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Court docs shed light on events before Raleigh officer's shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Court documents released Thursday shed light on the breaking and entering and car theft that occurred before a Raleigh police officer was shot on Jan. 9.


3rd Raleigh man charged after teen girl held in 'sexual servitude,' prostituted

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A third Raleigh man is facing child prostitution and trafficking charges after police say a 14-year-old was held in "sexual servitude" and prostituted out.


Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:. (six, two, five, eight; Lucky Sum: twenty-one)


Raleigh cop, now fighting for his life, was shot multiple times at close range, report says

The suspects involved in last week's shooting of a North Carolina police officer -- who is now fighting for his life -- appeared to be breaking into a vehicle before the confrontation, according to a report that Raleigh officials released Wednesday.


Raleigh closer to Airbnb rules, but will City Council allow whole-house rentals?

The city moved closer this week to possible rules for Airbnbs, but whether Raleigh residents will be able to rent out their whole house remains far from decided. Short-term rentals — popularized by websites like Airbnb and VRBO — are currently illegal in the city’s neighborhoods, but the City Counci


Charlotte to Raleigh in 22 minutes?

Imagine travelling from Raleigh to Charlotte in about 22 minutes; not by train, plane or car, but instead in a pod, transported through an almost friction-free tunnel. This concept is under experimentation right now, as nearly 1,000 learned last week at the N.C. Transportation Summit.


Robeson investigator fired, former chief of detectives resigns

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office on Thursday announced that investigator Darryl McPhatter has been fired following an internal investigation. Last month, the Raleigh News & Observer reported that Sheriff Burnis Wilkins had suspended two veteran sheriff’s employees, but he declined to


North Carolina Barn Builder Leaves Family With Animals Out In The Cold

MT AIRY, N.C. — Morgan Gerstenlauer is what we often refer to as a “go-getter”, a person almost always busy. Gerstenlauer and her husband work full-time and come home every night to more work, “This is our livelihood, taking care of the animals,” said Gerstenlauer.


Ways to help Raleigh Officer Ainsworth

Raleigh, N.C. — More than a dozen local restaurants and businesses have teamed up with the Raleigh Police Department and State Employees Credit Union to host fundraisers for Officer Charles Ainsworth.


Man charged for fleeing from deputy, driving 100 mph before crash that shut down US-1 in Cary

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A man has been charged in connection with acrash that sent two people to the hospital. Law enforcement officers arrested and charged Timothy Cox, 24, of Apex. Cox faces charges related to the crash, including eluding arrest. He is set to make his first court appearance Thursday


Woman missing in east Raleigh found

UPDATE: Dayna Ann Marie Alston has been found. A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 23-year-old woman. Raleigh police are searching for Dayna Ann Marie Alston, who’s about 5 feet tall.


3 new flu deaths reported in NC, brings season total to 16

Raleigh, N.C. — Three new deaths linked to the flu have been reported by state health officials, bringing the total so far this season to 16 according to state health officials.


Super blood wolf moon 2019: Weather pending, this weekend's lunar eclipse will be special

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Get set for anepic astronomical event Sunday night and early Monday morning. Everyone in the US, including us here in central North Carolina, will be treated to a total lunar eclipse!


North Carolina man accused of shooting teen who promised sex arrested

SHELBY, N.C. — The man accused of shooting a woman who allegedly agreed to have sex with him for money has been arrested. Police say 30-year-old Chavis Onair Poole, of Cleveland County, met 17-year-old Harley Jean Angel through social media.


Upcoming Couponing & Grocery Savings Class Schedule 2019

Are you interested in taking your grocery savings and couponing to the next level?. Learn how to cut your grocery bills in half at a class in the next couple months!. Whether you are a beginner or have been couponing for years, if you are not saving at least 40% - 50% off your grocery bill, this wor


She made up a son to collect benefits for 17 years. Now she’s going to prison.

RALEIGH — A 61-year-old Fort Bragg widow will spend 14 months in federal prison for using a fictitious son to collect more than $100,000 in veterans’ and Social Security benefits.


Wake County sheriff defends controversial promotion of deputy who made inappropriate comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Newly elected Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker defended controversial staff promotions and firings. "For anyone to say that I am biased against anyone in this office is clearly misinformed," Baker said during a news conference Thursday.


North Carolina school district cutting food options during government shutdown

VANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Vance County Schools said it is reducing its lunch menu options,including its offering of fresh fruits and vegetables, in an effort to conserve food and funding during the government shutdown.


10 family-friendly activities for weekend of Jan. 18 to Jan. 20

Happy weekend! Here’s what’s happening on the family fun front. As always, check WRAL.com’s Out & About calendar for more ideas. At 2 p.m., Saturday, at Quail Ridge Books, Kelly Starling Lyons, a Raleigh author who has published some great picture and chapter books, will celebrate the publication of


Raleigh’s Gigi’s Cupcakes is closing, serving its last cupcakes Thursday

Thursday is the last day of business for Raleigh’s Gigi’s Cupcakes, the last local franchise of one of the country’s largest cupcake companies. The Raleigh Gigi’s, owned and operated by Jude Crowell and Rick Setaro, opened nearly a decade ago near Wade Avenue. It was the first North Carolina locatio