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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s mother dies after battle with cancer

Apr. 22, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and a longtime employee at JR Motorsports alongside her daughter Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer. She was 65. The team announced her death Monday. Jackson was the daughter of NASCAR fabricator Robert Gee,...

Sheriff: Man molesting child caught in act by her mother

Mar. 11, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man who investigators say molested a 7-year-old girl and was caught in the act by her mother. News outlets report the Rowan County Sheriff's Office filed multiple charges against 47-year-old Homer David Compton Jr. of Kannapolis, including...