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Decontee Sawyer Talks About Ebola and Losing Her Husband Patrick Sawyer to the Virus

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Decontee Sawyer, wife of Patrick Sawyer, spoke to My Fox Carolinas Barbara Lash via Skype about her husband's death after contracting Ebola.  Patrick, a naturalized U.S. citizen, died on July 25th, in Nigeria.  He contracted the virus disease in his native Liberia, where he worked for the Finance Ministry. He had also recently taken care of his sister in Liberia, who subsequently died after being infected with Ebola. Decontee wanted to talk to us... to spread the message that Ebola must be eradicated.  She's trying to raise money and supplies for the organizations on the ground in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea) that are fighting the spread of Ebola. She even sent a letter to the White House asking that more be done.

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  • Wedding reception at country club ends with brawl

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    Law enforcement officials from coast to coast say street gangs are shying away from wearing their colors and are covering up or even altering their tattoos to avoid detection by police.  Hartford, Connecticut, Police Sgt. Johnmichael O'Hare says gone are the days when the Bloods wore red from head to toe. All you'll see now, he says, is maybe a red handkerchief sticking out of a back pocket.


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