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Flu cases on the rise

According to CDC’s latest FluView report (Dec 15 – 21), national levels of flu-like illness activity continue to increase and have been elevated for seven weeks.  CDC estimates that flu has caused at least 4.6 million flu illnesses, 39,000

Police Rescue distressed man

Two busy roads were shut down Friday afternoon in Maiden as police tried to talk a man threatening to jump from a bridge to come off the bridge.  It happened at the Startown exit over Highway 321. 

Morganton man faces drug charges

A Morganton man was arrested after a Burke County Sheriff’s Deputy recognized him as a passenger in a car on US 70 near the Drexel intersection.  Billy Lamour Jones was wanted on an outstanding warrant.  Following a

Pipe bombs found near church

Some tense moments in Cleveland County Thursday afternoon after a bag with explosives were found on the shoulder of the road near a church.  Cleveland County deputies shut down Pleasant Hill Church Road Thursday after discovering suspicious

Baby Yoda Cat

A cat that was found by a volunteer at the Humane Society of Rowan County is receiving national attention for her striking resemblance to the Star Wars character “Baby Yoda.”According to the Humane Society’s Facebook page for

Man faces indecent liberties charges

A Conover man is scheduled in Catawba County Superior court Friday after his arrest for indecent liberties charges.  Jessie Alexander Gross was recently arrested by probation and parole officers and charged with two counts of indecent liberties. 

Hide Boxes to Deter Thieves

 Police are warning people that thieves are always lurking and right after the Christmas gifts are opened are a favorite time for them to strike.  Criminals have learned to keep an eye on trash containers and are