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Jogger attacked by dogs dies

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A Livonia man has died after being attacked by two large dogs in Lapeer County's Metamora Township on Wednesday. More>>

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Lawsuit: Princeton BMC doctors amputated part of man's genitals without prior warning

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A Jefferson County man is suing his doctors and a local hospital, alleging that he went in for a circumcision but when he woke up, doctors had amputated his genitals. More>>

Dog trainer takes service dog from 11-year-old diabetes patient Video included

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An 11-year-old girl with diabetes is missing her service dog, Major. That's because investigators say a dog trainer won't give him back.
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OSU band director fired over "sexual culture" within the marching band Video included

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The Ohio State University has fired its band director over what it calls a sexual culture. According to a statement via the university's website, a thorough investigation by the Office of University Compliance More>>

Couple accused of selling heroin on Craigslist face judge

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A Norwich couple accused of selling heroin over the website Craigslist faced a judge on Wednesday. More>>

Veteran unable to walk, talk told by VA he should go to work Video included

A Vietnam veteran battling cancer and suffering from heart and lung problems was denied full disability benefits from Veterans Affairs.
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Two Sulphur grads spend summer 'driving4acause'

Two Sulphur grads spend summer 'driving4acause'

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With brochures in hand and T-shirts to sell, two Sulphur teens were all about spreading their mission. More>>

Erica Parsons' adoptive mom speaks out year after reported missing Video included

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It has been almost a year now since Erica's adoptive brother reported her missing. WBTV sat down with Erica's adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, to see what has happened over the last year. More>>

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Burglar steals gold records from musician's home in Phoenix Video included

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The thief parked his green Escalade in the driveway and loaded it up with electronics, Friesen's wife's wedding rings from family members that had a lot of sentimental value, and the four gold records. More>>

More Arizona parents saying no to vaccinations Video included

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A local push is on to make sure kids have their shots for school. health officials are facing an uphill battle. The number of parents choosing not to get their children immunized is rising. More>>

Archaeologists uncover nearly 1,000 year old village in Murphysboro Video included

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A group of archeologists has uncovered a nearly 1,000 year old Native American village near the Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro Illinois. More>>

TicketNetwork and partners accused of mislabeling tickets

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The secondary ticket seller TicketNetwork and its partners were accused of unfair trade practices, but agreed to no longer misrepresent themselves. More>>

Soldier arrested for sex abuse of child, desertion Video included

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The man dubbed as the U.S. Army's No. 3 most wanted fugitive was arrested on Wednesday. More>>

Savannah stray dogs found together placed in new home

Courtesy: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Courtesy: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
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Two stray dogs in Savannah have captured the hearts of animal control staff and animal lovers nationwide with their story of loyal friendship. Animal control officers have named them Joanie and Chachi. More>>

Walterboro woman reunited with puppy months after car crash

A woman and her dog, who was thought to be dead following a car accident in May, were reunited earlier this week. On Monday, Sheri De Florio was reunited with her missing dog, Abbie.

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Nautilus gives us a new look at WWII history

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The underwater exploration vessel Nautilus is giving us a new look at history. More>>

Viral Video: Whale lifts kayakers out of the water

Two adventurous kayakers in Argentina experienced the thrill of a lifetime following an encounter with a pod of massive whales. More>>

Stumbo tweets he 'got thrown out of the White House after shouting match' Video included

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Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo caused a stir Wednesday when he appeared to write on social media that he had been removed from the White House. More>>

Shelton gas pumps closed following serious crash Video included

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A crash in Shelton left behind a lot of damage after a car slammed into a gas pump. More>>

Blind war vet, guide dog nominated for honor Video included

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When retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Malarsie awoke in a hospital bed in 2010, he was told he'd never see again. A week earlier, Malarsie and four others were crossing a bridge in Afghanistan.
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U.S. Soccer National Training Center to come to Kansas City

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A U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex will be developed in Kansas City. More>>

Brother of missing teen, Erica Parsons, sorry investigation 'got out of control' Video included

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"That day turned my whole life upside down, turned people against me, put everything I do at risk," he told WBTV. More>>

Firefighters with cancer don't get workers' compensation, other benefits in GA Video included

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Firefighters in Georgia who contract cancer from their jobs rarely, if ever, receive workers' compensation benefits because of strict laws that make it nearly impossible for them to qualify. More>>

Newborn tests positive to drugs; police search for mother Video included

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Memphis police are looking for a mother after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive to drugs.
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Home security camera systems becoming more popular Video included

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It's becoming more and more of a common sight on the news - crooks, caught on camera stealing from people's homes. More>>

Mom shaves head in support of children's cancer research

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A local mom is shaving her head bald with 45 other mothers to show their support for children's cancer research. More>>

Durham mom hopes 2 job offers help her get kids back Video included

Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help. Moshimalee Johnson said Social Services took her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for help.
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A Durham mother who lost custody of her five children after she posted an ad on Craigslist received good news Wednesday that may help her get her kids back.
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Monroe doughnut shop being criticized for banning 4-year-old

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A 4-year-old was recently banned from a Monroe doughnut shop, and now the issue has been brought up on social media and both the boy's mother and the shop aren't shying away from their stances. More>>

No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria. A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
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Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina. More>>

Burning cross found in front yard of Clarksville church Video included

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A congregation has vowed to move past the hurt after a message of hate was left at a historic church in Clarksville. More>>

Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

Teen mom charged after baby found buried at Louisburg home

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Ashley Reed, 16, of Louisburg is charged with concealing a death after her infant was found buried beside her house.
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Neighbor of mom who killed 4-year-old: 'She was just crazy about her daughter' Video included

Memorial for Victoria Wyatt. (Source: KLTV News staff) Memorial for Victoria Wyatt. (Source: KLTV News staff)
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While a motive for the crime has not been released, family and friends are struggling to understand why Stacie Parsons would have murdered the daughter they say she loved so much. More>>

Pregnant woman remembered nearly 100 years after horrific lynching Video included

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A pregnant woman was remembered by her family nearly 100 years after her horrific lynching. More>>

Myrtle Beach leaders say Uber drivers are operating illegally Video included

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Cab drivers in Myrtle Beach voiced their concerns on the car service UBER operating throughout the city on Tuesday.







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Local firefighter responds to rocket fires in Israel Video included

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Less than a mile from Gaza, Myrtle Beach firefighter Brett Holland responded to rocket fires in a country caught in the middle of conflict. More>>

Raleigh man arrested after leaving mother, 98, in truck for 5 hours Video included

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A Raleigh man was arrested in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino. More>>

Police: Man beaten, slashed in face by machete before hit by car

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A man walking in the city's Forest Park neighborhood was beaten and then slashed in the face by a machete before being hit by a car his attackers fled in, police said. More>>

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UA medical marijuana researcher appeals firing

Dr. Sue Sisley addressing the media (Source: CBS 5 News) Dr. Sue Sisley addressing the media (Source: CBS 5 News)
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A group of veterans are gathering at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon to call for her reinstatement. More>>

Family vacation on Maui turns tragic after mother of two shatters vertebrae Video included

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What was supposed to be a fun vacation on Maui turned tragic when a mother of two broke her neck after a wipe out six days ago... More>>

Sources: CT Sen. Maynard seriously injured after falling off balcony at his home

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A state senator was seriously injured early Monday morning after sources said that he fell from a balcony while moving furniture at his Connecticut home. More>>

Deputies: Spartanburg teen hits pregnant neighbor with sword

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A Spartanburg teen is accused of punching one neighbor and attacking another, who is pregnant, with a sword, according to deputies. More>>

Virginia Tech to host helmet makers ahead of hockey helmet ratings release Video included

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Helmet manufacturers will be in Blacksburg today as Virginia Tech researchers prepare for release of the Hockey STAR safety ratings. More>>

Upstate seniors re-enact classic movie scenes for calendar

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Seniors at a Spartanburg retirement community are discovering newfound fame as a calendar in which they appeared made the rounds on social media.  More>>

Mystery solved after Winfield family finds wedding rings attached to balloons Video included

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The owner of two rings found attached to two blue balloons in Marion County has come forward to explain why she let her rings go. More>>

Video of cat resuscitation inspires fire department donations Video included

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A news story showing Columbia firefighters resuscitating a cat inspired two local animal lovers to work on providing every fire department in South Carolina with the same technology that saved the cat. More>>

Former FBI agent: Dash cams hold some answers in girl's death

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Dash cameras hold a lot of answers surrounding the finals moments in determining who fired the shot that killed a 5-year-old girl during a shootout between police and a man suspected of abducting her, law enforcement close to the case said. More>>

Hybrid boat developed in Apex relies on natural gas for fuel Video included

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Local engineers created a new boat that is environmentally friendly and less costly to drive than a standard gas-powered boat. More>>

AK-47 sales surge, some NC gun dealers report Video included

Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days. Fuquay Gun is one of several firearms dealers reporting increased AK-47 sales in the last few days.
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Firearms dealers say sales of semi-automatic AK-47 rifles are surging amid concerns of a possible shortage of Russian-made versions. More>>

Teens killed in small plane crash in Mohave County, AZ

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Two teens were identified as the people who were killed in a small plane crash in northwest Arizona on Sunday. More>>

Ludlow police identify man who shot at house with family inside

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Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, police were called to Helena Street after receiving multiple 911 calls. More>>

Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry County Video included

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Farrah Franklin, a member of Destiny's Child for five months in 2000, was arrested in Horry County for disorderly conduct. More>>

Answers sought in girl's death after abduction, chase

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Authorities are working to clear up unanswered questions that still remain nearly two days after a 5-year-old girl was killed when the man suspected of abducting her pointed his gun at police during a tense standoff. More>>

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Woman arrested in 'drug rip' shooting in Phoenix Video included

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Police have arrested a woman they say was part of a "drug rip" that led to the deaths of her boyfriend and the seller. More>>

School employees can now administer EpiPens to new allergy sufferers

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A bill that allows trained school employees to administer EpiPens to students who suffer from severe allergic reactions was officially signed into law on Monday. More>>

Mayor Sarno: Strain on services due to housing immigrants falls on taxpayers

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said that the burden and the strain on services that would occur due to having illegal migrant children housed in Western Mass. would fall upon taxpayers. More>>

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SWAT Team responds to home of embattled VA administrator Video included

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One of the top administrators at the center of the scandal surrounding the Phoenix VA Medical Center became the center of a Mesa police SWAT response after family members called 911 claiming he was suicidal. More>>

Burglars steal meter containing radioactive material

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Officers said they are concerned because if the shell of the stolen container is compromised, those nearby could be exposed to radiation, Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said. More>>

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Charges to be dropped against AZ mom who left kids in car Video included

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The Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job, if she completes treatment programs and sets up a trust fund for her kids. More>>

Raleigh man captures dashcam video of fireball falling over NC

Dashcam video shows a fireball falling over Raleigh on July 17, 2014 (Dan Perjar, Contributed) Dashcam video shows a fireball falling over Raleigh on July 17, 2014 (Dan Perjar, Contributed)
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A Raleigh man captured video Thursday of what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky over the Triangle. More>>

UVA rape victim calls on university officials across country for change Video included

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At 17, and a new student at the University of Virginia, Liz Securro entered a fraternity house a virgin and left a rape victim.
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Video shows couple stealing baby dinosaur replica from Raleigh museum Video included

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man and woman who were caught on video stealing baby dinosaur replica. More>>

Vaccine for Chikungunya being created in Raleigh lab Video included

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Confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya continue to rise. As more cases pop up, lab techs in the Triangle are doing what they can to reduce the virus with a vaccine. More>>

Virginia Tech student athlete drowns in Montgomery County Video included

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A Virginia Tech wrestling student-athlete drowned while swimming at a former rock quarry in Blacksburg Wednesday night.

 

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VT lacrosse player dies in rope swing accident on Lake Gaston Video included

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Authorities say a 20-year-old Midlothian, Virginia, man has died after an apparent accident on a rope swing at Lake Gaston. More>>

Tattoo Owner attempts world record while trying to beat cancer Video included

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ROANOKE--- Dozens of people crammed their way inside a Roanoke Tattoo shop to beat cancer. About 80 people went to "Chips custom Tat 2" to get small cancer ribbons tattooed on their body. The owner, Chip Thomas, says the event is to raise money for the American Cancer Society and a family friend who is battling stage 4 colon cancer. He's also trying to break the "Guinness Book World Record" by tattooing non stop for more than 48 hours non stop."It just shows how many people are actually affec... More>>

Ferrum College Police investigate armed assault on campus

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The assault happened in a residence hall about 10 p.m. according to campus spokeswoman Kim Blair. More>>

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