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Wake County student found with LSD at high school, deputies say

WENDELL, N.C. (WNCN) -- Wake County authorities say that a high school student had LSD at school Friday morning. The incident happened at East Wake High School in Wendell, according to a news release from the Wake County Sheriff's Office.


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.


Beavers causing problems for Wake County drivers

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - Some critters are causing problems for drivers on Green Level Church Road. Mayor Harold Weinbrecht announced in his weekly Town of Cary blog that beavers are to blame for the bump in the road. The rodents built a dam in storm pipes near the intersection of Green Level Church Road


NC Superior Court judge strikes down voter ID, income tax constitutional amendments

RALEIGH -- A North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in Novemberrequiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.


Criminal prosecution anticipated in District 9 case, Wake County DA says

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Following the state Board of Elections hearing on fraud in the 9th Congressional district, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman says she expects to take the case before a grand jury in the next month.


'Nobody seems to really care' - Wake County mom fed up with drivers passing stopped buses

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) - One Wake County mom will stop at nothing to make sure her son is safe on the school bus. Natalie Maceda's son is a second grader at Yates Mill Elementary and she says for the past two years, she’s seen countless drivers speed through school zones.


Man Adopts Kitten Who Couldn't Find a Home Because of Her Eye - He Knows She's Perfect

A man was looking for a pet when he came across a kitten who had a hard time finding a home because of her crossed eye. Garrett Nabors from Raleigh, North Carolina had been wanting to get a pet and decided that a cat would be a perfect fit. While he was on the lookout for a feline friend, his cowork


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Man charged with assault using porcelain watermelon

Zebulon, N.C. — A man was charged with assault after police say he hit a man with a porcelain watermelon topped with a chicken in December. Brooks Michael Driver, 45, who is homeless and lives in Zebulon, hit the victim Dec. 20 with the object, according to an arrest report.


Police searching for suspect after gas station robbery

Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police are looking for suspect after a gas station was robbed. Police said a man entered the Exxon gas station at 3525 S. Wilmington St., implied he had a weapon and demanded money.


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


Raleigh man rented a hotel room where minor worked as a prostitute, police say

Raleigh — A 35-year-old man was arrested after Raleigh police say he kept a hotel room that was used for prostituting a minor. Joseph Anthony Lewis of Raleigh was charged with promoting prostitution of a minor and human trafficking with a child victim. He was arrested Friday.


Search underway for inmate who escaped from North Carolina prison

SPINDALE, N.C. – Authorities are looking for an inmate accused of escaping from a North Carolina prison. WJZY reported that 22-year-old Jeremy Keith Fincannon went missing Thursday morning from the Rutherford Correctional Center.


North Carolina lagging behind as marijuana legalization sweeps nation

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Marijuana legalization is spreading across the country. More than 30 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized cannabis for either medical or recreational use.


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.


North Carolina GOP candidate Mark Harris says he was assured of operative's methods

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Republican in the country's last undecided congressional election testified Thursday that a political operative now accused of ballot fraud assured him "again and again" that he wouldn't collect absentee ballots in violation of state law.


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


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 Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.