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Three patrol cars damaged after Durham chase
Durham, N.C. - No injuries were reported after a Thursday afternoon chase downed a light pole and damaged Durham County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles. Authorities said deputies were attempting to serve an arrest warrant when a suspect failed to stop and fled in their vehicle. Deputies chased the
Witness: Woman tried to stop suspect before fatal Durham crash
Durham, N.C. - A man who witnessed the aftermath of the first of two crashes in Durham Thursday night said a woman ran after the suspect and tried to stop him from continuing on his path of destruction. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol laid out the driver's path like this: At about 9 p.m., a
3 women kidnapped at gunpoint, forced to withdraw cash, Durham police say
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - Three women told Durham police they were forced into a car at gunpoint and then forced to withdraw cash from different locations across the city, officials said. Police would only say the incident occurred "earlier this week" but confirmed the women were walking along the 2000
Police evacuate Durham city hall due to suspicious envelope
Durham County, N.C. - Durham officials evacuated the second floor of city hall on Friday morning after a suspicious package was found. The second floor was evacuated around 10 a.m., according to a tweet from the Durham Police Department, but police did not believe anyone was in danger. The building
Eagles outlast Rams in hard-fought 14-10 victory
The Eastern Alamance Eagles hung on to a 14-10 win over the Rams of Northeast Guilford in a Friday night showdown at Fred Brady Stadium. Mebane Enterprise More The Eastern Alamance Eagles hung on to a 14-10 win over the Rams of Northeast Guilford in a Friday night showdown at Fred Brady Stadium. Meb
It took 41 years to catch Ronald Carnes, NC's shrewdest fugitive. Now he's truly free.
In 1973, Ronald Carnes sneaked away from prison and disappeared into plain sight, disguising himself for 41 years. He adopted a pair of fake identities and lived an upright life, volunteering in hospitals, helping out at boys' clubs, hiding his secret past. By the time he got caught, snared by fac
Commission delays decision on moving Confederate statues
Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Historical Commission on Friday delayed any decision on moving Confederate monuments from the State Capitol until next spring to give members time to study the impact of such a move and to determine what authority the panel actually has to carry it out. Gov. Roy Co
Who are the Triangle's best surgeons? New data provides scores and rankings.
The Triangle, long known as a hub for world-class health care, is home to three surgeons who rank in the top 1 percent of doctors in their surgical specialty, according to data released to The News & Observer. One of the region's top-ranked surgeons, Bradley Vaughn, is a knee and hip specialist who
Jason Derulo does vodka shots in this new video, and some in the Triangle are pretty happy.
The video for R&B singer Jason Derulo's latest single "If I'm Lucky" dropped Friday morning, featuring a heist, love on the run and a certain craft vodka made in Durham. In Derulo's video, Graybeard Distillery's Bedlam Vodka can be seen front and center in a number of shots inside a bar. Derulo and
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will not have any underperforming taken over by state in 2017-18
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools is no longer on a list to have an underperforming school taken over by a new state program next school year. Initially eight local elementary schools were listed for possible takeover by a charter or education management organization next year based on state test
Schools considered for alternate control whittled to 6
RALEIGH - No Triad elementary schools are among the six academically low-performing schools still being considered to participate in a new North Carolina program where outside school operators are hired to run them. An arm of the state public school system announced Friday an original list of 48 qua
NC gets news from Homeland Security on Russian elections hacking
Russian hackers did not target North Carolina voting systems last year, a state elections official said Friday. The federal Department of Homeland Security was calling states Friday, and delivered the news to North Carolina that it was not one of the 21 states that had equipment probed by Russian h
Old utility bill scam making the rounds again
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - It's an old scam that's making the rounds once again. Criminals are using fear of losing your electricity to steal money from you. The fake utility bill scam begins with a phone call saying your electricity is about to be cut off within the hour if you don't pay an overdue b
Which DCPSS schools are being considered for Innovative School District takeover?
A list of six schools being considered for the state's new Innovative School District was released Friday. There are two schools from the Durham County Public Schools System on it, according to a news release. Glenn Elementary and Lakewood Elementary, which were tagged as a low-performing schools,
Commission moves swiftly to postpone decision on Confederate monuments
A decision on moving Confederate monuments from Raleigh to Johnston County was put off until April. The NC Historical Commission voted 9-1 Friday to postpone the decision, giving it time to seek legal options on a 2015 law on monuments and statues, and issues related to relocation. The law requires
Overturned dump truck spills cargo, closes 2 lanes on I-40 eastbound in Cary
Authorities are working a crash on I-40 eastbound at Harrison Avenue where a dump truck overturned, spilling its load. The incident happened before 11:30 Friday morning. Authorities have not commented on how the incident occurred or the status of the driver. Willow Spring man charged with second-deg
Editorial: In our democracy voting is a duty, not opportunity or privilege
It makes you wonder why the leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly work so hard at making it more difficult for people to vote. While many of their legislative efforts have been thwarted by the courts, North Carolina's voters seem to be helping legislators along even without the bad laws. We
RDU says it may have use for a neighboring former Superfund site
An American Airlines jet approaches Raleigh-Durham International Airport for landing above the fenced site of the former Ward Transformer Co. in this file photo from 2014. The airport may need to acquire part of the Ward Transformer property when it builds a new runway on the airport's west side in
Workers in the Triangle say paid parental leave needed. A bill in Congress could help.
Kim Swanson gave birth to her first daughter in 2014. Thirteen days later, her husband lost his job. Swanson returned to work part time with plans to return full time in October. That didn't work out. On Oct. 1, Swanson says, "My boss called me into her office and said, 'I can't give you your back y
Alliance demands county zero out Confederate statue
The largest political group in Durham, People's Alliance, is calling on county officials to value the crumpled Confederate statue at zero dollars. Because the statue was on county property, Durham County Commissioners are involved in the decision about the future of the crumpled statue in a wareho