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Pennsylvania man jailed on exploitation charges involving Union County teen

ROCHESTER, PA. - A Union County Sheriff's Office investigation led to a sex offender in Pennsylvania who authorities said was sending lewd messages to a Union County teen. Christian Winterhalter, 45, sent nude pictures of himself to the teen and asked for pictures of her while he was listed on Penns


Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution in Florida human trafficking bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a prostitution sting in Florida, WFXT reported. The charge follows a series of raids involving at least eight massage parlors on the east coast of Florida.


Democrat McCready says he's running in new House election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democrat Dan McCready said Friday that he's running, again, for the country's last vacant congressional seat now that North Carolina has ordered a new election.


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


Hickory Man Arrested on Felony Warrant from Union County

37-year-old Charles Byron Curry of Main Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at 9:15 Monday morning (February 18) on one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a public office


Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says

A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."


Dan McCready jumps back into 9th District race

Waxhaw, N.C. — Democrat Dan McCready wasted no time restarting his campaign after a new election was ordered in the 9th Congressional District. McCready, who appeared to have lost the 9th District to Republican Mark Harris in November, announced Friday that he plans to run in the special election th


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.


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.


Lancaster 2018 robbery cases went cold. Then Charlotte cops found suspects in jail

Lancaster, SC — Two men, jailed in Charlotte for multiple robberies in North Carolina, have been charged with two previously unsolved cases in South Carolina, police said. Jonathan Dujan Gardin, 24; and Sergio Jermaine Patterson, 33; both of Charlotte; are charged for armed robberies at a Quik Trip


Officials: Lyft driver takes passenger on 120 mph ride through Union County

UNION COUNTY, N.C. - A Lyft passenger was taken on a white-knuckle ride as the driver pushed the pedal to the metal with speeds reaching more than 120 mph, officials said. [Ride Uber or Lyft? You need to know how to protect yourself against this rideshare scam]


Rock Hill armed robber out of jail a month kidnapped man, stole money, police say

A Rock Hill man, out of jail for just over a month, has been arrested for a Valentine’s Day armed robbery and kidnapping outside a convenience store, police said. Dakova Amaryllis Shannon, 46, was found a week after the crime by members of the Rock Hill Police Department violent crimes unit, said Ca


Lancaster Co. elementary school locked down as deputies search for man in area

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - Van Wyck Elementary School in Lancaster County was placed on lockdown Thursday morning as deputies searched for a man near the school. [ALSO READ: CMS says student brought gun on bus to Ranson Middle School in north Charlotte]


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.


About 2,000 in Lancaster County expected to be without power for hours

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. - Roughly 2,000 people in Lancaster County were without power on Friday morning, and are expected to be in the dark for hours. Duke Energy said its equipment was damaged in the area along Pageland Highway, between Potter Road and Shiloh Unity Road, as well as along Rocky River


SC man led deputies on chase with two toddlers in the back, arrested on drug charges

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. — He was out on bond, then lead deputies on a chase in Kershaw County. Now he is facing even more charges, possibly federal. Two kids, ages 2 and 3, were sitting in the back seat when 35-year-old Samuel Jermaine Wilson lead deputies on a brief chase Thursday.


North Carolina town removes Confederate highway marker

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Citing public safety concerns, a North Carolina town has removed its Jefferson Davis Highway memorial marker ahead of planned weekend protests. News outlets report the Town of Chapel Hill removed the marker Friday, after receiving clarification from the state attorney genera

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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.


40 Hate Groups Are Active In North Carolina, Up From 2018: Report

CHARLOTTE, NC — North Carolina is home to 40 radical groups that spew hate – eight more than last year, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups across the nation.


North Carolina officials calling for new election in 9th district

The North Carolina officials are calling for a new election in the ninth Congressional district after investigation allegations of ballot fraud. NBC’s Steve Kornacki joins Stephanie Ruhle to talk about how this special election could make history.