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Kate Martin

Kate Martin is an enterprise reporter for NBC News, based in North Carolina. 

Kate Martin is an enterprise reporter for NBC News, based in North Carolina. 

Latest from Kate Martin

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student charged with murder in shooting of faculty member

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A graduate student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting a professor — the latest incident in a spate of national gun violence — leaving a college community reeling and authorities trying to determine a motive.
58d ago

Nursing pillows are associated with more than 160 infant deaths, NBC News investigation finds

Nursing pillows help new moms breastfeed, but an NBC News investigation found that dozens of babies have died in incidents involving the horseshoe-shaped cushions.

As federal officials delayed rules on infant loungers, babies continued to die

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled Boppy loungers after babies suffocated. But other infant loungers remain for sale, and more babies have died.
110d ago

Weighted sleep sacks are unsafe for infants, national pediatricians’ group says

The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that weighted sleep sacks and swaddles could be deadly. Nested Bean and Dreamland Baby say their products are safe.
163d ago

Brown University assistant professor accused of groping student

The cancer specialist has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for allegedly sneaking up behind a graduate student and grabbing her breasts, court records show.
192d ago

How did a police chase in Mississippi end with an innocent woman shot in her bedroom?

NBC News analyzed surveillance video showing a Mississippi Capitol Police officer appearing to shoot his gun in a predominantly Black Jackson apartment complex.
193d ago

Defrocked Catholic priest accused of molesting a boy still runs charity for kids

A defrocked New York priest accused of sexual abuse continues to run a charity that could put him in contact with children, according to public records.
222d ago

Mississippi wants to expand an aggressive police force responsible for recent shootings

The Mississippi Capitol Police has shot four people in Jackson since August with little public explanation — a toll that has alarmed some residents.
251d ago

Student protests heat up at Bethune-Cookman University after split with Ed Reed

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ed Reed's ouster sparks student protests at Bethune-Cookman over living conditions

Victims of Monterey Park shooting included beloved dance studio manager and longtime regulars

The victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Star Ballroom Dance Studio included a beloved manager and many longtime regulars.

Monterey Park suspect may have been targeting his ex-wife in the mass shooting, mayor says

Authorities were hunting for a motive on Monday after the deadly shooting at a dance hall in Monterey Park that left 10 people dead, and at least 10 injured.