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Man wanted by FBI for robbery of Asheville SunTrust, 6 other banks

(WSPA) - The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who has reportedly robbed at least seven banks in six states since Dec. 28, 2018. According to the release, the suspect -- dubbed the "Traveling Bandit" -- has allegedly robbed the following banks:


Attorney for N.C. Man Who Punched Young Black Girl Says Client Was Only Defending Himself, Claims He’s Being Treated for PTSD

The attorney for a man charged with assaulting three girls outside an Asheville, N.C.-mall last week says his client was only defending himself and trying to help a woman who was being harassed by “a large pack of youths” on Saturday.


Women's March comes to Carolina's this weekend, Greenville and Asheville expecting major turnout

Greenville, S.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Citizens are invited to join the movement for Women's Rights and Human Rights by participating in their local march this weekend. Below you will find all the information needed for the Greenville march and the Asheville march this weekend.


FBI asks for help IDing 'traveling bandit' who struck in Asheville, Johnson City

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — The FBI seeks information on a multi-state bank robber who's hitlist included anAsheville Sun Trust on January 2 and a Johnson City bank two days later.


BREAKING: Tractor trailer crash shuts down I-26 in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) - A crash involving 2 tractor trailers and a car has shut down I-26 WB at Brevard Road in Asheville. The crash happened around 12:15 AM Friday. The NC Highway Patrol is on scene investigating.


Deputies searching for wanted Buncombe County man

Buncombe, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -- The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for Desmond Holloway, in the area of Sheppards Branch and New Stock Road. Warrants are pending for his arrest. Deputies are asking the public to not approach Mr. Holloway and to call 911 if you see him or have informati


Overturned vehicle snarls eastbound traffic on I-40 in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — An overturned vehicle stopped the Friday night rush on Interstate 40 near the Enka-Candler exit. The crash, which happened about 7:40 p.m., stopped all eastbound traffic. One lane had reopened by 8:15 p.m.


Dr. Martin Luther King breakfast set for Monday

Texana – The 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast is set for 8 a.m. Monday at the Texana Community Center. The event’s theme this year is “We Are In This Together.” The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Charlsie Sweat of Asheville, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Andrews.


Persons of the Week gave away Asheville hotel's furniture to people in need

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Our Persons of the Week, Pratik Bhatka and Luella Whitmire, turned the closing of a hotel into an opportunity to give. At the height of an Asheville hotel boom, the Ramada on Smokey Park Highway didn't make it. In December 2018, Bhatka sold the property to a developer with p


'Traveling bandit' robs seven banks in six states, including NC

FBI agents in Charlotte call him the "traveling bandit" and they want the public to take a close look at surveillance photos of him robbing banks, in hopes of catching him before he strikes again.


Water main break reported off Hendersonville Rd. in Asheville

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) – The City of Asheville said some customers may have low or no water pressure Friday due to a water main break. Officials said a contractor bored through a 12-inch water main in The Ramble communitty off Hendersonville Road.


Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina are searching for aninmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening. Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community Colle


Top local stories we are following today

Here are the top stories we are following for you today. A driver led deputies on a high-speed chase across two counties overnight. It started on I-26 near Airport Road, continued into Buncombe County and ended in a crash on U.S.-25 in southern Henderson. Officials on the scene confirm the driver ra


Driver leads deputies on high-speed chase through Henderson/Buncombe Counties

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - Right now deputies in Henderson County are searching for a driver accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase overnight in two mountain counties. The chase started on I-26 near Airport Road after 1:00AM. The driver got off at the Airport Road exit and kept going


Deputies seeking man in Weaverville/Woodfin area on arrest warrants

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for Desmond Holloway in the area of Sheppard Branch Road and New Stock Road in Buncombe County, around thew Weaverville/Woodfin line.


Malaprop's Bookstore in downtown Asheville sold to veteran employee

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — After 37 years, treasured businesses in downtown Asheville are getting a new owner who shares its founder’s vision for diversity, inclusion, and commitment to the city.


Leicester man accused of kidnapping, attempted rape

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A Buncombe County man is facing multiple charges after being accused of trying to rape a woman. And this isn't the first time Coty Surrett has been charged with a violent crime.


Weather Latest: Frigid temperatures expected for holiday weekend

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — A weak area of high pressure will keep the Western Carolinas mostly dry on Friday before a powerful storm system brings heavy rain, a chance for snow, and frigid temperatures to the mountains this weekend.


Asheville PD: Armed robbery at Shell station similar to previous armed robberies

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - Asheville police are investigating another armed robbery at a gas station, and officers say this is similar to previous armed robberies. On Wednesday, APD confirmed to FOX Carolina they were investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday at the Shell gas station


Power back on in Hendersonville Road area after wreck

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Power is back on to nearly 1500 people in South Asheville. It was knocked out when a car hit a utility pole overnight. Authorities said lines were down in the area because of the wreck that happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Traffic was down to one lane in each direction, As