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Court docs shed light on events before Raleigh officer's shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Court documents released Thursday shed light on the breaking and entering and car theft that occurred before a Raleigh police officer was shot on Jan. 9.


3 suspects in custody, one on the loose in Apex gun store robbery

APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Wake County Sheriff's Office is actively looking for one of the alleged robbers of an Apex gun store. The Wake County sheriff said in a news conference Thursday afternoon that deputies stopped the robbery in progress.


Former trustees to UNC Board of Governors: Butt out

From 16 former members of the UNC-Chapel Hill board of trustees:. UNC-Chapel Hill is our nation’s oldest public university and among its finest. The UNC System is the state’s most important asset. Strong, accomplished leaders have helped UNC be a catalyst for growth that has made a positive impact i


Weekend Events: MLK Dreamfest, Symphony Spotlight and More

Cary, NC – All this weekend is Cary’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with panel discussions on his legacy, documentaries about civil rights history. Also this weekend there is live stand-up comedy at Parkside Town Commons and classical music at the Page-Walker Center.


'It looked like a bomb went off:' Wake deputy heralded for helping victim, making arrest in 100-mph crash on US-1

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Like a lot of people, Wake County Sheriff's Major Jimmy Byrd just got off work at 5 p.m. Wednesday. But the 28-year veteran had one wild ride home down U.S. 1 through Cary.


Wake County sheriff defends controversial promotion of deputy who made inappropriate comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Newly elected Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker defended controversial staff promotions and firings. "For anyone to say that I am biased against anyone in this office is clearly misinformed," Baker said during a news conference Thursday.


‘I have not retaliated against anyone.’ Wake County sheriff disputes allegations.

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker on Thursday publicly disputed media reports that said he retaliated against two deputies and promoted an officer who made disparaging remarks about gay people.


Man shot in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A man was shot in downtown Raleigh Thursday night, according to officials. The adult male was shot around 10:45 p.m. in the area of Camden and Martin streets. He was transported to the hospital.


A green-card holder voted illegally 3 times in NC. The judge scolds election officials.

RALEIGH — Hyo Suk George lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church.


New Wake County sheriff defends restructuring, personnel moves

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - For the first time since taking office, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker is speaking out on his restructuring of the Wake County Sheriff's Office. "Over the past few weeks, the sheriff's office has received some unfavorable attention regarding decisions I've made regarding per


Turkish Food Gets the Vegan Touch at Apex's Vegan Community Kitchen

Vegan Community Kitchen, 803 East Williams Street, Apex, 919-372-5027; www.facebook.com/vegancommunitykitchenNC. When Sadiye Sezenol arrives at her restaurant, the other storefronts in Apex’s Plaza 55 shopping center—a Mexican grocery store, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Subway—are dark. 4:00 a.m. isn’t an


North Carolina flu deaths climb as season enters its most dangerous phase

Two more people died in the past week from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 22 for the flu season that started in October and is now entering its most active period.


Raleigh’s Gigi’s Cupcakes is closing, serving its last cupcakes Thursday

Thursday is the last day of business for Raleigh’s Gigi’s Cupcakes, the last local franchise of one of the country’s largest cupcake companies. The Raleigh Gigi’s, owned and operated by Jude Crowell and Rick Setaro, opened nearly a decade ago near Wade Avenue. It was the first North Carolina locatio


Community helps raise funds to replace Wake County woman's prosthetic limbs

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Sarah Trager doesn't remember much of the illness that nearly took her life when she was a toddler. She was three when she contracted a rare disease called meningococcemia.


Raleigh cop, now fighting for his life, was shot multiple times at close range, report says

The suspects involved in last week's shooting of a North Carolina police officer -- who is now fighting for his life -- appeared to be breaking into a vehicle before the confrontation, according to a report that Raleigh officials released Wednesday.


Fortnite security flaw exposed 80 million accounts

CARY, N.C. – A major security flaw in a popular video game exposed millions of players to hacking risks, according to Forbes. More than 80 million players around the world are obsessed with Fortnite, a multiplayer game of survival that allows players to use real money to buy video game currency.


ABC11 Together: Raleigh caregiver gets the gift of heat

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Izzy Mitchell is a hero in Raleigh's Dandridge Downs neighborhood. She takes care of kids and others who need help and now Michael & Son has rewarded her generosity with a new HVAC system.


Charlotte to Raleigh in 22 minutes?

Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under experimentation right now, as nearly 1,000 learned last week at the N.C. Transportation Summit.


North Carolina school district cutting food options during government shutdown

VANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Vance County Schools said it is reducing its lunch menu options,including its offering of fresh fruits and vegetables, in an effort to conserve food and funding during the government shutdown.


Chapel Hill council frustrated but gives downtown apartment talks more time

Nearly four years after developers proposed replacing the Breadmen’s restaurant downtown with apartments, the project remains stalled, and a Town Council member says the council is partly to blame if neighbors feel like they’ve “been dragged down the road.”