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Archive for June, 2009

Police ‘confident’ rape suspect knew circumstances

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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KANNAPOLIS — Authorities say they are confident that a North Carolina man charged with rape for an encounter arranged on Craigslist knew that it was not consensual.

Kannapolis Police Capt. Chuck Adams told WCNC-TV that 39-year-old Rodney Liverman Sr. of Norwood should have known that the encounter was not going to be a role-play. Authorities have
said that the woman’s husband arranged the attack online, and investigators say he watched as Liverman assaulted his wife.

Liverman was arrested Friday and is charged with first-degree rape and three other sex offenses. Authorities said they do not know if Liverman has an attorney. The husband was charged earlier with first-degree rape and remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.

The attack occurred May 31 at a home in Kannapolis, about 25 miles northeast of Charlotte.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities say they are confident that a North Carolina man charged with rape for an encounter arranged on Craigslist knew that it was not consensual.

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‘Millionaire’ to hold auditions in Charlotte

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — The game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” will look for contestants in Charlotte.

The syndicated show will hold contestant auditions from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the McGlohon Theatre. Audition space is limited, and not everyone who shows up is guaranteed admission.

Auditions start with a timed test. A “Millionaire” producer will then interview those who pass. Those who pass the morning test sessions will be given a specific time to return in the afternoon for another interview.

The producer will consider those who audition for either the syndicated version of the show, hosted by Meredith Vieira, or the 10th anniversary edition, which Regis Philbin will host.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” will look for contestants in Charlotte. The syndicated show will hold contestant auditions from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the McGlohon Theatre.

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The purrrfect time to bring home a new family member

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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It is enough to claw at your heart. Unwanted cats and kittens kept in cages, waiting for the day someone will take them home. Even though they are behind bars, they are the lucky ones. Others are left to fend for themselves.

“Others just go on to become wild, starve to death, become prey, or succumb to disease over time. To avoid these unnecessary euthanasia allowing a pet to come into your home is a wonderful idea,” said Dr. Rosemarie Williams of the Sound Cat Veterinary Hospital.

June is Adopt a Cat month; a time to spread the word about the millions of cats who need a home.

Eighteen years ago, Ron Thorne answered the call, when he and his wife adopted Ernie.
“They’re no fuss really, easy to take care of , easier to take care of than a dog and they’re just like a member of the family, they get in bed with you – curl right up,” he said.

Before you adopt a cat, make sure you keep in mind that the most important thing you can do is get the cat spayed or neutered. A female cat can end up having three litters in one year, contributing to the overpopulation.

Dr. Williams wants to remind you, as a cat owner, you will have other responsibilities as well. “Maintaining their cat is parasite free by keeping them on heart worm prevention, especially this part of the country it is very, very important. Good nutrition and regular veterinarian visits,” she said.

If you are interested in any of the cats in this story, they are available at the Sound Cat in Porter’s Neck. Of course, there are also countless other shelters and rescue groups in the area that would love to see you adopt a cat.

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videoJune is National Adopt a Cat month; a purr-fect time to bring a new family member into the fold. Since it’s kitten season, there are plenty of furry friends who will cat-apult themselves into your heart.

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Western NC woman attacked by black bear

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A western North Carolina woman has been treated and released after being attacked in her driveway by a black bear.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that Buncombe County emergency officials said the woman was attacked Sunday night at her home.

A spokesman at Mission Hospital in Asheville said the woman was treated and released.

The woman’s name wasn’t released.

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A western North Carolina woman has been treated and released after being attacked in her driveway by a black bear.

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NC authorities search for juvenile after escape

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Authorities are searching for a juvenile who escaped custody while on a home visit.

The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention said Sunday that the boy was last seen in Willow Springs on Saturday night. The agency said in a news release
it has a “high degree of concern for the safety of both the juvenile and the public.”

The department identified the juvenile as Steven P., declining to release his full last name. He had been staying at Whitaker School, a long-term treatment program in Butner designed for
teenagers.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities are searching for a juvenile who escaped custody while on a home visit. The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention said Sunday that the boy was last seen in Willow Springs on Saturday night.

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