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At Viewing, They Found a Stranger's Body in Mom's Clothes

'We just couldn't understand how this could happen'

(Newser) - Two daughters of a North Carolina woman who died last month say they walked up to her casket and found another woman's body dressed in their mother's clothes. While such mix-ups happen surprisingly often, per Newsweek , Jennifer Taylor and Jennetta Archer say the Sept. 7 viewing at Hunter'...

1 Dead in North Carolina School Shooting

Suspect is in custody in Winston-Salem tragedy

(Newser) - A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after one student was fatally shot at a North Carolina high school, officials said. Winston-Salem police Chief Catrina Thompson, fighting back tears, told a news conference that Mount Tabor High School went into immediate lockdown as emergency responders, sheriff's deputies, and police...

Body of Missing Woman Found Encased in Concrete

Her live-in caretaker has been arrested

(Newser) - A woman's body was found this month, entombed in concrete, in the basement of her Linville Falls, North Carolina, home—and police have charged her live-in caretaker with her murder. Lynn Gay Keene, 70, appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma as well as strangulation with a belt, authorities...

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Men Grieving Their Dead Brother Are Killed in Same Spot

Pablo Us, Jose Us fatally hit by train at same NC spot where Baltazar Us died

(Newser) - The two brothers headed out Tuesday at the crack of dawn to mourn privately for another brother, who was killed last week in North Carolina after a train hit his pickup. Tragically—and "eerily," per the Charlotte Observer —Pablo Tiquiram Us, 29, and his 20-year-old sibling, Jose...

Boy Killed in Elevator on Day Family Arrives at Rental Home

Federal agency is now urging rental home companies to take action

(Newser) - Days after a 7-year-old boy was killed while on vacation in North Carolina's Outer Banks, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said this week that vacation rental services should warn customers that home elevators can be dangerous. The acting chairperson wrote a letter to companies including Airbnb, Vrbo, and TripAdvisor...

Jelly Doughnuts and Sardines Save Bear Stuck in a Tree

The young animal wandered into city and was likely startled by people

(Newser) - Jelly doughnuts and sardines are usually an either/or proposition. But in an emergency, they could be in the same meal. This was an emergency. A young bear, about a year and a half old, wandered out of the woods into North Carolina's capital city Monday night and was likely...

Flight to Bahamas Nixed After Teen 'Masked Rebellion'

Dozens of high schoolers believed to be from Mass. wouldn't mask up, witnesses say

(Newser) - Passengers on an American Airlines flight out of North Carolina found their vacation to the Bahamas disrupted after what the New York Post calls a "masked rebellion" by dozens of teens. WSOC reports that Flight 893, headed to Nassau, was prepping to take off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport...

Final Body Found in North Carolina Tubing Accident

Teresa Villano, 35, was six months pregnant

(Newser) - The bodies of all five victims of a tubing tragedy on North Carolina's Dan River have now been recovered. Teresa Villano, 35, was six months pregnant when she went on the family tubing trip June 16. Her body was recovered Monday afternoon, the Greensboro News & Record reports. Villano...

If You See This Snake in NC, Don't Go Near It—Call 911

Police are on the lookout in Raleigh for an escaped zebra cobra

(Newser) - If you're out for a jog or walking your dog in Raleigh today, you might want to steer clear of the Brittany Woods neighborhood. WRAL reports that residents there "are waking up to another day of anxiety" after police reported that a highly toxic zebra cobra is on...

Ahead of Major Trial, an E-Cig Maker Settles

Juul will pay North Carolina $40M over allegations it went after teens in ads

(Newser) - Remember when Juul was everywhere, and all the kids thought it was cool? So does the state of North Carolina, which sued the vape pod company in 2019. Now, Juul has agreed to pay $40 million over six years to settle that lawsuit just before it was set to go...

4th Body Found in NC River, 1 Victim Still Missing

A family floating party turned tragic on Wednesday

(Newser) - A fourth person has been found dead after a family accidentally floated over a dam in a North Carolina river. A group of nine people were floating on inflatable tubes together on Wednesday night, but the group split up somehow, and some of them went over an 8-foot dam near...

The Float Trip That Turned Deadly Was Family Outing

A 30-year-old and 7-year-old remain missing

(Newser) - More details are emerging about a tragic float on the water in North Carolina this week, with NBC News reporting the nine people who set out on the Dan River in inflatable tubes Wednesday evening were family members. Authorities say the tubers floated over the edge of the Duke Energy...

9 Went Tubing on the River. Only 4 Have Come Back

3 tubers dead, 2 missing after they plunged over edge of dam in North Carolina's Dan River

(Newser) - A day on the water turned tragic in North Carolina, leaving three tubers dead and two missing after they plummeted over the edge of a dam. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office says nine people in total started out Wednesday evening on the Dan River in the inflatable tubes, all...

Cops: Driver Knocked 2 People Off Bridge, Fled

Police in Wilkesboro, NC, are seeking driver in deadly hit-and-run

(Newser) - North Carolina police are seeking a driver in a hit-and-run that left two people dead over the weekend. Per the State , the bodies of a male and female were found Sunday around 2:30pm under Wilkesboro's Curtis Bridge, which passes over the Yadkin River. Local police said in a...

He Wore a Flag Over Gown, Is Denied Diploma

NC school officials say it's against the rules, but Ever Lopez considers it racism

(Newser) - Another controversy over high school graduation: This one is out of North Carolina, where a senior is being denied his diploma because he draped a Mexican flag over his graduation gown at the ceremony, reports the New York Times . School officials in Asheboro say it has nothing to do with...

County Bans Coke Machines Over New Voting Law

Surry County in North Carolina says company is catering to 'bigoted leftist mob'

(Newser) - Good luck finding a Coke at government facilities in Surry County, NC. Nearly two months after Coca Cola's CEO voiced opposition to Georgia's new voting restrictions , leaders of the county in neighboring North Carolina punished him with a measure requiring the removal of all Coke machines from government...

Judge Allegedly Tried to Run Down BLM Protesters

Judge John M. Tyson faces charge of assault with a deadly weapon

(Newser) - A Black Lives Matter activist in North Carolina says a person who tried to hit protesters with an SUV is a judge—and she is pressing charges against him. Judge John M. Tyson, who is white, has been summoned to appear in court next month to answer to a charge...

She Was Almost at Bat. Then: 'Does Anyone Have Scissors?'

Black teen softball player Nicole Pyles cut her hair rather than remove hair beads as umps asked

(Newser) - A Black teen softball player from Durham, North Carolina, says she was humiliated at a game last month in an incident she says led to a discriminatory ask and an impromptu haircut. In an interview with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice cited by the New York Times , 16-year-old Nicole...

South's Gas Shortage Spawns a Brawl

Motorist records brawl after woman apparently tries to cut long line in NC, which didn't go over well

(Newser) - Tensions over a gas shortage boiled over into a brawl this week at a North Carolina gas station. After a cyberattack on Friday against the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the fuel sent to the East Coast, industry analysts warned gas prices could rise if the pipeline wasn'...

5 Dead, Including 2 Deputies, in North Carolina Standoff

Police say gunman killed 2 civilians inside home and himself, along with the deputies

(Newser) - Two deputies were killed and three other people, including a suspected gunman, were found dead after a lengthy standoff in North Carolina, a sheriff's office said Thursday. The Watauga County Sheriff's Office said Sgt. Chris Ward and K9 Deputy Logan Fox were dispatched to a home in Boone...

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