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NC State researcher discovers new, smaller relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A decade of sifting through rocks in Utah paid off for a researcher at N.C. State University when she found fossils belonging to a new relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex.


Are school buses the safest way to get Wake County kids to school?

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) - When you put your child on the bus to go to school, you expect them to be safe. Last week a CBS17 viewer wanted answers after taking pictures of her child's Wake County school bus tires.


FEMA Approves $54 Million for North Carolina’s Implementation of STEP Program

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $54 million to the North Carolina Office of Emergency Management for instituting the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) program following Hurricane Florence.


Missing road barriers putting Wake County drivers at risk

GARNER, N.C. (WTVD) -- A total road washout is forcing drivers in Wake County to take a detour. A huge sinkhole opened along Auburn Church Road in Garner and Kimberly Pedro said that hole put her and her daughter in serious danger.


New District 9 election ordered

RALEIGH (AP) — The state Board of Elections has ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after reviewing evidence that it was tainted by absentee ballot fraud.


3 taken to hospital following crash involving Wake County deputy

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon when a Wake County deputy crashed with another car in Raleigh. ABC11 video revealed extensive damage to the front of the deputy's vehicle.


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


The legal challenges to finishing N.C. 540 across southern Wake County continue to grow

Environmental groups are challenging a state agency’s approval of the N.C. 540 highway across southern Wake County, opening up a new front in their effort to stop the project.


State Board Of Elections Votes For New Election In NC9 Race

The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District race between (R) Mark Harris and (D) Dan McCready.


$4K stolen from Raleigh man's bank as ATM skimmer fraud spreads to Wake County

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man who used a CashPoints ATM in North Raleigh nearly two weeks ago says when he checked his bank account online he noticed two $2,000 cash withdrawals this week--withdrawals he didn't make.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


Man gets 17 years in prison for selling large quantities of fentanyl, heroin

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - A man said to be one of the largest fentanyl distributors in Wilmington pleaded guilty to distributing drugs and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. On Nov. 6, 2018, Shawqi Gray, 37, of Wilmington but originally from Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to dis


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Marijuana legalization is spreading across the country. More than 30 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized cannabis for either medical or recreational use.


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


Bigamy charge against North Carolina man accused of being married to two women at same time

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of being married to two women at one time. David Roe Jones II, 44, was charged Monday by the Jacksonville Police Department with felony bigamy.


North Carolina to Eliminate Duplicate Driving Records

RALEIGH, NC (February 20, 2019) — The N.C Division of Motor Vehicles will start using new technology to protect people from identity fraud by making sure people have a driver license in only one state at a time.


Wegmans planning sixth Triangle grocery store in Holly Springs

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WTVD) -- The wildly popular Wegmans grocery store chain is plunging into the Triangle supermarket war in a big way, making plans for a sixth store, even before opening its first location.


Seaga Gillard found guilty in Wake County double murder case

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A jury found Seaga Gillard guilty of first-degree murder Wednesdayin a Wake County double murder case. The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours before they decided on the verdict.


'I love my dad': Mark Harris' son raised red flags about political operative

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Republican in the last undecided U.S. congressional election ignored repeated warnings from his son against hiring a shady political operator now accused of illegally collecting voter's ballots in rural Bladen County and casting the GOP campaign into limbo, the younger man testif