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Pennsylvania man jailed on exploitation charges involving Union County teen

ROCHESTER, PA. - A Union County Sheriff's Office investigation led to a sex offender in Pennsylvania who authorities said was sending lewd messages to a Union County teen. Christian Winterhalter, 45, sent nude pictures of himself to the teen and asked for pictures of her while he was listed on Penns


K-9 Sammy assists in discovery of drugs stash in Monroe

Monroe, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A traffic stop in Monroe on Tuesday led to the discovery of a stash of approximately 84 grams of methamphetamine, xanax, and a gun, according to authorities.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


North Carolina officials calling for new election in 9th district

The North Carolina officials are calling for a new election in the ninth Congressional district after investigation allegations of ballot fraud. NBC’s Steve Kornacki joins Stephanie Ruhle to talk about how this special election could make history.


Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Warrant from Union County

37-year-old Charles Byron Curry of Main Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:15 Monday morning (February 18) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public office


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Union County approves $21 million industrial park

UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Union County commissioners passed a proposed industrial park Monday with no discussion about it. The 355-acre plot of land is along Goldmine Road near the airport and leaders expect it to attract large companies, investments and jobs.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Experts say hole under NC couple's home likely old mine shaft to gold

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The city skyline view from Ashley Weidner’s Seversville back porch is her dream. “To have a house with a view of the city, or to be close to the city,” she says.


Officials: Lyft driver takes passenger on 120 mph ride through Union County

UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A Lyft passenger was taken on a white-knuckle ride as the driver pushed the pedal to the metal with speeds reaching more than 120 mph, officials said. [Ride Uber or Lyft? You need to know how to protect yourself against this rideshare scam]


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.


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


Officials warn of new deadly drug cocktail making its way to the suburbs

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities have arrested two people accused of trafficking a new and powerful drug cocktail. Officials say parents need to pay attention -- we're told the deadly mixture is being sold in suburbs and local neighborhoods.


Lancaster 2018 robbery cases went cold. Then Charlotte cops found suspects in jail

Lancaster, SC — Two men, jailed in Charlotte for multiple robberies in North Carolina, have been charged with two previously unsolved cases in South Carolina, police said. Jonathan Dujan Gardin, 24; and Sergio Jermaine Patterson, 33; both of Charlotte; are charged for armed robberies at a Quik Trip


Proposed legislation would make it illegal in North Carolina to use cell phone while driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new bill proposed in the House Thursday would make it illegal in North Carolina to use hand-held communication devices, such as cell phones, behind the wheel while driving.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


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.


North Carolina town removes Confederate highway marker

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Citing public safety concerns, a North Carolina town has removed its Jefferson Davis Highway memorial marker ahead of planned weekend protests. News outlets report the Town of Chapel Hill removed the marker Friday, after receiving clarification from the state attorney genera

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Los Angeles man gets prison for stealing $2M from North Carolina school

BOONE, N.C. - A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty to creating a fake company and posing as a construction company worker to steal nearly $2 million from a North Carolina university has been sentenced to three years in prison.