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2 men charged in attack, home invasion of retired Orange County couple
Authorities said Jason O'Neal Brown, 36, and Jodeci Mustaffa Gaddy, 25, were arrested and charged after being suspected of committing multiples crimes in Orange, Person, and Durham counties. On Friday, officials said David Laudicina woke up in the middle of the night after hearing his wife, Rebecca,
Attempted murder charge certified against Altavista man accused of firing gun outside Lynchburg apartments
Calvin Traquan Harrison, 22, is charged with attempted first-degree murder from a shooting at the apartments — located off of Greenfield Drive — that occurred in the early morning hours of July 17.
High speed chase crosses state line
At approximately 4:15 p.m. a 2005 Scion hatchback with three occupants, attempting to evade arrest during a traffic stop in North Carolina, crossed the North Carolina/Virginia state line on Interstate 85.
Local tattoo artist tattoos celebrity
Local tattoo artist, Jamie Martin, recently had the opportunity to tattoo a hollywood celebrity.
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
Lunenburg County driver blew five times the legal limit | Truro News
Mounties arrested a 40-year-old woman Friday night in Sherwood, Lunenburg Co., who was behind the wheel of her car and blew five times over the legal limit on the breathalyzer.
Man not guilty by insanity in mother's beheading
LOUISBURG, NC (WRAL/CNN) - A North Carolina teen charged with killing his mother was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Authorities said in court Monday that 19-year-old Oliver Machada, who was charged with first-degree murder, has serious mental issues. "Overwhelmingly, the evidence is that he
Clover woman injured in wreck
A 30-year-old Clover woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a two-vehicle wreckVirginia State Trooper D.N. Clark reported that the wreck occurred Saturday at 1:04 p.m. on Route 603, one mile south of Route 626, when a 2002 Dodge Dakota operated by 69-year-old Barbara Vaughan
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
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,”
Durham men arrested in Person, Chapel Hill home invasions. This tip cracked the case. | News & Observer
Sheriff's deputies arrested two men Monday in connection with home invasions last week in Person and Orange counties. Jason O'Neal Brown, 36, and Jodeci Mustaffa Gaddy, 25, both of Durham, are being held on $2 million bail each in the Person County jail. In Orange County, the men are accused of brea
South Boston man pleads guilty to robbery
A 21-year-old South Boston man, James Alexander Hiett, pleaded guilty Thursday in Halifax County Circuit Court to a felony charge for the robbery of Tyonta Logan.Pursuant to a plea agreement with the commonwealth, two other charges against Hiett were nol prossed, including use of a firearm in commis
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.
Tri-County Community Action Agency CEO encourages others to find purpose
“When we know our why, our what becomes more clear and more impactful,” is a quote from comedian Michael Jr.President and CEO of Tri-County Community Action Agency Petrina Carter shared some of his words during the agency’s 52nd annual banquet Thursday evening as she encouraged others to find their
PHOTOS: Market hosts Fall Festival
Families poured into the Halifax Farmer’s Market Fall Festival Saturday morning for some family fun. Children had the opportunity to paint rocks, decorate trick-or-treat bags, participate in a cake and candy walk and have their face painted. There also was an opportunity to have a fall photo taken a
Blaze damages six apartments in Danville
The Danville Fire Department was called to Southwyck Hills Apartments at 104 North Hills Court at about 6 a.m. Sunday. When crews arrived, fire and heavy smoke was showing from the three-story apartment building, according to a news release.
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.
Michael’s damage estimated at $112K for Halifax County Service Authority
The Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors, lacking a quorum for Thursday’s meeting, heard a series of updates from Executive Director Mark Estes, including an update of repair costs to the system caused by damage from Tropical Storm Michael.Directors Bill Snead, George Leonard and Joe
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
One million dollar lottery ticket bought in Franklin County
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to a staggering $1.6 billion, but someone in our area still won some life-changing money. According to valottery.com, a ticket worth $1 million was purchased in Franklin County. The ticket was bought at the Whistle Stop, on 11729 Old Franklin Turnpike in Union Ha