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Knightdale, N.C. -- A dead baby found in a Knightdale home Wednesday morning is connected to an investigation of an apparent murder-suicide in ... New York State Police said New Milford Police alerted area law enforcement to be on the lookout for a light blue minivan with North Carolina plates. Connecticut
A former police chief in Henderson, N.C., fired the fatal shot in an apparent road-rage incident on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke in the Shenandoah Valley, parkway officials said. Officials identified the man who fired the fatal shot as 56-year-old Keith Sidwell, ABC-TV affiliate WSET in ... police
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Two people were taken into custody after a double shooting in northwest Charlotte led to a high-speed police chase into Gaston County Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened in the 1200 block of Effingham Road. Two people went to Carolinas Medical Center ... woman police
NEW MILFORD - A North Carolina man who fathered a child with his biological daughter apparently shot and killed her and her adoptive father in ... But police in Knightdale, N.C., identified him as Steven Walter Pladl, 45, the slain woman as his biological daughter, Katie Rose Pladl, 20, and the slain ...

Authorities in Connecticut say a Thursday afternoon double murder-suicide in New Milford is linked to the death of an infant who was found dead at a home in North Carolina that belongs to a Henrico County father and daughter charged with incest. Police in New Milford said they found two people ...
NEW MILFORD, Conn. -- Police in three states are investigating the apparent murder-suicide deaths of a father and daughter accused of incest, their infant son, and a man reported to be the woman's adoptive father. Police in Knightdale, N.C. say they responded to a home around 9 a.m. where Steven ...
Bush also discusses negotiations over the sale of the not-for-profit Mission Health hospital system to Hospital Corporation of America Inc., a for-profit healthcare titan. In other Western North Carolina news, former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted by a federal grand jury. Reporter Police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The police chief in North Carolina's largest city says he is having a tough time filling the 174 openings on the force and ... The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney told the city council Wednesday he's trying to get the department out of a ...
Police have identified the man believed to be responsible for shooting a man near downtown Gastonia and then driving off in broad daylight. Ontario Deshawn Lynch was booked into the Gaston County Jail under $250,000 bond late Tuesday, a day after the incident in a dental office parking lot. Lynch is ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The officers who shot and killed a 23-year-old homicide suspect during an "ambush" outside Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters in January will not be charged, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather announced Monday. Two CMPD officers and two ...
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - A High Point man was arrested on March 11 after Greenville Police said they found him with 11 pounds of crystal meth ... from the Greenville Police Department, Winterville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, The Drug Enforcement Administration, ...
The Asheville Police Department in North Carolina released new video Monday of the violent arrest of Johnnie Rush from last August. This body cam video is from officer Luis Delgado, who arrived on the scene after the confrontation started. Former officer Christopher Hickman was detaining Rush after he ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A family's Easter was turned upside down after they were attacked by two suspects near the Wendy's on Cambridge Commons Drive in east Charlotte. The victims say were in their vehicle in the Wendy's parking lot when a white Lexus, occupied by two male suspects was ...
Police Identify Suspect, Officer in North Carolina Shooting. Police have released the name of the suspect and ... GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police have released the name of the suspect and a police officer in a shooting during a domestic dispute in North Carolina. Greenville Police spokeswoman Kristen ...
Johnnie Rush was just trying to get home from a long shift at the Cracker Barrel. Then he got stopped for jaywalking – an encounter with the Asheville Police Department that ultimately left Rush with a bloodied face after an officer punched him multiple times, Tasered him and put him in a chokehold on the ...

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say one person is dead after a car being driven by a 15-year-old collided with another one at ... Fayetteville police tell local news outlets that a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy was trying to stop a Kia with five people in it, but the car didn't stop ...
Hayworth says officers approached Waters and he shoved one of them. The police chief says Walters pulled a weapon and officer Nathanial Brown fired his gun, striking Waters in the neck. The chief says Waters is in stable condition. He did not say what kind of weapon Waters had. Police say Waters had a ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A white police officer shown on video beating a black pedestrian has been charged with felony assault in a North Carolina case that sparked outrage over use of excessive force. The case against former Asheville police officer Christopher Hickman stems from an August 2017 ...
Police are still looking for a teen girl who ran away from a group home a month ago. Derrika Lamonte Fields, 15, was reported missing from a group home at 3019 Fallswood Drive near Gastonia on Feb. 8. She was wearing gray yoga pants, a purple hooded jacket, mint green shoes and carrying a black ...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man accused of threatening to shoot up a Huntersville school was brought to police last month by his dad, who reported being “very scared.” Christopher Buck brought his son, 27-year-old Michael Buck, into the Huntersville Police Department on Feb. 16 and said that ...
When an Uber driver in Wilmington, NC picked up two heavily intoxicated college girls in January, he only dropped one of them off at their destination. He brought the other girl back to his home for sex, and officials allege the driver, 72-year-old Gerald William Smelson, secretly filmed the encounter. He was ...
Eddie Caldwell, executive vice president and general counsel for the N.C. Sheriff's Association, said the body camera law is "one of the best drafted bills and ... The ACLU of North Carolina isn't advocating for all footage to be released or accessible through public records law, but says police use-of-force ...
A former North Carolina police officer who was caught on video beating a black man in August has been charged with two counts of assault, a state district attorney said Friday. The officer, Christopher Hickman, who is shown in the video beating and Tasering the man, Johnnie Jermaine Rush, was charged ...
In Asheville, North Carolina, a police officer has resigned, and the city's police chief has offered to step down, amid mounting outrage over the release of body camera video showing a white police officer beating and tasering an African-American man who was stopped for jaywalking. The video, from August ...
The FBI is investigating a beating of a black man that took place in August by a white Asheville, North Carolina police officer. ... ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A day after officials with North Carolina's top law-enforcement agency announced that the FBI was investigating the bloody beating of a black man in August ...
Man Surrenders to Police in North Carolina Shooting Death ... BURGAW, N.C. (AP) — A man wanted in a shooting death in North Carolina last month has surrendered to police. Media outlets report that 21-year-old Corey Alexander Todd turned himself in to Burgaw police around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Investigators revealed more details Tuesday in a case where a woman was stabbed to death with a meat cleaver. Her daughter is charged in the case. The stabbing happened on March 2 at a home on Stony Point Road in Cleveland County. Investigators say over the ...
Cary, N.C. — Cary police arrested and charged a man Saturday accused of assaulting an officer last week. Demetrius Watson, 38, is charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and felony hit and run. An officer was responding to a trespassing call Kildaire Farm Road and ...
Twenty-six people in North Carolina have died from the flu this season — including four deaths during the first week of the year, according to data from the ... Charlotte police responded to nearly 200 traffic accidents, by 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, more than double the number of accidents reported on a ...
Western North Carolina authorities investigating deadly stabbing ... Police said they were called to a reported stabbing around 10:30 a.m. near the Pisgah View Apartments, and that the victim was taken to Mission Hospital. Advertisement. Police said Sunday afternoon that the victim died at the hospital.
Police say witnesses reported seeing a yellow SUV drive off from the store. An officer found Edwards after pulling over a vehicle with a matching description on Fairview Road near Biltmore Village. Edwards faces first degree murder. Police are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with information should ...
Henderson, N.C. — The driver of a moped died Saturday morning on Interstate 85 in a crash involving three vehicles near Henderson, police said. Police said the crash happened around 5:15 a.m. between miles markers 214 and 213. The driver of the moped, who was not identified, was traveling in the ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a man was shot and killed in the front yard of his home. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release that 16-year-old Jarquavise Demonta White stepped outside his home early Saturday. After that, the victim's family heard gunshots and then ...
A North Carolina college football player was shot to death at a party on another campus, police said Saturday. According to a statement from Winston-Salem police, its officers responded to a call from Wake Forest University for assistance after a report of a gunshot on campus. Responding officers found ...
The vehicle is described as silver with a North Carolina license plate “DMV-7609.” Martin, who is described as 5-foot-11 with a thin to medium build, is believed to be armed with a firearm and should be considered dangerous. "We're actively looking for both him and the vehicle," Assistant Chief Wilson ...
Three women from the same small North Carolina town have turned up dead in the past several months and the FBI wants to know why. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, the Charlotte FBI office announced a $30,000 reward for information about three of the women. A $5,000 reward has been posted for information ...
CHARLOTTE, NC — It's been a long, cold week in the Queen City metro region, with some areas receiving as much as 6 inches of snow during a ... The weather calamity, however, did not deter car thieves, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, who are urging area drivers to not leave keys in vehicles.
Raleigh, N.C. — Following the approval of a Superior Court judge, Raleigh police on Friday released video of a man in police custody, which the police department said would refute video circulating on social media suggesting that officers mistreated the man, who later died. Curtis Roeman Mangum, 32, ...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) — Police are asking for the public's help finding a woman who hasn't been seen in two weeks. Asheville police are searching for 27-year-old Samantha Arriaga. Police said Arriaga was last seen at Deaverview Apartments on January 5. Arriaga is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A man is accused of stealing a car in northeast Charlotte with a 2-year-old in the backseat Thursday evening. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened in the parking lot of Super Wok Restaurant on West Sugar Creek Road around 6:35 ...
WILMINGTON -- The Wilmington Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old teen who has been missing since Dec. 27. Megan Batson was last seen around 3 p.m. Dec. 27 in the 1700 block of 41st St. wearing a pink hoodie, blue ripped jeans and long brown boots. Batson has dyed red hair, brown ...
Greensboro police responded and took Torres into custody around 4 p.m. in the bank parking lot, police said. Police also said they found a gun and clothes worn in the Wells Fargo robbery. Thomasville police charged Torres with robbery with a dangerous weapon. She's being held on a $1 million bond in ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) –--- The North Carolina driver's handbook will include new information in 2018 about what drivers should do and expect when pulled over by police. It's part of a new law taking effect Jan. 1. Police say it's a common question: What do I do if I get pulled over? Raleigh police even ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh City Council members unanimously signed off on a policy Tuesday to bring body cameras to the city's police ... The ACLU of North Carolina is concerned about some aspects of the policy, including officers having the ability to review body camera footage before filing ...
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (WECT) — Authorities say a man has been accused in the shooting deaths of his mother and another man in a North Carolina beach town. CLICK TO ENLARGE AND VIEW MORE MUGSHOTS. A news release from the North Topsail Beach Police Department says ...
Raleigh, N.C. — The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase body cameras for police officers, but debate over how they will be used continues. ... So, a law enforcement agency could use those factors or they don't have to,” said Susanna Birdsong with the ACLU of North Carolina.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Greenville police officer shot and killed a shoplifting suspect Tuesday afternoon, according to the Greenville Police Department. The officer was off-duty and shopping at Academy Sports when he was told of a man who was shoplifting, police said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a baby and his mother were struck by a stray bullet in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement posted via Twitter that officers received a call from the Carolinas Medical Center reporting that a woman had brought her 4-month-old infant in ...


 

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