Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Greensboro

Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Greensboro

— Greensboro police responded to an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon, . According to police, the shooting happened while officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle they believed to be involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old Monday night. Police said two of the three people got out of the car and ran away. A police dog caught up with one of the men and, as officers tried to arrest […]

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‘Here in spirit:‘ Teammates retire number of teen basketball player killed in Durham shooting

‘Here in spirit:‘ Teammates retire number of teen basketball player killed in Durham shooting

By Adam Owens, WRAL reporter A Durham teen killed in a November shooting was honored Tuesday night by his teammates, who looked at him as a leader both on and off the basketball court. Scouts were interested in 16-year-old Torry Trueluck and he had been invited to practice with the Duke basketball team this summer, but now former teammates are making sure he is remembered following his death. Coach Andre […]

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Durham businesses capitalize on city‘s ‘trendy,‘ ‘hipster‘ reputation

Durham businesses capitalize on city‘s ‘trendy,‘ ‘hipster‘ reputation

By Sarah Krueger, WRAL reporter — National lists describe the city of Durham as trendy, hip, exciting and growing. Just a decade ago, the Bull City had a much different perception. Now local businesses are using the change as an opportunity to cash in. More business are selling Durham products and apparel because so many people want something to represent their city. In downtown Durham, apparel store Runaway is known […]

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Garner manhunt called off after failing to net Raleigh robbery suspect

Garner manhunt called off after failing to net Raleigh robbery suspect

— State and local authorities were unsuccessful Tuesday in their search for a robbery suspect following a police chase and collision in Garner. Willonte Jamal Papa Miller-Torres, 20, of Raleigh, was wanted by Raleigh police in connection with a March 16 armed robbery in a room at the Wake Inn, at 3120 New Bern Ave. “At this point, we believe the suspect is no longer in the area, is still […]

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Garner man charged with stabbing wife with kitchen knife

Garner man charged with stabbing wife with kitchen knife

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter — Police are searching for a Garner man who they said stabbed his wife in the chest on Monday night with what is believed to be a kitchen knife. Garner police took out warrants to arrest Frederick Cleveland Hinnant, 52, of 205 New Rand Road, on charges of attempted first-degree murder and assault on a female. The latter charge is in connection with an assault […]

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Wake policy determines when texts between teachers, students are appropriate

Wake policy determines when texts between teachers, students are appropriate

By Adam Owens, WRAL reporter — Email and text messages make it possible to anybody at any time, but school leaders in Wake County are questioning whether that type of is appropriate between students and teachers. It is difficult to that will stay ahead of technology, but that is what Wake County schools’ policy committee are trying to do when it comes to modern communication. In a committee meeting Tuesday […]

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Ironman, Rock ‘n‘ Roll races end Raleigh run

Ironman, Rock ‘n‘ Roll races end Raleigh run

Raleigh, N.C. — This spring will be the last year for both the Rock ‘n‘ Roll marathon series and the Ironman triathlon in the City of Oaks. The company that organizes both announced the decision to pull out of Raleigh on Tuesday. Both events will go on as scheduled in 2018 but will not return. “We remain fully committed to putting on two great events in 2018 for all our […]

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Claiming PTSD, former Marine says he shot wife after she nagged him too much

Claiming PTSD, former Marine says he shot wife after she nagged him too much

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A former Marine Corps sergeant pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from the shooting death of his wife in 2014. Christopher Michael Skaggs, 36, told an Onslow County court that he shot his wife outside their Richland home in while their three children were inside. An autopsy showed Jordan Skaggs was shot 15 times. Onslow County District Attorney Ernie Lee says Skaggs admitted to the shooting and said […]

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15-year-old girl hit, killed while trying to board school bus near Charlotte

15-year-old girl hit, killed while trying to board school bus near Charlotte

— An 15-year-old Olympic High School student was hit and killed by a car in Steele Creek Tuesday morning, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to a crash on Buckthorne Ridge Lane, near Youngblood Road, a little after 6 a.m. When they arrived, the officers found a pedestrian that had been hit by a 2017 Nissan Murano. Investigators have not released any […]

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Warehouse catches fire at Mebane-based smoke detector maker

Warehouse catches fire at Mebane-based smoke detector maker

— The Mebane-based company known for making smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers was itself the site of a fire Tuesday morning. Alamance County firefighters were called to Kidde United Technologies after a fire started in a warehouse. No one was working in the building at the time, and no one was hurt, a company spokesman said. Kidde has been in the news for recalling that may be […]

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Officials: Missing Fort Bragg soldier considered AWOL

Officials: Missing Fort Bragg soldier considered AWOL

— Officials with Fort Bragg said a 25-year-old soldier who was reported missing on Sunday is now AWOL. Carl Seeman, a New York native, is a member of the 2nd Battalion 319th Airborne Field Artillery. His unit was conducting training at Fort Bragg, but it was scheduled be deployed Monday to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Seeman‘s car was found Sunday night in the parking lot […]

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Proposed Garner intersection could be first of its kind in NC

Proposed Garner intersection could be first of its kind in NC

— The North Carolina Department of Transportation is considering proposals to change a busy Garner intersection, and one option could be the first of its kind in the state. Plans are in the works to expand both U.S. Highway 70 and the section of Hammond Road and Timber Drive, where they meet. Engineers are attempting to relieve congestion at U.S. 70 and Timber Drive. A meeting Tuesday will allow community […]

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DOJ: California man accused of laundering $1.9M stolen from App State

DOJ: California man accused of laundering $1.9M stolen from App State

By Evan Matsumoto, WRAL editor A federal grand jury indicted a California man last week on charges that he laundered $1.9 million that was stolen from Appalachian State University in 2016, according to court documents. Ho Shin Lee, 31, of Los Angeles, was for the December 2016 crime. The maximum penalty for each charge is 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. The indictments, which were unsealed last week, […]

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Red Bull launches new soda line in the Triangle

Red Bull launches new soda line in the Triangle

By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About Editor Raleigh, N.C. — Red Bull is launching a new organic soda line, and the Triangle is one of the first markets to get a taste. Organics by Red Bull officially launches Monday and will be offered via Amazon and exclusively sold in stores in North Carolina – in the Triangle, Winston-Salem and Wilmington markets – and California‘s San Diego county. Drinks under the […]

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Silver Alert canceled; man still missing from Rocky Mount

Silver Alert canceled; man still missing from Rocky Mount

By Jodi Leese Glusco, WRAL director of content — The state on Tuesday canceled a Silver Alert for a Rocky Mount man missing since January. A spokesman for Rocky Mount police said authorities have not found Stephen Craig Miller, but that the Department of Public Safety sometimes cancels Silver Alerts after a period of time has passed. Miller‘s 2003 Ford Ranger pickup was found submerged in the Tar River in […]

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Light rain falls around Triangle as winter (hopefully) breathes ‘last gasp‘

Light rain falls around Triangle as winter (hopefully) breathes ‘last gasp‘

By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist — Light rain fell around Raleigh just before lunchtime Tuesday ahead of a warmup that could finally bring some spring-like weather. The normal high for this time of year is 67 degrees, though Tuesday‘s temps will stay well below that mark; the high will only get to 52. But, in the middle of the week, the mercury will climb to 74 and then to 81 […]

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Fayetteville animal hospital to reopen after threats over social media complaint

Fayetteville animal hospital to reopen after threats over social media complaint

By Adam Owens, WRAL reporter — A Fayetteville veterinary hospital hopes to reopen Tuesday after being closed for two days following multiple online threats. The threats came after a pet owner took to social media to complain about her dog‘s surgery at the Banfield Pet Hospital at 2061 Skibo Road. Last month, Annabelle Voss took her dog, Hank, a lab mix, to have surgery at the hospital located inside a […]

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Judge: Release video of Asheville police beating of jaywalker

Judge: Release video of Asheville police beating of jaywalker

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina judge has ruled all video in the case of a white police officer accused of using excessive force against a black man accused of jaywalking should be released. Local news outlets report Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Mark Powell said Monday it was in the public interest for footage captured by police body cameras to be made public. Powell set an April 2 release […]

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Siler City families reach agreement with poultry processor to move out

Siler City families reach agreement with poultry processor to move out

— A group of families in Siler City that was facing eviction from a mobile home park reached an agreement with a landowner to increase the compensation for their units and extend their deadline for leaving, according to a local nonprofit. The Hispanic Liaison, a nonprofit advocating for the 27 families of Johnson‘s Mobile Home Park, helped reach the agreement with Mountaire Farms to increase residents‘ compensation from $5,000 to […]

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JetBlue flight suffers mechanical problem, makes emergency landing at RDU

JetBlue flight suffers mechanical problem, makes emergency landing at RDU

— A JetBlue flight from Boston to Palm Beach, Fla., was forced to make an emergency landing at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport Monday night, according to an airport spokesperson. JetBlue Flight 221 suffered a mechanical problem, spokesman Andrew Sawyer said. The plane landed with emergency protocol, but made it to the gate on its own power. Sawyer said 58 people were on board. No injuries were reported. [Correction: A previous […]

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