Driver charged in wreck that killed man on moped

You will be missed Tommy Cook… ❤ you from April and Austen….

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WHITSETT, N.C. — A man on a moped died when he was struck by a vehicle early Friday morning in the Whitsett area.

The accident happened just before 6 a.m. along Rock Creek Dairy Road.

N.C. Highway Patrol troopers say a Jeep Cherokee driven by Jeffrey Morrison, 40,  struck the moped from behind. The driver of the moped, John Cook, 46, of Graham, flew off the bike and hit the windshield of the jeep.

The moped ended up underneath the jeep.

Cook was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers say the accident happened at daybreak and Morrison claims he never saw the moped.

Morrison, who was the only one in the Jeep, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. Troopers are still investigating speed and whether or not the moped’s lights were on.

It was determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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Three arrested following string of vehicle break-ins in Forest Oaks area of Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Three men have been arrested following a string of vehicle break-ins in the Forest Oaks area of Greensboro.

Deputies responded to the neighborhood around 12:30 a.m. Saturday after getting a call about a suspicious vehicle.

When they stopped the car, they found several pieces of stolen property that was reported stolen from vehicle recently broken into in the neighborhood.

Three men were taken into custody including Casey Allen Raymer, 18, of Burlington; Brian Christopher Melville, 17, of Greensboro; and Aaron Bradley Finch, 18, of Greensboro.

They were each charged with two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, one count of larceny of a firearm and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

All three men were placed in the Guilford County Jail in Greensboro under $35,000 secured bond.

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Hundreds mourn loss of NC teacher; police still searching for killer

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Hundreds gathered to mourn the loss of a beloved North Carolina teacher as police continue to search for her killer.

Fox 8 Cleveland reported that friends and family gathered at a funeral home Sunday in Ohio to remember 31-year-old Margaret Daniels.

Friends described “Maggie” as a fun-loving, energetic young woman who was an exceptional athlete and was loved by everybody she knew.

“Just a wonderful young woman. And, there is no way explaining events like this. It’s just a tragedy,” family friend Mike Cassidy said.

Daniels was originally from Lakewood, Ohio and graduated from Notre Dame College. She moved to Newton, North Carolina, where she was high school teacher and counselor.

Police said Daniels was found murdered in her apartment last weekend. They have not said how she died, but did say there was no sign of forced entry or foul play in the…

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Guilford County deputies investigate string of robberies from unlocked cars

this is right down the road from my house….. crazyness….

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County deputies are investigating after officials said numerous things were stolen from unlocked cars in a string of robberies Saturday night.

Deputies said eight robberies were reported after 10:30 p.m. between the 5800 block to the 6700 block of Monnett Road.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said all the robberies involved unlocked cars and people were at home during the crimes.

Money, a gun and other items were reported stolen. Guilford County Sgt. David Poston said people should lock their cars and not keep items in plain view.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 641-3694.

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Homeowner says stripper tenant has family living in fear


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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — A woman, who asked to be identified only as Carrie, has lived in her Shadow Hills home for 21 years.

But for the last six months, she claims her tenant has her family living in fear.

“My house has turned into a battleground,” Carrie said.

Two years ago, Carrie started renting a room to 26-year-old Sara Rogers for $1,500 a month. And even though Rogers filled out her application using a different last name, Carrie said her reason seemed legitimate.

“She said … ‘I’m getting divorced. I was only married for a short time, so I changed my name,'” Carrie said.Homeowner say stripper tenant has family living in fear

Rogers said she was a student who worked at the strip club Deja Vu in downtown Los Angeles.

Everything was fine for the first year.

But in late 2013, Carrie said Roger’s friends moved in, she got cats, installed an air…

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Here’s what it’s like to ride the world’s tallest waterslide (POV video)

bucket list?????

When no one wanted to build the world’s tallest and fastest water slide, Jeff Henry built it himself.

So when Verrückt was completed, and it was time to test the 168-foot coaster in his Kansas City, Kansas water park, the choice of test riders was rather easy.

The guinea pigs: Henry, owner of Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts; Henry’s assistant; and head designer John Schooley.

“It was terrifying,” Schooley said. “It was great fun, but it was actually terrifying.”

The slide is slated to open to the public in the coming week. A technical glitch has put the exact opening day in flux.

Officially certified by Guinness World Records in May, Verrückt — which is German for “insane” — is 5 feet tallerthan the previous record holder, a water slide at a Rio de Janeiro country club.

Verrückt is precisely 168 feet 7 inches tall. To put that free fall in perspective, it’s longer than…

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