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Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Nation's best high school guard Cole Anthony signs with North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) -- The second ranked basketball prospect in the country will be attending the University of North Carolina next season. Cole Anthony announced his intent on ESPN on Tuesday morning.


New Roses opens in Tarboro

A Roses is filling what had once been a large empty space at the Riverside Plaza shopping center along West Howard Avenue in Tarboro. An official opening is set for 9 a.m. Thursday for the latest addition to the Henderson-based discount chain of stores, Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce Executiv


Wirt steps down, Orange County Schools to search for new superintendent

Hillsborough, N.C. — Orange County Schools Superintendent Todd Wirt is stepping down from his position effective June 30, according to a statement on the school system's website.


Seven people arrested after heroin and cocaine bust in Edgecombe County

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCT) - Seven people were arrested and face drug charges after a multi-week investigation resulted in a heroin and cocaine bust in Edgecombe County. Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson said members of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office have been conducting investigations and


Loaded AK-47 found under toddler bed during Fayetteville drug arrests

Police say they arrested two people, one a convicted felon, on Monday and confiscated one pound of marijuana and a loaded AK-47 rifle that was under the bed of a two-year-old child.


North Carolina Highway Patrol unveils 2 new helicopters

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has unveiled two new law enforcement helicopters. The patrol says in a news release that the Bell helicopters will significantly boost the organization’s ability to promote public safety and complete live-saving missions. They will be used in ad


Man shot in Pizza Hut parking lot

WILSON, NC (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina city are searching for a gunman after a person was shot in the parking lot of a Pizza Hut this morning. Wilson police say it happened around 10:50 a.m. at the Pizza Hut on Glendale Drive, across the street from Wilson Medical Center.


1 killed, 1 injured in separate North Carolina plane crashes

One pilot is dead and a second pilot is hospitalized following separate plane crashes in North Carolina. The Record & Landmark reports Statesville Regional Airport Manager John Ferguson says the plane, which was based in Statesville, crashed in Rowan County on Monday.


Man shot several times in his hands outside Wilson Pizza Hut, police say

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) -- A man was shot in his hands several times in a Pizza Hut parking lot Tuesday morning in Wilson, police say. The incident was reported just before 10:50 a.m. at 1702 Glendale Drive, according to a news release from Wilson police.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years in prison

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A Tennessee man who was captured in 2016 in North Carolina with a girl he kidnapped from Missouri has been sentenced to more than 58 years in prison on child sex crimes related to the kidnapping.


I Was Given a Yugo and Drove It From New York to North Carolina Without Dying Even Once

“Why do you love this kind of thing so much?” That’s what my wife asked me, more bemused than angry, as she rode with me in a rattly, crappy but scrappy 1991 Yugo, as I marveled at the crude hole hacked into the hard plastic dashboard.


1 arrested, 1 wanted in violent dispute at Tennessee funeral home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Police say a woman is in custody and her sister is wanted for aggravated assault after they were involved in a dispute that included a non-critical stabbing and other threatening behavior on Monday at a North Nashville funeral home.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


16 men caught in Pitt County prostitution sting

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Sixteen men from a half dozens counties have been caught in a prostitution sting. Pitt County deputies say on Thursday they made the arrests. Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit, along with the Narcotics Unit, recently did the investigation into prostitution in the county


North Carolina museum announces birth of 6 red wolf pups for third year in a row

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — For the third straight year, a North Carolina museum is announcing the birth of red wolf pups. The Museum of Life and Science in Durham says on its webpage that a litter of six red wolf pups was born on Monday. It's the fifth time in 26 years that red wolves at the museum gave bi


Teens wanted in Enfield shooting surrender

Two Enfield teens who according to a report were wanted in the shooting of a 17-year-old male surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Monday. Annazee Hawkins, 19, and Mysahn Pittman, 18, surrendered around 4:30 p.m., according to a statement by Enfield police Captain Chuck Hasty.


Parents of Raleigh teen who nearly drowned in rip current: 'We will do what it takes to keep her with us'

Greenville, N.C. — A spring break trip to the coast has turned into a nightmare for a Raleigh couple, who say their 17-year-old daughter will never fully recover after nearly drowning in a rip current last week.


Vidant police officer injured in accidental shooting in firearms training at PCC facility

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A Vidant Medical Center police officer was hospitalized after an accidental shooting during firearms training at a Pitt Community College off-campus facility.


Two Henry County children injured in 'road-rage' shooting in North Carolina

Two children from Henry County are recuperating after being shot Saturday during what police are calling a case of “road rage” in Mount Airy, N.C. A 9-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister were both shot in the face. He has been released, but she has undergone surgery at Brenner’s Children’s Hospit