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Burlington city leaders consider youth task force to curb violence

BURLINGTON, N.C. -- If you drive down Vance Street in Burlington, you'll find a memorial set up. It has flowers and balloons, along with the grim reality of what happened there earlier this month. On Nov. 7, police found 17-year-old Travonte Compton shot inside of a car. He would later die on the sc

MY FOX 8 - 2017-11-23 01:36:31

Burlington police win Kindness Ninja Challenge

The Burlington Police Department won the Kindness Ninja Challenge. The weeklong worldwide scavenger hunt was intended to spread happiness through random acts of kindness. Burlington police won first place out of 9,314 participants across 16 countries. "I wasn't expecting to come in first place," sai

TIMES-NEWS - 2017-11-23 17:35:00

Downtown Burlington celebrates wayfinding signs

Downtown Burlington celebrated completion of its wayfinding sign project with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Nov. 21. The ceremony, at Spring and Front streets, celebrated the installation of 19 pedestrian wayfinding signs throughout the municipal service district, nine large-scale signs on thoroughfares


Burlington to consider youth violence task force

The Burlington City Council held one public hearing and gave a continuance on another before talking about a task force for youth violence. The council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21, began with a proclamation for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. In the consent agenda, the council approved declaring th


Woman killed in Alamance County crash

(Stock) ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. - A woman was killed in a crash in Alamance County Tuesday evening. According to troopers, the crash happened at 6:08 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 62 in the Pleasant Grove area. Troopers say 41-year-old Jessica Patricia Lainez-Castro, of Burlington

MY FOX 8 - 2017-11-22 14:40:12

Two arrested in deadly 2012 shooting in Alamance County

Craig Williamson and Kevon Moore ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. - Two men have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in Alamance County in 2012, according to a press release. On Oct. 8, 2012, deputies went to a home in the 5000 block of Lindley Mill Road in Graham in reference to a

MY FOX 8 - 2017-11-22 16:27:04

Two Arrested in 2012 Alamance Co. Deadly Shooting

ALAMANCE COUNTY, NC - Two men were charged in a five year-old homicide case in Alamance County last week. Craig Williamson and Kevon Moore were arrested last Thursday in connection with the death of Joseph Fuller. Fuller was found shot to death on Oct. 8, 2012 on Lindley Mill Road in Graham. William

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-22 16:50:39

Getting Help: Thankful For Recovery

BURLINGTON N.C. -- A group of men in Burlington are working hard to get and stay clean and sober. The Thanksgiving holiday is no exception. "Of course I'd like to be home, with the family and everything," says Chuck Connelly. Instead, Connelly is spending Turkey Day the men's home on Hall Ave. in Bu

WFMYNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-24 04:36:04

Bay County Sheriff's Office deputy hit by car

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Bay County Sheriff's deputy is in serious condition after he got hit by a car in Southport early Thursday Morning. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Connie McDill, 69, was driving North on Highway 77 in the outside lane while a marked Bay County Sheriff patr

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-23 14:06:00

Police: Searching for Oasis Liquors shooting suspect

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Thursday morning around 4, Panama City police responded to a call about a shooting at Oasis Liquors on 15th Street that injured a man. Police say, Jake Cotterman, 29, of Panama City, was taken to a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Police tell

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-23 17:11:00

Panama City Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

PANAMA CITY, FL - We have an update this morning on an incident at the Oasis Lounge on 15th street. News 13 has confirmed thru the Panama City Police Department that a shooting took place around 4. a.m. Thursday morning. Police confirm that one person, a male, was shot and taken to the hospital and

MYPANHANDLE.COM - 2017-11-23 14:25:17

Florida's highest point is right in our own backyard

PAXTON, Fla. (WJHG) - Florida's highest point sits on Britton Hill off County Road 285 in Paxton. At 345 feet above sea level, it's lowest high point of any state in the country. "In Paxton?" asks Freeport resident Tori Chiasson. "I didn't know that." Chiasson is not alone, several locals we asked a

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-24 07:39:00

Search for three home invasion robbery suspects

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding three suspects after they were reportedly involved in a home invasion robbery. Officials say three adults and two children were watching television Wednesday night at a home on Tokalon Court near Fort Wa

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-23 14:26:00

Pedestrian in hospital after getting hit by car

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A pedestrian is in the hospital after he walked in front of a car in Okaloosa County Wednesday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old was driving South on State Road 85 near Kelly Avenue. A pedestrian was walking East and tried to cross Stat

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-23 13:46:00

Tips to avoid Black Friday scams

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Black Friday has become a national past-time, and the high demand for sales has the shopping frenzy starting earlier. But you may want to be on the lookout for potential scams. Luckily, there are safeguards in place to help protect you from fraud this season. 1

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-24 01:35:00

Panama City Rescue Mission helps those in need on Thanksgiving

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Those in need on this Thanksgiving holiday were grateful for the help and meal of one local organization this morning. The Panama City Rescue Mission opened the doors of its Hope Cafe to give a hot meal to the homeless and the less fortunate. Hundreds of volunteers

WJHG-TV - 2017-11-24 01:36:00

Somerset County Sheriff's Office joins Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The Somerset County Sheriff's Office is encouraging sober driving in an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road during the upcoming holiday season. "With great support coming from the Safe Communities Coalition and EmPoWER Somerset, plus local eating and drinking establishments and car dealers

NJ.COM - 2017-11-22 16:34:55

Scarlet and black fuels Rutgers Bus

EAST BRUNSWICK - As Rutgers winds up its fourth Big Ten Conference football season, the Rutgers Bus has become tradition at all home game tailgates. On Saturday, the Rutgers bus will make its last appearance at its usual spot near the back of the yellow lot until next season as the Scarlet Knights t

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - 2017-11-23 17:00:05

Bowery Mission dishes up thousands of meals for the homeless on Thanksgiving

MANHATTAN - Rahman Turner knows how lucky he is to be able to lend the Bowery Mission a helping hand in preparation for its annual Thanksgiving Day feast in Lower Manhattan - far from his own wife and children in Piscataway, New Jersey. "I miss home, but I know it's good for me to be here," said Tur

PIX11.COM - 2017-11-24 02:57:53

Jersey Journal front and back page news: Friday Nov. 24

Liberty State Park advocates fear the state is planning to allow a private marina on a portion of the park now open to the public. Free Thanksgiving dinners were provided to many of Hudson County's needy at a number of sites. And Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was a big success. In Sports, the Vikings t

NJ.COM - 2017-11-24 05:55:40