Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
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MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -Critics have said all along that North Carolina's voter ID bill has the potential of putting the political process out of reach for the disenfranchised.
Kojo Natambu heads the local NAACP and he feels that some groups may be shut out.
"Students, elderly, and of course the people who don't have the opportunity to get there," he said.
It is not a welcome piece of legislation within the local civil rights community, and Dr. Patrick Graham who heads the Urban League of the Central Carolinas calls it a throwback to a time when African Americans were denied the right to vote.
Graham said, "You would have a class of people who are legal residents who would not be able to vote simply because they don't have a state issued ID."
Before anyone in our state visits the ballot box, it is a legal requirement that they provide proof of identification when they register.
Local elections supervisor Michael Dickerson says his office goes the extra mile.
"You have to supply the last four digits of your social security number or your North Carolina driver's license ID number, and we verify if the ID is correct between the two," Dickerson said.
However, it doesn't go far enough in fighting voter fraud for supporters of House Bill 351 and Senate Bill 352 in Raleigh.
Democracy North Carolina says on its web site that it could cost tax payers 20 million dollars.
The local NAACP wants Governor Perdue to pull out the veto pen since there are enough voting laws on the books.
"Why do we need another that will take us back another 60 years ?" he asks.