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MAIN News Archives for October 2023

10/31 -  Israeli forces battle Hamas around Gaza City, as military says 800,000 have fled south
10/31 -  White House urges all US schools to stock overdose reversal drug naloxone
10/31 -  Deputies seize 48+ lbs. of meth, 4+ lbs. of heroin in Cleveland County
10/31 -  Driver accused of striking and killing pedestrian, then moving body before taking off
10/30 -  Maine mass shooter had numerous run-ins with authorities, showed warning signs long before shooting
10/30 -  UK backs suspension of deep-sea mining in environmental U-turn
10/30 -  Hunters find human remains in Pisgah National Forest
10/30 -  Severe drought hits four North Carolina counties with conditions set to worsen, officials warn
10/29 -  New ‘forever chemicals’ polluting water near North Carolina plant, study finds
10/29 -  Asheville City Council stalls South Slope vision plan amid crime, parking concerns
10/29 -  Syphilis Tsunami: Fired health department employee warns of outbreak
10/29 -  Man faces criminal charges following deadly crash in south Asheville
10/28 -  Maine mass killing suspect found dead, ending search that put entire state on edge
10/28 -  Israel says it 'hit 150 underground targets' in night of intensive attacks targeting Hamas tunnels
10/28 -  Pfizer shutting down facilities in Durham, Morrisville
10/28 -  NC attorney general demands 41 documents from HCA Healthcare
10/26 -  Trumpist Mike Johnson is the US House speaker. There’s plenty to fear
10/26 -  Search and rescue mission underway for lost bear hunter in Pisgah National Forest
10/26 -  Man arrested in Arden on murder, drug charges
10/26 -  Manhunt underway after at least 16 killed in shooting at bowling alley and restaurant in Lewiston, Maine
10/25 -  Manhunt continues for Nashville police chief’s son suspected in shooting of 2 Tennessee officers
10/25 -  Trump chief Mark Meadows testified in 2020 election case after immunity order
10/25 -  Fuquay-Varina assisted living facility employee charged with murder of 88-year-old woman
10/25 -  Asheville City Council approves $1.4 million for Thomas Wolfe Auditorium repairs
10/24 -  There’s a long list of candidates for House speaker as Republicans try voting again on a new leader
10/24 -  Israel shows footage of Hamas killings ‘to counter denial of atrocities’
10/24 -  Man in custody after cutting off engines on Alaskan Airlines flight
10/24 -  Asheville gears up for major water line upgrade spanning 22 streets
10/22 -  Netanyahu told to ‘quit now’ as ex-leaders pin blame on dysfunctional government
10/22 -  Parachutist successfully rescued after being stuck 70 feet up in tree in Salisbury
10/22 -  Changes at UNC, ECU could cost NC pension plan $1 billion or more, state treasurer says
10/22 -  Officials seek public's help locating endangered man, 69, last seen near Mission Hospital
10/21 -  Republicans drop Jim Jordan's US House speaker bid after third failed vote
10/21 -  Hells Angels allegedly used ‘pizza oven’ funeral home to get rid of victims’ bodies
10/21 -  Reported antisemitic acts up 78% this year in NC compared to last, data shows
10/21 -  Adjusted McCormick Field site plans heading to Asheville City Council for approval
10/20 -  Airstrikes hit Gaza as Israel says it doesn't plan to control life there after destroying Hamas
10/20 -  Sidney Powell pleads guilty in Georgia Trump case
10/20 -  Doctors, patients voice outrage at HCA, Mission over lack of quality health care during public meeting
10/20 -  One person rescued after part of retaining wall collapses, 2nd person freed hours later
10/19 -  Why Egypt and other Arab countries are unwilling to take in Palestinian refugees from Gaza
10/19 -  Jim Jordan to keep up flailing bid for US House speaker in third round of voting
10/19 -  Waynesville woman accused of ramming patrol car, threatening officer with baseball bat
10/19 -  Good Samaritan killed while assisting crashed motorcyclist on Sweeten Creek Road
10/17 -  Trump scheduled to be questioned in lawsuits from ex-FBI employees who sent negative texts about him
10/17 -  Conservation groups say forest plan could be the last straw for four bat species
10/17 -  NC man arrested by FBI after threat to Charlotte Jewish organization
10/17 -  Snow closes part of Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville
10/16 -  Major US pharmacy chain Rite Aid files for bankruptcy
10/16 -  Israel denies report of ceasefire in southern Gaza
10/16 -  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stops in Asheville days after announcing Independent presidential run
10/16 -  NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson downplays past remarks about Jews, declares Israel solidarity week
10/15 -  Caroline Ellison’s testimony against Sam Bankman-Fried: five key takeaways
10/15 -  State AG has been investigating Mission Hospital, but some question if it’s enough
10/15 -  Blue Ridge Railroad to get federal funding after mill closure
10/15 -  Woman receives prison sentence, ordered to pay $100k fine for drug crimes
10/14 -  It's the warmest September on record thanks to El Niño and, yes, climate change
10/14 -  ‘A dangerous game’: Republican chaos and indecision as crises shake the world
10/14 -  In rural N.C., Jews unite to show concern, solidarity and sympathies
10/14 -  Multiple fire crews respond to downtown Asheville hotel
10/13 -  Legislative executive committee OKs audit of $19,000 lectern purchase by governor's office
10/13 -  Israel orders unprecedented evacuation of 1 million in Gaza as possible ground offensive looms
10/13 -  Man arrested for allegedly making anti-Semitic threats to synagogue, charged with cyberstalking
10/13 -  GOP's Scalise ends his bid to become House speaker as Republican holdouts refuse to back the nominee
10/12 -  What was Hamas thinking? For over three decades, it has had the same brutal idea of victory
10/12 -  Florida teens had hit lists and planned shooting at high school, authorities say
10/12 -  New lawsuit challenges NC's ban on gender-affirming treatments for transgender youth
10/12 -  Motion filed in Ghost Town property dispute
10/11 -  US Supreme Court scrutinizes South Carolina voting map deemed racially biased
10/11 -  Trump acknowledged penthouse size at 11,000 square feet, not 30,000 he later claimed
10/11 -  Cooper sues NC lawmakers, claiming 'blatantly unconstitutional legislative power grab'
10/11 -  Jewish community in Asheville feels impact of war in Israel, offers support and resources
10/10 -  Weather disasters caused by climate change displaced 43 million children, says UNICEF
10/10 -  What to know as war between Israel and Hamas militants rages on for a fourth day
10/10 -  Five veto override votes on tap for state lawmakers
10/10 -  Seven-hour standoff at Black Mountain motel ends in suspected felon's self-inflicted death
10/09 -  China’s food security threatened by climate change
10/09 -  Israel imposes ‘full siege’ of Gaza as barrage of rockets fired from Palestinian territory
10/09 -  RFK Jr. is expected to drop his Democratic primary bid and launch an independent or third-party run
10/09 -  Doorbell camera, community vigilance helps police nab repeat offender in child's bike theft
10/07 -  Buncombe County Schools seeks family input on 2024-25 academic calendar proposal
10/07 -  Biden stuns allies with border wall bombshell
10/07 -  Troubling increase in overdose calls sparks opioid crisis response in Jackson County
10/07 -  At least 40 killed in Hamas surprise attack on Israel
10/06 -  Man arrested in string of downtown Asheville car break-ins, police say
10/06 -  Stabbed in the back’: Biden’s border wall U-turn leaves Indigenous and climate groups reeling
10/06 -  Man charged with threatening public, vandalizing Asheville businesses
10/06 -  Trump drops lawsuit against Michael Cohen just days before former president was to be deposed
10/05 -  ‘Gobsmackingly bananas’: scientists stunned by planet’s record September heat
10/05 -  ‘Ambitious:’ A look at NCInnovation, the ‘biggest single project’ in new NC budget
10/05 -  Crime takes a dive in Buncombe County: Sheriff credits staff, innovative technology
10/05 -  House devolves into angry round of retribution following McCarthy’s ouster
10/04 -  Trump’s escalating violent rhetoric is straight out of the autocrat’s playbook
10/04 -  5 people were wounded in a shooting after a homecoming event at Morgan State University in Baltimore
10/04 -  North Carolina's McHenry takes over as interim U.S. House speaker following McCarthy's ouster
10/04 -  Triple shooting suspect apprehended, now charged with 3 counts of attempted murder
10/03 -  All 10 drugs targeted for Medicare price negotiations will participate, the White House says
10/03 -  Hunter Biden to be arraigned in Delaware court in gun case
10/03 -  A nationwide emergency alert test is coming to your phone on Wednesday
10/03 -  House fire believed to be started by homeless people, officials say
10/02 -  Trump will testify in New York civil fraud trial
10/02 -  NC Republicans set to draw new congressional lines; Asheville to get new district
10/02 -  Scientists whose work enabled mRNA Covid vaccine win medicine Nobel prize
10/02 -  Firefighters work quickly to control structure fire in Asheville
10/01 -  Former Asheville Water director: ‘Incontrovertible evidence’ that shuttered pump station was key to water outage
10/01 -  Government shutdown averted with little time to spare as Biden signs funding before midnight
10/01 -  Judge blocks 2 provisions in North Carolina's new abortion law; 12-week near-ban remains in place
10/01 -  LGBTQ+ advocates 'beaten down' by recent laws, but Pride Fest brings community together