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Vandals Set Fire to Wrong General Lee Statue

DUNN, N.C. -- A museum curator believes there was a possible case of mistaken identity after a statue was badly damaged at a Dunn museum. The statue is of Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, known as the "Father of the U.S. Airborne."


Residents complain about trash on area road

Residents who use a road between Dunn and Coats are complaining about trash that continues to accumulate on the heavily used route running between the two towns and are looking for help with the issue.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


Dunn road identified as dangerous rural route

A Harnett County road has been identified as one of the most dangerous rural roads in the state and now officials want to investigate ways to make the situation better. Dr. Cheryl Leonard, who is the assistant director of the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program, said Old Fairground Road


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Two cars overturn, two people injured in Harnett County wrong-way crash

Harnett County, N.C. — Two people were injured following a wrong-way crash Wednesday night in Harnett County. Authorities said a driver was traveling south in the northbound lane of N.C. Highway 421 when a car traveling north swerved to avoid it, and got side-swiped by another vehicle before being s


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Harnett County deputy shot in face, chest to return to duty after 10 months

CAMERON, N.C. (WNCN) - A Harnett County deputy shot in the line of duty will return to work after 10 months. James Eric Cook was shot in the face and chest on April 14, 2018. Officials said he was responding to a call about a missing teen when he got into a scuffle with 16-year-old Mario Garza III.


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


2 Fayetteville men arrested for 50 counts of vandalism

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police arrested two men on Friday who are allegedly responsible for 50 counts of vandalism within the Fayetteville city limits,including vandalism to 40 cars.


Johnston County realtor notices something new in her neighborhood, a graveyard

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - A Johnston County realtor noticed something new in her neighborhood, which she discovered is actually more than a century old. Dawnetta Hooper contacted CBS 17 with the goal of making sure a small graveyard at the back of her development will stay where it is. The well-worn st


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Pair charged with vandalizing dozens of cars in Fayetteville

Fayetteville, N.C. — Police said Friday that two Fayetteville men have been charged in a vandalism spree in the city. Jackie M. Booker Jr., 19, of the 1300 block of Gary Street, and Richard Sumter, 19, of the 3900 block of Brentwood Drive, were each charged with 50 counts of damage to personal prope


North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said in a statement that department K-9 staff and members of the Rutherford County Sheriff's


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.


Transgender woman has asked to be moved from a men’s prison. So far, NC has said no.

LILLINGTON — In 2017, Kanautica Zayre-Brown had the last of several surgeries changing from male to female, a final and irreversible step on her long-desired path to becoming a woman.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Damaged GOP faces tough path in North Carolina election do-over

Republicans are gearing up for an uncertain and potentially crowded primary in the new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, while Democrat Dan McCready is already coalescing support from his party for the re-vote.