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Johnston County man kills wife before shooting self, deputies say

SELMA, N.C. (WNCN) - A 51-year-old man shot and killed his wife Monday evening before turning the gun on himself, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Deputies were called to a home in the 700 block of Davis Mill Road just south of Pine Level around 7:15 p.m.


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.


Johnston County deputies investigating apparent murder-suicide

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two people were found dead inside a home Monday night. Around 7:15 p.m., officers were called to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road between Highway 70 East and the Pine Level city lim


Intern killed by lion at North Carolina wildlife center was dragged around by her neck, fought back

The 22-year-old intern killed by an escaped lion at a North Carolina wildlife education center tried to fight off the animal as she was dragged around by the neck, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday.


Two found dead in Johnston County home

Selma, N.C. — Two people were found dead Monday night at a Johnston County home. Authorities responded to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road, near Pine Level, Monday evening. The deaths are being investigated as a possible domestic-related incident and authorities said there is no continued threat to


Mark Harris' son warned him about operative in North Carolina scandal

In emotional testimony Wednesday, the son of North Carolina Republican Mark Harris said he warned his father about the absentee ballot strategy used by Leslie McCrae Dowless, the political operative now at the center of an election fraud scandal in the state's 9th Congressional District.


Death investigation underway in Johnston County

Two people were found dead Monday night at a Johnston County home. Authorities responded to the 700 block of Davis Mill Road, near Pine Level, Monday evening.


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

Marijuana legalization can affect multiple things from a state's tax income to incarceration rates. Will North Carolina legalize it? And if so, when?


Gas Prices Skyrocket Across North Carolina; Prices in the High Country Hovering Near State Average

Gas prices are on the rise in the Carolinas and across the country. North Carolina’s $2.27 average is 12 cents higher than this time last week, four cents higher than yesterday and 16 cents higher than this time last month. South Carolina’s $2.12 average is 12 cents higher on the week and four cents


3 taken to hospital following crash involving Wake County deputy

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon when a Wake County deputy crashed with another car in Raleigh. ABC11 video revealed extensive damage to the front of the deputy's vehicle.


$4K stolen from Raleigh man's bank as ATM skimmer fraud spreads to Wake County

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A Raleigh man who used a CashPoints ATM in North Raleigh nearly two weeks ago says when he checked his bank account online he noticed two $2,000 cash withdrawals this week--withdrawals he didn't make.


Trending today: Top news in Raleigh, North Carolina

What’s trending in your locale? Hoodline sifted through top local news to find this news you need. Today San Franciscans are reading about crime, real estate, and culture. $4K stolen from Raleigh man's bank as ATM skimmer fraud spreads to Wake County.


No charges filed against prison inmate accused of rape at Raleigh Burger King

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The prison inmate accused of raping a woman at a Raleigh Burger King will not face charges. The Wake County District Attorney's Office told ABC11 on Wednesday that the office could not find evidence to corroborate the accuser's story.


Lion killed intern at No. Carolina zoo when gate was blocked, witness says in report

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A witness told authorities a gate blocked by a ball at a North Carolina animal preserve allowed a lion to reach three people cleaning an enclosure and begin a fatal attack, biting one intern's ankle and pulling her into the enclosure, according to a medical examiner's report.


ICE Cracks Down in North Carolina

A decision made my North Carolina lawmakers has sparked controversy this week as prison inmates are being released from prisons across the state, resulting in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arresting more than 200 undocumented immigrants between Monday and Thursday of last week.


Seaga Gillard found guilty in Wake County double murder case

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A jury found Seaga Gillard guilty of first-degree murder Wednesdayin a Wake County double murder case. The jury deliberated for less than 24 hours before they decided on the verdict.


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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of US mining industry. Consultant on North Carolina race: Methods were surprise. Schools Superintendent Johnson announces "NC2030" goals. Man who escaped police while handcuffed recaptured.


Wintry weather makes for treacherous morning commute

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Parts of central North Carolina experienced a brief brush with winter this week. Rain and sleet arrived in the Triangle area Tuesday night; areas north and west of the Triangle saw a bit of sleet and snow.


NC man thinks his kids are playing with Nest thermostat, turns out it's been hacked

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. - You've heard of people hacking phones, computers and even baby monitors, but one Wake County man said someone hacked his thermostat. Johnathon Schisler said at first he thought it was his kids who set the temperature in their house to 90 degrees. He even blamed Alexa, but it wasn


Selma annexes $287M Eastfield site

SELMA — Mayor Cheryl Oliver called the town’s annexation of the Eastfield development a “game-changer “ for the town. “The Eastfield development is a game-changer for Selma, Johnston County and eastern North Carolina,” said Oliver. “ As a mixed-use development providing a wide range of offerings inc