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TODAY'S TOP STORIES

NORTH CAROLINA

COLORADO FAMILY KILLED

FREDERICK, Colo. — Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for." By Kathleen Foody and Jonathan Drew. SENT: 660 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

— MAN STRANGLED: An inmate at a North Carolina jail is accused of choking a man to death earlier this year.

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VIRGINIA

IN BRIEF:

— VIRGINIA TECH-DONATIONS: Donations to Virginia Tech have surpassed $150 million for the second straight year.

— UBER-CRASH STATS-VIRGINIA: A recent study finds no evidence that ride-hailing app Uber reduced the number of serious car wrecks in Virginia. The research also found no change in the likelihood that a fatal crash involved alcohol.

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MARYLAND/DELAWARE

IN BRIEF:

— GRANDSON SMOTHERED: A 53-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to fatally smothering her 3-year-old grandson with a washcloth.

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