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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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An estimated 10 tornadoes hit portions of North Texas Wednesday evening into Tuesday Morning

The following information is provided by the National Weather Service. An estimated 10 tornadoes hit portions of North Texas Wednesday evening and into the early overnight hours. Preliminary reports indicate 6 fatalities, numerous injuries and 7 people still unaccounted for.

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Police say at least 17 people wounded in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a Mother’s Day second-line parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 17 people, police said. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden said in an email that many

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3 missing women found in Cleveland, man arrested

Cleveland, OH  – Three women who went missing about a decade ago were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested. Cheering crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the home

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George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

(USA Today)  — George Jones, whose supple Texas voice conveyed heartbreak so profound that he became perhaps the most imitated singer in country music, died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being hospitalized with high fever and irregular blood

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Sharing the things you care about just became easier

Many of you have already noticed the new feature we added last night.  When you visit any of the posts on WKRK’s website, you’ll now see at the bottom of each post a “Share This” strip of social media sites.

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Powerful & Symbolic Moment of Transition in Boston

From Boston Police Department:  Powerful & Symbolic Moment of Transition: Today, Monday, April 22, 2013, federal officers returned custody of Boylston Street to Mayor Tom Menino and the citizens of Boston. During the ceremony, a grateful Mayor humbly accepted the

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Ex-teacher accused of child pornography caught in Nicaragua

(CNN) — One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted fugitives was picked up Saturday in Nicaragua, according to a federal law enforcement official. The official did not provide details on how Eric Toth, 31, was located and apprehended. Toth is

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Texas town at center of blast shifts to recovery

WEST, Texas (AP) — Finally with a firm body count, the Central Texas town torn and bruised by a crater-making fertilizer plant explosion shifted toward recovery. Residents moved ahead with what they could — a contractor to rebuild, a funeral

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Boston Police: Bombing suspect in custody

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. Police announced via Twitter

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