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Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A masked gunman invaded a Tennessee church Sunday and opened fire, walking silently down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself acci

WECT - 2017-09-24 17:47:02

Worship service held to honor law enforcement in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Sunday services at one Wilmington AME church were not the typical sequence of events. That's because the church hosted the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and Wilmington Police for "A Day of Worship Honoring Law Enforcement". The services also included time for the sherif

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2017-09-24 20:44:46

Kure Beach to host Island Day - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

The Town of Kure Beach and the town of Carolina Beach teamed up Sunday to host the eighth annual Island Day at Ocean Front Park and Atlantic Avenue. The Town of Kure Beach and the town of Carolina Beach teamed up Sunday to host the eighth annual Island Day at Ocean Front Park and Atlantic Avenue. Ac

WECT - 2017-09-24 13:41:43

Seahawk Aviation of Wilmington flies relief supplies to Florida

Seahawk aviation took to the skies on Sunday to give relief to those affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida. The Wilmington based aviation company took seven planes to the Sunshine State, and they plan to take more next week. Ryan Evans, Vice President of Seahawk, said the company was originally he

WECT - 2017-09-25 00:20:02

First Alert Forecast: increased swell and sunshine this weekend, monitoring Maria

The forecast for this weekend through early next week is predicated on Hurricane Maria tracking between the Carolinas and Bermuda. Expect heavy surf and rip currents amid otherwise nice conditions: sunny to partly sunny skies. Tropical storm and hurricane activity will be a factor along the beaches

WECT - 2017-09-23 21:18:56

The world did not end, but faces 'tribulation'

(RNN) - The world did not end Saturday. It was supposed to, according to a doomsday conspiracy. But it didn't happen. However, the man behind the theory says his prophecy was misinterpreted. The world was never going to end Saturday. It was only the day a sign would appear in the sky. The world is s

WECT - 2017-09-24 12:33:02

Father of missing LSU student provides update, says football game has hindered search

The father of an LSU student who has been missing nearly a week has created a Facebook group to provide updates, in which he also expressed his personal concerns of how the search has been handled so far. On Saturday, in the public Facebook group, consisting of over 1,100 members as of Sunday mornin

WECT - 2017-09-24 13:02:40

Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama

NEW YORK (AP) - It seemed as if Anthony Weiner had hit rock bottom when he quit Congress in 2011 over a sexting scandal. But that was just the beginning. The New York Democrat is scheduled for sentencing Monday for sending obscene material to a 15-year-old girl in 2016 in a case that may have also p

WECT - 2017-09-24 13:16:57

France: Macron's party faces likely blow in Senate elections

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron's unconventional political party is fighting to make its mark on the Senate in elections for half the seats in the upper house. But the results of Sunday's voting are likely to reflect mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership. His centrist Republ

WECT - 2017-09-24 07:16:48

The Latest: Ocracoke Island under mandatory evacuation order

MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been issued a mandatory evacuation order. Hyde County tweeted Sunday evening that the order will go into effect 5 a.m. Monday in advance of Hurricane Maria. A tropical sto

WECT - 2017-09-25 00:13:06

Kushner used private email to talk to White House officials, lawyer says

(CNN) - Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump and senior White House adviser, used a private email account to talk to White House officials. Kushner's lawyer said in a statement Sunday that less than 100 emails went through this account from January to August 2017. The lawyer also said an

WECT - 2017-09-24 23:59:52

Trump administration announces new travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): 7 p.m. Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new r

WECT - 2017-09-24 23:57:31

Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

MEXICO CITY (AP) - In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. The

WECT - 2017-09-23 19:18:40

Puerto Ricans hunt for precious Wi-Fi and cell signals

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Margarita Aponte and her relatives cleared the road in front of her house with two oxen Sunday, then drove an hour from her devastated hometown in central Puerto Rico to the old telegraph building in the capital of San Juan. There, thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered for

WECT - 2017-09-24 21:37:23

Emily Minor: Living a career in country music ten years after "American Idol" ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Emily Minor has belted out tunes and performed on stages since she was three-years-old. It doesn't matter that the first "stage" was actually the fireplace hearth in her parents' home. To a then wide-eyed, blonde-haired toddler, it was a place to sing. That desire has never gone away. Growing up in

WECT - 2017-09-24 21:30:10

Right-wing activist holds short, small California rally

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos blew kisses, posed for selfies and briefly addressed a few dozen supporters at the University of California, Berkeley while a slightly larger crowd protesting his blink-and-you-miss-it appearance Sunday was kept separate by police. Yia

WECT - 2017-09-24 20:47:36

7 charged with rioting after protest in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seven people are facing rioting and resisting arrest charges for their role in a protest that turned unruly at an upscale St. Louis County shopping mall. Overall, 22 people were arrested Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights, Missouri. It was one of several protests

WECT - 2017-09-24 20:07:40

Russia general killed in Syria fighting

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's Defense Ministry says a general has been killed in fighting in Syria. The ministry said Sunday that Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov "was at a command post of Syrian troops, assisting the Syrian commanders in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor." State news agenc

WECT - 2017-09-24 19:37:04

Police: Man stole street sweeper, drove around parking lot

GARNER, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man has been accused of stealing a street sweeper and using it to drive doughnuts around a shopping mall. Garner police told local media outlets that 39-year-old Jason Lee Robinson of Raleigh was arrested Sunday and charged with larceny, driving while impaired an

WECT - 2017-09-24 18:44:39

Couple charged in disappearance of South Carolina baby

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The mother of the missing 11-month-old baby and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with the case of the missing child. Myrtle Beach Police Capt. Joey Crosby told local media outlets Sunday that Ladasha Harriett and Daquan Simmons were arrested on charges of homi

WECT - 2017-09-24 18:20:38