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August 15, 2016 - 7:25am
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man says he's getting close to giving up on his home in Raleigh after it was hit by a driver for the sixth time.

WTVD-TV reports (http://abc11.tv/2b8C3CT) Sunday that Carlo Bernarte says he's fed up with the half-dozen crashes since he and his family moved in 2004. A drunken driver hit the home in October and later died.

Authorities confirm that a car crashed through a wall and into Bernarte's property about 5 a....

August 15, 2016 - 7:21am
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FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — People across the country want to help a 7-year-old boy in southwest Ohio who police say was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food.

A spokesman for a charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Franklin, Ohio, said Monday that donors from numerous states have contacted him. Franklin police say Officer Steve Dunham found the boy in front of a drug store this month. He told the officer he hadn't eaten for days.

Dunham...

August 15, 2016 - 7:18am
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina teacher is accused of driving under the influence after police say she crashed into a patrol car, injuring a police officer.

Citing court records, news outlets report 24-year-old Wendy Ellen Burnett was charged with felony DUI following the Saturday morning crash.

South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Judd Jones says Burnett was driving on Interstate 26 when she crashed into 32-year-old North...

August 15, 2016 - 7:11am
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OZARK, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has been charged with felony manslaughter in the death of her 9-month-old son earlier this year.

Local news outlets report Dale County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mason Bynum says in a statement that 22-year-old Brieana Farmer of Ozark was arrested Thursday after final autopsy and toxicology results revealed her child died by toxicity.

Authorities say deputies responded to a home on Jan. 11 for a report of an...

August 15, 2016 - 6:59am
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HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a Houston mother who matter-of-factly told an acquaintance that she had drowned her two children in a bathtub has been charged in their deaths.

Houston police spokesman Kese Smith told The Associated Press that 30-year-old Sheborah Thomas was charged Sunday with capital murder.

Smith says "all indications are she is the one who acted alone" in the killing of her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, whose bodies were...

August 15, 2016 - 6:59am
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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of fatally shooting his 11-year-old daughter in a suburb north of Nashville has been released on bond.

News outlets report 29-year-old Timothy Batts' bond was lowered Friday from $1 million to $500,000. He posted bond that night.

Batts was arrested last week on reckless homicide, tampering with evidence, false reporting and other charges in connection with the shooting death of Timea Lashay Batts...

August 15, 2016 - 6:54am
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JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old inmate has been fatally stabbed during a fight at a Maryland prison.

Maryland State Police said in a statement that corrections officers found John A. O'Sullivan bleeding on the floor Sunday morning after a fight inside Jessup Correctional Institution in Anne Arundel County. Police say officers quickly took into custody several inmates seen walking away from O'Sullivan, who died at the prison.

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August 15, 2016 - 6:47am
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

Authorities have confirmed a seventh flood-related death in Louisiana.

The East Baton Rouge Parish coroner says the victim was a man believed to be in his 50s.

The cause of death was accidental drowning.

The body was pulled from floodwaters in front of the Greenwell Springs Library....

August 15, 2016 - 6:31am
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MCRAE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in south Georgia say a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer has been arrested.

The Telfair County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on its website that 24-year-old Royheem Delshawn Deeds was in custody. The website of the Nassau County Sheriff's Office in Florida says Deeds was booked into jail just before 3 a.m. Monday.

Authorities say Deeds killed Eastman Patrol Officer Tim Smith about 9:30 p.m. Saturday...

August 15, 2016 - 6:06am
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"If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20 percent." — Donald Trump in a Twitter post after a New York Times report stated that the Republican presidential candidate was beseeched by confidants to stay on message as the campaign shifted to the general election, an effort that has largely failed.

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"It was in his hand. He was raising up with it." —...

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