Associated Press journalist based in Chicago helping oversee news in 14 states from Texas north to Minnesota. Before the Midwest, I worked in the Mideast (Cairo, Tehran, Baghdad and beyond) for the AP.
A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured after a shooting in Durham. The teenager was taken to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries after a shooting in the 3800 block of South Roxboro Street shortly before 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16. No suspects are in custody and a follow-up investigation is underway, according to a Durham Police news release. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200.
The memorial service for a Durham activist who sought to improve the lives of people who have been incarcerated has been set. The memorial service for Umar Muhammad, 30, who died after a 1996 Cadillac Seville hit his Honda VT1300CX motorcycle on July 17, is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Hayti Heritage Center, which is located at 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham.
Editor’s Note: This is the third column in a four-part series on home canning from the UT/TSU Extension office in preparation for their Canning College which will be held on Saturday, July 15, and Saturday, July 21.Would you like to enjoy nature’s bounty from the summer garden all year long? If you are planning to preserve foods at home this summer, there are a few questions you might have about the safety of home canned foods.Q.
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