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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.


Blasts, booms still a mystery along Wake-Franklin border, but some think they know the source

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The sudden loud booms recently heard near the Wake County-Franklin County line match descriptions of similar sounds in other parts of the country. Several of CBS 17's sister stations have also talked to homeowners whose walls rattled and floors shook when mysterious blasts occ


New election ordered in contested North Carolina race

Election authorities in North Carolina ordered a new election Thursday for a disputed congressional race tainted by fraud accusations hours after the Republican candidate called for a new vote.


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 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 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


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


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.


Son of North Carolina congressional candidate testifies he warned his father about political operative

(CNN)The son of North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Harris testified that he had warned his father about a political operative who's at the center of the investigation into election irregularities in the 9th District race.


Statue Of General Lee Vandalized In North Carolina. It Was The Wrong General Lee.

Vandals targeted a statute of General Lee outside a North Carolina museum in what the museum curator believes was an act of mistaken identity. The statue defaced was that of General William C. Lee – who fought during World War II – not of General Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general during the Civ


Man accused of assaulting woman, child sex crime arrested in Henderson

HENDERSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police have arrested a man who was wanted on several charges, including rape. According to a Facebook post, Henderson police and the United States Marshal Service arrested 34-year-old Anthony Lamont Henderson on Feb. 14 in the 100 block of South Cooper Drive.


Names of 3 deputies involved in fatal Nash County shooting released

BAILEY, N.C. (WNCN) — The Nash County Sheriff's Office released the names of the three deputies involved in a fatal shooting on Feb. 9. Sgt. John Winstead, Deputy Stan Ricks and Detective Taylor Neal were all placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Jo


Barack Obama, Spike Lee Headline Top Celebrities at UNC vs. Duke Basketball Game

As expected, Barack Obama made his way to Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night for the latest edition of UNC versus Duke. But the former president was not the only big-name celebrity to travel to Durham to see Zion Williamson and Duke play host to Roy Williams and Carolina.


$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.


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.


Gas Prices Skyrocket Across North Carolina; Prices in the High Country Hovering Near State Average

Gas prices are on the rise in the Carolinas and across the country. North Carolina’s $2.27 average is 12 cents higher than this time last week, four cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents higher than this time last month. South Carolina’s $2.12 average is 12 cents higher on the week and four cents


No charges filed against prison inmate accused of rape at Raleigh Burger King

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The prison inmate accused of raping a woman at a Raleigh Burger King will not face charges. The Wake County District Attorney's Office told ABC11 on Wednesday that the office could not find evidence to corroborate the accuser's story.


'Not an accident': Mother of motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run pleads for harsher punishment

Raleigh, N.C. — A distraught mother is pleading for harsher punishment after her son was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Raleigh last year. Authorities charged Neri Damian Cruz-Carmona with felony hit-and-run causing serious injury or death, saying he hit JàMar Beach, who was riding a motorcycle, a


Pay $500 on a panhandling charge or sit in jail for five days. Should NC find a better way?

Raleigh — On a chilly Saturday in January, Raleigh police arrested a 45-year-old homeless man on Old Wake Forest Road, charging him with begging from the intersection as he held a sign that read “Anything Helps, God Bless You.”