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Woman recounts pipe flying through her windshield while driving on I-40 in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - Drivers traveling from Raleigh to Selma say a pipe flew off a truck on Interstate 40 and hit their windshield. Even with a picture to prove it, Elizabeth Atkinson can hardly believe what happened on her way to work. She was with several other people on the way to a job


Raleigh officer's body cam wasn't on when he shot, killed man, but department policy says that's allowed

Raleigh, N.C. — As state investigators try to piece together what happened at an east Raleigh shopping center on Saturday night when a police officer shot and killed a man, a potentially critical piece of evidence is missing: footage from the officer's body-worn camera.


Some damage seen in Johnston County after tornado reported near Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) - A tornado was reported Friday evening near Smithfield in Johnston County, according to the National Weather Service. The report came in around 5:20 p.m. The NWS said radar indicated rotation and it was moving northeast at 55 mph.


Nation's best high school guard Cole Anthony signs with North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- The second ranked basketball prospect in the country will be attending the University of North Carolina next season. Cole Anthony announced his intent on ESPN on Tuesday morning.


ABC and Clayton Police arrest two bar employees in Clayton for selling illegal drugs

On April 10, 2019, Agents with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from the Clayton Police Department arrested two individuals for alleged illegal drug sales. The arrests came during an enforcement operation at “Clayton Club Saloon” located at 6096 Main Street


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Lady Trojans stumble against Clayton

South Johnston’s varsity softball team took an early 2-0 lead Wednesday evening before allowing four unanswered runs en route to a 4-2 loss at home versus Clayton. “I thought that we needed to be hitting the ball more than we were,” said South softball coach Ashley Ennis. “We weren’t comfortable wit


Tide uncovers shipwreck on North Carolina beach

SURF CITY, N.C -- Every now and again you might get lucky and find a nice seashell or something cool on the beach. But visitors in North Carolina got a nice surprise as the tide uncovered wreckage from a 100-year-old shipwreck!


Orange County Schools superintendent steps down

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The superintendent of Orange County is stepping down after the school year ends, according to an announcement Tuesday. Todd Wirt announced he will step aside as the school system's superintendent at the end of June.


NC Man Tried To Sexually Assault Woman Delivering Amazon Packages

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Raleigh man was arrested Saturday in connection with an attempted rape and kidnapping, Raleigh police announced Tuesday. The victim was delivering Amazon packages when 26-year-old, Jaron Deon Safran, approached her and grabbed her, according to police.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years in prison

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


North Carolina Highway Patrol unveils 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled two new law enforcement helicopters. The patrol says in a news release that the Bell helicopters will significantly boost the organization’s ability to promote public safety and complete live-saving missions. They will be used in ad


Wake County’s student dress code is changing. See what you’re supposed to wear in school.

Wake County’s student dress code is getting its first major revision since the early 2000s as part of an effort to remove the language that some said was sexist and biased against female students.


Parents of Raleigh teen who nearly drowned in rip current: 'We will do what it takes to keep her with us'

Greenville, N.C. — A spring break trip to the coast has turned into a nightmare for a Raleigh couple, who say their 17-year-old daughter will never fully recover after nearly drowning in a rip current last week.


Zebulon lottery winner to use $150,000 to pay off student loans

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A woman won $150,000 from a scratch-off she bought in Garner. "It was just shocking," Jessica Rodriguez of Zebulon said. "We were at a loss for words." Rodriguez travels the state doing outreach work for a nonprofit company that provides healthcare to farmworkers. She said she


Gym owner pleads guilty to touching young girls

Raleigh, N.C. — The owner of a Raleigh fitness center pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. Prosecutors say Samuel Oscar Blue, who owned and was a trainer at Triangle VertiMax, touched and massaged at least two girls in the groin area inappropriately.


Fire burns at northeast Raleigh apartment

Raleigh, N.C. — A fire was reported at a Raleigh apartment complex on Tuesday. At 12:15 p.m., Sky 5 video showed extensive smoke coming from the roof of a building at the complex along 4715 N. New Hope Road.


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


NC astronaut posts Outer Banks picture from space

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina native aboard the International Space Station posted a photo of her home from hundreds of miles above Earth. Seeing coastal North Carolina from space “took my breath away,” NASA astronaut Christina Koch posted on social media Monday.