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'It looked like a bomb went off:' Wake deputy heralded for helping victim, making arrest in 100-mph crash on US-1

CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Like a lot of people, Wake County Sheriff's Major Jimmy Byrd just got off work at 5 p.m. Wednesday. But the 28-year veteran had one wild ride home down U.S. 1 through Cary.


Wake County sheriff defends controversial promotion of deputy who made inappropriate comments

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Newly elected Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker defended controversial staff promotions and firings. "For anyone to say that I am biased against anyone in this office is clearly misinformed," Baker said during a news conference Thursday.


North Carolina Winter Weather: Should You Warm Up Your Car?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Brutally cold Arctic air is headed toward North Carolina this weekend — expect an overnight low in the low 20s on Sunday night and Monday night — so it's time to renew the debate over whether you should start your car to warm it up before you start your commute or school run.


Court docs shed light on events before Raleigh officer's shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Court documents released Thursday shed light on the breaking and entering and car theft that occurred before a Raleigh police officer was shot on Jan. 9.


North Carolina elections board let Korean green card holder vote — in three elections

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has chastised election officials in North Carolina who let a Korean woman with a green card vote in three elections. The News & Observer reports Hyo Suk George had lived legally in the country for nearly two decades before a town council member at church encou


‘I have not retaliated against anyone.’ Wake County sheriff disputes allegations.

Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker on Thursday publicly disputed media reports that said he retaliated against two deputies and promoted an officer who made disparaging remarks about gay people.


New Wake County sheriff defends restructuring, personnel moves

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - For the first time since taking office, Wake County Sheriff Gerald Baker is speaking out on his restructuring of the Wake County Sheriff's Office. "Over the past few weeks, the sheriff's office has received some unfavorable attention regarding decisions I've made regarding per


NC Speaker invites Trump to give State of the Union in Raleigh

N.C. Speaker of the House Tim Moore on Friday invited the president of the United States to give his usually annual, but this year maybe canceled, State of the Union address in Raleigh.


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Wake Forest's Akshay Bhatia tracking towards PGA stardom

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (WTVD) -- "He came into my bedroom when I was sleeping: 'Dad, I have a question.'" "I said, 'Akshay, why do you have a question now? It's 2 in the morning?!?'"


Man shot in downtown Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - A man was shot in downtown Raleigh Thursday night, according to officials. The adult male was shot around 10:45 p.m. in the area of Camden and Martin streets. He was transported to the hospital.


Community helps raise funds to replace Wake County woman's prosthetic limbs

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) - Sarah Trager doesn't remember much of the illness that nearly took her life when she was a toddler. She was three when she contracted a rare disease called meningococcemia.


Super blood wolf moon 2019: How to see the lunar eclipse Sunday

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Get set for anepic astronomical event Sunday night and early Monday morning. Most people in the US, including us here in central North Carolina, will be treated to a total lunar eclipse!


FBI searching for ‘traveling bandit’ believed to have robbed 7 banks, including 1 in North Carolina

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks across the country, according to a news release. Investigators have dubbed him the “traveling bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing the robberies.


Big First Half Propels Lady Tar Heels To Big Win Over Wake Forest

CHAPEL HILL, NC – North Carolina Tar Heels Women’s Basketball (10-8, ACC 1-3) could do no wrong Thursday night against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (9-8, 0-4 ACC). At least in the first half.


Water levels at Raleigh's Lake Johnson will be low during construction project

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - If you go to Raleigh's Lake Johnson for some excersise - you may notice its water levels are lower than normal. The water levels will be down as much as 4 to 5 feet as construction continues on the Lake Dam Road bridge replacement project, according to the City of Raleigh.


Photo Spread: Duke vs. Wake Forest

Photos by Alphonso Abbott Jr. On Tuesday, January 8, the Duke Blue Devils made their way to Winston-Salem to take on the Demon Deacons. Zion Williamson and the crew put on a great show for the fans in Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Deacs kept the game within striking distance at the h


Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina are searching for aninmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening. Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community Colle


Raleigh cop, now fighting for his life, was shot multiple times at close range, report says

The suspects involved in last week's shooting of a North Carolina police officer -- who is now fighting for his life -- appeared to be breaking into a vehicle before the confrontation, according to a report that Raleigh officials released Wednesday.


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.