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Man stabbed in fight over food
Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer of the Rocky Mount Police Department, said police are searching for Jimmie Bell, 50, who will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting serious bodily injury. Summerlin said Bell is the suspect in an aggravated assault case in which h
State intervenes, Wilson County town could face fines over discolored water
In a Sept. 28 letter CBS 17 obtained, the Department of Environmental Quality said it received complaints about the water, and it appeared the treatment in place isn't removing or controlling the levels of iron and manganese.
Zebulon man accused of decapitating mom in 2017 found not guilty by reason of insanity
LOUISBURG, N.C. (WNCN) - The Franklin County man charged with decapitating his mother in March 2017 was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Oliver Funes-Machado, 20, is accused of beheading his 35-year-old mother on March 7, 2017, then walking out of their home with her head in one hand and a bu
Police officer on leave after fatal shooting in Washington
WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) - A police officer has been placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon, Washington Police Chief Stacy Drakeford said. The Washington Police Department conducted a traffic stop near the corner of Washington Street and West 11th Stree
NC teen accused of beheading his mother found not guilty, sentenced to psychiatric care
The Franklin County teen charged with beheading his mother in 2017 has been judged not guilty by reason of insanity and committed to state psychiatric care.At his hearing in Louisburg on Monday, Oliver Funes Machada stood and told Superior Court Judge Henry Hight Jr., “I just want to say I’m sorry,”
Court upholds conviction in boy’s killing
The N.C. Court of Appeals ruled 22-year-old Anfernee Knight’s May 2017 convictions, including first-degree murder, still stand.
Wilson Girl Scout troop earns elite distinction
In honor of the vision that Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low, affectionately known as “Daisy,” had for girls, the Daisy’s Dozen Troop Assessment Program was created by Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines to help ensure girls are receiving an enriching Girl Scout experience.
One person killed, another seriously injuried in Lenoir County wreck
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a two-vehicle crash pinned a driver inside their vehicle, officials said. First responders were called out to the wreck along Grifton Hugo Road in Lenoir County around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Hugo Volunteer Fire and
Gunmen rob two on front porch
Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department, said authorities are searching for a couple of black male suspects in their early 20s that allegedly robbed a two people at gunpoint at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on the front porch of a residence in the 1000 block
YouTube star leaves $10K tip to server at North Carolina restaurant
Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville, N.C. (Google Maps) GREENVILLE, N.C. - A YouTube star left a $10,000 tip for a North Carolina server after he went to the restaurant and ordered two waters. The News & Observer reported that it happened Saturday at Sup Dogs restaurant in Greenville, a favorite spot
Man accused of decapitating mother due back in court Monday
As part of the agreement, murder charges could be filed again, if Machado's mental health improved enough to where he could stand trial.
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Man leaves $10,000 tip at Supdogs after ordering two waters
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - What would you do with $10-thousand dollars?! That's what the folks at Sup Dogs are trying to figure out right now. Someone came in, ordered two waters, left a $10-thousand dollar tip and left on Saturday. Needless to say, the waitress was shocked. "Good people are still
Authorities reopen road after responding to accident involving tractor-trailer in Wilson
WILSON, N.C. (WNCT) - Authorities have reopened road after responding to a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car Friday morning. The Wilson Fire/Rescue Department and the Wilson Police Department were dispatched to Raleigh Road Parkway near Hayes Place in reference t
Silver Alert issued for Wake County woman
A Silver Alert has been issued for a Wake County woman. The Wake County Sheriff Office is asking people to be on the lookout for Jauquinna Erica Townes. She is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Townes, 32, is 5'6" and weighs about 150 lbs. She has medium-leng
Body found, police investigate
Reginald Williams, who was at the scene of the shooting later Friday morning, said that just after 2:30 a.m. he heard around four gunshots. Williams said that with the recent crime in the area, it makes him want to move back to Louisiana where he is from.
Moped driver killed after hit-and-run in Goldsboro
The driver of the Toyota, 40-year-old Lukumon Charles Rasaki, failed to stop and left the scene of the crash.
Murder suspect wounded during arrest now in custody
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A second suspect is in custody Tuesday morning after a fatal shooting in a grocery store parking lot over the weekend. Billy Grizzard III, 30, is charged with an open count of murder. He's accused of shooting and killing 19-year-old Seth Street in the Harris Teeter parking
Airman charged after fatal hit-and-run in Goldsboro
A Seymour Johnson Air Force Base LRS airman has been charged after a fatal hit-and-run involving a moped on Saturday morning. It happened just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of Slocumb Street and Olivia Lane. Authorities say Terrence Walker entered the intersection on his Yamaha moped against a r
Wilson Christian grad Cherith Chalet confirmed for United Nations ambassadorship
Cherith Norman Chalet, a 1994 graduate of Wilson Christian Academy, has been named representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the full rank of ambassador.