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11/18/2022 PM News Break

By Devin Stewart

Locally, The Watauga Democrat reports members of the Mountaineer Dental and Sleep Center provided nearly 30-Thousand Dollars in free dental care for veterans of all branches in the military. This took place on Veterans Day as a way to show appreciation for Veterans across the High Country. M-D-S-C provided a variety of services including dental cleanings, X-rays, extractions, and fillings. Mountaineer Dental and Sleep Center is located off 4-21 near Lowes Foods.

Around the state, FOX8 WGHP reports Piedmont Airlines announced an incentive plan for direct entry captains paying up to $100,000 in signing bonuses. This comes as many airlines struggle to find pilots. Piedmont officials plan to increase the number of flights offered in 2023 - 2024. Schools like the Academy of Aviation say student enrollment is up. However, training to become a pilot takes a minimum of three years.

Nationally, NPR reports the search for a suspect continues after four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person at a rental home in the college town of Moscow. Upon arriving, three women and one man were found dead. All four victims were stabbed with a knife. The four victims were friends. There was no sign of forced entry, and a door was found open when officers arrived. University of Idaho president Scott Green said the school will remain open the rest of the week, but the school would give excused absences to anyone who feels more comfortable leaving campus early for Thanksgiving.

This afternoon’s weather report is brought to you by Bundle up as you head out for your Friday afternoon. Expect mostly clear skies with continued cold temperatures. High temperatures will top out around 38 degrees, before falling back to 21 degrees overnight.

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