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03/21/2023 AM News Break

By Margurite Huckaby & Jordan Luker

From around campus, App State has recently hosted more than 80 Watauga County Schools’ for the 8th annual High Country MathCounts Competition. According to the Watauga Democrat, the contest hosted students from 10 different schools from Watauga and Avery County schools. Math problems in the competition included algebra, geometry, number sense, probability and statistics. Several students succeeded in both team and individual competitions.

From around North Carolina, a car was stolen from a Rocky Mount car dealership. According to CBS17, the theft happened early Friday morning at the Rocky Mount Chrysler Dodge Jeep Fiat dealer. When police arrived at the scene, they found that the building was broken into and 2 vehicles were stolen- a Jeep Trailhawk and a blue 2021 Dodge Charger wide-body Hellcat edition. A Nash County deputy spotted the vehicles near Interstate 95 and West Mount Drive. The deputy started chasing the stolen cars and they crashed. The suspect ran from the Jeep. Deputies and K-9 dogs were brought to the scene, but the suspect is still yet to be found.

In national news, a Colorado dentist is charged with murder in the ‘complex and calculated’ poisoning death of his wife. According to NBC, James Toliver Craig, 45, a dentist in Aurora, was arrested Sunday, for the murder of his wife. He was arrested 4 days after he drove his wife to the hospital, because she was complaining about a severe headache and dizziness. While at the hospital, the wife’s health was deteriorating fast. She was placed on a ventilator in the ICU and was declared “she was declared medically brain dead a short time later”. Authorities launched an investigation into her death and found she was poisoned, but are not sure what she was poisoned with. A warrant for first-degree murder was obtained early Sunday, shortly after doctors made the decision to take the wife off life support. Homicide detectives worked hard to uncover the truth behind the case.

Now time for sports.

In local App State sports news today both Baseball and Softball play today at 6pm here in Boone. The Baseball team will face the College of Charleston at Beaver Field. The Baseball team is trying to get momentum back on their side. After a 7 game winning streak the team now sits at 10-8 through a number of losses to Campbell, West Virginia, and Duke.

The softball team heads into a game with North Carolina which was originally scheduled for a couple weeks ago but will now be played today at Lloyd Family Stadium in Boone. The Softball team sits 15-7 after a recent loss to Marshall 8-0.

Finally on Thursday if the weather gets any better the women's and men's track and field team will begin their outdoor season in Raleigh, North Carolina. This start to the outdoor season will be the first track and field event for the mountaineers since the Sunbelt Indoor Championships on February 20 and 21.

In national news today Georgetown University announced it would be hiring Providence coach Ed Cooley. Cooley in the past has turned Providence into a program that consistently performs in the regular season and a regular in the March Madness tournament. Georgetown while having a rich Basketball history and legendary rivalries with Syracuse has become a shell of its former self. They hope by hiring Cooley they will be able to reclaim some of that glory back.

The end of the NHL regular season is also rapidly approaching as multiple questions remain unanswered. The Boston Bruins are currently looking at breaking the NHL wins in the regular season record. The record is currently held by the 1995-1996 Detroit Red Wings and 2018-2019 Lightning. In the Metropolitan division there is a tight race between the New Jersey Devils and Carolina Hurricanes for supremacy of that division. Their games today against the Rangers and the Wild are essential to making or breaking their grip on the division.

From, there will be a high of 54 and a low of 32 with lots of sun but increasing clouds throughout the day.

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