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Morehead City bows to pressure over K-9 officer and his handler

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN)-Police department and town officials here in the east say that they have heard the outcry from the community it serves surrounding a K-9 officer and his dog.The Morehead City Police Department says that it will be retiring Canine Officer Knox early so that he may become pa

WITN - 2018-07-16 10:56:00

Fire destroys Craven County home

Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 9:12 p.m. at 111 Paulette Court in Harlowe. Officials say the home's owner, who was not identified, was not home when the fire happened, and that the fire started in one of the home's bedrooms.

WITN - 2018-07-16 08:25:00

After public protest, K-9 to return to former handler

His story caught the public's attention, and an online petition soon began, with nearly 15,000 signers as of today asking to keep Knox together with Berry.

WCTI12.COM - 2018-07-16 10:51:01

Shark week at NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WITN)All this week the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is focusing its efforts on educating visitors about an animal that is often feared in the ocean.It's shark week at the aquarium.Each day this week educators are teaching visitors all about what sharks do for the ocean ecosy

WITN - 2018-07-16 21:14:00

Traffic checkpoint nets 24 arrests in Craven County

The Craven County Sheriff's Office worked alongside several different agencies, including New Bern police, Vanceboro police, State Highway Patrol, Forensic Test for Alcohol- Batmobile and the magistrate's office, to set up the traffic safety checkpoint on Saturday night.

WITN - 2018-07-16 03:29:00

Highway Patrol stepping up efforts to curb speeding in Swansboro

SWANSBORO, Onslow County —Drivers can expect to see more troopers checking your speed in Onslow County.It's part of a new traffic safety initiative to get drivers to pay attention to speed limits. One of the problem areas the Highway Patrol will be cracking down on is at Hwy. 24 in Swansboro.This pa

WCTI12.COM - 2018-07-17 02:39:44

Morehead City police officer returns K9 after petition fails to keep them together

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Paid parking may be paying off in Beaufort

" Bringing the parking meters in was at the request of the businesses,” said Rachel Johnson, the town’s public information officer. “Parking is something that we are definitely short on at times in Beaufort and the goal is to create turnover rate in front of the businesses to enable customers, visit


US Navy Crew Conducts First Flight of MV-22 Osprey - Rotor & Wing International

For the first time, an all-Navy crew flew an MV-22 Osprey, flying from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, N.C., last week.

ROTORANDWING.COM - 2018-07-16 22:03:51

NC aquarium taking part in Shark Week festivities

PINE KNOLL SHORES, N.C. (WNCT) - The Discovery Channel's Shark Week may still be a week away, but a shark week in the East has already started at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium.

WNCT - 2018-07-15 22:46:32

Petition seeks to keep officer with his K-9 companion

Morehead City Police Officer Justin Berry has served as handler for police dog Knox, a Belgian Malinois, for about 8 years. That relationship will soon come to an end when Officer Berry transfers to another police department, while Knox stays in Morehead City.


Board requests NCDOT install traffic cameras along Hwy 58

EMERALD ISLE— Town commissioners Tuesday night asked the N.C. Department of Transportation to put up traffic-monitoring cameras at one or more major intersections to help residents and visitors in the bustling resort town decide when it’s best to hit the roads or stay home.The board, during its mont


Three arrested after animals found dead, emaciated in Beaufort County

Kenneth William Davis, 29, was arrested along with Leanne Nicole Alvarez, 24, and Lloyd Nelson Davis, 44, each from Belhaven. Davis and Alvarez are being held on $100,000 secured bonds while Davis was being hled on a $15,000 secured bond. Davis and Alvarez are facing 34 counts each of felony cruelty


Two airlifted after Highway 41 wreck in Trenton

Trenton Fire Department, Jones County EMS, Cove City Fire Department, Cove City EMS, Township 9, and Fort Barnewell Fire department all responded to the scene.

WCTI12.COM - 2018-07-15 21:34:48

Havelock police trying to ID suspects wanted in connection to armed robbery at Sonic

HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) - Police are trying to identify three suspects wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred at the Sonic located in Havelock on July 2.The Havelock Police Department said that Sonic employees were held at gunpoint and robbed of the night deposit bag on July 2 during e


Deputies: Woman sets mobile home on fire in Jacksonville, gets arrested

On July 10, 2017, around 9:25 p.m., the Onslow County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to assist the Onslow County Fire Marshall’s Office with the investigation of a structure fire reported at 900 Fire Tower Road.


Police investigating shooting near Baystreet in New Bern, 1 injured

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - Police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured in New Bern Wednesday night.Around 11:12 p.m., the New Bern Police Department responded to the area of Baystreet in reference to a victim suffering from gunshot wounds.Police arrived on the scene and were able to i


Sex offender arrested after giving wrong address to Pitt Co. deputies

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A registered sex offender has been arrested after giving an incorrect address to Pitt County deputies.Shelton McCotter was charged with failure to register as sex offender.On June 27, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office was conducting sex offender checks and they said a violat


Man wounded in late night shooting in New Bern

Police are offering a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the shooting. You can call the New Bern Police Department's TIPS line at 252-636-5034, or Craven County Crime Stoppers at 252-633-5141.


Jacksonville man facing secret peeping, indecent liberties charges

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A 27-year-old man is accused of peeping and other sex crimes against a child here in the east.Jacksonville police arrested and charged Chen Chen with indecent liberties with a child, sexual battery and secret peeping.The Jacksonville Daily News reports that Chen is accused