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Cops: Pizza Worker Tampered With Shredded Cheese

NC manager discovered what cops suspect was rat poison before any customers were affected

(Newser) - Customers at a North Carolina pizzeria may have dodged a close one last week. The News & Observer reports an employee at Fayetteville's Primo Pizza was arrested Wednesday and accused of mixing what cops believe was rat poison in with the shredded cheese. Per a Fayetteville Police release , a... More »

Cops Destroyed Her Rape Kit, Then Did Something Unusual

Fayetteville, NC, police called victims whose kits had been discarded

(Newser) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story that a longtime friend attacked her while his mother was in the next room. "I was treated like a female crying wolf," said Veronica, who says the... More »

10 US Cities With the Most Smokers

In some cities, smoking rate tops 28%

(Newser) - In the past 50 years, the US smoking rate has fallen from 40% to about 18%. That suggests the habit and the health problems associated with it are easing, yet more than a quarter of residents still smoke in some US cities. The US metropolitan areas (none of them major... More »

The 10 Best US Cities to Call Home

There are some surprises

(Newser) - Looking for a fresh start somewhere? US News & World Report just released its first list of the best places to live in America. The publication used data from the US Census Bureau, FBI, and more; its own rankings of high schools and hospitals; and a survey of thousands of... More »

Exonerated NC Pair Finally Walk Free

'They took 30 years away from me ... but I don't hate them,' says McCollum

(Newser) - A day after a judge declared Leon Brown and Henry McCollum innocent and ordered their release after 30 years behind bars for a rape and murder they didn't commit, the half-brothers finally walked out of prisons in North Carolina yesterday. McCollum, 50 embraced his parents as soon as he... More »

NC Girl, 5, Still Missing; Mom Charged

Faces trafficking charge after man seen with daughter at hotel

(Newser) - The mother of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday in North Carolina was charged yesterday with human trafficking and other offenses, though authorities said they still did not know the girl's whereabouts. Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis, faces a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as... More »

Suspect Arrested in Tenn. Quintuple Murder

(Newser) - Police in southern Tennessee arrested a suspect today after at least five bodies were discovered near the Alabama county line, the Elk Valley Times reports. Forensic crime teams are investigating at two Fayetteville, Tenn., houses where the bodies were discovered, the AP reports. Gunfire appeared to fell all five. Police... More »

Barack Gets Heat at Barbecue Joint

Ugly atmosphere over NC lunch for 'socialist'

(Newser) - Barack Obama and aides bought lunch at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant in Fayetteville yesterday in an uneasy atmosphere that illustrates how tensely divided voters are in the state just two weeks before the election. One woman yelled, "Socialist! socialist! Get out of here!" as another angry customer... More »

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