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Shark photo-bombs kid surfer as they share wave

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 10-year-old surfer has had a close encounter with a photo-bombing shark that shared a wave with him off an Australian beach.

Chris Hasson said Thursday that he was taking photos of his son Eden riding a wave off Samurai Beach at Port Stephens, 180 kilometers (110 miles) north of Sydney, on Tuesday when something unexpected and indistinct caught his eye.

He discovered he had photographed the face of a twisting shark just below the surface with his son on an apparent collision course.

“I saw the second photo and (thought) — no way,” Hasson told the AP. “I quickly called him in and whistled.”

“He (Eden) saw a shape in the wave and thought it was seaweed and felt something as he went over the top — he got his leg rope caught on something — but he though...

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Man stabbed couple with Samurai sword after meeting to sell items

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD)- A man who is accused of attacking a woman and her estranged husband with a “samurai sword” was arrested today.

27-year-old John Michael Juba was arrested today by the U.S. Marshal service on the Isle of Palms.

On December 5th 2016 a woman and her estranged husband arranged to meet a man to buy a few items through the ‘Offer Up’ app. The couple came to the home of the seller on Berkshire Drive where they purchased a printer then returned later on in the evening to also purchase some tools. When they returned to the home the second time there was a man present with a “katana like sword” and without any provocation the man attacked the female victim and her estranged husband.

While trying to flee the home the female victim was stabbed in the rear left ...

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Two major Supreme Court decisions expected Monday morning

WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hand down this term’s final two major decisions on Monday morning, dealing with public corruption and abortion access.

Chief Justice John Roberts scheduled the court to issue its final opinions at 10 a.m. EST.

Abortion rights

The highest-profile case centers on abortion rights and whether Texas state lawmakers placed an undue burden on women seeking to terminate pregnancies by implementing new restrictions on abortion providers and facilities.

Petitioners in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt argue that state laws unfairly and drastically reduced the number of abortion providers able to operate in the state legally.

SCOTUS precedent states that the government cannot place an undue burden on women seeking abortions.


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Dad tried to save baby left in hot car by putting her in refrigerator

MELISSA, Texas (AP) — A Dallas area man whose 6-month-old daughter died after she was left in a hot minivan parked outside the family home has been charged with manslaughter.

Michael Thedford is free on $20,000 bond. Booking records list no attorney for the 33-year-old Melissa man.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by KDFW-TV of Dallas-Fort Worth, Thedford said he dropped two other children off at day care about 9 a.m. Tuesday and had returned home to sleep. Only when he woke up three hours later did he find his youngest child stiff and “hot as a brick” in the minivan.

He reportedly placed the child in the refrigerator with the door open before calling 911.

The National Weather Service says temperatures were in the low 90s but felt like the upper 90s.

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Trial begins for man accused with killing girlfriend, deputy

LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA)- The solicitor office tells 7News that jury selection will begin Monday morning around 9:00 and he expects the trial to continue at least through the week.

Investigators say in 2011 Bennie Brown killed his girlfriend, Nicole Kingsborough, at her job in Fountain Inn and then during a standoff with deputies, they say he shot and killed Deputy Roger Rice.

Months after the crime, a judge ruled on a gag order, not allowing anyone associated with the case to talk about it.

Brown is charged with two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder for all of the people who were in the yard at the time of Rice’s shooting.

Sources say originally, the defense tried to argue the shooting was under the Castle Doctrine, but the judge denied that saying the shooting happe...

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Settlement reached in Maytag, Kenmore, Whirlpool moldy washers case

KNOXVILLE (WATE/AP) – If you own a Whirlpool, Kenmore or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be eligible for up to $500 in cash or a voucher toward a new washer as part of a class action lawsuit.

Attorneys for customers alleged the washers had “serious design defects” that can cause mold and mildew and companies failed to warn consumers. Consumers said that the machines did not clean themselves properly, while the companies said only a small number of machines had problems.

“From the beginning we have had mold issues with the machine,” said Howard of Washington Crossing, Pa., in a complaint to ConsumerAffairs about his Whirlpool Duet. “The entire house fills with the smell of rotten eggs everytime we use it.”

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SC run-off elections to be held Tuesday

(WSPA)- Tuesday is another election day in South Carolina.

Voters will decide the winner in several run-off races across our area.

State Senate, District 2 (GOP) (*Pickens)
Larry Martin
Rex Rice

State Senate, District 6 (GOP) (*Greenville
Mike Fair (i)
William Timmons

State Senate, District 12 (GOP) (*Greenville
Lee Bright (i)
Scott Talley

State House of Representatives, District 7 (GOP) (*Abbeville, Anderson
Blake Parker
Jay West

Solicitor, Circuit 10 (GOP) (*Anderson and Oconee Co)
Rame Campbell
David Wagner

Anderson County
Anderson County Council 3 (GOP)
Ray Graham
Eddie Moore

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Council District 6 (GOP)
David Smith
Bryson Parris

Greenville County Sheriff (GOP)
Steve Loftis
William “Will” Lewis

Greenville County Council District 25 (D...

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Man killed in Greenville hit-and-run crash

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA)- Greenville Police need your help finding the driver involved in a deadly hit and run on North Main Street downtown.

Police say a man was found dead in the road around 2:45 a.m. Monday.

It happened in the area near Gallivan Street and Edge Court. This is right near the Northgate Soda Shop.

EMS found the man lying face down in the southbound lane with severe head trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner’s office is now trying to identify the man and notify his family.

If you have any information on the car that hit him, call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME OR Greenville Police at (864) 271-5333.

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2 Dorchester Co. escaped inmates captured; one still on the run

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. — Two brothers, Michael Chaplin and Matthew Chaplin, are in custody once again after escaping the Dorchester County Jail Friday morning. Police are still searching for a third escapee, Donald Little (pictured).

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCBD) — A large amount of police vehicles are currently stationed behind Big Lots retail store on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek. Officials confirm it is related to the three inmates who escaped Friday morning, but no other information is available at this time.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies are on scene along with EMS.

Reports into our newsroom say several roads in the area are blocked off, and there is also a large law enforcement presence in the Foxborough neighborhood.

News 2’s Colby Thelen is on the scene and will deliver informati...

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50 Cent arrested after performance in the Caribbean

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) – A representative for U.S. rapper 50 Cent says he’s paid a fine and is on his way home after he and a member of his entourage were detained in St. Kitts and Nevis for using “indecent language” during a performance at a music festival.

Representative Amanda Ruisi said in a statement Sunday that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was booked to host the St. Kitts Music Festival on Saturday night.

Ruisi says festival organizers insisted he also perform and “there were profanities used during his performance.”

She says that Jackson will make sure to leave the profanity in the U.S. during his next trip to the Caribbean country.

Police said they didn’t know what exact words were allegedly used during the performance.

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