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Sanford man faces rape, incest charges

CAMERON — A Sanford man is in jail under a $1 million bond after being taken into custody Thursday on sexual assault charges. According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, the alleged assault took place in the Cameron area.


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.


FEMA in town to help prepare for natural disasters

--After Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael last year, many. residents spent weeks, if not months, recovering from the power outages, flooding and property damage that resulted from back-to-back storms and record amounts of rain.


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.


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.


Don Taylor Appointed Director of the Social Sciences Research Institute

His appointment comes following the work of a faculty search committee chaired by Political Science professor Sunshine Hillygus. A professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Taylor succeeds Tom Nechyba, who has led SSRI since 2012, building it into a vibrant center for fostering intellectual


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


Chafin, Collins win county bowling honors

Forest’s C.J. Collins both started the Cumberland County high school bowling season as newcomers to the sport locally. But that didn’t wind up as a liability as both were champions in the season-ending conference bowling tournament earlier this month.


North Carolina denies transgender inmate's request to transfer to women's prison

LILLINGTON, N.C. -- A transgender inmate convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.


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.


Kicking for Cancer girls' soccer jamboree Saturday at South View

The 19th annual Kicking for Cancer Jamboree is scheduled Saturday at South View High School. The event features 16 girls' soccer teams playing scrimmages. People attending the games are asked to make a minimum $5 donation. Proceeds will go to the Friends of Cancer at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.


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


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


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.


Two cars overturn, two people injured in Harnett County wrong-way crash

Harnett County, N.C. — Two people were injured following a wrong-way crash Wednesday night in Harnett County. Authorities said a driver was traveling south in the northbound lane of N.C. Highway 421 when a car traveling north swerved to avoid it, and got side-swiped by another vehicle before being s


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.


Transgender woman has asked to be moved from a men’s prison. So far, NC has said no.

LILLINGTON — In 2017, Kanautica Zayre-Brown had the last of several surgeries changing from male to female, a final and irreversible step on her long-desired path to becoming a woman.


North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after 'tainted' vote

(Reuters) - North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a 2018 vote that has embarrassed the Republican Party.


Razor blades found under shopping cart handles at North Carolina Walmart

SILER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for the people responsible for placing razor blades under the handles of shopping carts at a Walmart, injuring at least one person.

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North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.