Salaries of Landis town leaders released amid SBI embezzlement investigation

Former town manager and fire chief Reed Linn was compensated $286,541.10 last year while former finance officer Ginger Gibson made $216,168.66, according to a town transparency page created to reveal audit, budget and salary information.

  Because of benzene, people near burned Texas chemical plant told to stay indoors

Authorities issued a shelter-in-place order Thursday due to "reports of benzene or other volatile organic compounds" in Deer Park.
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  Powerball jackpot now at $625 million, 4th largest in lottery’s history

With no jackpot winner Wednesday or in the rest of 2019, the Powerball grand prize just keeps on growing.

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World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

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Lawsuit filed against former Town of Landis leaders accused of stealing more than $25,000 from payroll account

Two former administrators for the Town of Landis stole in excess of $25,000 from the Town’s payroll account over a period of several years, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in district court.
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  Feds give employers easier path to dump retiree pensions

That decision reverses Obama-era guidance that banned the practice of offering lump-sum payments to seniors. Pensions provide a guaranteed monthly income for as long as an employee lives in retirement.

Car slams into bus with 40 middle schoolers on board at railroad crossing

High school evacuated due to bomb threat in Cabarrus County

  Former Rep. Rodney Moore, indicted in campaign finance probe, turns self in to police

  Carolina Panthers move could impact local housing market in SC

  Suspect flees scene after shooting man following argument in east Charlotte

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NC middle schooler saves teacher from choking

  Person seriously injured after armored truck crashes into Charlotte river

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  Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.

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Special Teams Send Checkers Over Syracuse

The Checkers bounced back in their rematch with the second-ranked Syracuse Crunch, using a strong special teams showing to secure a 4-2 win.

  Lawmakers moving quickly to lure Panthers to South Carolina

South Carolina lawmakers are working quickly to pass legislation that would incentivize professional sports teams to set up shop in the Palmetto State.

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Person injured during stabbing in north Charlotte

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  Neighbors react to deadly shooting at northeast Charlotte apartment complex

Police have officially identified the man who died after a shooting at a northeast Charlotte apartment complex Monday night.
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  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

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