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Man charged in killing of 71-year-old Johnston County woman who disappeared
WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in the killing of a 71-year-old womanwho disappeared on Nov. 13, officials say. On Nov. 30, deputies responded to the 7100 block NC Hwy 222 West in Kenly after being contacted to check up Kathy Thomas, 71. They couldn't find her, and thus began a missing
Hours after quitting job, Holly Springs police officer charged with DWI in accident
A Holly Springs police officer was charged with DWI and causing an accident hours after he resigned from the police department Tuesday, according to arrest records. Jimmy Earl Price Jr., 47, of Angier was arrested by town police after his 2013 Ford pickup truck drifted into a turn lane and hit two o
$5M worth of cocaine found during traffic stop in Johnston County
JOHNSTON CO., N.C. (WTVD) -- Two men from Miami were arrested in Johnston County when deputies found $5 million worth of cocaine in their possession. The deputies pulled over a tractor-trailer hauling produce on Interstate 95 near Kenly on Sunday afternoon.
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
Teen driver charged in school bus wreck
- A teenager driver struck a school bus as it was turning around on its northern Sampson County route Wednesday morning, sending both vehicles into a ditch and resulting in “bumps and bruises” for a few of the 25 young passengers aboard the bus, N.C. Highway Patrol officials said.
Flipped tanker truck closes US 70 south of Clayton
CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A crash involving a flipped tanker truck has closed both directions of U.S. 70 southeast of Clayton in Johnston County Friday afternoon. The incident was reported just before 3 p.m. near U.S. 70 Business, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
North Carolina man charged with murder, victim's body found
KENLY, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina have charged a man with first-degree murder and have found a body believed to be that of the victim. News outlets report that the Johnston County Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old Kenneth Lamm of Wilson is charged in the death of 71-year-old Kathy Thomas o
Sheriff, district attorney react to trial verdict
Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart said Thursday they agree that a jury’s decision that an Angier area pastor did not acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his son-in-law will not change the decision not to charge him criminally.
Duo behind bars after record-setting cocaine bust in Johnston County
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Two men are behind bars after a Johnston County deputy found $5 million worth of cocaine in the back of a tractor trailer, the sheriff's office said.
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
Harnett Sheriff defends not pursuing criminal charge in wrongful-death case against minister
By Tyler Dukes, WRAL investigative reporter, and Mandy Mitchell, WRAL enterprise reporter. Raleigh, N.C. — Harnett County's sheriff has weighed in on Wednesday's verdict in favor of the man who was shot and killed by his father-in-law in 2013, saying the decision not to press criminal charges in the
Coats, Benson and Lillington hold celebrations
Christmas celebrations continued throughout the area over the weekend as three towns held several events bringing out hundreds of people to celebrate. A large crowd of enthusiastic and excited citizens of the Coats area came out Thursday night for the annual celebration of the holiday season that in
Video of arrests involving young teen sisters and male in North Carolina goes viral
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been called upon to investigate a widely-publicized arrest in Harnett County, which isn’t far from Fort Bragg. The request was submitted by Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart in response to a video posted on so
Clayton hunter kills big Johnston County 11-point buck
When Travis Barnes of Clayton, N.C. realized he wasn’t getting any trail camera photos of good bucks on his corn piles, he did a little scouting and found a nice rub in an area that was completely natural. He set up a camera there, and got two photos that night of a trophy deer.
Disappearance of 71-year-old woman in Johnston County considered 'suspicious'
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a 71-year-old woman who has not been seen by friends or family since November.
In civil trial, jury finds Angier pastor did not kill son-in-law in self defense
Lillington, N.C. — A Harnett County jury Wednesday found that an Angier pastor is responsible for the wrongful death of his son-in-law, who he shot and killed in 2013. The Rev. Pat Chisenhall has said 23-year-old Christian Griggs was threatening him and breaking into his home when Chisenhall shot hi
Wake County substitute teacher charged with slapping child
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WTVD) -- A former Holly Springs substitute teacher is charged with assault after allegedly slapping a child. According to the arrest warrant, 50-year-old Nazha Shara slapped a 10-year-old in the back of his neck.
Disappearance of Johnston County woman considered 'suspicious'
The disappearance of a 71-year-old Johnston County woman is now considered suspicious, the sheriff's office said. Kathy Thomas was known to be at her Kenly home on Nov. 23. Family has not made contact with her since.
Troopers face obstruction, conspiracy charges in Kyron Hinton arrest
By Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor. Raleigh, N.C. — Two former State Highway Patrol troopers and their sergeant face additional charges in the April arrest of a Raleigh man who was struck repeatedly by law enforcement as he was wrestled to the ground.
$5M worth of cocaine found during traffic stop in North Carolina
JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C - Two men from Miami, Florida were arrested in Johnston County, North Carolina when deputies found $5 million worth of cocaine in their possession, WTVD reports.