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Former ABC 33/40 anchor Roy Hobbs has died
Phoenix area teen meets blood donors who helped keep her alive - | WBTV Charlotte
Report: Brian Cushing to be released by Texans
Texas redshirt freshman DE Max Cummins moves to TE
Authorities investigating shooting death of 28-year-old man in Cusseta
Delta Sigma Theta 'Silences the Shame' for mental health - | WBTV Charlotte
Former Trump aide Gates to plead guilty, agrees to testify against Manafort, sources say
State investigated after Florida school shooting suspect cut him - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 04:47:20 (CBS News/AP) - PARKLAND, Fla. -- Florida's child welfare agency investigated the suspect in a school shooting that killed 17 people after he cut himself in a video but found him stable, according to state records. The Miami Herald obtained records from Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF) and reported Saturday that Nikolas Cruz posted a video on Snapchat showing him cutting his arms in 2016   Read More ...
Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns
2018-02-19 04:42:56 Ellen Knickmeyer and Amy Taxin, Associated Press. Updated 3:31 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — Overall water use is climbing in Southern California as that part of the state plunges back into drought, driving state and regional water managers as they consider permanently reinstating some watering bans and conservation programs. Gov. Jerry Brown lifted California's drought emergency status a year ago, after a wet winter that snapped a historic 2013-2017 drought, and the state ended his 25 percent mandatory conservation order   Read More ...
Battleship Texas honors Iwo Jima vets on 73rd anniversary of WWII battle
2018-02-19 04:42:51 The Battleship Texas Foundation on Sunday celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the final offensives in the Pacific during World War II. The fourth annual commemoration hosted here honored veterans with Retired Lt. General Joseph F. Weber, who served almost four decades in the U.S. Marine Corps and recently headed the Texas Department of Transportation, presiding   Read More ...
Local accordion playing youth square off in The Big Squeeze
2018-02-19 04:42:47 Young accordion players in the zydeco and conjunto traditions competed in two regional showcases of The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest held by Texas Folklife in Houston this weekend, Feb. 17-18, 2018. The best local competitors from the showcases will be invited to the statewide contest held in Austin on April 21st. The Big Squeeze Accordion contest is in its 12th year of working to preserve Texas's diverse cultural heritage by highlighting music from several traditions featured in the contest   Read More ...
A pro-gun, pro-Trump teacher who survived the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting has some words for the president
2018-02-19 04:42:43 Published 5:27 pm, Friday, February 16, 2018 Ashley Kurth, a teacher who helped save dozens of students and teachers during the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School says she's had enough of empty platitudes in the wake of tragedies like these. Kurth said of politicians who do little more than offer condolences after mass shootings: "We're tired of the 'We're sorry for your loss   Read More ...
New tax law may mean you'll have to revisit withholding for 2018
2018-02-19 04:07:28 With the new tax law on the books, how much withholding is too much? If you're single and don't have kids, make sure you're in what she calls the "sweet spot" as far as your refund's concerned, said Michelle Singletary with the Washington Post. "Typically, refunds run anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 dollars, and some much more, and if you're consistently getting that much, you've got too much being withheld," said Singletary   Read More ...
Claymont car crash hospitalizes 2
2018-02-19 04:07:24 A man and woman were hospitalized after a Sunday morning car crash in Claymont. New Castle County Paramedics arrived at the Harvey Road interchange on I-95 northbound shortly before 9 a.m.to find the man had freed himself from the wreck, but the woman was trapped inside. She'd suffered head injuries, and after rescuers got her out of the car, she was airlifted to Christiana Hospital by State Police helicopter   Read More ...
Former ABC 33/40 anchor Roy Hobbs has died
2018-02-19 04:06:47 Roy Hobbs, a former anchor for ABC 33/40, has died, according to Fox 5, the Atlanta television station where he worked from 1997-2003. "Hobbs came to Atlanta from Boston," the report stated. "After leaving FOX 5, Hobbs worked at television stations in Kansas City, Birmingham and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware." In 2010, Hobbs, then the 33/40 weekend anchor, was arrested on drug charges when Birmingham police found him in possession of crack-cocaine and a crack pipe   Read More ...
Archaeological dig at Herring Run Park provides insight into life of notable Baltimore family
2018-02-19 04:04:37 In 1865, William Carvel Hall returned from the war to Eutaw Manor, his family’s estate in Northeastern Baltimore. He was a defeated man, having fought and lost with the Confederacy. The estate was in decline and had been since his father’s death. In October, a christening party was held for a niece. The family brought out their finest china, purchased years prior, when they had that kind of money   Read More ...
Austin Towers: Dillon takes No. 3 back to Victory Lane
2018-02-19 04:02:34 As always, the Daytona 500 delivered. This time, it delivered Austin Dillon, who was barely in the picture until the end, when he led his one and only lap of the day, which happened to be the last one turned. Ken Willis @HeyWillieNJ DAYTONA BEACH — As always, the Daytona 500 delivered. This time, it delivered Austin Dillon, who was barely in the picture until the end, when he led his one and only lap of the day, which happened to be the last one turned   Read More ...
The Latest: Team Stephen takes 78-76 lead at halftime - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 04:02:00 LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local): LeBron James is heating up but his team trails Team Stephen 78-76 at halftime of the NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center. James has scored 15 points. He had a big dunk and a 3-pointer to help pull his team within one point, but then Team Stephen opened another big lead   Read More ...
Phoenix area teen meets blood donors who helped keep her alive - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 04:01:54 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - A 15-year-old girl who has a rare disorder met the blood donors who have helped save her life on Friday. Mia has a rare kind of anemia which prevents her body from producing red blood cells. She'll need a transfusion every month for the rest of her life. She thought she was at a United Blood Services event on Friday to speak about blood donation   Read More ...
Broward County Sheriff visits Parkland school shooting victim in hospital
2018-02-19 03:47:37 The Broward County sheriff said he was honored to visit a young student who survived the Feb. 14 South Florida school shooting that's left a community reeling. "Fortunately, he is recovering -- but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed," the Sheriff's Office posted. "Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act   Read More ...
Anthony Davis wears jersey of injured teammate DeMarcus Cousins during NBA All-Star Game.
2018-02-19 03:47:34 Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat. That motto was epitomized by former Kentucky forward Anthony Davis during the NBA All-Star Game Sunday night. Davis is wearing the jersey of New Orleans Pelicans’ teammate, and fellow former Wildcat, DeMarcus Cousins for the game. Cousins, of course, is out for the season after tearing his achilles tendon a few weeks ago. He would have started in the All-Star Game   Read More ...
The Latest: Team Stephen takes 42-31 lead vs. Team LeBron - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 03:47:27 LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest from Sunday's NBA All-Star Game and events around the league's annual showcase (all times local): Team Stephen took a 42-31 lead over Team LeBron after the first quarter of the new-look NBA All-Star Game. Rather than the traditional East vs. West matchup, the teams were picked by captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry. The players seemed to be giving more effort than in most All-Star Games, but the play wasn't always better   Read More ...
Plano Councilman Tom Harrison: Jahannam No, He Won't Go
2018-02-19 03:11:31 Recommended For You EXPAND Plano Councilman Tom Harrison: Jahannam No, He Won't Go Plano City Council member Tom Harrison, after listening to his united council colleagues call on him to do the "honorable" thing and resign for publishing anti-Islamic posts on his Facebook page, delivered a short, simple reply: "I will not comment about anything on the advice of my attorney, but I will not resign   Read More ...
Russia: 5 citizens probably killed by US strike in Syria
2018-02-19 03:03:23 MOSCOW (AP) — After a week of unanswered questions, Russia acknowledged Thursday that five of its citizens may have been killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, the first time Russians have died at U.S. hands in Syria's chaotic battlefield. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova emphasized, however, that the five victims weren't Russian servicemen. "According to preliminary information, five people, presumably Russian citizens, may have been killed in combat, the circumstances of which are being clarified," Zakharova said in a briefing in Moscow   Read More ...
Report: Brian Cushing to be released by Texans
2018-02-19 03:02:26 Former USC Trojans and now Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will reportedly be released into free agency. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain first reported the news. The Texans have told ILB Brian Cushing that he'll be released sometime before the league year begins March 14. The emergence of second-year ILBs Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole made Cushing expendable. They'll save $7   Read More ...
Florida sheriff pushes for 'game changer' program to arm teachers
2018-02-19 02:48:09 POLK COUNTY, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd in Polk County, Florida, went on the news Saturday to talk about the so-called “Sentinel Program” as a possible legislative response to mass shootings like the one that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, that left 17 dead. Judd called the program a “game changer” by arming select educators whose backgrounds have been vetted thoroughly, who have been psychologically evaluated and trained in weapons more intensely than law enforcement by state standards   Read More ...
The Opening Miami: MVPs and top performers did not disappoint
2018-02-19 02:48:04 There’s no better place to watch elite recruiting talent than The Opening’s Miami regional. On Sunday, Gibson Park played host to dozens of the best prospects in the Class of 2019 — many of whom are major Miami recruiting targets — to vie for a spot in The Opening finals this summer. Quarterbacks MVP: Nik Scalzo was the highlight of a thin group of quarterbacks   Read More ...
Army vet moves into apartment after 5 years of living homeless - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 02:47:57 BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Sometimes getting used to a new place takes some time. "What's it like? Come back in six months, and you'll see a bigger grin on my face," said Clint Saucier. It takes even more time when it’s the first time you've had somewhere to call home in more than five years. "Now I can start buying food, and keep it, and not worry about raccoons eating it," Saucier laughed   Read More ...
Stage racing, aggressive blocking lead to trio of big wrecks in Daytona 500
2018-02-19 02:42:45 Zach Dean @zachdeanDBNJ DAYTONA BEACH — Sunday’s Daytona 500 didn’t have a record number of cautions like Saturday’s Xfinity race. However, what it lacked in quantity, it certainly made up for in quality. Thanks to a trio of big wrecks — one at the end of each stage — over a dozen big-name drivers — including Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and defending champion Kurt Busch — saw their day end on a tow-truck and not in Victory Lane   Read More ...
The man who put Glen Burnie boxing on the map: Scott Wagner dies at 49
2018-02-19 02:41:20 Boxing promoters usually position themselves to win, setting up their own guys with easy fights when they put on a show. That wasn’t Scott Wagner. “He just wanted to see good fights,” Wagner’s best friend Dave Wilkerson said. Wagner, the founder of Ballroom Boxing, died early Saturday after a long fight with liver disease. He was 49. Wagner won by setting up others   Read More ...
Texans tell linebacker Brian Cushing they plan to release him
2018-02-19 02:04:16 Outside linebacker Brian Cushing has been told by the Texans he will be released sometime before the new league year begins March 14. Releasing Cushing, who played nine seasons with the Texans and is the team's all-time-leading tackler (664), will clear $7.64 million in salary cap space. When contacted Sunday night about his impending release, Cushing sent a text message that read: "It's all good   Read More ...
Big 12 Power Rankings: Baylor keeps surging while Kansas, Texas Tech battle for supremacy
2018-02-19 01:48:15 With two weeks left in the regular season, the Big 12 race is essentially down to a pair of teams currently tied atop the standings. Kansas and Texas Tech, both with 10-4 records in conference action, have four games left to pull ahead for an outright title — including a Saturday matchup in Lubbock against one another. Baylor has surged into the middle of the pack in the Big 12, while Oklahoma finds itself reeling   Read More ...
Stat shows Duke’s Grayson Allen likes full-time role as ultimate iron man
2018-02-19 01:48:12 With Marvin Bagley III sidelined because of a knee sprain, Grayson Allen has had to carry a heavier load for the Duke Blue Devils. Allen has perked up lately after a tough shooting stretch — he scored 17 points in the first half of Duke’s win over Clemson on Sunday. But he also has been extremely durable for the Blue Devils   Read More ...
Texas redshirt freshman DE Max Cummins moves to TE
2018-02-19 01:48:08 The Texas Longhorns’ lack of depth at tight end has prompted a position change ahead of spring practice. Max Cummins, a redshirt freshman defensive end, is now listed as a tight end on the Longhorns spring roster, as first reported by Horns247. Texas was set to enter the spring with just two scholarship tight ends available — fifth-year senior Andrew Beck and redshirt freshman Reese Leitao   Read More ...
The Latest: Wallace overcome with emotion after historic run - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 01:48:02 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): Darrell Wallace Jr. sobbed in his mother's arms after he posted the best finish for a black driver in the Daytona 500. Wallace was runner-up to winner Austin Dillon, and the emotion of the achievement hit the rookie driver inside the track's media center. Wallace, the son of a black mother and a white father, cried with his mother and then with his sister on the stage   Read More ...
Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to victory lane at Daytona - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 01:47:59 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane in the Daytona 500. Dillon drove the iconic car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt to the win 17 years to the day the Hall of Famer was killed in an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500. The win also comes during the 20th anniversary celebration of Earnhardt's only victory in "The Great American Race   Read More ...
Police investigating reported threat to Bessemer City High School
2018-02-19 01:34:17 Police say they are investigating after someone reportedly made a threat to "shoot up'' Bessemer City High School. Bessemer Police Chief Mike Roper said his department received information late Sunday afternoon after a parent reported that a student was supposedly overheard making the threat. Roper said they are in the early stages of the investigation and have not confirmed the threat or identified the student who reportedly made the threat   Read More ...
Feasting on Breakfast at The Morning After
2018-02-19 01:11:26 The Shed at the Farmers Market was packed Saturday afternoon for the Dallas Observer's second Morning After event. Brunchers sampled tasty bites and sips from over 30 of Dallas' hottest brunch spots. Photos by Melissa Hennings. . Begin Slideshow The Shed at the Farmers Market was packed Saturday afternoon for the Dallas Observer's second Morning After event. Brunchers sampled tasty bites and sips from over 30 of Dallas' hottest brunch spots   Read More ...
Mortgages get more expensive as rates hit near 4-year peak
2018-02-19 01:09:46 The cost of borrowing for a home keeps going up, a potential obstacle to would-be buyers at a time when home prices are at all-time highs in more than half of major U.S. markets. Average long-term mortgage rates have been rising steadily this year and are now at the highest level in almost four years. That translates into higher mortgage payments and more money paid out over the life of the typical 30-year home loan   Read More ...
Authorities investigating shooting death of 28-year-old man in Cusseta
2018-02-19 01:05:49 A 28-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday morning in Cusseta. First responders found Tamichael Najee Jones lying in Cusseta's Rhythm and Blues Sports Bar with a gunshot wound. Harris pronounced him dead at the scene.   Read More ...
The 24 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter
2018-02-19 01:03:00 If you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also inform you, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV shows on Netflix right now. These films and series showcase the beauty of the planet, delve into the details of how food arrives on your plate, and explore the mysterious and alien underwater world in oceans around the globe   Read More ...
Police investigate 'possible threats' to Petal High
2018-02-19 01:02:39 Petal High became the second Pine Belt school in less than a week to receive threats via social media. Petal School District officials are working to make sure students and staff will be safe when they return to school Monday. District officials posted a notice of the threat on its website Sunday. "We have to take everything seriously," Petal School District spokeswoman Margaret Tynes said   Read More ...
Flagler 8th-graders share time, talents with those having special needs
2018-02-19 01:02:33 Some Flagler County eighth-graders are bringing their love of the arts to students and young adults with special needs. Shaun Ryan @shaunryannj PALM COAST — Classes have been dismissed for the day and most students at Indian Trails Middle School are on their way home. But in one classroom, a small group gathers to bake Valentine’s Day cakes and decorate cookies   Read More ...
Republican mega-donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons
2018-02-19 01:02:22 NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. Al Hoffman Jr., a North Palm Beach real estate developer and major Republican donor, is cutting off donations to candidates who do not support a ban on assault weapons, according to a report in the New York Times. Hoffman said he would urge other Republican donors to support an assault weapons ban, according to the report. Hoffman announced the ultimatum in an email to half a dozen Republican leaders, including Jeb Bush and Gov   Read More ...
The Latest: Dillon drives 3 back to victory in Daytona 500 - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 01:02:17 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the Daytona 500 (all times local): ___ Austin Dillon put the No. 3 back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won in the car number made famous by Dale Earnhardt and won 17 years to the day that the Hall of the Fame driver was killed in a last-lap accident at NASCAR"s famed track   Read More ...
Delta Sigma Theta 'Silences the Shame' for mental health - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-02-19 01:02:11 PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. partnered with several other community service agencies for a program entitled “Silence the Shame.” The event raised awareness about mental health concerns that youth face today. It took place this afternoon at South Girard School in Phenix City, AL. Students participated in workshops addressing such things as bullying and how negative behavior can affect your mental health   Read More ...
Fans removed from game for remarks aimed at black NHL player
2018-02-19 01:02:07 A group of fans have been removed from a game on Saturday night in Chicago for remarks aimed at Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly. The fans were shouting “basketball, basketball, basketball” at the NHL star, reported The Washington Post. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was sitting in the penalty box during the game between the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks at United Center   Read More ...