Toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

LINCOLN, Neb. — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    ST. LOUIS — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison.

  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    PITTSBURGH — A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.

  • South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish

    MOKPO, South Korea — The aroma of one of South Korea’s most popular delicacies is regularly compared to rotting garbage and filthy bathrooms.

  • Search for Chinese relics ends near Boston College campus

    BOSTON — While in Shanghai last year, Boston College professor Jeremy Clarke heard a strange tale that could have sprung from the pages of a classic mystery novel: Nearly 100 scale models of historic Buddhist pagodas, exquisitely crafted by Chinese orphans a century ago, had seemingly vanished.

  • Pakistan judge dismisses 9-month-old boy's murder case

    ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country’s troubled criminal justice system.

N.C. Wesleyan professor presents research in Paris

When writing researchers gathered in February at the Writing Research Across Borders Conference in Paris, Dr. Kedra James of N.C. Wesleyan College was among the invited guests.

Man charged with assaulting woman

A local youth advocate was not injured Wednesday night when a man who lives near her workplace attacked her.

Military must open all combat jobs to women by 2016

FORT BRAGG — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts.

Parker, Hood going pro

Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke’s latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

  • Southern Nash takes two from SouthWest Edgecombe

    Southern Nash didn’t scrounge up too many hits Thursday against SouthWest Edgecombe, but it made each and every one count.

  • LeBron is a tough task for Bobcats

    CHARLOTTE – The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoffs game in franchise history.

  • Improvements coming soon for Sunset Park tennis courts

    Improving one of the city’s more popular athletics venues will come at a cost greater than expected.

  • Jabari Parker puts off decision

    The anticipated announcement from Duke freshman Jabari Parker is on hold for at least another day.

  • Can Bubba be more than golf’s local hero?

    AUGUSTA, Ga. – He plays a sexy game of golf, owns two green jackets and – in what constitutes a show of major respect in these parts –Bubba Watson made rabid Georgia Bulldog fans take a break from spring football to watch some golf this weekend.

Walmart enters money transfer business

NEW YORK — Walmart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.

  • New food plant to open in Nash County

    A new business called Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients plans to locate in Nash County, specializing in producing high-quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products.

  • Bank to open new branch in Nashville

    A community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount is opening a full-service branch in Nashville on May 1.

  • Business owner adds two new stores

    Rocky Mount native Sharif Elsayed is adding to the list of local businesses that he owns.

  • Retail sales surge in March

    WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

  • Manning’s effort has sweet reward

    Dena Manning and her family always have loved the homemade candy produced by Butterfields Candy Co.

From the ashes, Jewish community rises again

The epicenter of the Holocaust, the city where Hitler ordered the deaths of 6 million Jews, seems an unlikely candidate for the world’s fastest growing Jewish community.

  • Smokehouse seasons meals with music

    There are a lot of similarities between making food and making music, The Prime Smokehouse owner Ed Wiley III said.

  • Band will have Dunn Center swinging

    Music from the silver screen and the Great White Way offers the theme for tonight’s performance by the Tar River Swing Band at the Dunn Center at N.C. Wesleyan College.

  • Deen hits taste, calorie balance

    ATLANTA – Bobby Deen grew up on rich, yummy Southern comfort food.It was all good until about 13 years ago when Deen turned 30.

  • Efforts ease access to anti-overdose drug

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Slowly and trembling, she inserted the needle into a sponge and continued rescue breathing on the plastic mannequin.  This could be her son.

  • Costumed mascots build fervor for causes

    Within this country, there exists a group of masked individuals who show up at large gatherings of people wearing colorful costumes.

Our Views

Telegram editorial writers weigh in on local, state and national issues.

  • Leave community college reserve intact

    When accountants start looking for ways to cut costs, many a wary department head follows the axiom of “use it or lose it.”That typically means, if a department doesn’t spend the money it has been allotted in its budget for a given year, someone will look for ways to cut the leftovers from the next year’s budget.

  • Give event center proposal a full airing

    After months of study, discussion and analysis, a proposal for a downtown Rocky Mount event center will at last take center stage for public comment early next week.

  • Dropout rates improve in Twin Counties

    Dropout rates at area schools fell last year – welcome news for students, parents and educators.

  • Kansas shootings have sad ties to N.C.

    As horrible and tragic as the weekend shootings outside two Jewish centers in Kansas City proved to be, a suspect charged in connection with the murders left a different brand of misery in North Carolina three decades ago.

  • Students’ exposure to STEM in schools is critical

    Last week, students at Englewood Elementary School engaged in a variety of activities designed to expose them to science, technology, engineering, art and math in a fun way.