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December 2013 Archives

Football fans should be cautious at the Belk Bowl

The Belk Bowl this Saturday will once again be a premier college football event. The Cincinnati Bearcats will take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The game will be the centerpiece of a number of events, including a 5k run, a pep rally in downtown Charlotte, as well as a number of alumni events for each school.

Driving safe in North Carolina during the holidays

With gas prices falling, it is expected that a higher number of people will take to roads and highways across North Carolina for the Christmas holiday. In fact, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that a record number of Americans will travel at least 50 miles to a destination for the holiday. It is also believed that 90 percent of people travelling that distance will do so by car.

More police officers being filmed during traffic stops

Should you film the police while they are doing their jobs; especially when they are stopping you? This is a question that many people want answers to. After all, a video camera can capture images that a police dashboard camera may miss. Also, it gives ordinary citizens a means of creating an even-handed account of what transpires during a traffic stop.

Man subdued by police charged after police shoot bystanders

A man who ostensibly attempted to commit suicide by throwing himself into oncoming traffic in New York’s Times Square will be charged with a crime. According to an ABA Journal.com report, NYPD officers opened fire on the man because they feared that he was reaching for a gun when he put his hands in his pockets (as opposed to putting them in the air) when the officers confronted him.

Bracing for black ice in North Carolina

The arctic air system that is punishing much of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest is expected to make its way towards the Carolinas. According to a number of weather reports, temperatures will drop from the 60’s to the 40’s over the weekend. Some areas may see the mercury drop below freezing.

Two men face criminal charges in restaurant robbery

Two men who allegedly robbed a North Carolina seafood restaurant were taken into police custody shortly after the incident in a car dealer's parking lot. Media sources report that off-duty officers responded to the robbery call that was received on Saturday, Nov. 16 around midnight. Sources say that the men are now facing multiple criminal charges in connection with the case.


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