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AM News Break 10/28/21

By: Zachary Masters

In local news, an App State employee was arrested after an investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for allegedly hiding a phone in a bathroom stall. According to the Watauga Democrat, Jerry Alan McGlamery, a resident of Avery County, was issued an arrest warrant for alleged peeping. Following the report of the phone being discovered in Eggers Residence hall, an all-female identifying dorm, McGlamery was placed on investigatory leave on October 15th and was not allowed to return to campus. The investigation is still open and anyone with any information is encouraged to report it to the Appalachian State Police Department at (828)-262-8000.

In state news, Novant Health and Atrium Health, two of the largest hospital systems in Charlotte, were criticized for failing to give proper care to the state's poorer residents. The 2019 study done by the North Carolina State Health Plan and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that the two care providers made profits much higher than the national average. However, the two companies spent little in comparison to provide care to low-income patients while also receiving tax exemptions, according to the Charlotte Observer.

In world news, The Wall Street Journal reports that Iran plans to return to talks about it’s international nuclear deal with the US and European powers. It is expected Iran will return to the discussion table in November, although both US and European Officials are skeptical if talks will result in a new agreement. This comes after a several month hiatus from any discussion, which gave time for the Iranian government to move forward with growing their nuclear program. The Biden administration would most likely have to remove the trade sanctions brought on by the Trump administration which resulted in the old nuclear agreement breaking down in 2018.

Today's weather is brought to you by Today, expect a high of 51 degrees with a low of 46 degrees. Look for winds ranging from 5 to 15 miles per hour with fog and rain that will potentially become heavier in the evening

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