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Police: Mom with gun returns fire, forces burglar to retreat

Apr. 10, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina mother exchanged gunfire with a burglar in her kitchen, forcing him to retreat through a window. In a news release, the Burlington Police Department says the 31-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son were sleeping early Wednesday morning in their home...

White tiger chokes on boneless meat at zoo in North Carolina

Apr. 4, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A nonprofit zoo in North Carolina says its 10-year-old white tiger choked to death on boneless meat. The Conservators Center near Burlington said in a Facebook post last week that the tiger named Arthur began choking when staff was feeding it boneless pieces of meat during a...

Man accused of crashing into fence, pond, then leaving scene

Mar. 1, 2019 1:45 AM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is accused of crashing his car into a pond and then abandoning the submerged vehicle without notifying authorities of the wreck. The Times-News reports 47-year-old Matthew Daniel Browning was charged Thursday with a hit-and-run causing property damage....

Report: Witness says gate blocked when lion killed intern

Feb. 20, 2019 7:53 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people at the start of a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report. A Caswell County...

'Listen to Your Heart' exhibit may have saved man's life

Feb. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A museum exhibit may have saved the life of a North Carolina man. The Times-News of Burlington reports that Boyd Hudson used a "Listen to Your Heart" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Alamance County last month. Boyd placed both hands on the brass hand prints in front of a large...