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  1. Testing underway at school after illness at elementary schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | WBTV

    Testing is underway at an elementary school in Union County after nearly one-third of the student body was out sick last week. Officials said 162 students and 12 staff members were out on Friday, but they could not confirm how many of those children were related to the reported illness.

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  2. 162 students, 12 staff members out after illness at Union Co. school, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WBTV

    Tests are being done after multiple students and staff members got sick at a Union County school, according to school and health officials. The Union County Department of Human Services Division of Public Health said that multiple students and staff at Shiloh Elementary School, on Rogers Road in Monroe, have been affected since Wednesday.

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  3. Four arrested in Pageland store robbery, shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | WBTV

    People in the small town of Pageland are shocked after hearing details of arrests made in the shooting of a store clerk. A witness told investigators that Maria Elena Rios-Reyes was shot after handing money to the suspect and reaching for the phone.

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  4. Chester Police in search of endangered missing personRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WBTV

    Police in Chester are searching for a man who has several health issues. According to SLED, of 70-year-old Joseph Heath was last seen around noon on Thursday traveling from Jonesville to Chester.

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  5. BLOG: Is A Seasonal Tornado Forecast Coming?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WBTV

    For years now we have had access to long range hurricane forecasts which are typically produced early in a calendar year and predict how active the upcoming hurricane season will be, even citing specific ranges or exact numbers in their predictions. They attempt to answer the big three questions: How many tropical storms will develop? How many hurricanes? How many major hurricanes ? That's pretty impressive when you consider these forecasts are made months in advance.

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  6. Troopers: At least one killed in Union County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WBTV

    The accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. on US Highway 601 at Baucom Deese Road, just north of Monroe. The accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. on US Highway 601 at Baucom Deese Road, just north of Monroe.

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  7. 82-year-old woman reported missing, could be with small dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | WBTV

    The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Monday morning for 82-year-old Margaret Blalock Rimer. She is described as a white female, around 5'5", 140 pounds with shoulder-length white hair and blue eyes.

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  8. Police: Man dies after being shot multiple times along streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WBTV

    Police in Monroe are investigating after a 28-year-old man died at the hospital after he was reportedly shot over the weekend. According to police, 28-year-old Steven Clifton Smith died at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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  9. Police: Woman uses Facebook to track down, bust man who stole her kayaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | WBTV

    A Fort Lawn man is behind bars after police say he stole kayaks from a woman's house in Fort Lawn and attempted to use Facebook to sell them off. According to Rock Hill police, a Fort Lawn woman contacted them Sunday evening and said she was set to meet the man she claims stole three kayaks from her home.

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  10. Drug tested in Charlotte shows 'game-changer' results in cancer fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | WBTV

    She has a bounce in her step, a sparkle in her eye, and a constant smile on her face. It's really hard to imagine lung cancer looking any better than it does on Edwina Edgeworth.

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  11. Charlotte airport opens final stretch of new entrance and exit roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | WBTV

    Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Saturday opened the final leg of its new entrance and exit roads, completing the Josh Birmingham Parkway realignment project and giving drivers a more direct path to and from the terminal, airport officials said. As part of the $24 million realignment, the new roadway connects the Little Rock Road exit off Interstate 85 to North Josh Birmingham Parkway.

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  12. Data company plans to hire 250 people at new plant in MonroeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 | WBTV

    A Los Angele company plans to hire 250 people at a new printing and data center in Union County over the next five years. The Charlotte Observer reported that O'Neil Digital Solutions plans to spend $140 million on the plant in Monroe.

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  13. Monroe lands $140M printing and data center projectRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2015 | WBTV

    Union County has landed a $140 million printing and data center project, one of the largest ever deals for the county, officials announced Thursday. O'Neil Digital Solutions of Los Angeles chose Monroe over two locations in South Carolina that were close to the Charlotte region.

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  14. Three NC troopers in domestic violence related case in same monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | WBTV

    According to Cleveland County deputies, Jesse Lance Saucier was served a 50-B domestic violence protective order this week by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office. Bryan Kirkpatrick, 14-year veteran assigned to the Troop H District 3 Highway Patrol in Monroe, was arrested Sunday and charged with assault on a female.

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  15. 2 N.C. women who wore POW-MIA bracelets share a homecomingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | WBTV

    I heard from both after writing about the remarkable return of the remains of Bunyan Price Jr. after 45 years. On May 2, 1970, Price - raised in Monroe and Belmont and drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War in late 1969 - was on a helicopter with seven other Americans.

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    Apr 8, 2015 | WBTV

    Authorities are accusing a contractor of taking more than $9,000 from insurance companies for roofing jobs in Richmond County that he didn't do. The Richmond County Daily Journal reports 42-year-old David Allen Coble of Monroe is charged with felony insurance fraud.

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  17. Former DSS supervisor released after pleading guilty in child abuse caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | WBTV

    A former department of social services supervisor who pleaded guilty last Tuesday to felony child abuse charges was released from the Union County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, with time already served. Wanda Sue Larson, 58, entered the guilty plea on two felony and two misdemeanor counts in a child abuse case where her then 11-year-old foster child was found chained to her porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck in 2013.

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  18. Wanda Larson set to be released after pleading guilty to child abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | WBTV

    A former department of social services supervisor who pleaded guilty last Tuesday to felony child abuse charges is scheduled to be released from the Union County Jail on Wednesday, with time already served. Wanda Sue Larson, 58, entered the guilty plea on two felony and two misdemeanor counts in a child abuse case where her then 11-year-old foster child was found chained to her porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck in 2013.

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  19. NC trooper reassigned pending internal, criminal investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | WBTV

    A North Carolina Highway Patrol state trooper was placed on administrative duty pending an internal and criminal investigation, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Trooper Bryan S. Ledbetter, an 8-year veteran, was placed on administrative duty on Tuesday by state Highway Patrol.

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  20. DA: Guilty plea in Larson child abuse case expected TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | WBTV

    Union County prosecutors say they anticipate Wanda Sue Larson, a former social services supervisor, will plead guilty Tuesday in a child abuse case in which a boy in her care was found shackled to her porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck. Harper, 58, was sentenced to a minimum of six years and three months, with a maximum of 10 1/2 years in prison.

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