, overturns

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A Leicester man was killed Friday morning when his truck went off the road, N.C. Highway Patrol confirmed Sunday, WLOS reports. The wreck happened about 9 miles north of Asheville on New Leicester Highway at about 8:30 a.m., a trooper says. Joshua Clifton was driving and alone in the truck when it went off the road and overturned. Clifton was not wearing a seat belt. According to his obituary, Clifton was 30 years old and a […]

  • Teens rescue woman on NC highway after van overturns during rush hour

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. —Teens in Asheville rushed to the rescue Tuesday after a van overturned on Interstate 240 during rush hour, WLOS reports. A woman was trapped inside. “Everyone all ran in, and we all flipped the car over and got the lady out of the car all safe,” skater Sam Crown said. Crown did not think twice before running to help rescue the woman inside. “She was on her side and, like, I thought she was knocked out,” Crown said. […]

  • 9-year-old NC boy recognized as hero after saving 5-year-old’s life

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A 9-year-old boy in Asheville was recognized Monday for his bravery, WLOS reports. Last month, Jayden Castillo rescued 5-year-old Marlee, who almost drowned in a swimming pool at a local apartment complex. Officials said Jayden dove to the bottom of the pool and brought Marlee to the surface. On Monday, the Asheville Fire Department presented Jayden with a Life Save Award. “I just know that I had to get him. He just feels like a part of […]

  • Three from Hendersonville arrested, charged after kids & drugs found locked in U-Haul

    COCKE COUNTY, T.N. — Three people from Hendersonville, Tennessee have been arrested and charged with multiple crimes after the Tennessee Highway Patrol pulled over a U-Haul box truck in Cocke County and found children locked in the back, WLOS reports. Authorities received a call from a bystander who had seen several small children being locked in the back of a white U-Haul at a Welcome Center. Troopers reportedly stopped the truck and found three children, all under the age of […]

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