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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
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 >>
The $1 million winner from Charlotte in Wednesday's historic Powerball drawing has claimed his prize money.
Clyde Tillman purchased his winning ticket at the Circle K on Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte. He collected his winnings, worth $680,001 after taxes, at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Friday afternoon.
Tillman said Monday that he is still in shock and not sure what he and his wife will do with the winnings.
He told WBTV, via phone on Monday, that he got the winning numbers using a quick pick ticket.
Tillman said that he saw the numbers on Wednesday night and didn't think he had any of them. It wasn't until he checked the numbers in the paper Thursday morning that he realized he had won.
He asked his wife to double check he says because he was so excited.
The first $1 million prize was awarded on Thursday to Leslie Rouse and his adult son Christopher Rouse.
Leslie, who lives in Kinston, and Christopher, who lives in Winterville, purchased their winning ticket at the Kangaroo Express on U.S. 258 in Kinston.
A third $1 million prize, won by a ticket sold the Super Kmart Express on Huffman Mill Road in Burlington, has yet to be claimed.
Two $10,000-winning Powerball tickets sold in Charlotte for Wednesday's drawing have yet to be claimed. The tickets were sold at Uptown Sundries on North Tryon Street and the Circle K on Arbors Drive.
Winning ticketholders have 180 days from the date of a drawing to collect their prizes.
During the 16 Powerball drawings held as the jackpot rose from $40 million to $587.5 million, more than 625,000 tickets in North Carolina won prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million, totaling $7.4 million in overall prizes.
Those sales also boosted the local economy as lottery retailers recorded $3.1 million in lottery commissions. Sales of Powerball tickets during the record jackpot run resulted in $44.3 million in sales for that game alone in North Carolina.
From those sales, an estimated $16.8 million will go to education programs in North Carolina.