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Lawyer says juror might have stolen opioid evidence at trial

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio defense attorney says at least one juror may have stolen oxycodone pills during a drug trial. The Columbus Dispatch reports attorney John David Moore Jr. says jurors found his client guilty and then rushed out of the courthouse before anyone noticed the 71 opioid pills were missing. He says his […]

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Police: Woman arrested after topless road rage attack

SANDWICH, Mass. — Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist. The Cape Cod Times reports the other motorist turned out to be an off-duty police officer who called the Sandwich Police Department to […]

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Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

HOLLIS, Maine — A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask while brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released […]

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Substitute teacher reaches plea in exposure case

PAWHUSKA, Okla. — A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Lacey Sponsler pleaded guilty Monday to assault after the charge was reduced from indecent exposure. She was given a two-year suspended […]

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Long-lost high school class ring found after 52 years

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Fifty-two years after losing his high school ring shortly after graduation, a man has gotten it back — and it was all of 3 miles away from where he grew up in New Hampshire. Ray Goodwin, of White River Junction, Vermont, graduated from Lebanon High School in 1965. The Valley News […]

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California man sues over denial of $5 million lottery prize

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A man who was denied a $5 million lottery jackpot because his teenage son bought the ticket is suing the California Lottery Commission. Ward Thomas, of Long Beach, says he sent his son to buy scratcher tickets from a gas station in October. One was a winner. Thomas says he validated […]

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UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

LONDON — A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined for selling lemonade. Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London. The girl was selling homemade lemonade […]

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Trooper reels in 650-pound tuna

RYE, N.H. — A New Hampshire state trooper reeled in a big fish — a massive 650-pound tuna. Nick Cyr says he was reading a book on his boat with two lines out Tuesday in Rye when he got a bite. He tells WBZ-TV he could immediately tell it was a big fish, the biggest […]

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Officials try to figure out why thousands of cockroaches swarmed from manhole

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Water Department is trying to figure out what caused thousands of cockroaches to emerge from a manhole and swarm a neighborhood. Pat Wall tells WCAU-TV that the bugs emerged Sunday night and have been invading her Bridesburg neighborhood ever since. She says the bugs were so thick residents couldn’t see […]

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Police: Woman kills boyfriend after spat with reptilian cult

TOBYHANNA — A woman shot her boyfriend in the head after he asked her to kill him because he thought the leader of a cult they belonged to was a reptile posing as a human, police said. Barbara Rogers fatally shot her boyfriend, Steven Mineo, in the forehead from point-blank range Saturday in their apartment […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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