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Charlotte company recalls frozen meatball Stromboli product - | WBTV Charlotte

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Charlotte company recalls frozen meatball Stromboli product - | WBTV Charlotte

- CHARLOTTE, NC (Joe Marusak/The Charlotte Observer) - Charlotte-based Stefano’s Foods Inc. is recalling 981 pounds of a frozen meatball Stromboli product due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, federal officials said Monday. Being recalled are 18.5-oz. boxes containing two pieces of “SCREAMIN’ SICILIAN PIZZA CO. STROMBOLI SUPREMUS MAXIMUS PEPPERONI & ITALIAN SAUSAGE” with an “Enjoy by: 2/19/2018” date and lot code of 70010117517
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Bass Pro Shops to give away 19 tons of fudge - | WBTV Charlotte

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Bass Pro Shops to give away 19 tons of fudge - | WBTV Charlotte

- ROSSFORD, OH (WTOL) - Bass Pro Shops is thanking their customers nationwide with a sweet treat. The Rossford store location is taking part in the company's giveaway of 19 tons of fudge across the country. The yummy giveaway is all in part to thank customers for naming the retailer as one of "American's Most Reputable Companies". Bass Pro decided on 19 tons because the store ranked nineteenth on a list of 100 companies identified by Forbes
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Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general - | WBTV Charlotte

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Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general - | WBTV Charlotte

- By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump took a remarkable new swipe at his own attorney general on Monday, referring to Jeff Sessions in a. Fuming about the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign collusion with foreign officials, Trump again directed his displeasure at Sessions. He has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president
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Pastor’s profane blog post on healthcare on point, say other Triangle pastors

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Pastor’s profane blog post on healthcare on point, say other Triangle pastors

- John Pavlovitz isn’t the only Triangle minister who thinks Sen. John McCain’s recent brain cancer diagnosis is the perfect opportunity to push for universal health care. But they might not use the same words. Pavlovitz, who heads up the teen ministry for North Raleigh Community Church Downtown, wrote on his blog last week that using McCain’s diagnosis to talk about the fact that not all Americans have equal access to health care “isn’t disrespectful, it isn’t in poor taste, and it isn’t political opportunism – it’s the godd--- point
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Atlanta hospital shares sweet photo of baby before heading home - | WBTV Charlotte

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Atlanta hospital shares sweet photo of baby before heading home - | WBTV Charlotte

- ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is spreading a little joy on social media. The hospital posted an adorable picture of a NICU patient, baby Harper. “This tiny smile brought to you by Harper after learning she was going home after nearly three weeks in the NICU,” Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta posted on Facebook. The post received thousands of likes with encouraging comments
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Lee County RB received offers from all eight Ivy League schools. But that’s not where he’ll go

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Lee County RB received offers from all eight Ivy League schools. But that’s not where he’ll go

- Lee County High School running back Jahmir Smith received offers from all eight Ivy League schools, along with Duke, North Carolina and N.C. State. But he will not attend any of those schools. Instead, Smith announced on Twitter Sunday that he is committing to Notre Dame. Smith, a rising senior, has a 4.43 GPA, and also scored a 25 on his ACT
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Vacant lodge on the NC coast has a storied past, but what’s its future?

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Vacant lodge on the NC coast has a storied past, but what’s its future?

- A century-old hunting lodge on Lake Mattamuskeet will get some much-needed repairs in this year’s state budget, but it’s still unclear when the facility might reopen to the public. Located in a remote area of coastal Hyde County, the Mattamuskeet Lodge first opened as a pumping station in 1914 in an attempt to drain the lake and replace it with farmland and a town called New Holland
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Officer-involved shooting closes I-55 in Jefferson County follow - | WBTV Charlotte

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Officer-involved shooting closes I-55 in Jefferson County follow - | WBTV Charlotte

- ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An officer-involved shooting following a pursuit has closed both directions of Interstate 55 near Route 61 in Jefferson County, according to police. Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Juston Wheetley told News 4 a pursuit was initiated by St. Louis County. St. Louis County Police officials said the incident began at Interstate 270 and Interstate 55 following a carjacking
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Papayas blamed for deadly salmonella outbreak

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Papayas blamed for deadly salmonella outbreak

- (CNN) - Take a closer look at the papayas in your kitchen. The Food and Drug Administration urged people not to eat the Caribena brand of Maradol papayas. The papayas were linked to a salmonella outbreak that's sickened at least 47 people in 12 states - Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia
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Family speaks out after alleged attempted child abduction in LaG - | WBTV Charlotte

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Family speaks out after alleged attempted child abduction in LaG - | WBTV Charlotte

- LAGRANGE, OH (WOIO) - A scary scene unfolded Friday evening on Whitney Road in LaGrange Township, Lorain County. It was a scene one family will most likely never forget. “They were all the way up here in front of my van, in a pool. The guy comes up on my property,” said dad Dave McCullough. McCullough wasn't home at the time, but he keeps reliving what happened to his little girl
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Chesterfield County investigators looking at 'gang connection' i - | WBTV Charlotte

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Chesterfield County investigators looking at 'gang connection' i - | WBTV Charlotte

- Chesterfield County investigators say they are making progress in the death of a man who was found on a sand road last Wednesday. Rashaad Jackson, 23, died of gunshots wounds. A farmer found his body on the side of Patrick Firetower Rd around 11 a.m. Wednesday. SLED was called to process the crime scene. Sheriff Jay Brooks says there appeared to be a struggle in the road, and Jackson had gunshot wounds and other injuries all over his body
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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs - | WBTV Charlotte

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Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs - | WBTV Charlotte

- By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote - | WBTV Charlotte

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GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote - | WBTV Charlotte

- By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the third-ranking Republican, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will make a decision soon on which bill to bring up for a vote, depending on ongoing discussions with GOP senators
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‘Paper clip’ heart implant monitors problems, alerts doctor’s smart phone

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‘Paper clip’ heart implant monitors problems, alerts doctor’s smart phone

- PHOENIX – David Barnard felt a pain in his chest. His vision blurry and his left arm limp, he turned to his friend. “We need to go to the hospital now,” Barnard said. “I was scared to death,” Barnard said. “I had just been in the gym that morning, completely fine.” The heart attack Barnard suffered two decades ago required triple bypass surgery and an implanted defibrillator
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Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown - | WBTV Charlotte

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Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown - | WBTV Charlotte

- By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky
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Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive - | WBTV Charlotte

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Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive - | WBTV Charlotte

- FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family's home said the teen is a "very good person" who has worked with disabled children. Brooke Skylar Richardson pleaded not guilty through her attorney to a reckless homicide charge on Friday during a brief municipal court hearing in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin
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Woman arrested for animal cruelty smashes cigarette out on deput - | WBTV Charlotte

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Woman arrested for animal cruelty smashes cigarette out on deput - | WBTV Charlotte

- WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Officers in Washington Parish accused a woman of animal cruelty and putting out a cigarette on a deputy while she was being arrested. Detectives were called to a house on Beck Graves Rd. on Wednesday to investigate dogs killing chickens at an adjacent address. Deputies said the dogs were malnourished and living in an abandoned house filled with feces
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  • Atlanta hospital shares sweet photo of baby before heading home - | WBTV Charlotte
    Atlanta hospital shares sweet photo of baby before heading home - | WBTV Charlotte

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    ATLANTA, GA (WTVM) – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is spreading a little joy on social media. The hospital posted an adorable picture of a NICU patient, baby Harper. “This tiny smile brought to you by Harper after learning she was going home after nearly three weeks in the NICU,” Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta posted on Facebook. The post received thousands of likes with encouraging comments
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  • The Latest: Kushner blames aide for faulty questionnaire - | WBTV Charlotte
    The Latest: Kushner blames aide for faulty questionnaire - | WBTV Charlotte

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local): The son-in-law of President Donald Trump is blaming his assistant for filing a version of his security clearance questionnaire that left off any contacts with foreign governments. Jared Kushner says the assistant accidentally filed the questionnaire while it was still being prepared. He says the initial form left off all foreign contacts, not just ones with Russians
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  • Can this stadium lure a professional soccer team to downtown Raleigh?
    Can this stadium lure a professional soccer team to downtown Raleigh?

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    If local soccer advocates have their way, a Major League Soccer stadium will greet travelers as they enter downtown Raleigh from Capital Boulevard. North Carolina Football Club unveiled a proposal Wednesday to build a stadium and entertainment complex on Peace Street, across from Seaboard Station on the northern end of downtown. It’s part of an effort to make the jump from the North American Soccer League to Major League Soccer – the premiere U
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  • Trump to salute Cheerwine at ‘Made in America’ event at the White House
    Trump to salute Cheerwine at ‘Made in America’ event at the White House

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    Salisbury-based Cheerwine will be the North Carolina representative at a White House event Monday that celebrates manufacturing jobs in America. Representatives of Cheerwine, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, will join President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, other government officials and representatives from manufacturers in each state at the 3 p.m. event. “By offering each state the opportunity to showcase a Made In America product, President Trump reaffirms this administration’s commitment to further encourage manufacturing in the United States that will further stimulate the economy and create jobs,” a statement from the White House read
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  • Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs - | WBTV Charlotte
    Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs - | WBTV Charlotte

    , wbtv.com

    By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at an AIDS conference in Paris, where researchers also gave encouraging results from tests of shots every month or two instead of daily pills to treat HIV
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  • Family speaks out after alleged attempted child abduction in LaG - | WBTV Charlotte
    Family speaks out after alleged attempted child abduction in LaG - | WBTV Charlotte

    , wbtv.com

    LAGRANGE, OH (WOIO) - A scary scene unfolded Friday evening on Whitney Road in LaGrange Township, Lorain County. It was a scene one family will most likely never forget. “They were all the way up here in front of my van, in a pool. The guy comes up on my property,” said dad Dave McCullough. McCullough wasn't home at the time, but he keeps reliving what happened to his little girl
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  • Ex-U.S. church members say Brazilians used as ‘slaves’ after being enticed to North Carolina
    Ex-U.S. church members say Brazilians used as ‘slaves’ after being enticed to North Carolina

    , japantimes.co.jp

    SPINDALE, NORTH CAROLINA – When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told. Trapped in a foreign land, he said he was forced to work 15 hours a day, usually for no pay, first cleaning warehouses for the evangelical church and later working at businesses owned by the sect’s senior ministers
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  • Dates set for Season 5 premiere of Vivian Howard’s ‘A Chef’s Life’ – plus a viewing party
    Dates set for Season 5 premiere of Vivian Howard’s ‘A Chef’s Life’ – plus a viewing party

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    We finally know the premiere date for the fifth season of Vivian Howard’s award-winning TV series “A Chef’s Life.” PBS will release the first episode on Oct. 3 and UNC-TV confirms it will premiere here on Oct. 5, keeping the show’s usual Thursday night slot (all local PBS stations can pick their own air dates and times). A premiere party will happen at 3:30 p
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  • 'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme - | WBTV Charlotte
    'Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen' and the UN have a new rhyme - | WBTV Charlotte

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    TOKYO (AP) - "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen" and the U.N. are rhyming. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song to promote the United Nations' sustainable development goals. The original went viral last year after pop star Justin Bieber. Pikotaro was appointed by Japan's Foreign Ministry to promote the goals. The comedian, in his trademark leopard-lizard design outfit, was a bit reserved alongside the more conservatively dressed Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at their appearance Wednesday
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  • NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018 - | WBTV Charlotte
    NASCAR's Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018 - | WBTV Charlotte

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    NEW YORK (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join NBC Sports Group's coverage of stock car racing next year. The agreement with NBCUniversal will allow Earnhardt to pursue "a wide range of opportunities in the company's media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts, and other areas." Earnhardt announced in April he would retire after this season, in part because of his injury history
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  • ‘Potentially very dangerous heat event,’ and high rip current risk in North Carolina
    ‘Potentially very dangerous heat event,’ and high rip current risk in North Carolina

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    Excessive heat warnings and heat advisories were issued on Sunday, warning central North Carolina about dangerously high temperatures and advising people to stay hydrated. Excessive heat warning today for areas east of route 1. Heat advisory west of route 1. Stay hydrated to avoid heat stroke. #heat #ncwx pic.twitter.com/CJrxwzLhwG. — NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued an Excessive Heat Warning for dangerously high temperatures and high humidity on Sunday for most of central North Carolina
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