Monday, August 4, 2014

First Drip (8/4/16): Five Moral Monday cases dismissed, murder suspect in custody, more

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The controversial abortion buffer zone ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has proven useful in North Carolina. Citing the ruling, a judge in Wake County has dismissed the cases of five Moral Monday protesters, and given the high court's decision, Judge Joyce Hamilton says she may have ruled wrong in other cases involving Moral Monday protesters. Last year about 945 were arrested in Raleigh.

The man accused of killing Newton high school counselor Maggie Daniels is set to appear in court today. Police arrested Sharman Howard Odom, who lived about 100 yards from Daniels, on Saturday in Winston-Salem.

The health of the American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia has improved after he received an experimental dose of serum, the aid organization who he worked for said. Another dose of the serum went to Nancy Writebol, the missionary from Charlotte who contracted the illness while serving patients in the country. Writebol is being flown to Atlanta on Tuesday for treatment. Why Ebola remains incurable.

A ferry in central Bangladesh capsized, in the Padma river, killing two and leaving hundreds unaccounted for. Two dozen passengers managed to swim ashore, but witnesses say at least 200 perished. Accidents are common on the low-lying river, which serves as a major transportation hub.

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