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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims

The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – known as Yolanda in the Philippines – made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds

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Lowering of U.S. and North Carolina flags through sunset September 20th in tribute to the victims of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard

Gov. Pat McCrory has joined President Obama by ordering U.S. and North Carolina flags immediately lowered on state facilities in tribute to victims of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Citizens are urged to follow this order as well.

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AP source: Donilon Resigns as Security Adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning and will be replaced by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, marking a significant shakeup to the White House foreign policy team.  Click here

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New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg Dead at Age 89

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and the last World War II veteran remaining in the Senate, has died at age 89. Click here for story from the AP.   Feel free to share

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3 Veteran Storm Chasers Killed by Oklahoma Tornado

Tim Samaras, his son Paul and colleague Carl Young died Friday night when an EF3 tornado with winds up to 165 mph turned on them near El Reno, Okla. After years of sharing dramatic videos with television viewers and weather

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5 dead in tornado in Oklahoma City area, 50 hurt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Emergency officials are preparing to survey tornado damage again this morning following the second major fatal storm to strike the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in several days. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL STORY FROM THE ASSOCIATED

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Y CITY, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters warned that large hail and more tornadoes could strafe parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri on Friday, a day after powerful storms and floods killed at least three people in the storm-weary region.  Click

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10 Years Later: The Rookie Police Officer Who Caught Eric Rudolph

Jeffrey Postell Caught Eric Rudolph, FBI’s Most Wanted, Behind a Murphy, N.C., Grocery Store in May 2003 (Yahoo! News) — Ten years ago, on May 31, 2003, a rookie police officer named Jeffrey S. Postell was working the overnight shift

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How to help Oklahoma tornado victims

The following information is provided by A monstrous tornado ravaged Oklahoma City on Monday, flattening homes, tossing cars and crushing two elementary schools packed with children during 40 terrifying minutes of destruction. As of 11:00 pm Monday, at least

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Former NASCAR racer found dead in Lincoln County, NC

Retired NASCAR driver Richard “Dick” Trickle, 71, died Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE GASTON GAZETTE Feel free to share any post from the WKRK website that you feel is beneficial to your

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