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Sheriff: Hunter using coyote call shot by another man in Alexand - | WBTV Charlotte
Pastor and family assault, rob Sunday school teacher, police say
Alabama lawmaker encourages focus on mental health after school shooting
Authorities crackdown on credit card skimming
NY state troopers fly friend of school massacre victim to Florida for funeral
New numbers on Oregon's teen suicide rate
Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced
Sheriff: Hunter using coyote call shot by another man in Alexand - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 02:48:11 A man was shot Monday evening in what Alexander County investigators are saying may have been a hunting accident. The incident happened just after 6 p.m. in a wooded area along Ed Burgess Road, which is off of Highway 16 north of Taylorsville. The sheriff's office said that a man hunting coyotes used a coyote call. Another man nearby heard the call, got a rifle and shot toward the sound   Read More ...
NY Times poll: Tax law now has majority support
2018-02-20 02:47:33 Taxmageddon isn’t going so well for Democrats. Today the NY Times published the results of a new poll showing the tax law just gained majority support. For the first time, more people approve of the law than disapprove of it: Over all, 51 percent of Americans approve of the tax law, while 46 percent disapprove, according to a poll for The New York Times conducted between Feb   Read More ...
Longtime Farmers Market closing its doors
2018-02-20 02:45:17 .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Another longtime Albuquerque business fixture is about to close its doors. Farmers Market, which traces its roots through three generations and was once one of the largest purveyors of produce in New Mexico, will shut up shop for good, citing the loss of its primary supply sources in drought-plagued California and pressure from large supermarket buying power   Read More ...
Utility company that burns Wyoming coal plans to phase out coal-fired plants by 2040
2018-02-20 02:45:01 Wyoming coal customer Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility’s president and CEO told The Associated Press. Consumers plans to generate 40 percent of its power from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by then, Patti Poppe said in an interview ahead of a public announcement Monday   Read More ...
Pastor and family assault, rob Sunday school teacher, police say
2018-02-20 02:01:39 TOLEDO, Ohio A church pastor, his wife and 19-year-old daughter are accused of robbing a Sunday school teacher minutes before a Sunday’s service at the St. Paul Zion Church in Toledo, Ohio. Police in Toledo said that Nickema Turner, 39, was grabbed from behind by her hair by the daughter of the pastor, Kamali Morris. She then punched Turner and the pastor, Anthony Morris, 49, pushed the victim to the ground, police said   Read More ...
Weekend of school threats leads to criminal charges in West Virginia
2018-02-20 02:01:31 Thursday's alleged threat against George Washington High School by a student was followed by more statewide threats, news releases, criminal charges against students, fears among parents and increased burdens on law enforcement. The majority of threats were unfounded, investigators said, but at least four were serious enough to warrant criminal charges or other discipline. The string of statewide investigations followed a mass shooting in Florida on Feb   Read More ...
Former LSUS student arrested for making social media threats - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 02:01:27 SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A woman is behind bars after reportedly making threats targeted at Louisiana State University in Shreveport employees. Amanda Charlene Sutherland, 36, was arrested in Seattle, WA, on Sunday. She was charged with being a fugitive. "But nothing happened, but something could have happened, and there was never a time where there was an imminent threat or immediate danger to anyone on this campus," said LSUS Chancellor Larry Clark   Read More ...
UPDATE: Iowa City students hold walkout to protest gun violence, gun advocate reacts
2018-02-20 02:01:10 IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Students at City High, West High, and South East Junior High in Iowa City held a walkout to protest gun violence on February 19. The students say they hope walking out of class, and marching will show people that their voices matter. City High student Ellen Fields says, "Not all of us can vote. Not all of us do have that option   Read More ...
Bryce Brentz, Boston Red Sox outfielder, became a dad Tuesday and his daughter has meaningful name thanks to mom
2018-02-20 02:00:28 FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bryce Brentz arrived at Red Sox spring training camp a new dad. He and his wife Anne Marie had their first child, a baby girl, this past Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. "It was short lived because I had to come down here," Brentz said. "I think I might be the only person to come to spring training to get sleep   Read More ...
Jefferson Graham's interview with a Japanese robot
2018-02-20 02:00:22 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Jefferson Graham's interview with a Japanese robot Jefferson Graham visits the Kyoto, Japan Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories to meet Erica, a lifelike humanoid. Watch the interview on Talking Tech. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Colorado congressman, Columbine survivor, pushes to end gun-free zones in schools
2018-02-20 02:00:09 Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, who was a Columbine High School sophomore at the time of the 1999 mass shooting, is pushing legislation that he says would protect students -- by getting rid of gun restrictions in schools. He has introduced the bill annually since he was elected in 2014, The Washington Times reported. Previous attempts have been turned down   Read More ...
Pope Francis Backs Down in Clash Over Nigerian Bishop
2018-02-20 02:00:07 Updated Feb. 19, 2018 6:52 p.m. ET ROME—Pope Francis removed an unpopular Nigerian bishop after five years of protests by local priests, in an extraordinary reversal that showed the limits of the pope’s power over his own hierarchy and the continuing challenge of ethnic divisions in Africa, the church’s fastest-growing region. The Vatican announced Monday that the pope had accepted   Read More ...
Georgia looks to drop electric voting machines in favor of paper ballots
2018-02-20 02:00:04 A unique effort is underway in Georgia to safeguard elections by taking voting machines back to the future. “The most secure elections in the world are conducted with a piece of paper and a pencil,” said Georgia State Rep. Scot Turner. “It allows you to continue into the future to verify the result.” Turner has proposed a bill that would retire Georgia’s electronic touch-screen voting machines and switch to paper ballots that voters would fill out and then be counted by optical scan machines   Read More ...
CMS student charged after message sent to fellow student showed gun, threat
2018-02-20 01:49:37 A 14-year-old student was arrested Monday after police say he communicated threats to another student. Police say the teen had been in an altercation on a school bus and sent threatening text messages to the female victim at Druid Hills Elementary School. More >> A 14-year-old student was arrested Monday after police say he communicated threats to another student. Police say the teen had been in an altercation on a school bus and sent threatening text messages to the female victim at Druid Hills Elementary School   Read More ...
West Mecklenburg HS student transported to hospital after alterc - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 01:49:34 On Monday Feb. 19 students at West Mecklenburg High School got into an altercation during the school day. One student was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The school's principal sent a message home to both students and families regarding the altercation and also reinforced the school’s polices against fighting. Good afternoon West Mecklenburg Families, this is Principal Casey Jones with an important message   Read More ...
Some top opioid providers raise red flags - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 01:49:30 (RNN) - Family physicians, nurse practitioners and doctors whose health care focuses on non-narcotic therapies are some of the nation’s most prolific opioid prescription writers in recent years. Federal guidelines say they shouldn’t be. Medical professionals not specializing in oncology, surgery, emergency medicine or pain, accounted for more than half of the 1,000 highest opioid prescribers in the Medicare Part D, a government-sponsored drug benefit for the elderly and disabled, over a three-year span beginning in 2013, a Raycom Media national investigation has revealed   Read More ...
Alabama lawmaker encourages focus on mental health after school shooting
2018-02-20 01:47:56 Alabama lawmaker encourages focus on mental health after school shooting WEBVTT WHAT SENATOR GERALD ALLEN ISSENATOR ALLEN: IT’S A MENTALCHIP: STATE SENATOR GERALD ALLENSENATOR ALLEN: REALLY AND TRULY,CHIP: COUNSELING HE SAYS WILLALLEN SAYS TEACHERS ANDBUT MAINTAINS IMPOSING TOUGHERSENATOR ALLEN: I DON’T THINK WEIT’S A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT THATCHIP: SENATOR ALLEN SAYS LAWSENATOR ALLEN SAYS IT’S.   Read More ...
Walkouts, Marches and Rallies: A Guide to the School Violence Protests After the Florida Shootings
2018-02-20 01:47:42 The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week left 17 students and staff dead — and replaced the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as the deadliest high school shooting in America. Many of the survivors, thousand of teenagers who used social media to document to horror, aren’t waiting for the adults to make changes to prevent the next school shooting   Read More ...
Police standoff with robbery suspect in Mountain View ends with arrest
2018-02-20 01:46:20 SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — A man accused of carrying out an armed robbery in the Mountain View area was place under arrest Monday. Police received a call around 11 a.m. that the suspect was holed up inside a house in the 1500 block of South 43rd street. When police got there, the 27-year-old man complied with police and was taken into custody   Read More ...
Rapper pulls drowning 5-year-old from pool, saves his life - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 01:03:00 AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A Youngstown-area rapper is being hailed as a hero after helping pull a drowning boy from a hotel pool and performing CPR. The family of 5-year-old Javy say it happened Sunday morning around 11 a.m. while they were at a hotel in Niles, Ohio. They say Javy was unable to get out of the water and unconscious   Read More ...
Teen charged after threat to 'shoot up' Patton High School in Bu - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 01:02:54 A teenager in Burke County was arrested Monday after a shooting threat was reported at Patton High School. Officials say the investigation began when a student alerted school administrators about a threat made by another student to "shoot up the school." The principal then alerted the School Resource Officer. Mackenzie Swink, 17, was then brought in for questioning. After being interviewed, Swink was charged with making a false report concerning mass violence on educational property   Read More ...
Japan urges U.S. to make careful steel trade ruling
2018-02-20 01:01:54 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Japan urges U.S. to make careful steel trade ruling Japan's steel industry has criticised President Trump’s plan to impose curbs on steel imports, saying it violates the principles of free trade. As Ciara Lee reports, it’s calling for Washington to make a careful and appropriate decision   Read More ...
History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10
2018-02-20 01:01:42 President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill last January. Most analysts agree that Trump inherited a solid economy from Obama. (Photo: ~File photo) Donald Trump is America's worst president, says that's based on a survey of 170 members of the American Political Science Association’s Presidents and Executive Politics section. The survey was conducted by Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, and Justin S   Read More ...
Little change in TV ratings for new-look NBA All-Star Game
2018-02-20 01:01:29 NEW YORK (AP) — A new format for the NBA All-Star Game had a negligible impact on television ratings. Total viewership for the game was down slightly compared to last year, although it improved over 2014, the previous time the league's midseason showcase faced competition from the Winter Olympics. Turner Sports announced on Monday that the game drew an average of 7   Read More ...
Hidden details revealed under Picasso 'Blue Period' painting
2018-02-20 01:01:22 Even Pablo Picasso used recycled materials. One of the masterpieces of his Blue Period from 1902 was painted atop another work of art, one that had been painted by an unknown Spanish artist, scientists announced this week. Using advanced imaging technology, researchers found another painting under Picasso's La Miséreuse accroupie (The Crouching Woman). Picasso not only changed the subject of the previous painting (from a landscape to a portrait), but he also changed its direction, from a horizontal to a vertical   Read More ...
Florida school shooting: Judge orders social service records for Nikolas Cruz released
2018-02-20 01:01:15 VIDEOS: FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING Video: Parkland Strong | 4:33 Thousands gathered at Pine Trails Park on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 for a candlelight vigil in honor of the 17 victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Nicole Raucheisen/Naples Daily News. VIDEOS: FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING Video: #NeverAgain Student Movement | 0:40 Jaclyn Corin, 17, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks about the student trip she organized with 100 of her fellow classmates to meet with lawmakers in Tallahassee on Tuesday and why it's so important to the #NeverAgain movement   Read More ...
Authorities crackdown on credit card skimming
2018-02-20 01:01:11 Authorities crackdown on credit card skimming WEBVTT CHIP: FEELING OF THE CAR WITH>> I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT ITCHIP: THE U.S. SECRET SERVICE ISTHOSE DEVICES CAN ACCESS YOURAUTHORITIES SAY SKIMMING IS>> IT’S NEVER HAPPENED TO MEI’VE DEFINITELY HEARD ABOUTIT’S NOT REALLY SOMETHING ICHIP: AND CREDIT CARD SKIMMING>> I’LL STILL USE MY CARDS.I HAVE NO CASH.WE’RE SUCH A CASHLESS SOCIETYAND THEN WITH FEARS OF CARRYINGCHIP: THE SECRET SERVICE ISCREDIT CARD FRAUD IS OFTEN A>> JUST MONITOR YOUR CREDIT CARDCHIP: IN BIRMINGHAM, CHIP   Read More ...
White House press van driver detained outside Mar-a-Lago after gun found
2018-02-20 01:00:37 A press van driver hired to travel with Presidents Donald Trump’s motorcade in Florida was briefly detained and then pulled off the job after Secret Service agents discovered a gun in his bag, officials said Monday. The incident occurred in a parking lot across the street from the president's Mar-A Lago resort, where he was spending the day. According to a statement from the Secret Service, agents found the weapon during a routine security sweep of all press members and employees roughly an hour before press vans were scheduled to join the president’s motorcade   Read More ...
Community calls Clovis mural an ‘eyesore’
2018-02-20 01:00:15 CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) – A mural intended to honor gun violence victims in Clovis is being called an eyesore. According to the Eastern New Mexico News, a mural on the back of an Old Main Street Bakery is getting a lot of negative feedback. The artist, Isaac Castillo of Clovis says he wanted to honor victims of gun violence like those of the Clovis library shooting, but his work was never approved and is technically graffiti   Read More ...
Rep. Tom Rooney won't seek re-election to Congress
2018-02-20 01:00:03 Rooney is a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating whether Russia meddled with the 2016 presidential election. Earlier this month he said partisanship has poisoned the committee and could lead to national security concerns. In an announcement released to the media, Rooney thanked his wife and children for supporting him while he pursued his dreams and now it is time for him to help them pursue theirs   Read More ...
State Supreme Court upholds felony murder conviction
2018-02-20 01:00:03 ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The State Supreme Court shot down an appeal from Steven Lucero, who was trying to overturn his felony murder conviction. Lucero beat and stabbed Sanchez and took the truck, then returned when he realized part of his gun was missing. When he saw Sanchez was still alive, he stabbed him again. Lucero appealed, claiming there was not enough evidence   Read More ...
NY state troopers fly friend of school massacre victim to Florida for funeral
2018-02-20 00:48:07 NEW YORK Two New York state troopers are being credited with an immense kindness after they paid for the flight of a young woman to Florida to say goodbye to her friend, one of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Jordana Judson, 23, told NBC News that she was devastated to learn that her childhood friend, Meadow Pollack, was among the victims of the Valentine’s Day shooting at her alma mater   Read More ...
Arkansas man arrested in 2002 murder in North Carolina - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 00:48:01 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An Arkansas man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of a North Carolina woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car more than 15 years ago. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Monday that 42-year-old Isaac McDonald of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was indicted last week on a charge of first-degree murder   Read More ...
CMS student charged with communicating threats to another studen - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 00:47:57 A 14-year-old student was arrested Monday after police say he communicated threats to another student. Police say the teen had been in an altercation on a school bus and sent threatening text messages to the female victim at Druid Hills Elementary School. More >> A 14-year-old student was arrested Monday after police say he communicated threats to another student. Police say the teen had been in an altercation on a school bus and sent threatening text messages to the female victim at Druid Hills Elementary School   Read More ...
2 MS students arrested after social media threat - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-20 00:47:54 DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Two students were arrested after a shooting threat was made at Center Hill High School, according to DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco. Two 16-year-old boys are now in juvenile custody in Desoto County. The names of the two boys have not been released. Sheriff Rasco said they could face felony cyberstalking charges after making a social media threat   Read More ...
President Trump Ranks Last in 'Presidential Greatness,' According to Historians
2018-02-20 00:47:10 President Donald Trump is not afraid to talk himself up – but presidential historians don’t think he’s so great. Presidents & Executive Politics Presidential Greatness survey, conducted by University of Houston professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Boise State University professor Justin S. Vaughn, polled current and recent members of the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association and asked them to grade each president   Read More ...
A Texas council member advocated for banning Islam in schools. He refuses to resign.
2018-02-20 00:46:23 A council member in northern Texas is rejecting calls for his resignation over a series of anti-Muslim and anti-black Facebook posts, including one saying that President Trump should ban Islam in U.S. schools. Tom Harrison, a city council member in Plano, Tex., is accused of sharing a post from a Facebook page titled “Joined Hands Across America For Trump.” The meme, which showed a young girl wearing a hijab, read: “Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools   Read More ...
Airline agent named Miracle credited with saving two teens from human trafficking
2018-02-20 00:45:59 Denice Miracle was at her ticketing counter at Sacramento International Airport late last summer when two teens walked up to check in for their flight. But Miracle said she noticed something was off. "It seemed to me as if they were running away from home,” Miracle said. “They kept looking at each other in a way that seemed fearful and anxious   Read More ...
New numbers on Oregon's teen suicide rate
2018-02-20 00:45:52 SALEM, Ore. - Most recent data show 38 Oregon residents 19-and-under died by suicide in 2015. The Statesman Journal reports the Oregon Health Authority's 2016 Youth Intervention and Prevention Plan Annual Report says those 38 suicides accounted for 45 percent of the suicides reported among youth 24-and-under. The report says Oregon went from having the 12th-highest youth suicide rate in the nation to the 16th in 2015   Read More ...
NM Supreme Court affirms murder conviction
2018-02-20 00:45:15 .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of Steven Lee Lucero for the 2014 beating and stabbing death of Isaiah Sanchez in Roswell during the commission of a robbery that netted him $15. The defendant posed an “extreme danger” to the public, the state Attorney General’s Office said in a news release announcing the decision   Read More ...