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China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak
People traveling from Wuhan, China, will have their temperature checked and be asked about symptoms.
MIKE STOBBE and
Published January 17, 2020 at 5:48 PM
America’s deadly flu outbreak declines, but may not have peaked, CDC says
The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 13 million flu illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths from flu.
Published January 17, 2020 at 12:39 PM
There’s a wolf moon this weekend, eclipse, too
The wolf moon is the name for the first full moon of the new year, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
Published January 10, 2020 at 5:43 PM
Texas governor to honor man who killed church shooter
Jack Wilson will receive the Governor’s Medal of Courage on Monday.
Published January 10, 2020 at 5:31 PM
Flu kills 4,800 people in US so far this season, CDC reports
Since the flu season officially began in late September, influenza has sickened at least 9.7 million people.
Published January 10, 2020 at 3:25 PM
Firefighters rescue missing dog from frozen pond in Massachusetts
A video posted on the Facebook page of the Amesbury Police Department shows firefighters TJ Poussard and Mike Sweeney jumping into the water to save the life of a pit bull named Navia.
Published January 9, 2020 at 4:25 PM
‘How are your 409K’s doing?’: Trump tweets about nonexistent retirement plan
President Donald Trump put himself squarely in the bullseye with a typo in a tweet Thursday morning, touting the economic gains during his administration.
Published January 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM
Rapper Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles’ to be released
Mac Miller’s posthumous album ‘Circles” will be released on Jan. 17.
Published January 8, 2020 at 5:35 PM
Nebraska woman gets bison car wash
The bison licked her car clean at the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge in north-central Nebraska.
Published January 7, 2020 at 9:29 PM
Florida woman calls police after she hears someone screaming for help; it was a parrot
The parrot was screaming, “Help, help, let me out!”
Published January 7, 2020 at 4:07 PM
Clemson-LSU championship tickets cost more than a lot of folks’ mortgage payments
The price of admission to the title clash between defending champs Clemson and LSU at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is averaging more than $1,500 a seat.
Published January 6, 2020 at 2:25 PM
United Methodist Church announces proposal to split over LGBTQ issues
The proposal would create a new conservative “traditionalist” Methodist denomination and potentially other Methodist denominations in the coming years.
Published January 3, 2020 at 10:22 PM
Video: Florida men get kicked out of restaurant, return with gun, machete
Witnesses say the two men were initially kicked out of the restaurant for fighting with other customers.
Published January 3, 2020 at 6:41 PM
2,900 US flu deaths this season, CDC reports
The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses, 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from flu.
Published January 3, 2020 at 6:35 PM
AAA offers free ride home over New Year’s holiday
The free service to transport the driver and their vehicle home is available to both AAA members and non-members.
Published December 31, 2019 at 12:37 PM
New York firefighters rescue deer from icy river
Three of the four deer who fell in were able to escape the river, but a young male couldn’t get out on his own, The Daily Gazette reported.
Published December 30, 2019 at 6:50 PM
Radio host Don Imus dies at 79
Controversial radio host Don Imus died Friday at the age of 79, according to a statement from his family.
Published December 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM
It’s Christmas Eve: Here’s how to track Santa
For the 64th time, the North American Aerospace Defense Command is keeping tabs on Santa Claus as he makes his way around the world.
Published December 24, 2019 at 10:15 PM
Mom opens Special Kneads Bakery to employ son with cerebral palsy
Margaret Cortes opened the Special Kneads Bakery in Galva, Illinois, so her son could have a job when he graduates.
Angela Rose and
Published December 24, 2019 at 1:37 PM
Christmas on the International Space Station
Christmas dinner will consist of smoked salmon and harvest hash.
Published December 23, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Hospice patient gets final wish of baptism
Jenis Grindstaff wanted to be baptized before his battle with cancer was over.
Published December 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM
WATCH: Police catch department therapy dog ‘stealing’ donated Christmas toys
When a couple of toys went missing, officers quickly identified a suspect and caught him on camera in the act.
Published December 20, 2019 at 12:39 PM
Hungry giraffe, zebra poach family’s snacks during ride through wildlife safari park
The kids were a little freaked out when a giraffe and a zebra at Wild Animal Safari in north Georgia poked their heads into the family vehicle to grab a snack.
Published December 18, 2019 at 11:57 AM
‘Cute I am’: Hospital dresses up newborns like ‘Baby Yoda’ for the holidays
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is dressing up newborns for the holidays with each baby donning a custom-knitted Christmas cap with green Yoda ears.
Published December 17, 2019 at 12:08 PM
Earth just had its 2nd hottest November on record
South America, Africa and the Hawaiian Islands all set record highs for the month.
Published December 16, 2019 at 4:44 PM
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John are back together as Danny and Sandy
The on-screen couple are reuniting this weekend in Florida for three “Meet ‘N’ Grease” events.
Published December 14, 2019 at 10:51 AM
1,300 flu deaths in US so far this season, CDC estimates
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there have at least 1,300 deaths, 23,000 hospitalizations and 2.6 million illnesses from the flu.
Published December 13, 2019 at 10:39 PM
Officer uses sign language to help deaf woman at California DMV, pays for new ID
Officer Parra Rodriguez can be seen using American Sign Language in a video released by CHP to help the woman complete the application for an ID card.
Published December 10, 2019 at 6:06 PM
There’s a petition to make ‘Baby Yoda’ an emoji
The adorable little being from the Disney Plus show “The Mandalorian” has already taken over our memes. It appears to want our keyboards next.
Published December 10, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Strong with the Force the Mississippi Department of Transportation is
The popular little being from the Disney Plus series "The Mandalorian" popped up on MDOT’s social media this week and highway traffic status signs.
Published December 7, 2019 at 2:48 PM
Lincoln County teen missing since Friday
WBTV Web Staff
Fallen Fort Bragg soldier is welcomed home by family, fellow troops
Former Kannapolis Mayor Ray Moss dies
WBTV Web Staff
Oprah offers day of wellness during sold-out show in Charlotte
SWAT team marches to honor fallen detective Mike Doty