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Official: FBI operation being conducted in Belmont, Mount Holly

The FBI is conducting an operation in Belmont and in Mount Holly Saturday afternoon, according to the Belmont Police Department.

FBI and local authorities were seen at Capones Tattoo Parlor on West Wilkinson Boulevard Saturday afternoon.

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Residents told reporter Alexa Ashwell the tattoo parlor hasn't been at the strip mall very long.

The FBI is also searching a home three miles from the tattoo parlor on Rankin Avenue in Mount Holly. 

 

FBI confirmed the cases are connected.

Belmont police referred all inquiries from the media to the FBI.

Documents are sealed in the case, FBI officials said Saturday.

Once a suspect is in custody, those warrants and affidavits will be unsealed, possibly Monday, officials said.

Authorities have not released anymore information and Channel 9 is working to gather more details. 

LINK: Alexa Ashwell on Twitter

Return to this story and watch Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. for updates. 

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:48:32 -0400

Reports: Cecil the lion's brother, Jericho, may have been killed

There may be a sad new development related to Cecil the lion, according to CNN.

There are conflicting reports that Cecil's brother, Jericho, has been illegally killed by a hunter, the network reports.

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Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, reportedly confirmed the news to CNN.

Rodrigues told USA Today, "I'm very disappointed, I'm heartbroken. It's just too much." 

However, international news sources claim the reports are false, and that Jericho is alive and well.

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Cecil’s death, at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer has provoked an international outrage. Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion, which was protected.

The identity of the hunter who allegedly killed Jericho has not been released yet.

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Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:47:34 -0400

Monroe protesters hold pro-Confederate flag rally

Confederate flag supporters held a rally in Union County Saturday.
 
People congregated at the old historic courthouse in downtown Monroe.
 
The rally was the latest in a series of rallies after South Carolina state leaders voted to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds in July.                
 
Supporters said the flag is a show of heritage and not hate.

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 14:09:35 -0400

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