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Raleigh man beaten on video files suit against Wake County sheriff, deputy

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The Raleigh man who video shows being beaten by law enforcement officers is suing the Wake County Sheriff's Office and the deputy involved in the incident, documents show.


North Carolina prison placed on lockdown after fights

In the first seven months of 2018, the state reported 245 assaults on prison workers, the Observer reported. Thirty-two of those arttacks involved weapons.


Catfishing scheme helps Garner police uncover murder-for-hire plot

Investigators said they found out about the plot when Reed reported losing money to someone online. "A romance-type scam, some identity theft but during the process of that investigation, we were able to get a hold of text messages that obviously led to the charge that we're looking at today," Cpt.


A Durham Police officer was struck by a car early this morning during a checkpoint

CBS 17 file photoDURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A Durham police officer was struck by a car early Sunday morning during a checkpoint.Durham police say a female driver drove through a Booze It and Lose It checkpoint at University Drive near Forest Hills Blvd around 2:30 a.m. The female driver did not stop,


Driver sought after fatal hit-and-run crash in Raleigh :: WRAL.com

Raleigh, N.C.— Police in Raleigh were searching Saturday for a suspect whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian during the overnight hours, authorities said.


$1 million bond set for Wake County man charged with child sex offense, officials say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - An elderly Wake County man is in jail accused of sexually abusing a child.According to an arrest warrant, 87-year-old Ronald Faison Stell is charged with a sex offense involving a child younger than 13.Officials say the abuse took place from 2011 through 2014.Stell, of the 360


‘You have to make that choice.’ TROSA graduates embark on new lives.

Dressed in black robes, the latest class of TROSA graduates beamed brightly as they crossed the stage, accepting a ring and diploma for completing the drug and alcohol rehab program many called the hardest thing they’ve ever done.“When I walked up the stairs at TROSA, I was a very broken woman,” sai


Mom holds fundraiser for idea championed by slain Raleigh son

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - "Everybody loved him, everybody loved him," Simone Butler-Thomas says about her late son Kouren.


Scotty McCreery turns his North Carolina wedding footage into a heartwarming music video

GARNER, N.C. – Scotty McCreery turned footage from his wedding in the North Carolina mountains into a music video.PopSugar.comreportedthat the North Carolina native featured footage from his wedding last month in his video for his song “This is It” from his album “Seasons Change.”The video shows the


N Carolina Supreme Court race lawsuit returning to court

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Are they the 'Chip and Joanna' of the wedding industry? Raleigh-based wedding filmmakers launch reality show :: WRAL.com

The Raleigh-based husband-and-wife duo and owners ofHeart Stone Filmstravel the world, documenting high-profile weddings in places like Scotland, Italy and Aruba. And they've filmed a few pretty amazing weddings right here in North Carolina, including the wedding of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Emily Maynard


Pursuit of stolen motorcycle ends in crash, Wake County sheriff says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Raleigh police are investigating after a chase involving the Wake County Sheriff's Office ended in a crash, officials said.


Amazon Distribution Center Will Bring 1500 Jobs to NC

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) - Officials announced Friday at a press conference that an Amazon fulfillment center is coming to Garner and will employ 1,500 people.


Garner to announce new Amazon distribution center

Around that time Garner Town Council approved a special-use permit for a 2.6-million-square-foot distribution center, which could employ about 1,500 people.


Wife of man fatally shot by Durham police says he threatened to kill her and himself

Hours before Shaun Christy was fatally shot by Durham police Wednesday night, his wife took out a domestic violence protective order in Orange County, saying she feared for her life.


87-year-old suspect charged with sex crime :: WRAL.com

By Ken Smith, WRAL anchor/reporterRaleigh, N.C.— An 87-year-old Wake County man was arrested Friday on a single sex charge, but sources tell WRAL News he is linked to sex crimes dating back decades.Ronald Stell, of 3628 Auburn-Knightdale Road, was being held Friday night in the Wake County jail on $


Chatham County Assisted Living Facility Employee Facing Abuse Charge

Sheriff’s Office investigators worked with the victim and staff members at the facility in northeastern Chatham County to identify a possible cause of the injuries. That investigation led to another employee, 63-year-old Iantha Merritt Southerland, being arrested.


Mom charged after baby abducted in Johnston County, deputies say

The other people are charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing law enforcement, deputies say.


Woman sentenced to prison for murder threats sent to Fort Bragg soldier

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A Texas woman will spend the next year in federal prison after sending multiple murder threats to her then-husband, a Fort Bragg soldier, over a two-year period, according to a release from the United States Department of Justice.


Wake County middle school paints positive messages on bathroom stalls :: WRAL.com

By Maggie Brown, WRAL.com editorRaleigh, N.C.— Ligon Magnet Middle School is encouraging its students in an unexpected place — the bathroom.Uplifting quotes like "Life is better when you're laughing," "You got this girl" and "Kindness changes everything" are being painted on the bathroom stalls at t