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February 17, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they were able to get mental help for a student who threatened to bring a BB gun to a high school so a police officer would kill him. Edgecombe County Sheriff's Detective E. W. Muse Jr. says the teen posted on Facebook earlier this month he...
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February 17, 2018 - 10:27 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A private school in east Georgia intends to start drug-testing its oldest students. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Brookstone School in Columbus recently announced that the drug-testing of students in grades 8-12 will be voluntary next school year — and then...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A portion of Henry County has cleared a hurdle in its controversial quest to form a new city called Eagle's Landing. The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved two measures that would define new boundaries for the city of Stockbridge, which Eagle's Landing is being carved from, and...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:54 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah officials are taking extra precautions to protect employees' email accounts and government computer servers as City Hall recovers from a malware virus attack. Local officials said in a news release that city staff workers are currently unable to receive email...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:34 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 4-year-old South Carolina girl is headed back to that state after a court hearing in Mississippi. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst said 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans Jr. did not seek bail during a brief initial appearance Friday in Jackson. Hurst says U...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors have finished presenting evidence against a white homeowner who shot an unarmed black man after complaining about "hoodlums" in his neighborhood. Prosecutor Patrick Latour said Friday that the state was resting its case against Chad Copley. The court...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county government's computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still operating...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:53 am
YORK, S.C. (AP) — A man is suing police in South Carolina for a chase that led to a fatal crash that killed his wife in 2016. The Herald of Rock Hill reported that William Bartell has sued York County, the city of Rock Hill, the Rock Hill Police Department, the former mayor, the police chief and...
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February 16, 2018 - 7:47 am
FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia teenager is accused of posting a potential threat online. Monroe County Sheriff's Lt. Lawson Bittick tells The Telegraph of Macon that the language included in the post was "in a threatening style," but did not disclose when the post was made or where it was posted...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:36 am
WALNUT COVE, N.C. (AP) — A predominantly black unincorporated community has won its decades-long fight to be annexed by an adjacent North Carolina town. The Winston-Salem Journal reports Walnut Cove's Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the annexation of the Walnut Tree community on...
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