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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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Mooresville authorities search for bank robber

Police are looking for a man who hid his face behind sunglasses and a hat while holding up a Mooresville bank.

Police said he robbed the Fifth Third Bank off River Highway just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Call Mooresville police with any information on the robbery.

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:51:12 -0400

Man who rode on back of car on I-77 arrested after standoff

A man first seen on a dramatic video clinging to the back of a car traveling down Interstate 77 weeks ago has been arrested in Thomasville Tuesday after a standoff with police.
Police said he does have outstanding warrants from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and Eyewitness News is waiting to learn from CMPD what those warrants are for and if he will face charges related to the warrants in Charlotte.
Channel 9 aired the dramatic video a viewer captured on I-77 three weeks ago. He appeared to have punched through the back window and held on to the car at highway speeds until he climbed inside.
Police said the I-77 incident was part of a domestic dispute, and he was never charged in that because the woman involved did not want to press charges.
Thomasville police have now identified him as Rakeen Loverette.
Police said Loverette was arrested at a home in Thomasville after a three-hour standoff with police.
Police said they got a call about some kind of domestic dispute he was involved in on Tuesday afternoon.
They said when they got to the home, he was barricaded inside and investigators believed he had weapons.
SWAT officers responded and people in surrounding homes were asked to evacuate. Police said Loverette eventually surrendered.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:29:05 -0400

Middle East crisis hits home for couple

President Barack Obama on Tuesday refused to overrule a ban on flights between the United States and Israel's largest airport.

Israel asked the United States to reverse its decision after the Federal Aviation Administration put a 24-hour ban on flights to Tel Aviv.
Israeli police said a rocket from Gaza nearly hit the airport Tuesday.
The growing violence hits home for one local couple.

They told Eyewitness News reporter Jenna Deery they hope peace will come soon.
Adi Avin and her husband Ilan Avin are standing by waiting for the chance to visit Israel.
“It's a stressful time for us and for them,” Ilan Avin said.
Adi Avin said, “The sad reality is, it is part of life and it’s become part of life. It was a part of life for me growing up.” 
They live life in Charlotte but still carry the memory of decorating gas masks in school as children because of conflict between Israel and Hamas terrorists in Palestine.

Still, she's watching for airline tickets to go back but their trip is on hold.
Last week, Israel invaded Gaza attacking Hamas and the fighting hasn't stopped.
Every day for the Avins means following what happens with Israel in Gaza and hoping the country they now call home will stand with them.
“I think if America can stand with Israel, its ally in democracy that will help bring peace sooner to the area,” Ilan Avin said.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:41:53 -0400

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