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  • Trayvon Martin’s Mom Calls for Amending ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    Trayvon Martin’s Mom Calls for Amending ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    (WASHINGTON) — Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday that “stand your ground” laws must be reviewed and amended. “It’s unfortunate what has happened with Trayvon, and that’s why I feel like it’s so important for me to be here so that you all can at least put a face with what has happened with this tragedy,” Fulton said at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing. “I just wanted to come here to talk to you for a moment to let you know how important it is that we amend this ‘stand your ground’ because it… Read more

  • Texas Man Arrested in Connection to Five Murders

    Texas Man Arrested in Connection to Five Murders

    (TERRELL, Texas) — The person police believe to be responsible for the deaths of five people at four different locations in Terrell, Texas, has been arrested after an overnight manhunt. ABC News affiliate WFAA-TV reports that Charles Everett Brownlow Jr., 36, was apprehended around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday following a car chase with authorities. Brownlow is a suspect in the murder of a woman who was found in a home Monday with a fatal gunshot wound to the head.  Another woman was found dead in a burning home about 30 minutes later, according to WFAA. Later Monday night, police discovered two… Read more

  • Hurricane Sandy: Moments of Impact

    Hurricane Sandy: Moments of Impact

    (NEW YORK) — It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy made landfall.  The storm, which some forecasters said would be the worst in generations, lived up to its strength and people are still picking up the pieces. Barreling up the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy’s power and wide path of destruction was documented by TV news crews and civilians armed with cameras.  The following videos underscore the very real danger that came with spying on Sandy: Tanker Runs Aground: The storm surge moved a 170-foot-long tanker to land in Staten Island, N.Y. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Power Plant… Read more

  • Families Displaced by Hurricane Sandy Still Living in Hotel Rooms

    Families Displaced by Hurricane Sandy Still Living in Hotel Rooms

    (NEW YORK) — Until a year ago Tuesday, when Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury on the East Coast, home for Cherell Manuel and her family was a two-story house in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of New York City. But after Manuel, 46, watched the family home fill with raging waters, home is now a transient concept. Manuel and her family — fiancé Lester and daughters Tajiri, 23, Diamond, 22, and Najh’ja, 7 — have since lived in a shelter and bounced around various hotels in Manhattan, piling their belongings into standard-sized rooms that measure a few hundred square feet. After… Read more

  • Small business will take center stage in Chatham County Tuesday

    PITTSBORO–The Pittsboro Ford building on Thompson Street will be the scene of the annual Chatham County Small Business Expo Tuesday. From noon until 5:30 PM, the public will be able to get a first hand look at the goods and services offered by local and area businesses. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • A candlelight vigil for domestic violence

    SANFORD–A candlelight vigil in recognition of domestic violence is slated Tuesday evening at Haven on Bracken Street. The ceremony will include a guest speaker and reading of the names of victims from Lee County. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Penn State to Pay Nearly $60 Million to 26 Sandusky Victims

    Penn State to Pay Nearly $60 Million to 26 Sandusky Victims

    (STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Twenty-six victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive settlements totaling nearly $60 million from his one-time employer. University President Rodney Erickson called the agreements “another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State.” It was announced Monday that 23 victims signed settlements and three others agreed in principle.  The settlements include confidentiality agreements. The Board of Trustees said none of the settlements will be funded by student tuition, taxpayer funds or donations.  Independent of this settlement, Penn State has spent… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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