Born Alive Bill Vote This Afternoon
(Raleigh, NC) -- A state House vote is expected at three this afternoon on the Born Alive bill. Republican leaders feel they now have enough bipartisan support to override Governor Cooper's veto of the bill. It would require doctors to care for a baby born alive after an attempted abortion. House Speaker Tim Moore says this isn't the same kind of anti-abortion legislation that has passed in states like Georgia and Alabama.
Proposed Law Targets Safer Ride-sharing
(Raleigh, NC) -- North Carolina lawmakers are looking to make ride-sharing safer for passengers. The House Transportation Committee advanced a bill yesterday which will require ride-share drivers to place illuminated signage in their car, along with a required license plate number on the front. The changes would have to be implemented by July 1st next year. A woman accused a fake Uber driver of trying to lure her into his car in uptown Charlotte yesterday.
Cumberland County Man Claims Powerball Prize
(Raleigh, NC) -- The big Powerball winner is a man from Cumberland County. Sixty-six-year-old Charles Jackson, Junior claimed the prize worth over 344-million-dollars yesterday. The retiree plans to use some of the lump sum 223-million-dollar payment for charity donations, with a cool million on the side for his brother. He says he used numbers from a fortune cookie to match last Saturday's jackpot drawing.
Rain On Way To WNC
(Asheville, NC) -- Rain is on the way. It's been nearly a month since any significant precipitation fell in western North Carolina. The National Weather Service is calling for a decent chance of thunderstorms the next two days, with showers likely through the weekend. Some of the scattered storms this afternoon and tonight could produce large hail and damaging wind. Be on the lookout for localized flash flooding this weekend.
Brevard Woman Dies In BRP Wreck
(Haywood County, NC) -- The National Park Service says a Brevard woman died in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday afternoon. Investigators say the car crossed over the road and struck a gate before rolling over near North Carolina Highway 215. The driver was identified as 61-year-old Diane Rice. There was no one else in the car.
Henderson County Approves Money For SROs
(Henderson County, NC) -- Henderson County commissioners are approving money for school resource officers. WLOS-TV reports that the county will provide 200-thousand-dollars to pay city officers for positions at Hendersonville Elementary, Middle and High schools, along with Bruce Drysdale Elementary. The county says it hopes the officers will become paid members of the sheriff's department next year.
Security Guard Sexually Assaulted At Construction Site
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is looking for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a security guard in South End. Police say the woman was doing rounds at a construction site on New Bern Road early Monday morning when a man forced her into a room at gunpoint. The victims says she believes the man is homeless and was ordered to leave the site last week. Investigators called the suspect a predator yesterday.
Fire Damages Charlotte Hotel
(Charlotte, NC) -- Charlotte firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze that damaged a hotel last night. It happened at the Motel Six Charlotte Coliseum, just off Exit Four on I-77. The hotel said more than 60 rooms were occupied at the time of the fire. Everyone made it out safely. It took firefighters less than 30 minutes to control the flames.
Suspect ID'd In Lancaster County Death
(Lancaster County, SC) -- Lancaster County deputies are now ID'ing a man wanted for killing a woman last week. She was found dead behind a vacant home in the Rich Hill community on May 28th. Derrick Allen McIlwain is now charged in her murder and is considered armed and dangerous. He is also facing charges for domestic violence against the victim for something that happened a few days before she was found dead.
SC Governor To Sign Panthers Incentive Bill Today
(Rock Hill, SC) -- The future of the Carolina Panthers is expected to change today in Rock Hill. WSOC-TV is reporting South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is scheduled to be in the city to sign off on a 115-million-dollar tax incentive bill for the franchise. The Panthers will build a team headquarters and new practice facility in York County thanks to the incentives. The team will continue to play its games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
County Commission Approves Budget
(Charlotte, NC) -- The Mecklenburg County Commission is putting its stamp of approval on the new budget. The board approved a spending plan worth nearly two-billion-dollars last night. At-large commissioner Pat Cotham was the lone dissenter, citing a lack of transparency when emails circulated between commissioners on budget amendments last week. Chairman George Dunlap criticized Cotham at the meeting for accusing them of backroom dealings.
3 Seriously Injured In Durham Crash
(Durham, NC) -- Three men are seriously injured after a head-on crash in Durham. Police say a pickup heading into the city on Hillsborough Road crossed the center line and slammed into a pickup traveling in the opposite direction Tuesday night. Two men in the truck that crossed the center line are reported in serious condition. The man in the other truck is said to be in very serious condition with life-threatening injuries.
Hot, Humid, Stormy Weather Returns Today
(Undated) -- Hot, humid, stormy weather returns to the Triangle today, after two days of comfortable conditions we knew wouldn't last. Forecasters expect an afternoon high of 87 with a 60-percent chance of thunderstorms. Thursday will be a little hotter with a lower chance of storms but things get serious again on Friday, continuing into the weekend with a 70-percent chance of thunderstorms.
North Carolina Man Claims Powerball Prize
(Raleigh, NC) -- A Cumberland County man is celebrating his huge Powerball jackpot win. Charles W. Jackson Jr. claimed his 344-million-dollar prize Tuesday after discovering he picked all six numbers in last weekend's drawing. Jackson, who is retired, is taking the lump sum option, meaning he's taking home 223-million-bucks. Jackson says he's not sure what he'll do with most of the prize, though he plans on giving some away to charity.
UNC Football Coach Mack Brown Recovering From Knee Replacement Surgery
(Chapel Hill, NC) -- UNC football coach Mack Brown is on the mend after knee replacement surgery this week. The surgeon who operated on Brown is Dr. Mike Bolognesi [[ bo-lo-NEE-zee ]], who played for Brown at UNC from 1989-93. The university announced Tuesday that Brown had surgery at Duke University Hospital on Monday. Brown expects to return to work next week.
Wake County Schools Planning Summer Meals, Activities
(Raleigh, NC) -- Wake County Public Schools will be doing what they can to make sure children have well-balanced meals after school ends. The Summer Food Service program provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The program begins Monday, June 17th and no children will be turned away. Summer Food Service is a mostly volunteer program and the district is inviting more people to volunteer.
Inmate Escapes From Davie Co. Detention Center
(Davie Co., NC) -- Davie County sheriff's officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for an inmate who escaped from the detention center. Officials say 49-year-old Lucio Rodriquez Barboza hopped a fence in the outdoor recreation area just before noon yesterday. He was locked up for kidnapping, rape and assault on a female, among other charges. Officials say anyone who sees this man should use caution and call 9-1-1.
Two Killed In Head-On Wreck In Linwood
(Linwood, NC) -- Two people are dead after a head-on wreck in Linwood. It happened Monday evening on Wilcox Way, near the Rowan County line. State troopers say a Malibu was heading north and crossed into oncoming traffic, hitting a Camry head-on. Both drivers died. An investigation is ongoing.
Parents Of Toddler Arrested After Eden Pool Incident
(Eden, NC) -- The parents of a toddler who nearly drowned in a pool in Eden are under arrest on suspicion of child abuse. Their 17-month-old son was found unresponsive Monday afternoon in a residential pool near Delaware Avenue and Byrd Street. He was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Detectives say they gathered enough evidence to support charges against Nova Fuquay and Theodore Weese.
High Point Community Marches For Answers
(High Point, NC) -- Police officers and community members in High Point are taking action after a string of shootings. They went door-to-door yesterday, handing out fliers and talking with neighbors. While some arrests have been made, the community and police say more needs to be done. Anyone who can help with their cause is urged to call High Point PD.
Hiring Freeze Imposed At East Carolina University
(Greenville, NC) -- A hiring freeze is in effect at East Carolina University. The interim chancellor announced the freeze yesterday, citing a 16-million-dollar budget shortfall. Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach says there's been a drop in graduate school enrollment, and not as many first-year students and transfer students are expected this fall.