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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 >>
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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 >>
HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - If you love wildlife, especially birds of prey, then the Carolina Raptor Center is a trip worth taking.
The center is home to 25 different species of raptors including, owls, eagles, vultures, and falcons.
Michelle Houck works at the Raptor Center and says some of the birds have a permanent home there, like a barred owl who was found in 1999 hit by a car and is now blind. Some of the other residents are there for a little rehabilitation before being released into the wild.
The birds are a vital part of our earth, providing environmental indicators. When birds get sick, humans could get sick too. Houck also says the birds are like mother nature's vacuum cleaners.
"A healthy barn owl might eat 8 to 10 mice in an evening and so can you imagine what would happen if you didn't have these guys around your house? So these guys are the predators you want in your neighborhood," said Houck.
The Raptor Center is just about 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte inside the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve.