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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

CBS17 - 2018-10-22 20:30:16

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

WITN - 2018-10-21 12:50:00

"Not like Joe": Residents on edge after man charged with police station arson

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- A man is charged with starting a fire inside the Petersburg Police building, authorities said Saturday. Authorities say Joseph Lester, of the 10 block of Pine Street, walked into the Petersburg Police headquarters Thursday, located at 37 E. Tabb Street and set fire inside t

WRIC TV - 2018-10-21 19:17:59

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

WNCT - 2018-10-21 02:47:50

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.

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS - 2018-10-21 10:00:00

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.

ABC11.COM - 2018-10-22 08:22:45

Christmas Belles off and running

The cast of Halifax County Little Theatre’s comedy “Christmas Belles” is fast into the rehearsal process, preparing for their November 16 opening. Portraying the citizens of Fayro, Texas, in this holiday comedy are, seated, Sharonda Claiborne, Catherine Glass, Kelly Ahmed, Jessica Young, and Sarah M

SOVANOW.COM - 2018-10-22 00:00:00

One suspect charged in Greenville shooting to appear in court

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A woman charged with accessory in a murder case will appear before a judge Monday morning, while her boyfriend, who is charged with murder, remains in the hospital. Greenville police say 19-year-old Seth Street was shot and killed on Saturday night in the parking lot of th

WITN - 2018-10-21 00:25:00

Deputies: Man shot and killed in fight in Franklin

A 23-year-old man from New Jersey was shot and killed during an altercation in Franklin Saturday morning, officials said. FRANKLIN, Va. (WVEC) - Southampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old man early morning Saturday. The man was from New Jersey, officia


Franklin County store sells $1 million lottery ticket

FRANKLIN Co., Va. (WSET) -- It's a Franklin County resident's lucky day. A ticket sold at Whistle Stop on Old Franklin Turnpike won $1 million during Friday night's Mega Millions drawing! It may not have been the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, but the prize is nothing to sneeze at. Also in our


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.


Henrico county police searching for 2 missing juveniles

More Local NewsHenrico county police searching for 2 missing juvenilesMega Millions: No jackpot, but two $1 million tickets sold in VirginiaMan charged with arson after starting fire inside Petersburg Police buildingHENRICO COUNTY, Va (WRIC) -- Henrico County Police are looking for two missing child

WRIC TV - 2018-10-21 02:23:28

Arson arrest made in Petersburg

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Joseph Lester, of the 10 block of Pine Street in Petersburg, has been charged with arson. On Thursday, October 18, 2018, at approximately 5:40 p.m., Lester was observed entering the lobby of the Petersburg Bureau of Police located at 37 E. Tabb Street. A fire was set in the l


Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Va. - The Southampton County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning shooting in the 31000 block of Carter Street. According to officials, the shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. The victim was a 23-year-old man from New Jersey. The shooting happened during an


N.J. man dies in Franklin shooting - The Tidewater News

FRANKLINA 23-year-old New Jersey man is dead as the result of a shooting that took place around 12:41 a.m. on Saturday. Lt. Camden Cobb, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, said that the victim’s name is being witheld until proper notifications can be made to the next of kin.The s


'Baby Buns' to throw out game ball at homecoming football game

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) -- On the eve of his 3rd birthday, Kaleb 'Baby Buns' Graves is making a guest appearance at Friday night's homecoming football game between host Petersburg and Dinwiddie. 'Baby Buns,' who turns 3 on Saturday, will throw out the ceremonial game ball ahead of tonight's 7 p.m. 8


New Jersey man dies in Franklin shooting

(Photo courtesy Southampton County Sheriff's Office) FRANKLIN, Va. (WAVY) -- Deputies are investigating a shooting that left a New Jersey man dead early Saturday morning. The Southampton County Sheriff's Office said they were notified at 12:41 a.m. for the shooting in the 31000 block of Carter Stre


Girl was chased down street, Goldsboro man faces rape, kidnapping charges, deputies say

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - A Goldsboro man kidnapped a girl under 15 from her foster home and had sex with her, Wayne County deputies said Friday.


Joint effort continues to locate escaped inmate

Warren said Jones, 44, is also a threat to the community because of his history of breaking and entering. “We encourage citizens of the county and surrounding areas make sure their homes and vehicles are secure and make sure you are aware of your surroundings not only in the day time but particularl


Deputies charge itinerant State Fair workers had drugs and .44 Magnum gun in their car

Two brothers who work on the midway at the State Fair are facing charges that they had multiple drugs and a counterfeit drug that looked like heroin, and one is accused of having a concealed .44 Magnum handgun in their car.The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said deputies patrolling the fairgrounds saw