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Gospel Singer James Fortune Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Wife

James Fortune (Photo: WPVI) PHILADELPHIA, PA (WPVI) — Popular Grammy-nominated gospel recording artist, James Fortune, has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. He accepted a plea deal Tuesday to a third degree felony charge of assault – family violence. He was sentenced by Fort Bend District Judge Maggie Jaramillo to five years of probation plus five days in jail. He…

Obama Sends Plan to Congress to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

(ABC News/WOLO)After sending a plan to Congress to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility this morning, President Obama stressed that the prison “undermines” the country’s national security and must be closed. “This is about closing a chapter in our history. It reflects the lessons we’ve learned since 9/11,” Obama announced as he detailed his proposal from the Roosevelt Room at…

Iowa Caucuses: Race Between Clinton and Sanders Too Close to Project

(ABC News) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were locked in a race for the Iowa caucuses that was too close to project, with 96 percent of precincts reporting Monday night. The candidates were separated by less than 1 percent. Hillary Clinton led in delegates 27-2 with only two outstanding. Early Tuesday morning, the Sanders campaign alleged that the Iowa Democratic…

Police: Beware of Panthers counterfeit playoff tickets

CHARLOTTE, NC (WCCB) – Police are reminding the public to only buy Panthers playoff tickets from reputable sources. Counterfeit playoff tickets have reportedly been going around and CMPD wants to remind people that purchasing tickets from non-reputable sources can be a costly and unnecessary risk. These are some helpful things you can do to avoid being victimized: The single most…

Former NC Detention Officer Charged With Providing Drugs To Inmates

Dwayne Smith (WCCB) ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WCCB) — A former Rowan County detention officer has been charged with providing illegal drugs and tobacco to inmates. Dwayne Smith became the focus of an internal investigation in December. Detectives are also investigating to see if Smith allowed inmates to use his personal cell phone inside the detention center. Smith has been charged…

Maine man killed in Interstate crash that went unnoticed for days

GARDINER, Maine (WCVB) —Maine state police are investigating a fatal crash on I-295 that apparently went unnoticed for as many as five days. Troopers say a passer-by noticed the crashed Honda Civic on Saturday in Gardiner. Investigators believe the crash happened on Monday, Dec. 28. That’s the day the victim, 27-year-old Ian Carter of Gardiner, was last seen going to…

Secret Santa Gives Major Gift to PA Walmart Layaway Shoppers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Layaway services have reemerged in recent years as a popular way to pay for gifts a little bit at a time. At a Harrisburg Walmart Monday, there was nothing little about one man’s generosity. Some Midstate shoppers received an extra Christmas gift from a man known only as Santa B. The pitter-patter of holiday shoppers, less…

Security Tightened at Disneyland, Disney California Adventure

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have installed metal detectors at park entrances, added extra police patrols, discontinued the sale of toy guns and banned people 14 years and older from wearing costumes due to security concerns. After having their bags searched at park entrances, visitors will be randomly selected to go through metal detectors. Visitors over the…