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Pitt Co. NAACP calls for investigation into DA's office following plea deal

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Pitt County NAACP called for a federal investigation into the Pitt County District Attorney’s office Wednesday following a plea deal in a fatal car accident they thought was unjust. 308 more words

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Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after member’s death

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base where they will have access to counseling after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, a spokeswoman for the group said. 451 more words


Officials identify Marine found dead near barracks

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) – Officials have released the name of a Marine found dead near his barracks at Camp Lejeune last week.

The body of 25-year-old lance Cpl. 120 more words


5 yr old dies at Vidant after near-drowning incident

EMERALD ISLE, NC (WNCT) – Emerald Isle Police reported on Thursday that a young boy had died from complications following a near drowning incident.

Police say the 5 year old from Maryland had been going through treatment at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville since the incident on August 8. 23 more words

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At least 50 dead as huge warehouse blasts hit Chinese port

TIANJIN, China (AP) — Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals killed at least 50 people and turned nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored. 882 more words


Residents, Police Respond to Summertime Burglaries in Maywood

Friday, August 7, 2015 || By Michael Romain || Updated: 4:33 PM

A handful of burglaries, many of which have taken place north of Lake Street, have some Maywood homeowners alarmed and questioning the police’s handling of the crimes. 916 more words


Suspect in Memphis officer’s death says he’s no coward

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of killing a Memphis police officer had a few words for the department’s director when he turned himself in, ending a manhunt that dragged on for two days. 928 more words