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Durham Police investigate PNC bank robbery

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Durham police are investigating after a PNC Bank at 2313 NC 54 Highway East was robbed Friday. It's the fourth bank robbery in less than two weeks in Durham. The other robberies took place at BB&T branches.


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


Oxford commissioners drop health insurance for former city officials.

Daily Dispatch, The (Henderson, NC) The policy, in effect since 1989, provided health insurance to retired elected officials age 65 or over with at least 20 years of service. The policy currently affected only two people, Commissioner.


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 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.


RCS girls rout Oxford Prep

The Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball team got off to a fast start and never let up in its 62-22 rout of winless Oxford Prep Tuesday on in its regular season home finale.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


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.


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 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


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.


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.


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.


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


Principal: Wake Forest middle schooler hit by car on way to bus stop

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WNCN) - A Wake County middle schooler en route to his bus stop Friday was hit by a car. The victim is a student at Wake Forest Middle School and only suffered minor injuries, according to a letter from principal Christopher Bradford.


Barack Obama wears custom ‘44’ bomber jacket at Duke-UNC game

On Wednesday night, Barack Obama stepped out in Durham, North Carolina to watch the UNC Tar Heels play the Duke Blue Angels, but it was his outfit that made headlines. The former president, 57, wore black jeans, a black sweater over a gray button-down shirt, Allbirds sneakers and a $595 Rag & Bone b


If the shoe splits, repair it: Nike execs fly in for impromptu talks at Duke

Durham — Duke and Nike have been together for 27 years, but sometimes even the best marriages need a little counseling. A delegation from Nike flew in Thursday evening to meet with Duke officials, underscoring how the role Zion Williamson’s shoe failure played in his knee injury has become a billion


Zion Williamson injures knee, will not return to UNC game

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) Duke star Zion Williamson will not return to the game after his shoe disintegrated :33 seconds into the game, causing Williamson to go down hard to the floor.


Train hits unoccupied NC police cruiser

A train slammed into an unoccupied police car in Durham, North Carolina early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported. It’s unclear why the cruiser was parked on the train tracks.


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.