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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.
9 pounds of cocaine seized during Nash County traffic stop :: WRAL.com
Nashville, N.C.— The Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team on Friday stopped a Toyota Camry on Interstate 95 for a traffic violation and found more than nine pounds of cocaine, authorities said.
Legendary musician, Milton 'Golden Platter' Bullock remembers the 'Queen of Soul'
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) - While emotions are still high after the death of Aretha Franklin, music is still at the center of her legacy.
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
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
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
Rocky Mount Prep on lockdown while police search for student in woods :: WRAL.com
Rocky Mount, N.C.— Rocky Mount Preparatory School was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while police searched for a student in the woods behind the school, according to officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department.
Downed power lines close I-95 near Rocky Mount :: WRAL.com
Kenly, N.C.— Both directions of Interstate 95 are closed Tuesday due to downed power lines.The road is closed in Kenly between Exit 105 (Bagley Road) and Exit 107 (US-301). According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, the closure is due to fallen power lines.Motorists are asked to avoid the a
Rocky Mount man charged with killing his own child
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) - A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing his 2-month-old child, Rocky Mount police said.
Rocky Mount neighbors stunned after man charged with murder in death of infant son
"All I know is that she came running to my house and said her baby was dead, so I came down here and he was dead. She called the ambulance and they came out here. That's all I know," Noel said.
Nash County deputies searching for suspect in triple shooting :: WRAL.com
By Janine Bowen, WRAL.com editorRocky Mount, N.C.— Nash County deputies are investigating after three people were shot Tuesday night.Authorities said the unidentified adults were injured during a shooting on Lancaster Store Road and Pine Street at about 9:30 p.m.The victims were taken to an area hos
Wilson family mourns the death of teenage son, young father :: WRAL.com
Investigators say Luis Flores-Bravo was shot on July 20 while walking to a gas station to get a soda. Luis left behind a 1-year-old daughter, Melody. Luis, his girlfriend and his family had just celebrated her first birthday.
North Carolina father charged with murder in toddler's death
The toddler's body was taken to a medical examiner, who ruled Monday that the child's death wasn't due to natural causes. The medical examiner determined the toddler's injuries were consistent with abusive head trauma. Police then arrested Whitehead, who was jailed without bond.
Nash County authorities responding to report of multiple shooting victims
CASTALIA, N.C. (WNCN) - Nash County authorities are responding to a report of multiple shooting victims, officials said.
Father charged with killing two-month-old infant
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) -A father has been arrested for the murder of his infant child.Rocky Mount police have charged Kahlid Whitehead, 23, with first degree murder.Police say they went to a home on Sled Court around 6:00 a.m. Sunday where they found the 2-month-old unresponsive. The infant was pr
Gunman wounds three during robbery in Castalia
Three people were shot late Tuesday near the intersection of Lancaster Store Road and Pine Street in Castalia.Three adults were wounded during the shooting, which is believed to be in connection with an armed robbery. One person was transported to Wake Med hospital in Raleigh and two were transporte
Portion of highway temporarily closed in Rocky Mount
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WITN) -One major roadway here in the east will be reduced to one lane for the next couple days.The right lane of U.S.-64 Eastbound near NC-97 in Rocky Mount will be closed from mile marker 468-470 starting at 7 p.m. as crews perform maintenance work on a bridge.The lane is expecte
3 charged in death of 16-year-old Wilson boy
WILSON, NC (WTVD) --Three people have been charged in the death of a16-year-old boy in Wilson.Police said Derrius J. Atkinson, 18, Savonte J. Taylor ,16, and Darius P. Taylor, 19, of Wilson, were all charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rodshawn Barnes.Wilson police would not elabor
Blanchard dies; investigation continues
Brian Blanchard, 52, died Sunday night, after being in hospice care.Prior to hospice care, he was being treated at WakeMed Health and Hospitals’ Raleigh Campus for some injuries. He had been a resident at Accordius Health at Scotland Manor in Scotland Neck for about one year.Chief John Tippett of th
Rain, lightning, gusty winds roll through central NC :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C.— Storms that are capable of producing damaging winds were rolling through the area Tuesday afternoon, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.Heavy rain began falling in Raleigh, and points to the south, just after noon, and scattered showers are expected throughout the after