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According to Gaston County officials, there is a serious accident near Kings Mountain Highway at Edgewood Road.
An official with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said two people have died.
The Highway Patrol believes the car tried to make a U-turn on the highway when it was hit by a tractor-trailer.
We have a crew on the scene.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.
Union County sheriff's detectives arrested two men accused of shooting into an innocent woman's home.
They told Eyewitness News that Thorian Franks was robbed during an alleged drug deal on Robert Lane the morning of Oct. 8. They said around 11 that night he came back to the street with Andrew Smith and used a shotgun to fire into the back of the house. They believe Franks was seeking revenge from earlier that day, but went to the wrong address.
Capt. Ronnie Whitaker told Channel 9 the woman in the house called deputies after 11 to report the shooting. She told them her children could have been killed.
"The adult was on the couch; bullets hit the couch. One of the kids had just passed through the area," said Whitaker.
He said after days of investigating detectives were able to track down Franks and Smith. Both are facing charges for shooting into an occupied dwelling and drug charges.
When the news broke that three teenage girls from Denver were stopped in Germany, possibly on their way to join ISIS, they were described as:
PAMELA BROWN FOR CNN: "The latest American teenagers drawn in by the radical world of Islam extremism."
That's right, the latest — because just a few months ago ...
ERIC SHAWN FOR FOX NEWS: "The FBI agents in Denver have arrested a woman — her name is Shannon Maureen Conley. They have accused her of helping an insurgent she met online."
So is the Mile-High City just the American nexus of teenage would-be jihadis? Not exactly. (Video viaDenver Convention & Visitors Bureau)
In the case of Conley, who has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide support for a terrorist organization, she was driven to try to join ISIS through the Internet — specifically falling in love with an ISIS fighter on social media.
Now there are suspicions that the three girls, two sisters and a friend, were also influenced by ISIS fighters over the Internet to steal some $2,000 from one mother before running away. (Video viaKMGH)
And with ISIS extremely active on social media, these kinds of stories are popping up across the globe, asThe Guardian reports.
"France has the highest number of female jihadi recruits, with 63 in the region – about 25 percent of the total – and at least another 60 believed to be considering the move."
But there's a possible reason why so many teenagers, in particular, are being drawn in by the militant group.
AKI PERITZ VIA CNN: "They're oftentimes searching for an identity because what the jihadis are actually pushing is a narrative. ... 'We're the only ones who're actually going to help you out — why don't you join the fight?'"
The Denver Post reports the girls were home by Monday, in good condition, and when asked why they went to Germany responded only by saying "family."
It's still unclear whether the girls will face any charges for their actions or what those charges might be. The FBI was involved in bringing them back to Colorado from Germany.Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:41 -0400 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories