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Silver Alert issued for missing endangered man in Ahoskie

AHOSKIE, N.C. (WNCT) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing endangered man in Ahoskie. The Ahoskie Police Department believe that Taheem K. Harris, 25, may be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.


6 dead, 5 police officers injured in Illinois workplace shooting

The suspect – along with five victims – died in a shooting at a manufacturing plant on Friday in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured as were a “number of civilians,” Ward 4 Alderman Bill Donnell told CNN, citing Deputy Mayor Chuck Nelson.


Tarboro crime nets arrest of Ahoskie man

TARBORO – Erick Jonquan Speight, age 20 of Ahoskie, is behind bars here, accused of using a firearm while stealing cash and a cell phone from a college student. According to the Tarboro Police Department’s Facebook page, at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, officers with the Tarboro Police Dep


Edenton Police investigating 36-year-old man's death as a homicide

EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY) -- Police are investigating a homicide after a 36-year-old man was killed on Thursday. Edenton Police were called to N. Granville Street and E. Carteret Street around 3:20 p.m. for a report of critically-injured person.


Adopted daughter gives North Carolina pastor transplant

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Billy Houze is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lawndale. An area of the state that’s in desperate need. “We’re in the upper part of Cleveland County, which is the poorest part of the county,” Houze said.


1 arrested, 1 wanted after stealing iPhone from college student

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) - One man has been arrested and another is wanted after deputies said they stole money and an iPhone from a college student. The Tarboro Police Department responded to the parking lot of River Oaks Shopping Center in reference to a robbery from a person that had already occurred


Hungry Bear Stuck on North Carolina Trash Truck Takes Ride

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) _ A hungry bear riding in the back of garbage truck in North Carolina most likely had some drivers doing double takes. News outlets report that Bertie County authorities got a 911 call from a motorist Wednesday morning about a bear hanging off of a dump truck.


POLICE: Robbery suspect tracked with stolen iPhone

EDGECOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man accused of robbing a college student during an illicit exchange is behind bars while another person is still on the run. Police say Erick Speight of Ahoskie and another person met up with a college student Wednesday morning at the River Oaks Shopping Center when


Black Widow Killer is North Carolina's oldest woman on death row

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Bertie County murder suspect arrested in Greensboro

BERTIE COUNTY, NC (WITN) The Bertie County Sheriff's Office says a suspect wanted for murder at a birthday party last month has been arrested. Sheriff John Holley says Jashawn Brown from Powellsville was wanted in the murder of Rayshon Carter at the party at the Merry Hill community building.


9 Investigates: Calls for trampoline park regulations in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. - Grayson Huffman, 20, is learning how to get around on crutches, unable to put weight on his right foot for another month. [ALSO READ: Father warns parents after son breaks both ankles at Hickory trampoline park]


Local highway project coming sooner than expected

AHOSKIE – A major highway project is on tap in Hertford County and it may be coming much sooner than originally expected. During a public information meeting held last Thursday evening in the Media Center at Ridgecroft School, North Carolina Department of Transportation officials released detailed m


Mother searches for answers 2 years after son's murder outside North Carolina mall

LENOIR, N.C. - A mother from Lenoir is still hoping for answers two years after her son was murdered outside a popular mall in North Carolina. Wezley Tugman was gunned down at the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall in Greensboro in 2017.


North Carolina student asked to ‘cover up’ after teachers found shirt offensive

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A Cumberland County student was asked to cover up after teachers found her shirt to be offensive, WTVD reports. The shirt reads, “Why be racist, sexist homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”


North Carolina could feel like Florida or Mexico in a generation, researchers say

North Carolina will likely feel like the Florida Panhandle or possibly like northern Mexico within a generation, according to a new interactive climate change map developed by researchers at the University of Maryland and North Carolina State University.


Bear spotted hanging off dump truck on a Bertie County highway

Bertie Co., NC. – Officials got a call around 7:20 a.m. informing them that a bear was hanging off of a dump truck while driving on the highway!. The dump truck was driving down US 17 northbound in Windsor, N.C. Deputies found the dump truck and pulled it over.


Suspect in custody after two shot at North Carolina Walgreens

GARNER, NC (WNCN) — Authorities are investigating a double shooting at a Garner Walgreens that occurred Thursday morning and left two people with serious injuries, according to officials.


North Carolina woman convicted of DWI in fatal crash ordered to speak about dangers of drunk driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A judge sentenced Trisha Thompson to 120 days in jail after she was convicted of two felonies connected to a deadly crash in April 2018 that killed 911 dispatcher Nicole Schieb, WSOC reports.


UPDATE: Attempted murder suspect from Bristol captured in North Carolina

A suspect that police said tried to run over officers during a pursuit earlier this week in Bristol has been apprehended in North Carolina. Authorities tell News 5 that Billy Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, was arrested in the Davidson County area in Thomasville after he tried to break into and steal a


WCHS football standouts sign with Chowan

Warren County High School seniors Timothy Edwards, Talik Jones and Reuben Palmer last week signed with Chowan University in Murfreesboro to continue their football careers together.