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Driver pleads guilty in fatal Knightdale wrong-way crash :: WRAL.com

Raleigh, N.C.— A Wilmington man will spend more than six years in prison for a wrong-way crash in Knightdale in April that killed a man and seriously injured his wife.Jesus Alvarado-Velez, 28, pleaded guilty Monday to felony death by motor vehicle, felony serious injury by motor vehicle and driving

WRAL - 2018-10-22 14:40:00

Former Panthers receiver Rae Carruth released from prison after 17-year term

CLINTON, N.C. (WBTV) - After 17 years in prison, former Carolina Panthers wide-receiver Rae Carruth was released Monday around 8 a.m. from the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton. Carruth was convicted in 2001 of charges related to the murder of Cherica Adams, who was eight months pregnant w

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 12:05:45

4th person dies following fiery August crash on I-40 near Benson

BENSON,N.C. (WNCN) - A fourth person has died following a fiery multi-vehicle collision on Interstate-40 near Benson on Aug. 29, the Highway Patrol confirmed.


Fort Bragg paratrooper charged with kidnapping, raping 12-year-old girl

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - A member of the 82nd Airborne was arrested after investigators said he kidnapped a 12-year-old girl from her Craven County home. The Craven County Sheriff's Office said they received a phone call Sunday morning from a woman who reported her granddaughter was missing. Th

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 18:21:12

Zebulon man accused of decapitating mom in 2017 found not guilty by reason of insanity

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - The Franklin County man charged with decapitating his mother in March 2017 was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Oliver Funes-Machado, 20, is accused of beheading his 35-year-old mother on March 7, 2017, then walking out of their home with her head in one hand and a bu

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 20:30:16

NC Hwy 42 closed east of Clayton :: WRAL.com

Clayton, N.C.— North Carolina Highway 42 was closed Monday morning east of Clayton after a crash near the intersection with Neuse River Parkway.According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the road could be closed through about 1 p.m.N.C. 42 is a single lane in each direction with a

WRAL - 2018-10-22 15:11:00

Duke ranked No. 4 in AP preseason poll; ACC with 7 ranked teams

Gonzaga is No. 3, followed by Duke and Virginia to round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 is: No. 6 Tennessee, No. 7 Nevada, No. 8 North Carolina, reigning national champion Villanova at 9 and Michigan State at 10.

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 16:16:19

Some lanes reopen after 11-car crash on US-1 in Apex, delays remain :: WRAL.com

By Joe Fisher, WRAL reporterApex, N.C.— Three crashes involving multiple cars closed the northbound lanes of U.S. Interstate 1 in Apex on Monday.By 8 a.m., one lane had reopened, but major delays remained.Multiple crashes occurred around 7 a.m. near Exit 93 for N.C. 540, prompting officials to close

WRAL - 2018-10-22 11:27:00

Cars intentionally crashed, set on fire

Authorities said they found a Mercury Sable passenger car and GMC Sierra pickup truck had been wrecked head on while on private property. Afterward, both vehicles were set on fire and burned. The truck and car had a combined value of $15,000. They were destroyed.

MY DAILY RECORD.COM - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

Silver Alert issued for Wake County woman

A Silver Alert has been issued for a Wake County woman. The Wake County Sheriff Office is asking people to be on the lookout for Jauquinna Erica Townes. She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Townes, 32, is 5'6" and weighs about 150 lbs. She has medium-leng

WITN - 2018-10-21 12:50:00

Body found, police investigate

Reginald Williams, who was at the scene of the shooting later Friday morning, said that just after 2:30 a.m. he heard around four gunshots. Williams said that with the recent crime in the area, it makes him want to move back to Louisiana where he is from.

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS - 2018-10-21 10:00:00

Duke No. 4, UNC No. 8 In AP Preseason Top 25 Basketball Poll

Gonzaga is No. 3, followed by Duke and Virginia to round out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 is: No. 6 Tennessee, No. 7 Nevada, No. 8 North Carolina, reigning national champion Villanova at 9 and Michigan State at 10.

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2018-10-22 16:53:44

NC Wanted: Disappearance of Sampson County boys with dogs remains a mystery

Sampson County, N.C. - Two boys, ages 2 and 4, disappeared from their Sampson County neighborhood while waking a dog, two decades apart. Today, neither family knows what happened to the boys. In October 2000, there was a desperate search, with hundreds of officers and volunteers looking for 4-year-o


Winter is coming: First frost of the season to descend on the Carolinas tonight | News & Observer

Winter is coming, and the first frost of the season could descend on parts of the Carolinas tonight. The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a frost advisory for most of central North Carolina Sunday night as an area of Canadian high pressure moves into the area, dropping chilly, dry air. Te

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-10-21 15:08:00

April the Giraffe's baby no longer coming to North Carolina

Animal Adventure Park, which was looking for a place to move April the Giraffe's baby, announced it would send Tajiri to that facility.

ABC11.COM - 2018-10-22 08:44:36

How to find your polling place for early voting and Election Day voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - One-stop early voting is underway in North Carolina and Election Day is Nov. 6 so it's important to know where you're supposed to vote. If you plan on voting early, click here for a list of one-stop voting sites where you live. If you plan on voting on Election Day, you can cl

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 09:58:53

Man leaves $10,000 tip at Supdogs after ordering two waters

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - What would you do with $10-thousand dollars?! That's what the folks at Sup Dogs are trying to figure out right now. Someone came in, ordered two waters, left a $10-thousand dollar tip and left on Saturday. Needless to say, the waitress was shocked. "Good people are still


UNC student finds $18,000 worth of 'magic' cards in her childhood home :: WRAL.com

Chapel Hill, N.C.— Kess Hendrix, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, was sick of digging through the half-dozen mildewing boxes in her parents’ house in Charlotte.

WRAL - 2018-10-21 13:33:00

Police add statutory rape charges in missing teen case

A man has been arrested in connection with a 13-year-old teen who was reported missing, and he now faces statutory rape charges.Deputies first arrested 26-year-old Demario Ravon Valdez Barnes on Wednesday, and he faced a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. On Friday, Sheriff's Maj. Richard L

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS - 2018-10-21 10:00:00

Girl was chased down street, Goldsboro man faces rape, kidnapping charges, deputies say

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Goldsboro man kidnapped a girl under 15 from her foster home and had sex with her, Wayne County deputies said Friday.