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Police ID woman struck and killed by train in Durham

Durham, N.C. - Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a train Thursday morning in Durham. Judy Estrada, 50, of Durham, was walking across the train tracks on Swift Avenue toward West Main Street when she was struck by a westbound Amtrak train, police said in a written sta

WRAL - 2018-11-15 13:03:00

FBI, police seek man wanted in Durham murder case

The FBI says police are looking for 27-year-old Joshua Bernard McClain, of Durham, for the July 2018 death of Ly Teng Nhiayi.

WLOS.COM - 2018-11-15 17:25:55

4th person charged with murder after man found shot inside burning car in Durham

PREVIOUS STORIESMan found inside burning car in Durham was shot, police say; 3 charged with murderMan found dead in burning vehicle in 'shady area,' Durham neighbor saysMan found dead inside burned out vehicle in Durham, police say

CBS17 - 2018-11-14 15:26:58

Seeking fun on the cheap? Here are 3 free events in Durham this week

If you're on the hunt for events and activities that don't require cash on hand, we've got four solid options to enjoy for the low, low price of zero dollars, from Harry Potter trivia to a celebration for princesses.

ABC11.COM - 2018-11-15 19:16:33

'Life is coming back together' for Durham man living without power for more than a year

Durham, N.C. - The kindness of the community was on display Wednesday as strangers stepped in to help restore power for a Durham man who has been living more than a year without it. Ramon Fernandez said Duke Energy won't give give him power because his home isn't up to city code. The main issues, he

WRAL - 2018-11-14 21:48:00

Train hits pedestrian near Duke East Campus

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) --An Amtrak train hit a pedestrian near the intersection of Swift Avenue and West Pettigrew Street in Durham.The crash happened around 7 a.m., and the train remains stalled at this time.The train is blocking Swift Avenue near Duke's East Campus.Investigators said the train had ju

ABC11.COM - 2018-11-15 12:51:19

Durham’s next district attorney wants to stop prosecuting most students charged in school

She hasn’t been sworn into office yet, but Durham County’s next district attorney is already talking about bold changes that she hopes will disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline.Satana Deberry, who was elected this month on promises of progressive criminal justice reform, has said she does not want

HERALDSUN.COM - 2018-11-14 12:54:00

UNC police: Man touched student walking to bus stop :: WRAL.com

By Jessica Patrick, Digital journalistChapel Hill, N.C.— Police at UNC Chapel Hill alerted students and staff of a sexual battery incident that occurred Thursday.According to a post on the Alert Carolina system, the incident occurred around 8 a.m. in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot near 100 Frid

WRAL - 2018-11-15 15:51:00

Durham police seeking fourth suspect in July slaying :: WRAL.com

Joshua Bernard McClain, 27, of Durham, has been charged with murder in the death of Ly Teng Nhiayi, 32, of California. Nhiayi's body was found inside a car parked in the 5000 block of Guardian Drive on July 26. The car was parked on a dead-end road near a wooded area that borders Interstate 40.

WRAL - 2018-11-14 18:01:22

New apartments in downtown Durham will be affordable for hundreds of people

If you make around $38,000 or less, you could soon be able to live near a planned light rail stop in downtown Durham. The Durham County commissioners agreed Tuesday night to put affordable and market-rate apartments on county land on the 300 and 500 blocks of East Main Street. "You have the opportu


Orange County judge dismisses case against UNC professor arrested during 'Silent Sam' rally :: WRAL.com

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL.com editorHillsborough, N.C.— An Orange County judge dismissed a simple assault charge against a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor citing a flaw in the charging document.Dwayne Dixon, 46, of Durham, was charged following the Aug. 20 rally that resulted w

WRAL - 2018-11-15 18:36:32

18-year-old arrested in slaying of man found at Durham construction site

Marquez Dashawn McMillan was arrested after police investigating a crash in a Burger King parking lot on N.C. 55 found him driving a car that belonged to the man who was slain, Edward Abdullah, a police spokeswoman said.


Police: Durham 18-year-old killed man while wanted for kidnapping, rape

McMillian is accused of killing Edward Abdullah, 63, and dumping his body at a construction site off South Alston Avenue. Abdullah's


Newly approved Durham apartments to be built at planned light rail stop

Durham residents making less than $38,000 a year could soon live near a light rail stop, according to our newsgathering partners at the News & Observer. Durham County Commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday night to create affordable apartments on county land on East Main Street. The county current

ABC11.COM - 2018-11-14 13:40:18

Williamson, No. 1 Duke rout Eastern Michigan 84-46

Playing two days after leapfrogging Kansas for the top spot in the AP Top 25, Duke looked every bit the part of a top-ranked team -- shooting 47 percent, turning 20 turnovers by the Eagles into 31 points and taking command with an early 21-1 run keyed by an assortment of dunks by Williamson.

ABC11.COM - 2018-11-15 02:08:23

Hang in there! One more day of heavy rain, potential flooding before dry weekend

Raleigh, N.C. - We'll have to get through a flood watch, chilly temperatures and plenty of rain Thursday before enjoying a beautiful weekend.Flood watch all day A flood watch is in effect for most of the state and the entire viewing area until 7 p.m. According to meteorologist Kat Campbell, another

WRAL - 2018-11-15 09:07:00

15 units fighting fire at Durham home, officials say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Crews are fighting a fire at a large two-story home in Durham Tuesday evening.The blaze was reported around 5:20 p.m. at a home at 300 Continental Drive in Durham, fire officials said.Fire officials sent 15 fire units from Durham and Orange County departments to fight the blaze


Body found at construction site in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. --Authorities are investigating after a body was found at a construction site in Durham on Monday morning.The body was found after 7 a.m. on Highway 55 and South Alston Avenue.Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News AppInvestigators have not released the person's identi


How to Become a Foster Parent in Durham

To become a foster parent in Durham, you must be at least twenty-one and have lived in North Carolina for at least a year. You can be married or single and own your home or rent. You have to have enough income to meet household needs—rent, utilities, food.


45 firefighters battle fire that left Durham family homeless :: WRAL.com

By Rosalia Fodera, WRAL reporterDurham, N.C.— A Durham family was left homeless after a fire broke out at their home Tuesday evening.Lebanon Fire Chief Travis Clements said that flames were already through the roof of the Continental Drive home when the first truck arrived at the scene.Clements said