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1 year 10 months ago

Local Marine awarded for heroism

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - A Marine Corps Corporal from Florence, Colorado was one of five Marines to be awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal on Monday for their heroism in rescuing comrades trapped aboard a crashed MV-22 Osprey during a training mission in Morocco last April. Cpl. Steve...

2 years 2 months ago

Report: Fayetteville VA failed suicide risk vets

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - An internal government audit finds the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center failed to fully follow up with veterans considered high suicide risks after their hospital discharge. The Fayetteville Observer reports the VA is required to check on high-risk patients weekly for the first month following their...

2 years 3 months ago

Marine pleads guilty to urinating on corpses

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - A Marine who admitted urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan will likely be demoted one rank. Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola pleaded guilty Wednesday to the desecration of remains and posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties, among other charges. While...

2 years 5 months ago

Hearing in Army general's sex case

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether a U.S. Army general will be face a military trial on sex charges is entering a third day with testimony from additional women. A female captain testified Tuesday that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair twice forced her to perform oral sex...

3 years 1 week ago

NC Moravians mark 240 years of Easter service

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Moravian Christians in North Carolina held their Easter sunrise service for the 240th consecutive year. Believers gathered starting at 2 a.m. Sunday amid brass bands and immaculately tended graves at a Winston-Salem cemetery they call "God's Acre." It's one of the oldest and largest sunrise services...

3 years 6 months ago

Video at issue in CO snowboarder crash case

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A video that allegedly shows a snowboarder slamming into a child on a Snowmass slope is in dispute for a trial that begins Friday. Authorities have charged 22-year-old Travis Luffman, of Pfafftown, N.C., with reckless endangerment and third-degree assault, both misdemeanors. Authorities say Luffman was...

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