Florence kills 5, including infant, in North Carolina, officials say

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(CNN)At least five people, including a mother and her infant, have died in North Carolina as Tropical Storm Florence slowly moved from the Tar Heel State into South Carolina, officials said Friday. The hospital said it has received three injured patients. In the town of Hampstead, emergency responders going to a call for cardiac arrest […]

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Disciples and doubters celebrate legend of Bigfoot at North Carolina festival

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Marion, North Carolina (CNN)A huge crowd of people had gathered on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse Saturday when an ape-like creature in a T-shirt bounded through the cheering onlookers and joined Marion Mayor Steve Little on stage. His wife, Monica Fortenberry, couldn’t help but crack a smile. She was skeptical. “There’s just no […]

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Hurricane Florence starts flooding parts of the Carolinas

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(CNN)The rain turned sideways Thursday, rivers swelled and floodwaters began to fill streets, as massive Hurricane Florence trudged toward North Carolina. A weather station in Atlantic Beach recorded a total of 12.73 inches for a 24-hour period. Farther south, in Carolina Beach, the northern end of the town was being swamped as water crashed over […]

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5 things for September 5: White House, Kavanaugh, Gordon, Jebi, inactivity & disease

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(CNN)Meet the 84-year-old hurricane hunter who has flown into more than 500 storms. And he’s not done yet. Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Some of […]

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Chris Watts case: What we learned from unsealed affidavit

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(CNN)An unsealed affidavit released Monday revealed details of what unfolded during police interactions with Chris Watts, the Colorado man accused of first-degree murder in the killings of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. Watts, 33, is being held without bond, with his next court appearance scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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Cop uses Taser on 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting at grocery store

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(CNN)Cincinnati’s mayor and other city officials are criticizing the actions of an off-duty officer who used a stun gun on an 11-year-old girl suspected of theft at a grocery store. Cranley said he asked prosecutors to drop chargers against the girl, and they agreed. P.G. Sittenfeld, a member of the Cincinnati City Council, tweeted Thursday: […]

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Every single person in charge of law and order in this Georgia town is a black woman

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(CNN)When LaDawn “LBJ” Jones walked into a meeting at work a couple of months ago, she was hit with a serious case of “black girl magic.” One person asked Jones, “Where is this place in South Fulton? I want to move there,” she laughed. That made Jones, a native of the community, excited because in […]

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For kids getting busted for running lemonade stands without permits, these guys are here to help

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(CNN)Summertime and sunny skies can only mean one thing for the nation’s youngest business owners: lemonade stands. The group will cover fees up to $300 for stands that were fined in 2017 or 2018 or for permits bought this year. “Life doesn’t always give you lemons, but when it does, you should be able to […]

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