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Dallas is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina and a suburb of the city of Charlotte. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 3,402. It was named for George M. Dallas, Vice President of the United States of America under James K. Polk. (More Info and Source) Dallas Real Estate

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2.12 million vehicles recalled for air bag, seat belt problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued important safety recall information on Saturday.

2.12 million vehicles have been recalled. These include Acura MDX; Dodge Viper; Jeep Liberty; Jeep Grand Cherokee; Honda Odyssey; Pontiac Vibe; and Toyota Corolla, Avalon, and Matrix.

According to a release, the vehicles were subject to recalls in 2012, 2013 and 2014 that resulted from NHTSA investigations to address a problem with an electronic component that might cause airbags or seat belt pretensioners (devices that tighten your seat belt) to deploy when they should not.

The NHTSA recently determined that a small number of vehicles that had been fixed under those recalls had experienced inadvertent airbag deployments, and the agency urged all three automakers to issue new recalls.

Below is a list of recalled vehicles:
     •    2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees (about 750,000 vehicles);
     •    2003-2004 Honda Odyssey; and 2003 Acura MDX (about 370,000 vehicles);
     •    2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe; Dodge Viper; and Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, and Toyota Avalon (about 1 million vehicles, not all of which were sold in the United States)

You can check your vehicle’s identification number (VIN) online by clicking here to see if it’s included in the recall. You will also receive a notice in the mail from your vehicle’s manufacturer if it is included in the recall.

Click here to read more from the NHTSA about this recall, including frequently asked questions.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:42:57 -0500

Children cooking when grease fire started in kitchen

The Charlotte Fire Department responded to a fire on Crowley Court Saturday afternoon.

Two women live in the townhome with some children.

The children were cooking before a grease fire started in the kitchen.

Fire damage was limited to the kitchen, but there is smoke damage to the rest of the townhome.

The fire did not spread to neighboring houses, but some also have smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.

Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:07:02 -0500

Police: Man threatens to kill parents, shoots at officer

Gaston County police said Saturday morning a woman called them to report that her son, Earl William McMillan, Jr., was threatening to kill her and his father.
McMillan, 45, fired a gun several times during the 911 call.
When the police arrived on the scene, McMillan shot at an officer at least twice, police said. The officer was not hurt.
McMillan’s mother escaped from the house, but his father was not able to escape.
The Gaston County Police Department Emergency Response Team arrived soon afterward and arrested McMillan.
McMillan’s father was not hurt.

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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:51:38 -0500

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