WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - One person was in custody after a shooting on Tuesday at a high school in Albemarle, North Carolina, according to police and local media reports. One person had been shot at Albemarle High School, and the school was on lockdown, NBC's Charlotte affiliate WCNC reported. A woman who answered the phone at the police department confirmed someone was in custody but had no other immediate details. Albemarle is about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins)
A black bear was spotted in a large Redding neighborhood Monday morning.
On Monday Zir Weems was arraigned on charges of animal cruelty including a felony count of subjecting an animal to needless suffering. The Glenn County Sheriff's Office believes Mr. Weems hung two of his own Rottweilers -- one which was killed -- on his grandmother's property in Willows. "Through investigation we know that he is the one who transported the dogs over to his grandmother's house and left them there," said Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones. "And he is allegedly the one that tied the animals to the tree." The dogs were found one week prior to his wife's disappearance, when Zir Weems was found on a lot next to his grandmother's house in Willows bleeding from self-inflicted wounds. He's currently in the Glenn County Jail on the animal cruelty charges. Meanwhile the search for Zir Weems's wife, Angelica, continued. Willows Police moved its search further north having no success searching Willows and nearby areas. A Willows K-9 covered a large area at a park south of Hamilton City off Highway 45. "We're grasping at straws out of the haystack, and just picking one (area) each day, trying a different place," said Kelly Kuwata of the Willows Police Deptartment. "We know [Zir and Angelica Weems] were from Chico and Willows, so we're just trying to search places of where she might be." Zir Weems has legal counsel for the animal cruelty charges, but is not a suspect or a person of interest in the disappearance of Angelica Weems.
A very scary situation for a Tehama County mother as she found a man she didn't know inside her children's bedroom.
Northstate gas prices dropped several cents during the last week.
A wellspring of outside-the-ring sparring between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao reached a crescendo Monday with Pacquiao citing Bible verse while saying he was unaffected by the pound-for-pound king's barbs.
Jim Harbaugh had a succinct reaction to Deion Sanders' report on the league-owned NFL Network that his San Francisco 49ers players want him gone.
The Michigan Wolverines football staff made mistakes due to a "serious lack of communication" while dealing with quarterback Shane Morris' head injury, athletic director Dave Brandon said.
No one expects much from the Los Angeles Lakers this season and that's just fine with the Lakers heading into the start of training camp on Tuesday.