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Vandal spray paints ‘White’ on Winston-Salem church doors, tears down ‘Black Lives Matter’ bannerA vandal spray painted a church entrance in Winston-Salem. (Josh Nagy/WGHP)wghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:33:57 +0000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A church in Winston-Salem was vandalized and a “Black Lives Matter” banner was torn down. The vandal spray-painted the word “white” onto the doors of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4055 Robinhood Road after tearing the banner down. Church services continued Sunday morning and members hung a new banner above the entrance of the church. Winston-Salem police said they responded to the church shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday. There is no word on any suspects. “I think it […]

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Wanted Tennessee Waffle House shooting suspect was once arrested near the White HouseTravis Reinkingwghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:58:49 +0000

NASHVILLE — Police warn that a seminude gunman accused of killing four people early Sunday at a Waffle House near Nashville is on the run and is armed and dangerous. Authorities suspect that the 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Nashville, Tennessee, may have two weapons on him — a long gun and a hand gun. A police helicopter and a police dog tried to track the suspect after the shooting but the dogs lost the scent, authorities said. The Tennessee Bureau […]

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Four presidents come together to pay tribute to Barbara Bush in remarkable photoUntitled-1wghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:21:27 +0000

HOUSTON — A touching photograph of several generations of presidents paying tribute to the late Barbara Bush is being warmly and widely circulated on social media. The remarkable photo features four former presidents — Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush — along with first lady Melania Trump and former first ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. The photo, taken Saturday by Paul Morse, a former White House photographer for George W. Bush, […]

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Suicide blast hits Afghan voter registration center, killing dozensSuicide blast hits Afghan voter centerwghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:50:50 +0000

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide blast killed 57 people — including at least five children — and wounded over 100 more on Sunday at a voter registration center in Kabul, according to Afghan officials. The bomber was on foot when he detonated his explosives at the gate of the building about 10 a.m. local time, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing, in a statement distributed through Telegram. ISIS said “our martyrdom brother” targeted a […]

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Hero customer ambushes Waffle House killer and wrestles away away his rifleut_hkthath4eww8x4xmdoxoja4mtsign10wghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:15:31 +0000

NASHVILLE — James Shaw Jr. bolted toward the restrooms once he heard the gunshots. But he didn’t lose sight of the gunman. And the moment the shooter paused, police said, Shaw decided to rush him. That heroic act by a customer saved countless lives at a Nashville-area Waffle House, where a seminude gunman killed four people early Sunday morning. “He saw the gunman looking at his rifle. At that point, the shots had stopped,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron […]

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Police looking for man accused of robbing Dollar General employee outside store in Winston-Salem3150 New Walkertown Road in Winston-Salem (Josh Nagy/WGHP)wghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:57:59 +0000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police in Winston-Salem are looking for a man accused of robbing a Dollar General employee outside the store early Sunday morning. Officers were called to 3150 New Walkertown Road at about 5:30 a.m. where the victim said an armed man approached her and demanded money in the parking lot. The victim said when she got out of her vehicle, the suspect pointed a gun at her and took the store’s night deposit bag. The bag had an […]

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Customer called hero after charging at gunman and taking his weapon during fatal shooting at Waffle HouseTravis Reinkingwghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:05:52 +0000

NASHVILLE — A customer is being hailed as a hero after he charged a gunman who had opened fire early Sunday at a Waffle House in the Nashville area, killing four and injuring others. Police and an eyewitness said the man’s actions prevented further bloodshed at the restaurant in Antioch. Don Aaron, spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said the customer came from the bathroom area and grappled with the suspect, identified as Travis Reinking, for control of an […]

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11 lions are killed in a suspected poison attack, dealing a major blow to conservation effortsLion stock photo (Getty Images)wghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:36:23 +0000

Lions are in peril. They’re losing their natural habitats. They’re being poached to death. And, in Africa, their population has declined 90% in the last 75 years. That’s why the news out of Uganda is troubling: A suspected poison attack has killed 11 lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The deaths are a major blow to not just the country’s economy but also its lion preservation efforts. The carcasses of 8 cubs and three lionesses, all from the same pride, […]

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Nabi Tajima, world’s oldest person, dies at 117 years oldNabi Tajimawghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:13:21 +0000

TOKYO — The world’s oldest person died in the hospital at the age of 117 on Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Nabi Tajima was born on Aug. 4, 1900 and was the last known person born in the 19th century. She had seven sons and two daughters and more than 160 descendants, including great-great-great grandchildren, according to reports. Tajima became the world’s oldest person after Violet Brown from Jamaica died in September of last year at 117 years old. […]

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Scientists hope new enzyme will ‘eat’ plastic pollutionScientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.wghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:38:52 +0000

Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world’s worst pollution problems. Researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while examining the structure of a natural enzyme found in a waste recycling center a few years ago in Japan. They say the enzyme, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, is able to “eat” polyethylene terephthalate, PET, which was patented as a plastic […]

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Man wanted on sex charges involving a child injured in Randolph County crashMichael Edwards Everhartwghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:08:18 +0000

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – A man who had been wanted for sex charges against a child is in the hospital after a crash in Randolph County. Michael Edwards Everhart faces felony charges of statutory rape of a child, statutory sex offence with a child and felonious restraint, according to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said the suspect was in a single-vehicle crash south of Asheboro on Friday and sustained life-threatening injuries. The suspect knew he was wanted by authorities […]

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Massive cleanup continues after deadly tornado hit Greensboro last Sundaypromo348675560joeborlikwghp

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:34:55 +0000

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The massive cleanup continues in east Greensboro where the tornado ripped through several neighborhoods last Sunday. Volunteers have worked side-by-side with homeowners tirelessly since the minutes after seeing all the damage. The goal is to help put dozens of lives back together. The journey to get people back to normal is what matters and the city of Greensboro is aware of this need. That’s why the city offered two parking locations and shuttle services for volunteers to […]

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4 killed at Tennessee Waffle House as police search for semi-nude suspectTravis Reinkingwghpcnnwire

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:11:17 +0000

NASHVILLE — Police are asking Nashville residents to lock their doors and stay alert after a semi-nude gunman killed four people at an area Waffle House. “Keep your doors locked, keep your eyes open. If you see this individual — if you see a nude guy walking around this morning — call the police department immediately,” Metro Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking, of Morton, Illinois. Authorities […]

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Substitute teacher gets probation for having sexual relationships with 2 high school studentsMadeline Marxwghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:53:49 +0000

DAYTON, Ohio — A former substitute teacher who prosecutors said had sexual relationships with two students has been sentenced to probation, but will avoid any time behind bars. WDTN reported that Madeline Marx, 24, was sentenced to five years of probation on two counts each of sexual battery charges. Marx had been a substitute teacher in for Kettering and Oakwood schools in Ohio. She was arrested at Kettering Fairmont High School in November 2017 and pleaded guilty last month. Marx […]

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Silver Alert issued for missing 16-year-old girl in Winston-SalemSkyler Dawn McDowellwghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:09:16 +0000

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are looking for a missing 16-year-old girl, whose disappearance prompted a Silver Alert on Saturday. Skyler Dawn McDowell was last seen Friday morning at Glenn High School at 1600 Union Cross Road in Kernersville, according to a Winston-Salem police press release. Authorities said she suffers from dementia or another cognitive impairment and may be in danger. She has been described as a white female, standing 5’5” and weighing about 180 pounds with long blonde hair and […]

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Man injured after shooting in Greensborogpdwghpwebstaff

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:28:14 +0000

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police are investigating after a man was shot and injured Saturday near Bryan Park in Greensboro, according to Greensboro police. Police were called to the 6300 block of Townsend Road shortly after 5:30 p.m. where they found a 23-year-old man with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, according to a Greensboro police press release. Police have not released the man’s name of any details about the shooting or a possible suspect. The victim was taken to a local hospital […]

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Woman lured into the woods by ‘creepy’ fake bathroom signsA woman says she was lured into the woods on last weekend after following fake "outdoor bathroom" signs on the Leif Erikson Trail in Forest Park. (KPTV via CNN)wghpcnnwire

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:02:24 +0000

PORTLAND, Oregon — A woman says she was lured into the woods on last weekend after following fake “outdoor bathroom” signs on the Leif Erikson Trail in Forest Park, according to KPTV. She didn’t want to be named, but says she was startled by a man she encountered behind a tree in the area where she was looking for a restroom. “I step over a log and there’s a huge tree and there’s a man standing there,” she said. The woman […]

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Syracuse University expels fraternity involved in racist videoSyracuse Universitywghpcnnwire

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:39:54 +0000

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse University has permanently expelled the Theta Tau fraternity after footage emerged earlier this week of its members participating in a racist and anti-Semitic skit, Chancellor Kent Syverud said in a video statement Saturday. Theta Tau leadership was informed of the university’s decision earlier Saturday, Syverud said, noting the school had suspended the fraternity soon after being made aware of the footage, which he called “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist.” Students on the Syracuse campus this […]

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President Trump considers full pardon for boxer Jack Johnson under the advice of Sylvester StalloneTrump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnsonwghpcnnwire

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:16:03 +0000

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is considering granting a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial,” Trump tweeted. “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!” Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight […]

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