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Good Friday sorrow: Funerals held for Jewish center shooting victims

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Tears and laughter punctuated a celebration of life on Friday for the promising teen performer and his adoring grandfather gunned down at the Jewish Community Center. More>>

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Officials say boat was 'intact' and had no structural damage; on board GPS may hold further clues Video included

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The search is on for four people reported missing - after their boat failed to return Wednesday night and was later found empty. Two bodies have been recovered so far. More>>

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'Star in making' mourned after shooting at Jewish community center

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Devastated classmates of Reat Underwood struggled to make sense of his sudden death and came together for prayers, hugs and even smiles on Tuesday. The 14-year-old boy was one of the three people killed in the Jewish community shootings.
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VA hospital allows man who lost job over $.89 drink refill to return to work

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A North Charleston man who lost his job after originally being federally charged for an $.89 drink refill has gotten his job back. More>>

Man, 27, faces 18 felony counts for highway shooting spree

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Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday that she has filed 18 felony charges against a 27-year-old man in connection with a recent spree of shootings on area highways. More>>

World's largest, most efficient gas turbine coming to Greenville

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The world's largest, most efficient gas turbine is headed to the Upstate and driver's may need to beware it's Upstate presence on Saturday as it crosses over Woodruff Road. More>>

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AZ mom who left kids in car not unemployed or homeless Video included

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A Valley mother accused of leaving her children in the car while she went on a job interview was actually working and had a home address, the Maricopa County Attorney said. More>>

Kutcher's peanut ponder picture makes London news Video included

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Ashton Kutcher, one of the world's top TV stars, stopped to ponder Georgia's official Peanut Statue in Ashburn. His selfie, showing himself and his fiancé, Mila Kunis, appreciating the structure, has circled the globe. More>>

Pelion teen visiting family in Ohio dies in boating accident Video included

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Across the small town of Pelion, the news is sinking in after authorities said a Pelion High School student died in a boating accident in Lake Erie. 
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Lawmakers consider proposal to ban whole milk at daycares

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Connecticut lawmakers have proposed new bill that would ban whole milk from daycare centers. The plan is being considered to improve nutrition standards among children and reduce obesity. More>>

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Wyatt Earp collection brings in $445K at Scottsdale auction Video included

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A New Mexico man bid $225,000 for the Colt .45-caliber revolver believed to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the notorious O.K. Corral shootout. More>>

7-year-old girl writes book after mother's death Video included

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Most 7-year-old girls are playing dress up and reading books, but one Mid-South girl is the exception—not just reading but writing books. More>>

Auburn University campus returns to normal after threat Video included

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Life for Auburn University students and faculty returned to normal Thursday after a threat written on a bathroom wall canceled all campus operations Wednesday. More>>

Judge Joe Brown files appeal of contempt charge

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Judge Joe Brown has filed an appeal of his contempt charge and has asked a criminal court judge to delay proceedings against him until another court makes a decision on that appeal. More>>

Ole Miss fraternity will close following noose draped on statue incident

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An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus. The campus' Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity was closed by the national chapter on Thursday. More>>

VA: Man will get warning instead of $525 citation for $.89 drink refill

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Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning. More>>

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'Explosion' at Palo Verde nuclear plant not reported for 5 months Video included

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APS officials say there was a leak in a hydraulic fluid tank that's about the size of a file cabinet. When a worker opened the tank to inspect it, there was an explosion by rapid decompression. More>>

Men in heels shine light on important cause Video included

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Men from across the Midlands showed off their best pair of heels at the State House Thursday and it was all for a good cause. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes had hundreds strut their stuff in an effort to raise More>>

Police: 6-year-old accidentally shoots woman in car, kills her Video included

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A woman was accidentally shot and killed by a child in Easley on Thursday afternoon, Maj. Tim Tollison confirmed to FOX Carolina. More>>

Holder: Hearts broken after Jewish community shootings

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U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said the two Jewish community shootings have cast a pall over the nation, and that Americans must stand united in the face of hate-fueled violence. More>>

Push for more solar energy efforts in Charlotte Video included

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Locally, the push has come from both public and private enterprise, the scale both big and small. More>>

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Kansas City police chief: Highway shooter suspect in custody

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Kansas City police Chief Darryl Forte says they have the highway shooter suspect in custody.
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78-year-old Birmingham runner hopes third time's the charm at Boston Marathon Video included

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A Birmingham man is hoping the third time is the charm. Sam Gillis has run the Boston Marathon twice before, but through no fault of his own, didn't finish either time. More>>

Construction underway for 'USS Gabrielle Giffords'

Gabrielle Giffords with husband Mark Kelly Gabrielle Giffords with husband Mark Kelly
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Gabrielle Giffords etched her initials into the keel of the combat ship being built for the U.S. Navy. More>>

Teen urinates in Portland water supply, city drains reservoir of 38 million gallons

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A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.
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911 call: 'One of the traffic lights came down through my car window' Video included

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Imagine driving down the road and getting hit by a falling traffic light. That's what happened to one woman a couple of weeks ago. More>>

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Driving devices don't always deliver big insurance savings Video included

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Prove you have good driving habits, get a discount on your car insurance premium. That is the idea behind "pay as you drive" devices touted by many insurance companies, but do they deliver? More>>

Social media plea leads to priceless gift for autistic teen Video included

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There was a feeling of excitement in the room at Scheller's Fitness and Cycling on Preston Highway as we waited for our guest of honor to arrive. Soon Kim Gonzalez and her daughter Aimee, who was celebrating her 15th birthday, slowly came into the store not knowing what to expect. They had been invited, but no explanation was given.
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Dramatic video shows confrontation between police and family of missing girl

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A 12-year-old went missing and her own family members were arrested. See the chaotic scene caught on tape. More>>

Watch: Zoo's Gorillas prep for Easter with annual egg hunt

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Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family. More>>

103-year-old Red Sox fan gets visit from World Series trophy

Ivan Hoyt sitting with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy in Londmeadow. Ivan Hoyt sitting with the 2013 Red Sox World Series trophy in Londmeadow.
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A 103-year-old Longmeadow resident and lifelong Boston Red Sox fan got a very special birthday gift Thursday afternoon. More>>

Former priest sentenced to15 years for sexual abuse Video included

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A pedophile priest convicted of crimes committed decades ago was sentenced to 15 years Thursday, but Father James Schook is still not behind bars. More>>

VA: Man will get warning instead of $525 citation for $.89 drink refill

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Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.
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George Brett meets Lorde

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The Royals connection continues. More>>

Miley Cyrus postpones Louisville, Nashville tour dates

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Miley Cyrus was slated to perform at Bridgestone Arena on Friday and the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. More>>

Paula Deen speaks at Tourism Leadership Council meeting Video included

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Paula Deen spoke Thursday at a Tourism Leadership Council meeting in Savannah. More>>

Chicken truck slams into Monroe Rite Aid

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The truck, which had a trailer with what appear to be chicken cages, went straight through the front of the store, knocking down the entire wall surrounding the doors. More>>

So-called Voodoo priest's yard ornamentation decreasing property value, neighbor says Video included

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A so-called Voodoo priest's Mid-South home is concerning many people in the area. 
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Victim texts forgiveness to armed robber, who has cross tattooed on face

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A Memphis woman is thankful to be alive after staring down a gun barrel. The man holding the gun had a cross tattooed between his eyes. More>>

UPDATE: Coast Guard confirms one of the missing boater's bodies has been found

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The Coast Guard has confirmed one of the missing boater's bodies has been found. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1lbhoe6 More>>

9-year-old walks in heels to raise awareness for domestic violence Video included

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It's not very often you see men walking around in high heels, but they'll be doing that in Findlay next week to bring awareness to domestic violence. The leader of the pack is a small boy on a big mission. More>>

Could the Bible become the new "State Book" of Louisiana? Video included

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On April 10th, The House Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 8-5 to recommend the legislation to the full House. More>>

Henrico tattoo removal clinic helps offenders job hunt with 'fresh face' Video included

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A tattoo removal clinic in Henrico has created a program which involves community service in exchange for laser tattoo removal for ex-convicts.
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Accused white supremacist shooter: 'future segregation inevitable' Video included

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Glen Miller, the man accused of the fatal shootings that took the lives of three people at two Jewish centers recently, sat down with WECT's Wayne Jackson in 1984 as a gubernatorial candidate for the state of North Carolina. During the interview Miller described his plan for white supremacy in the state and nation. More>>

Electronic cigarettes help fund Darlington Co. jail

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The Darlington County Detention Center is seeing benefits from the electronic cigarettes that are behind bars. More>>

East Texas duo remembers close call at Boston Marathon Video included

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Tuesday was a day of tribute as thousands gathered in Boston to mark the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
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DOT removes controversial Laurens anti-littering sign Video included

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The City of Laurens' eyecatching but some controversial anti-littering signs have been removed by state road crews. More>>

Man who helped locate the Hunley marking World War II military remains Video included

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One of the men credited with finding the Confederate submarine, The Hunley, is adding another major underwater search to his resume. Ralph Wilbanks has helped map the waters off Normandy, France, marking the military remains of D-Day. More>>

Head up, heart strong, Boston bound Video included

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As runners gear up for the Boston Marathon on Monday, a local couple will be heading there to watch their daughter cross the finish line. The bombs kept Dawn Castillo Harper from finishing last year, but More>>

House overwhelmingly rejects 'crimes against nature' repeal Video included

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The House has overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's ‘crimes against nature' law. This despite strong support from the House Committee. The vote 27 to 66. More>>

Reds to wear number 42 to honor Jackie Robinson

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The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer. More>>

Port Clinton High School dances to 'Happy' Video included

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In case you've been living under a rock, the latest Internet craze is putting together a dance montage to Pharrell's smash hit 'Happy'. More>>

Greenville florist creates McNugget boutonniere Video included

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A KFC commercial is going viral, and a local florist is getting in on the action by making edible corsages and boutonnieres.
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Heartland runner ready for Boston Marathon this year Video included

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One year ago, two homemade bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions killed three people and injured 260 others.
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Friday animal seizure puts strain on Humane Society space, resources

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The society welcomed nineteen dogs and six cats confiscated Friday during a West Toledo house raid. More>>

FBI rescues man kidnapped from North Carolina Video included

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Family and friends of Frank Arthur Janssen are breathing a sigh of relief after the 63-year-old returned home safe and sound Thursday.
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VA waitress offered job back after saying she was fired over $200 tip Video included

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The large tip was a "mistake." The waitress says managers refunded the money to the customer and allegedly told her to pay up or else! More>>

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