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Monroe is a city located in Union County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,228. It is the county seat of Union County. (More Info and Source) Monroe Real Estate

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You won't believe what America's funniest city is


That’s right, the home of the Cubs, Da Bears, and the place where Second City was born is at the top of the charts.

The criterion was put together by the University of Colorado. Let’s be honest: Since the legalization of marijuana, they probably laugh at anything, but stick with me and we’ll see how they came to the conclusion.

The school's Humor Research Lab developed a formula that considered the following:

  • number of famous comedians born there
  • number of comedy clubs and comedy radio stations
  • number of "funny tweeters" living there
  • ratings of local audiences by traveling comedians
  • frequency of visits to comedy websites and comedy-related Web searches by residents

"We found humor often has a local flavor," lead researcher Peter McGraw told The Chicago Tribune.

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The work says it’s that local flavor that leads those who live in the Windy City to poke fun at themselves.

"The jokes that Chicagoans do tend to tell often feature deadpan and quick-witted humor, much of it directed at the foibles and frustrations of living in Chicago," the study states.

"They prefer to mine observational humor from the situations in which they find themselves. Such remarks seem to fit with the city’s professional comedy scene, since the city is known as a mecca for improv and stand-up."

Finishing out the top five were Boston; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; and Portland.

More here, including the rest of the Top 10. 

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 02:59:36 -0400

Fire breaks out inside home

A fire broke out at a home on Morton Street Tuesday night.

The fire was quickly put out and no one was home at the time.

The cause is under investigation.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:18:11 -0400

Victim describes DWI crash

A man hit by a suspected drunk driver talked to Eyewitness News Tuesday night hours after leaving the hospital.
Troopers said a suspected drunk driver crossed the center line on St. Paul Church Road causing the crash.
Chris Brown detailed every second that he can remember about that terrifying crash and why he believes it could happen to someone else.

“When the truck was on fire, that's where it burned me there,” Brown said.
Doctors said he will have a long recovery.

"They said it'd be up to a year before I'd be able to do anything normal," he said.
Brown said he was heading home from bowling with his brother Saturday afternoon in Salisbury when he saw a truck headed right for them.
"We ended up off into the ditch, and the first thing I said after that, was I asked if my brother was OK and then I realized that I was pinned," he said.
Brown remembers being stuck in this wreckage and troopers said Mark Carter was driving drunk when he crossed the center line.
Crews had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue him.
Investigators later revealed Carter should have never been behind the wheel on weekends because troopers said his license was suspended due to a prior DWI conviction.

"It makes me very angry to start with, but then also, makes me think there should be a lot harsher punishments for DUIs," he said.
Brown had to undergo emergency surgery on his hip and now he is worried about being out of work and supporting his family.
"Now, they have to be the ones to help me and I've always been the one to help them. Now I can't do that because of this guy," he said.
Carter remains in the hospital Tuesday night.
Investigators said the state may seize his truck because it marks his second DWI offense.
Troopers also said he faces jail time and his license could be suspended for an additional four years.

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:06:13 -0400

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