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Woman pleads guilty to teen's stabbing death in Elizabeth City

Christine Ackermann, Waaga's mother, said the teen was hanging out with friends at a house on Butlers Lane the morning of the stabbing.

CBS17.COM - 2018-05-23 19:54:44

Law enforcement looking for a Bear in the Outer Banks

DUCK, N.C. – Law enforcement in Duck, North Carolina, are looking for a black bear that was spotted on the east side of the town Thursday.

WTKR - 2018-05-24 13:01:29

Elizabeth City man sentenced after sexually assaulting teen clerk at hotel

Aeron Nicholas Etheridge was sentenced Monday to 2nddegree forcible sexual offense: 73-148 months, 1stdegree Kidnapping: 73-100 months, Attempted 2nddegree rape: 64-134 months, Felony Malicious conduct by prisoner: 16-32 months, according to officials.

WTKR - 2018-05-23 13:13:17

Police: Sex offender shoots self as officers tried to take him into custody

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) -- A sex offender shot himself Tuesday night in Elizabeth City as officers tried to take him into custody on several charges, police said.

WAVY NEWS 10 - 2018-05-23 11:33:39

• Pasquotank plan cuts ECPPS' request

Evan Nowarah, aka "Sidewalk Surfer," practices his skateboarding tricks in front of Muddy Waters Coffehouse in Elizabeth City, Wednesday.

DAILY ADVANCE - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

Camden woman faces murder charge

Morgan Lynn McDonald is accused of fatally stabbing Summer Faith Waaga, 18, in an altercation the morning of March 13, 2016, in the 1000 block of Butlers Lane. McDonald is facing life imprisonment if convicted of the first-degree murder charge.


Man put 'copyright' on homemade child pornography, feds say

PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- (WTVR) -- Dashawn Webster added a "copyright" to images of him molesting a two year old boy, court documents say.

CRIMEWATCHDAILY.COM - 2018-05-24 15:40:00

Autopsies describe fatal prison attack NC hasn't detailed

Four inmates now charged with first-degree murder used weapons including a claw hammer, a ball-peen hammer and half a pair of scissors, medical examiners said. The lone officer guarding the sewing plant near where the violence started was stabbed 67 times.


EC Popeye's to open Thursday

Shown is the new Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen restaurant off Ehringhaus Street in Elizabeth City. The new restaurant, which has seating for 45 and a drive-thru window, is scheduled to open on Thursday.

DAILY ADVANCE - 2018-05-23 00:00:00

Camden Co. woman sentenced to decades in prison for stabbing death of teen

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. – A 19-year-old Camden County woman was sentenced from 25 to 31 years in prison for the death of Summer Faith Waaga, who was 18 at the time of her murder.

WTKR - 2018-05-23 13:40:59

Police: 1 dead after small plane crashes, burns in Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – A man has died after a small plane crashed in a field near a regional airport in southeastern Virginia. Virginia State Police say the single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning from the Chesapeake Regional Airport. The plane caught fire and burned after

WLNI.COM - 2018-05-23 04:58:07

Police seal off EC Days Inn after apparent shooting incident

From staff reportsTuesday, May 22, 2018Police responded to an apparent shooting incident at the Elizabeth City Days Inn on Tuesday evening.Central Communications broadcast an alert to emergency medical personnel at 7:58 p.m. that there was a report of a juvenile male who had shot himself in the ches


Man facing multiple charges after stabbing two people in Franklin

Police Captain Timothy Whitt said officers responded to the 200 block of Cobb Street for a report of a stabbing around 4:30 p.m. Friday. On scene, officers found an adult female suffering from multiple stab wounds including cuts to her arms, hands, chest, and abdomen.


Autopsies reveal grisly details in 2017 fatal attack on Pasquotank prison employees

On October 12, two Pasquotank Correctional Institution employees were killed, three were critically injured and several more were injured during the attempted escape. Correctional Officer Justin Smith and Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Dardendied the day of the attack. Correctional Officer


Potato Festival goes back to 1940 in EC

Have you ever wondered about the history of Elizabeth City’s Potato Festival? As this year’s festival winds down, there’s still a thing or two to learn about how it came to be celebrated in Elizabeth City.


Chauncey's Pawn and Gun to open indoor shooting range

Robert Chauncey, who co-owns Chauncey’s with his wife, Tami, said the armored, controlled shooting range will be on the remodeled second floor of his store in the 400 block of South Hughes Boulevard. Chauncey said he’s investing close to $1 million in the project, which he hopes to have ready around


City wants to give jail generator

The city's offer is a product of the jail board’s challenge to part of its utility bill from September. Jail Administrator Bob Jones told City Council last week that, because the city-provided generator at the jail failed, the detention facility got hit with almost $7,000 in utility demand charges i


Potato Festival rolls on: 20,000 attend event's second day

The second day of this year’s N.C. Potato Festival drew an estimated 20,000 people to Elizabeth City’s downtown and waterfront, a city official said Saturday.


9-year-old born without hands is talented writer, artist

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Anaya Ellick was born without hands - she has stubs where most people's wrists begin.To hold a pencil, she must balance it between her wrists, then use her arms to push it along the page. But that didn't stop her from winning a national handwriting contest when she was in firs


19 earn diplomas at Camden Early College

A bit surprised, but cheerful to respond, they all rose from their seats on the front row of the auditorium, and formed two lines beside the podium.