Friday, November 27, 2015

Lunch Break w/ Leftovers (11/27/15): Panthers take care of business on Turkey Day

Posted By on Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 12:06 PM

The Carolina Panthers won the first game ever played by the franchise on Thanksgiving Day yesterday, easily beating the Dallas Cowboys 33-14 and remaining undefeated, now at 11-0 on the season. The Panthers' first two touchdowns came on interceptions brought back by Kurt Coleman and Luke Kuechly, respectively. Later, Cam Newton ran the ball in for another touchdown, celebrating with "The Twist." Some people have complained that Newton's hip-hop dances are too flashy, and at a post-game press conference, he said The Twist is his grandma Hattie's favorite dance. (Fox Sports/Associated Press) 

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, based in indian Trail, is currently caring for a large group of birds and other wildlife that were harmed when over 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Little Sugar Creek near Freedom Park on Wednesday. The spill reportedly came from a broken generator. So far, six ducks and three turtles have died, but that number is expected to grow. It's the fourth chemical spill in Charlotte in 2015, according to CWR staff. The city is paying for the clean-up of Sugar Creek following this most recent spill. (Justin Campbell, TWC News) 

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man and charged him with murder following a shooting in Shelby early this morning. Police in Cleveland County said Christopher Oneal Odoms was shot and killed during a party on Holmes Street at about 1:40 a.m. Following interviews with witnesses, police issued a murder warrant for Wray and took him into custody at 11 a.m. (WBTV Staff)

A South Carolina man got his Thanksgiving off to an interesting start when he stole an ambulance early Thursday morning. According to officials, someone called an ambulance to his home in Ridge Spring in Saluda County at about 12:45 a.m. Thursday when it appeared 26-year-old Richard Gentry Jr. was having a seizure. When paramedics arrived on scene and exited their vehicles to look for the victim, Gentry allegedly hopped in the driver's seat and took off, later crashing the ambulance into his relatives' carport. He was treated and released from the hospital and then charged with grand larceny. (WSOC/Associated Press) 

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