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Traffic stop leads to murder charge in Cumberland County pregnant woman's death
Fayetteville, N.C. — Among the few vehicles on the road on a wet Sunday in Fayetteville was a white Ford F-150 that matched the description of a truck seen leaving the scene of a shooting last Wednesday on Spur Drive.
Body found in North Carolina identified as Alabama man, 54
LUMBERTON, N.C. — Authorities say a body found in North Carolina earlier this month is that of an Alabama man. Citing a Robeson County Sheriff's Office release, The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the body found on a Lumberton road running parallel to Interstate 95 on Dec. 3 is 54-year
Cumberland County wrestler inspires all around him
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Earl "Early Bird" Horan is something of a local celebrity in Hope Mills. He's had newspaper articles written about his athletic exploits and was Gray's Creek High School's Homecoming King this fall so it's not unusual for him to get recognized while out and about.
Fayetteville man sentenced to 9 years in prison in child sex sting
— Authorities say a North Carolina man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison after attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with an undercover FBI agent posing as a 15-year-old girl.
Cumberland County Schools to operate on 2-hour delay Monday; other closings, delays
Here's a list of Monday's weather-related closings and delays:. • Cumberland County schools will operate on a two-hour delay. There will be no morning Prime Time and school breakfast will not be served.
Fayetteville forced to cut power to motel residents over safety concerns
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- More than two dozen motel residents in Fayetteville are struggling to find housing after the city was forced to cut power to the Boulevard Motel on Bragg Boulevard.
Cumberland County soccer coach wanted on sexual activity with a student charge
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) - A Cumberland County high school teacher is wanted by deputies after they say he sent inappropriate text messages to a teen student. The investigation into South View High School teacher Dmitri Pelaez began on Nov. 16, according to a news release from the Cumberland County S
In civil trial, jury finds Angier pastor did not kill son-in-law in self defense
Lillington, N.C. — A Harnett County jury Wednesday found that an Angier pastor is responsible for the wrongful death of his son-in-law, who he shot and killed in 2013. The Rev. Pat Chisenhall has said 23-year-old Christian Griggs was threatening him and breaking into his home when Chisenhall shot hi
Video of arrests involving young teen sisters and male in North Carolina goes viral
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been called upon to investigate a widely-publicized arrest in Harnett County, which isn’t far from Fort Bragg. The request was submitted by Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats and District Attorney Vernon Stewart in response to a video posted on so
Caught on camera: Thieves ransack Fayetteville community
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Mellissa Jackson hasn't slept since. It's been two days since a group of vandals broke into and ransacked her husband's car. It's something she'd never think could happen in her community.
Skeletal remains found near railroad tracks in Lumberton
LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify skeletal remains that were found Tuesday afternoon on Heritage Drive. The remains were found by a surveying crew on the 1200 block of Heritage Drive near railroad tracks, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office.
Power cut off to Fayetteville motel because of unsafe conditions, leaving some homeless
The power shut off and everyone was forced to get out of the Boulevard Motel in Fayetteville on Tuesday. The city said it was unsafe, but people who were living there say it's the only place they had.
Fayetteville police asking for help identifying dollar store armed robbery suspect
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Fayetteville police are asking for help identifying a suspect in a Monday night armed robbery. A news release said officers responded to the robbery call at a Family Dollar location on the 5700 block of Yadkin Road around 9:05 p.m. Monday. The preliminary investigation re
North Carolina Sheriff's Deputy On Leave Following Video of Arrest
A Harnett County deputy was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday after a video shared on social media shows him slamming one girl to the ground and tussling with another who was recording it. — HARNETT COUNTY, North Carolina -- A Harnett County deputy was placed on paid administrative leave T
Police: Wilmington woman walks into neighbor's home with BB gun
Wilmington, N.C. — A Wilmington woman faces a misdemeanor charge after police say she walked into a neighbor’s home with a BB gun, complaining about bright lights. The Fayetteville Observer reported Amy Elizabeth Miller, 33, was charged with breaking and entering, according to Wilmington Police Depa
Fort Bragg soldier reunites with daughter in emotional video
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Eric Morski has been deployed in Nepal for six months. "Some days I felt like I just want to give him a hug but I realize he's all the way across the world and I can't," said Iliana, Eric’s 10-year-old daughter.
Harnett deputy on leave after video shows him throw 2 women to the ground during arrest
HARNETT CO., N.C. (WTVD) -- A Harnett County sheriff's deputy is on leave after video surfaced showing him wrestling two women to the ground during an arrest. Harnett County Sheriff's Office notified the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), which is now looking into the case.
Man charged with murder after pregnant woman shot to death in Cumberland County
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A man wanted in a double-shooting that left a pregnant woman dead earlier this month was arrested Sunday night in Fayetteville, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said.
South View High teacher facing student sex charges arrested
Hope Mills, N.C. — A suspended South View High School teacher who faces charges that he had sex with a student was arrested Monday, authorities said. Dmitri Pelaez, 30, was charged with six counts of indecent liberties with a student and one count of sexual activity with a student. He was being held
Power to be cut off to Bragg Boulevard motel
More than two dozen people fear they will be homeless Tuesday because the city of Fayetteville plans to cut off power to the longtime Boulevard Motel where inspectors say they found numerous electrical and plumbing violatoins.