Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Arizona
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:14pm.

Authorities in southern Arizona say they have arrested a fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina for kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Pima County Sheriff's officials say the Concord Police Department in North Carolina asked them to find 21-year-old Lindon Claridge, who reportedly was living in Tucson.

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Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:08pm.

Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Area media outlets report the puppies appeared to be two days old when they were found Sept. 5.

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Woman drowns in pool near Myrtle Beach
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:02pm.

A woman has drowned in a swimming pool near Myrtle Beach. Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells area media outlets that the body of 31-year-old Linda Thompson of Myrtle Beach was found in a community pool in the Arrowhead community west of Myrtle Beach shortly before midnight Tuesday.

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Dad accused of killing five children returns to SC
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:55pm.

The man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama has been returned to South Carolina to face murder charges. Lexington County sheriff's spokesman John Allard says Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was driven to the jail Thursday afternoon. Allard says his first court appearance is Friday.

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NC Senate candidates largely back more airstrikes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:52pm.

Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis are largely supportive of the direction of President Barack Obama's plan to expand military airstrikes and help forces fight the Islamic State militant group. But both North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are seeking to assert their independence.

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Search widens for missing Appalachian State student
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:06pm.

Volunteers from Forsyth County are joining in the search for an Appalachian State University student who has been missing for a week. The Charlotte Observer reports volunteers from Kernersville were preparing on Wednesday to walk along the Mountains to Sea Trail, a 900-mile route of footpaths beginning in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to look for Anna Marie Smith. The 18-year-old freshman from High Point was last seen on the campus in Boone on Sept. 3.

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Group: NC restrictions deny hundreds of votes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:01pm.

An election reform group says two specific portions of North Carolina's new voting law prevented hundreds of people from having their ballots counted during the May primary. Democracy North Carolina held a news conference Wednesday to remind people about the voting restrictions and to urge people to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline for the November election.

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NC prosecutor weighs reopening infamous 1983 case
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:55pm.

A North Carolina prosecutor says the wishes of the victim's family and the number of pending cases will help him determine whether to pursue charges against another suspect in a notorious 1983 murder case. A judge's decision last week to free Henry McCollum from death row and Leon Brown from a life sentence after 30 years hinged largely on Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt's conclusion that new DNA evidence negated the case put forward at their trials for Buie's slaying.

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Panel considers parole for NC officer's killer
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:41pm.

A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of killing a Clayton police officer 32 years ago. WRAL-TV reported the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission heard from witnesses on Tuesday about the possibility of releasing 64-year-old Bobby Earl Smith.

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Firefighters called to NC nuclear plant
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:06am.

Firefighters were called to Duke Energy's Harris Nuclear Station near Apex around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an employee reported a fire in an industrial washer.

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