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Elaina Athans
Elaina Athans joined ABC11 Eyewitness News in February 2013 as a general assignment reporter and is thrilled to be a part of the most talented news team in the Triangle.

Before coming to ABC 11 Eyewitness News, Elaina was the lead reporter at YNN Hudson Valley. She was a charter member of the startup 24-hour local cable news channel located about an hour north of New York City. She provided extensive coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, and was generously invited to travel with World War II veterans on an Honor Flight to our nation's capital. Elaina was also an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate WMDT in Salisbury, Md. She additionally had worked WZBN in Trenton, N.J. and News 12 Long Island.

The Hofstra University graduate is originally from New Jersey. She now resides in Raleigh.

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Educators from across North Carolina showed up at the state Legislative building Tuesday to voice their support for public education.
For the first time in 15 years, conjoined twins have been separated in North Carolina.
The Town of Cary is sending out an urgent warning to pet owners not to leave their animals locked in hot, stuffy cars during this heat wave. Animal Control has responded to five calls within a 24 hour time span.
The air conditioning is back on for Jennifer Fernandez and her family one day after her story aired on ABC11.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has shut down a Chapel Hill daycare where a 2-year-old was left on a bus for several hours Tuesday when temperatures topped 100 degrees. Operation New Life was told to close at the end of business Friday.