1. Wake County health officials are claiming that social networking apps are partly to blame for the sharp increase in syphilis cases around the area. According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, As of Friday, March 18th, there has been a recorded 1,113 early syphilis infections that were diagnosed in 2014, in the entire state as well as county, which is a 62 percent increase from the previous year, when 688 cases were reported. The article states that Wake County saw a total of 233 reported cases of syphilis last year, marking a 15-year high. A Wake County public health division director by the name of Sue Lynn said that when patients who contracted syphilis were interviewed in Wake County, many said they met their partner…show more content… Web. 19 Mar. 2016. .
2. Police has charged a second man who is in connection with a double homicide in a parking lot just off of Glenwood Avenue last week. A man by the name of Daekwon Javon Ragland, who is 20 years old, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, as announced by Police on Thursday, March 17th. Ragland is currently accused of killing a man by the name of Pedro Joel Reyes Diaz, who is 25 years old and from Raleigh, as well as a man by the name of Allan Uriel Rodriguez, who is 25 years old also, and from Wendell. As stated by the police report, the two men were found shot to death in an SUV at about 12:30 a.m. last Thursday in the parking lot of a Panera Bread in the 6200 block of Glenwood Avenue, across from Pleasant Valley Promenade. Additionally, on Tuesday, March 15th, police announced that they had charged Denzel Rashad Dancy with the murders. Dancy, who is 18 years old, remains at large, according to the article. Also, police have not disclosed a possible motive for the killings.
"Raleigh Police Charge Second Man in Double-homicide." Newsobserver. Web. 19 Mar. 2016. .…show more content… A South Carolina teacher by the name of Leigh Anne Arthur, is suing her school district after a student shared an intimate picture on social media, leading to her losing her job. On February 19th, a student was reported to have grabbed the partially nude photo of Leigh Anne Arthur, who is a teacher at Union County High School, from her phone when she left it on her desk while on hallway patrol duty. Following the incident Arthur resigned after the district superintendent told her she bore some of the responsibility for keeping racy photos private and gave her the option to go through a dismissal process or resign. A lawyer who represents Arthur, Jessica Salvini, told NBC News that she filed the lawsuit on Friday against the school district and David Eubanks, its superintendent. Based off a statement obtained by NBC affiliate WYFF in Greenville, Arthur said "The Lawsuit is based on the false accusations made by Dr. David Eubanks against me along with policies and due process not appropriately followed by Union County School District." In addition, after charges were filed, Eubanks stood by his belief that Arthur was at fault. Also, an astounding 17,000 people have signed a petition to bring Arthur back to the high school, where she taught mechanical engineering and computer programming. Despite the outpouring of support, Arthur has said she does not want her job