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FBI report: These are the 10 most dangerous cities in North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. - Data from the FBI's 2016 Crime In The United States Report has revealed North Carolina's most dangerous cities. Road Snacks, a website that uses data to rank states and cities across the country, used the FBI report to name the ten riskiest cities to call home in the Tar Heel state,

WRAL - 2018-03-22 14:48:00

PROSECUTOR: Fatal shooting of Kinston man by Minnesota police justified

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota prosecutor says no charges will be filed against seven law officers in the fatal shooting of an Eastern Carolina man last year. Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter says the officers were justified in using deadly force against 39-year-old Gregory Thrower of Ki

WITN - 2018-03-23 23:26:00

Police: 4-month-old baby found in hotel room with meth lab

Dunn, N.C. - Authorities found a 4-month-old baby in a Dunn hotel room Sunday morning where a person was making meth, police said. Dunn officers were called around 6:30 a.m. that morning to the Seven Day Inn, at 700 E. Cumberland St., and were led to a room due to reports of a woman screaming and a

WRAL - 2018-03-22 14:49:43

Man accused of making bomb threat against Zebulon mobile-home park

A man was being held on $1 million bail Thursday on charges that he twice told 911 there were bombs in an 83-unit mobile home park where he lived and that one of those times he threatened the lives of police who responded. The bomb threats came about 2 a.m. March 18 and about 10:15 p.m. on March 19,

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-03-22 16:39:00

Elderly woman taken to hospital after car ends up in Greenville ditch

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An elderly woman drives off the road, landing in a precarious position in a ditch. According to Greenville police, the female driver was heading north on Highway 11, just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, when she attempted to make a turn across the southbound lanes onto Easy Str

WITN - 2018-03-22 04:09:00

4 arrested in connection with death of Edgecombe County deputy

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - Four people have been arrested in connection with the death of an Edgecombe County deputy who was killed in a traffic collision on March 11. Deputy David Manning ost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into traffic as he attempted to pull over an intoxicated driver. R


New details in case of woman found dead in ditch in Garner

GARNER, N.C. -- A search warrant reveals there's a person of interest in the case involving a Garner woman found dead in a ditch over the weekend. Sheriff's deputies say that the body of 24-year-old Faith Bevan was found late Sunday morning. The search warrant says the person confirmed they did spen

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 23:34:00

Men exchange fire, one injured in Nash County

Spring Hope, N.C. - Police said a man was shot in Nash County Friday after he exchanged fire with another man who was helping his former girlfriend to move from their shared home. Authorities said the relationship involved domestic violence, and several friends were helping the woman move from the h

WRAL - 2018-03-23 21:16:00

Driver charged in Edgecombe deputy's death

Tarboro, N.C. - A Pinetops man who authorities said was driving erratically was charged Wednesday in connection with the death of an Edgecombe County deputy who was trying to stop him, authorities said. Deputy David L. Manning spotted a Nissan Altima speeding on N.C. Highway 111 north of Pinetops sh


Warrant: Raleigh baby was smoking marijuana on Facebook video

The 20-year-old mother of the baby seen smoking in a viral video on Facebook has been arrested and faces multiple charges. According to the arrest warrant, the child was smoking marijuana in the video. Police have arrested and charged 20-year-old Brianna Ashanti Lofton with two counts of felony chil


SBI investigation lands two local residents in jail on drug charges

Kinston - An extensive investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation has landed a Kinston man and a Grifton woman behind bars on multiple drug charges. According to warrants, Kinston resident Willie Koonce was arrested Tuesday following that investigation. He was charged with trafficking opium


Mom arrested after video of smoking baby goes viral: cops

RALEIGH, N.C. - A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities identify and arrest the mother. A version of the video that's received 1.5 million views was posted by a user who urged the mother's arrest. The 10-second clip shows the


ECU employees find deceased homeless woman in vacant house on campus

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Police are investigating the death of a homeless woman who was found inside a house owned by East Carolina University. ECU police say the SBI is assisting them with the case. The woman's body was found around 8:00 a.m. inside the house on East 9th Street, which is next to a u

WITN - 2018-03-21 22:44:00

Denied nightclub may get another chance

A self-proclaimed "serial entrepreneur" who wants to open a nightclub on East Gordon Street is finding its more difficult to open a business than he thought. Donnis Whitfield, owner of CMD Real Estate Co. and CMD Construction and the owner of several properties in East Kinston, said his attempt to


3rd man charged in Wilson burglary spree

A third suspect faces dozens of charges in connection to a rash of west Wilson home burglaries. Wilson police arrested and charged 41-year-old Fonz Sheppard Monday. Sheppard faces a total of 56 charges, including breaking and entering into a residence and larceny after breaking and entering, accord