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9:42 am
Sun September 8, 2013

11-yr-old accidentally shoots stepfather

An 11-year-old Cleveland County girl accidentally fatally shot her 19-year-old stepfather Friday, after he handed her his new handgun. Bryan Reno died in his home outside Mooresboro after being shot in the chest about 10:45 p.m.  Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman says Reno bought the gun less than 24 hours earlier.  He showed the gun to his stepdaughter as his 35-year-old wife was sleeping.  The sheriff said Reno removed the magazine from the handgun but apparently failed to check the chamber. The girl pulled the trigger as she examined the gun, and it fired.  No charges are expected. 

FISHERMAN'S BODY RECOVERED

The body of a second fisherman was recovered Saturday from Lake Haigler, in Fort Mill.   The York County coroner has not yet released the man's name. But The Herald of Rock Hill reports that family members identified him as 62-year-old John Wilson of Rock Hill.   Searchers had found the body of 67-year-old Joseph Jeter on Friday.   The two men went fishing together on the lake Thursday afternoon. Authorities are still investigating how their boat overturned, but they say it was an accident. 

CATAWBA NATION PLANS N.C. CASINO

A fight is brewing over the Catawba Indian Nation’s plans for a gambling casino near Kings Mountain, North Carolina.  For years the tribe has been wrestling with South Carolina over plans to build a gambling casino that could generate millions in revenue and create thousands of jobs.  So the Catawbas now are looking at a site across the state line, in North Carolina. And now North Carolina lawmakers are promising to fight the proposal.   House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam says he's worried that if the state approves the plan, other tribes from outside North Carolina will try to open casinos in the state.

OPENING DAY FOR PANTHERS

It’s opening day for a new NFL season in Charlotte. After a summer of anticipation and weeks of practice and preseason, The Carolina Panthers host the Seattle Seahawks at 1 o’clock at Bank of America Stadium.  If you’re headed downtown this afternoon, keep an eye out for traffic.

CHIQUITA CLASSIC PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON DAVIDSON

In Davidson,   the final round of the Chiquita Classic professional golf tournament is getting underway as we speak, at River Run Country Club in Davidson. After three rounds, John Peterson and Andrew Svoboda are tied at 10 under par. It’s the second tournament in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals series, which is a sort of end-of-season playoff that will help dole out 50 PGA tour cards for next year. The Chiquita Classic also is a big deal for the Lake Norman area and River Run Country Club. It’s the largest tournament ever for the area and in the 22-year-history of River Run. Marc Struelens, the general manager and chief operating officer at River Run, said the televised and widely-publicized tournament will help put the club on the map.  "We hear too often that people don’t know that we are here ... The second thing is that … We hope that this will generate more interest in memberships in River Run," he told our news partner, DavidsonNews.net.  The tournament also is airing on the Golf Channel.

49ers GET 2ND WIN The UNC Charlotte football team remains undefeated after Week 2 of the season. The 49ers improved to 2 wins and no losses on Saturday with a 47 to 7 victory over Chowan at Richardson Stadium. Quarterback Matt Johnson threw five touchdown passes, and the 49ers defense forced five turnovers in the victory.