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August 20, 2017 - 2:33 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died. Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis passed away Sunday morning of natural causes at age 91 in Las Vegas with his family by his side. Lewis first became a star...
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August 17, 2017 - 4:31 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into tourists and residents. Authorities said 12 people were killed and 80 were wounded, 15 of them seriously...
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Patrick Gentry
July 04, 2017 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut continues his reign as the chowing champion at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in New York. The San Jose, California, man beat his own record to log a 10th win. He downed 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Tuesday, besting Carmen...
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Patrick Gentry
July 03, 2017 - 3:17 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts State Police say a crash that injured 10 pedestrians near Boston's airport does not appear to be an intentional act. A police official said the crash is believed to be a case of ``operator error'' in which the driver stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake. The person...
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Patrick Gentry
June 30, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A law enforcement official says the gunman who opened fire at a New York City hospital was a doctor who formerly worked there. The official says Dr. Henry Bello walked into Bronx Lebanon Hospital at...
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Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation. (Dominic Adams/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
Patrick Gentry
June 21, 2017 - 5:11 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A police officer was stabbed in the neck at the Flint airport by a man with a knife Wednesday in what authorities are investigating as a possible act of terrorism. The attack just before 10 a.m. at Bishop International Airport prompted an evacuation and extra security elsewhere...
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Patrick Gentry
June 01, 2017 - 4:07 pm
The Latest on Donald Trump and climate change (all times local): 3:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the United States will immediately cease ``all implementation'' of Paris climate change accord standards. Trump announced Thursday that the United States is withdrawing from the landmark 190-...
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Patrick Gentry
April 03, 2017 - 5:22 pm
This afternoon’s storms have claimed the life of a Whitmire man. The Union County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a person has died after his mobile home flipped several times due to the storms. Sherriff Taylor says they’ve called in the National Weather Service to come out and confirm a...
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Patrick Gentry
March 29, 2017 - 2:54 pm
The special order on the floor of the South Carolina Legislature to raise the gas tax has failed. In a 23-18 vote on the Senate floor the South Carolina Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act fell flat thanks to WORD listeners calling Columbia and telling their local legislators to vote...
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Seth Stokes
March 21, 2017 - 1:00 pm
From the Simpsonville Police Dept. SIMPSONVILLE, SC – On March 21, 2017 School Resource Officers at Hillcrest High School found that four students had consumed gummy bear candy laced with THC. A 15 year old Hillcrest High School student gave the laced gummy bears to three other students and is also...
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