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Final suspect in Grant Drive shooting arrested

Donovan Malichi Gonsalves, center, was the third suspect apprehended for the shooting death of Daquinn Fernando Blount, 23, of Georgia, formerly of Roanoke Rapids. Already in custody were Czar Claude Luther Celestine, left, and Marc Anthony Solomon-Cartegena, right.Submitted

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-16 12:25:00

Sheriff's office say body found in Rocky Mount identified as missing man

Sheriff Keith Stone says 23-year-old Brandon Smith, of Rocky Mount, was reported missing earlier this month after no one had seen or heard from him.

WNCT - 2018-08-16 09:55:14

Mum reveals how she forgot baby son who died after left in hot car

After managing to drop off her three eldest children with a relative, Ms Curry made her way to work, only to receive another call from a friend who was checking on the welfare of her 10-year-old daughter after she was diagnosed with diabetes.

YAHOO! - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Operation Weldon headlined by Brickell and offensive line

WELDON — As he hustled from Joseph P. Cotton Stadium to the team’s locker room on Tuesday, Weldon sophomore Demajai Brickell — arms full of the footballs used as props during the team’s recently completed media day — was asked in a huff exactly how he, and not another soul, got saddled with carrying

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-16 13:27:00

Littleton hires new police chief

Chief Phillip Trivette is the new Police Chief of the Littleton Police Department. On Tuesday, he was headed over to the old police department building to clean it out. He said with the help of the town, the community and his fellow officers, the department is going to be great.Carolyn Harmon | The

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-15 12:59:00

Roanoke Rapids approves matching state grant for SRO

Safety was on the minds of Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Trustees Tuesday night.The board agreed to match a state grant to fully fund a School Resource Officer at Belmont Elementary. Belmont and Manning Elementary have been sharing one officer over the past few years.Due to a 2018-19 School

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-16 12:15:00

Clerk injured after armed robbery at Greensville Co. motel

GREENSVILLE CO., Va. – A clerk was injured after an armed robbery at the American Inn Motel on 1200 Moore’s Ferry Road in Skippers, Virginia, early Tuesday morning.


REJECTED - The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

JACKSON – They came with t-shirts and hats and signs of all sizes, all bearing the same message: no coal ash.They left with that message still intact and celebrating a decision made by the Northampton County Planning Board not to rezone property near Seaboard where plans were in the works to constru


Mom Explains How One Last Minute Schedule Change Led Her to Forget Infant Son in Hot Car

AsWTVR Newsreports, the mom of four from Emporia, Virginia was headed to her second job — an evening shift at Domino's Pizza.

DEARLY.COM - 2018-08-15 16:01:19

Deputies set trap to bust 'rocking chair bandit' in Nash County, officials say

NASHVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Thanks to the community, the man dubbed the Nash County "rocking chair bandit" is now behind bars, authorities say. Nash County deputies say the thief was spotted by residents with rocking chairs. "Word got out that rocking chairs were being stolen from peoples properties an

CBS17.COM - 2018-08-15 23:09:05

'He was so precious': Baby dies after being left in hot car outside Domino's Pizza in Emporia

According to Emporia Chief of Police Rick Pinksaw, officers located 6-month-old Dameer Curry not breathing around 9:10 p.m. Pinksaw tells 8News that the mother of the infant, 30-year-old Blondia Curry, is an assistant manager of Dominio's Pizza.


Baby dies after being left in hot car outside Domino's Pizza in VA

Officers attempted CPR prior to the Greensville County Volunteer Rescue Squad arriving at the scene. The toddler, who police said was a 6-month old boy, was transported to Southside Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


Officials find body of missing Rocky Mount man near wooden area

NASH COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) --The Nash County Sheriff's Office has located the body of a missing 23-year-old man.Brandon Smith's body was found on Aug. 10 near a wooded area in the 4900 block of Redman Road in Rocky Mount.Smith, a Rocky Mount resident, was reported missing on Aug. 3.Stay on top of brea

ABC11.COM - 2018-08-16 10:39:57

Colorado man confesses to killing pregnant wife, 2 daughters

According to ABC affiliateKMGH, law enforcement officials said 33-year-old Christopher Watts confessed to killing 34-year-old Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their two daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella, just hours after giving a tearful plea for them to return home.

ABC11.COM - 2018-08-16 08:35:26

Five charged in robbery at mall parking lot

A 32-year-old man and a 17-year-old teen were held up at gunpoint at about 6 p.m. Friday in the parking lot near the food court, Rocky Mount police Cpl. Brad Summerlin said. Multiple people in a car pulled up next to the pair, pulled a gun on them and demanded their valuables. In the course of the

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Rocky Mount man charged with murder in death of infant son

ROCKY MOUNT, NC (WTVD) --A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the weekend death of his infant son.Rocky Mount police responded Sunday morning about 6 a.m. to a call at in the 400 block of Sled Court. When officers arrived, they found a 2-month-old infant unresponsive. The baby was pron


2 ladies charged with solicitation of prostitution

A search warrant led to charges of solicitation of prostitution and practicing massage therapy without a license of Yoo Im OK, 63, and Young Soon Kim, 58, both of South Korea, working at Lilly Spa in Roanoke Rapids.Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Herald


Lake Currents: Time with friends and family best birthday present

I’ve sort of always been this way, but I am growing more so as I get older. I love experiences. Instead of acquiring more things, I prefer to do more things – go out to dinner, attend a production, try a tasting, take a class, do a road trip, etc.


Mom in hot car death: 'I just pray to God it all happened in his sleep'

EMPORIA, Va. - A Virginia mother who accidentally left her son to die a hot car Friday is heartbroken, according to NBC12. Blondia Curry told the Richmond television station that she forgot her 6-month-old son, Dameer, was in the car because he was asleep. She said that the woman who was supposed Da


Halifax Academy ready for 2018

At long last, 2017 is just that — a distant memory.And per assistant coach Jason Edwards, getting over the sting of Nov. 11 — when the Halifax Academy 8-man football outfit absorbed a bruising, 25-24 loss to Northeast/Hobgood Academy in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A