04/25/2023 PM News Break
By Jenna Guzman & Andrew Travers
In local news, a pedestrian was killed Monday night in Sugar Grove. According to the Watauga Democrat, 57-year-old Tammy R. Wolfe was struck by a 2014 Forde Escape on U.S. 321 after attempting to cross the road. Wolfe died on the scene. The driver, 71-year-old Brenda Farthing, had no injuries and no charges are expected to be made.
In state news, a man from Raleigh has been charged after stealing a car and abducting the child within it. According to the News & Observer, 28-year-old Dustin Taylor Oakley stole a dark blue 2003 Dodge Durango, which had a 5-year-old girl inside of it Monday night in Chapel Hill. After the vehicle was stolen, an amber alert was released. According to the News & Observer, the child was found an hour later at a Sheetz gas station in Lillington, Chapel Hill and she was safe. Oakley was arrested and is now facing the charges of “first-degree kidnapping, felony larceny, misdemeanor larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and felony possession of stolen goods.” He is in custody with a $510,000 bond and is expected to be seen in court today. According to the News & Observer, Oakley has a history of larceny and breaking and entering vehicles.
In national news, President Joe Biden announced he will be running for reelection. According to the Associated Press, Biden had made his announcement today, saying he will “ finish this job.” Biden is the oldest serving U.S. president, and if given another term, he will be 86 years old by the end of it.
Now onto sports.
It was a big night in the NBA playoffs last night, with arguably the biggest game of the night being the matchup between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat won the game by a final score of 119-114 and were aided by a spectacular performance from forward Jimmy Butler. Butler finished the game with 56 points, setting a Heat playoff record for scoring. The first round continues tonight, with three games taking place. The Atlanta Hawks, who picked up a win in their last game, will play on the brink of elimination against the Boston Celtics at 7:30 p.m. The Minnesota Timberwolves will also fight to stay in the playoffs as they take on the Denver Nuggets at 9 p.m. And finally, the night will conclude when the Los Angeles Clippers, who are also on the brink of elimination in their series, take on the Phoenix Suns at 10 pm.
Finally, in NHL news, the Carolina Hurricanes will once again be in action tonight, taking on the New York Islanders in the fourth game of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With a win tonight, the Hurricanes will win the series over the Islanders and advance to the next round of the playoffs. If you want to tune in, coverage of this game will start at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Other NHL games in action tonight include the Minnesota Wild taking on the Dallas Stars at 8 p.m. and the Los Angeles Kings taking on the Edmonton Oilers at 9:30 p.m.
Today’s weather is courtesy of Booneweather.com. Today is a cloudy day with a high of 57 degrees and a low of 38.