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Zebulon man accused of decapitating mom in 2017 found not guilty by reason of insanity
LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - The Franklin County man charged with decapitating his mother in March 2017 was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Oliver Funes-Machado, 20, is accused of beheading his 35-year-old mother on March 7, 2017, then walking out of their home with her head in one hand and a bu
Man accused of decapitating mother due back in court Monday
As part of the agreement, murder charges could be filed again, if Machado's mental health improved enough to where he could stand trial.
Silver Alert issued for Wake County woman
A Silver Alert has been issued for a Wake County woman. The Wake County Sheriff Office is asking people to be on the lookout for Jauquinna Erica Townes. She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Townes, 32, is 5'6" and weighs about 150 lbs. She has medium-leng
Body found, police investigate
Reginald Williams, who was at the scene of the shooting later Friday morning, said that just after 2:30 a.m. he heard around four gunshots. Williams said that with the recent crime in the area, it makes him want to move back to Louisiana where he is from.
Man leaves $10,000 tip at Supdogs after ordering two waters
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - What would you do with $10-thousand dollars?! That's what the folks at Sup Dogs are trying to figure out right now. Someone came in, ordered two waters, left a $10-thousand dollar tip and left on Saturday. Needless to say, the waitress was shocked. "Good people are still
Police add statutory rape charges in missing teen case
A man has been arrested in connection with a 13-year-old teen who was reported missing, and he now faces statutory rape charges.Deputies first arrested 26-year-old Demario Ravon Valdez Barnes on Wednesday, and he faced a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. On Friday, Sheriff's Maj. Richard L
NC teen accused of beheading his mother found not guilty, sentenced to psychiatric care
The Franklin County teen charged with beheading his mother in 2017 has been judged not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to state psychiatric care.At his hearing in Louisburg on Monday, Oliver Funes Machada stood and told Superior Court Judge Henry Hight Jr., “I just want to say I’m sorry,”
One suspect charged in Greenville shooting to appear in court
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A woman charged with accessory in a murder case will appear before a judge Monday morning, while her boyfriend, who is charged with murder, remains in the hospital. Greenville police say 19-year-old Seth Street was shot and killed on Saturday night in the parking lot of th
Man charged in previous B&Es arrested again
Investigation determined Williams, 31 of Roanoke Rapids, was the alleged suspect and Council obtained warrants for his arrest.
Ahoskie Chamber Banquet, Oct. 30 - The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald
AHOSKIE – The Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Ahoskie Inn.A social hour begins at 6 p.m. featuring a silent auction with limited, distinctive items.Call the Ahoskie Chamber at 252-332-2042 for ticket and marketing information and to make your re
Henrico county police searching for 2 missing juveniles
More Local NewsHenrico county police searching for 2 missing juvenilesMega Millions: No jackpot, but two $1 million tickets sold in VirginiaMan charged with arson after starting fire inside Petersburg Police buildingHENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) -- Henrico County Police are looking for two missing child
Franklin County store sells $1 million lottery ticket
FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WSET) -- It's a Franklin County resident's lucky day. A ticket sold at Whistle Stop on Old Franklin Turnpike won $1 million during Friday night's Mega Millions drawing! It may not have been the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but the prize is nothing to sneeze at. Also in our
Deputies: Man shot and killed in fight in Franklin
A 23-year-old man from New Jersey was shot and killed during an altercation in Franklin Saturday morning, officials said. FRANKLIN, Va. (WVEC) - Southampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old man early morning Saturday. The man was from New Jersey, officia
Joint effort continues to locate escaped inmate
Warren said Jones, 44, is also a threat to the community because of his history of breaking and entering. “We encourage citizens of the county and surrounding areas make sure their homes and vehicles are secure and make sure you are aware of your surroundings not only in the day time but particularl
Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Franklin
FRANKLIN, Va. - The Southampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in the 31000 block of Carter Street. According to officials, the shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim was a 23-year-old man from New Jersey. The shooting happened during an
Moped driver killed after hit-and-run in Goldsboro
The driver of the Toyota, 40-year-old Lukumon Charles Rasaki, failed to stop and left the scene of the crash.
Girl was chased down street, Goldsboro man faces rape, kidnapping charges, deputies say
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Goldsboro man kidnapped a girl under 15 from her foster home and had sex with her, Wayne County deputies said Friday.
'Baby Buns' to throw out game ball at homecoming football game
PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- On the eve of his 3rd birthday, Kaleb 'Baby Buns' Graves is making a guest appearance at Friday night's homecoming football game between host Petersburg and Dinwiddie. 'Baby Buns,' who turns 3 on Saturday, will throw out the ceremonial game ball ahead of tonight's 7 p.m. 8
New Jersey man dies in Franklin shooting
(Photo courtesy Southampton County Sheriff's Office) FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) -- Deputies are investigating a shooting that left a New Jersey man dead early Saturday morning. The Southampton County Sheriff's Office said they were notified at 12:41 a.m. for the shooting in the 31000 block of Carter Stre
23-year-old arrested after shooting in Petersburg
PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - A man is fighting for his life after being shot in Petersburg. Police were called to the 500 block of West Washington Street shortly after 9 p.m. and found a man suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. he was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center. Abdul Ma