BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch, killing his daughter and another person and injuring several others, authorities said. Bessemer City Police said in a statement that preliminary evidence indicates Roger Self, 62, purposely smashed his way into the Surf and Turf Lodge where reports say families were eating a relaxed midday meal. Footage from the scene showed emergency responders treating people on the
LYONS, N.Y. — A fugitive who’s wanted in North Carolina accidentally dialed 911 while he was in upstate New York, and he’s now behind bars. WHEC-TV in Rochester reports that deputies from the Wayne County sheriff’s office arrested 53-year-old Jesse Graham on Friday night in Lyons, a town east of Rochester. Graham reportedly is wanted in Mooresville, N.C., on several unspecified charges. He’s being held in the Wayne County Jail awaiting to be transferred to North
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The insect-gobbling Venus flytrap, which is under assault by development and poachers on the Carolinas coastal plain, could soon win the protection of federal endangered species law. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took a first step last December, when it found that a petition to protect the iconic plant presented “substantial” evidence in its favor. Further review is underway. The petition came from 26 biologists, botanists and plant conservationists.
DOVER, N.Y. — What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking and finally deadly. A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father. All three were laid to rest this weekend in upstate New York. “We’re all still in shock,” said Shirley Mann, a neighbor of Katie’s
NEW MILFORD, Conn. — A man killed his wife — who was also his daughter — and their 7-month-old son and then took his own life after she broke up with him, according to a 911 call. Steven Pladl’s mother called police in North Carolina to say she’d had a disturbing call from him and to ask officers to check on the well-being of her infant grandson. The mother told police Pladl said he’d killed his baby in Knightdale, N.C., and his 20-year-old daughter and her
Nonpartisan court the goal All of the justices on the Wisconsin Supreme Court are nonpartisan. They all told us that as they ran for office. But the ads run in their favor indicated something different. In this recent election it was not hard to tell which side the Democrats or the Republicans supported — which side their supporters were willing to spend their megabucks to get elected. So on a recent morning I read that the court has moved from a 5–2 conservative (read that