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Fight Bullying On Unity Day

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 marks the 4th annual Unity Day to fight bullying. Unity Day, founded in 2011 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, was developed to show support for children and teens who are currently being bullied, or have experienced bullying in the past. In 2006 PACER launched National Bullying Prevention Month to be celebrated annually in October, in order to spread awareness about the severity of bullying. Since launching Unity Day in 2011, the … read more»

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Cary Teen Charged In Tragic Fatal Car Wreck

A teenage driver in a fatal car accident near Panther Creek High School has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, Police reported on Thursday. Spencer Saunders, 16, a sophomore at Panther Creek High School, was driving two siblings, Laura Yost, 15, and Ryan Yost, 16, to school last Tuesday morning, September 16th, when the collision occurred. Both Laura and Ryan were taken to Duke University Hospital following the crash with injuries, Laura’s more … read more»

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New York City Uber Drivers Unhappy with Compensation

Car Service Uber Faces Issues with Employee Wages New York City Uber drivers lined up outside of the company’s Queens-based office Monday in protest for the second time since September 8. The drivers, unsatisfied with the car service’s low fares, demanded that the company increase fares for its uberX division, Uber’s lowest-cost option. Uber, an innovative car service available in numerous cities across 45 countries, including Raleigh, aims to offer reasonable fares, clean cars and … read more»

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Robin Williams’ Death Reminds Us of Importance of Suicide Awareness in North Carolina

The world lost a comedic genius this week when actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away at age 63 due to apparent suicide. As his family, the Hollywood community and fans across the world mourn the loss of one of comedy’s most brilliant legends, his death also brings to light the harsh reality of depression and the effects it may have on its victims. The death of Williams comes as both a devastation and a shock to … read more»

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Raleigh News Station WRAL Investigates Helmet Safety

Are High School Football Helmets Safe? In mere weeks, high school football fields across the nation will light up on Friday nights, stands filled with cheering fans. One of the most popular sports in America, football seems innocent enough; after all it’s just a game, right? Perhaps it’s more dangerous than most realize. According to High School OT, a WRAL and ESPN-produced website, each year 250,000 teen boys visit emergency rooms across the nation with sports-related … read more»

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Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The accident occurred at about 11PM at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and New Hill Road in Holly Springs. The pedestrian, Jesse Lemar Lawrence of Holly Springs, was taken to WakeMed hospital, where he died on Sunday. Lawrence was 33-years-old. 20-year-old Gilbert … read more»

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Pledge to Pool Safely This Summer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. This summer the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking children and parents, alike, to take a pledge to “Pool Safely” in an effort to spread awareness around pool safety. Pool Safely is an ongoing campaign by the CPSC to educate the public about pool safety, pool product recalls and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa … read more»

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Truck Safety Questioned After Fatal Crash Left Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition

A fatal crash that left actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition Saturday has raised questions about the safety of commercial truck driving and driver schedules. The accident occurred early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike in Cranbury Township, NJ as a Wal-Mart truck driver from Georgia failed to slow down for traffic ahead. Though driver Kevin Roper swerved at the last minute, his truck ultimately collided with the Mercedes limo bus that carried Morgan and several friends. The fatal crash left comedian … read more»

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Dan Marino Is Latest Former NFL Player To File Concussion Lawsuit

Former NFL Player and Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino joined 14 other former NFL players who have filed a concussion lawsuit against the NFL. According to USA TODAY, the former NFL players filed the lawsuit on May 28th in a federal court in Pennsylvania, accusing the NFL of “misleading players about the long-term dangers of concussions.” Marino and his 14 former NFL co-filers are just a handful among the 4,500 other players who have … read more»

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7-Year-Old Boy in Florida Electrocuted by Pool Light

A 7-year-old boy from North Miami died after being electrocuted by an improperly wired light in his family’s backyard pool, a Florida news outlet reported. Calder Sloan jumped into the water to race a family friend across the pool — toward the end with the faulty light. His friend exited the pool shortly after jumping in when he felt a tingle upon hitting the water, but Sloan continued to swim toward the light. At some point … read more»

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