North Carolina House Fails To Override Governor's Veto Of 'Born-Alive' Abortion Bill
(Raleigh, NC) -- The North Carolina House of Representatives is coming up short in its efforts to override a veto by Governor Roy Cooper on the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." The law would have charged abortion providers with a felony if they failed to try and save the life of an infant born alive during an abortion attempt. And if the provider performed an overt act that resulted in the death of the infant would be charged with murder. Cooper, who is a Democrat, said lawmakers should be working to protect the lives of all children and not on making political statements. The override attempt fell five votes short of the three-fifths majority needed.
Missing Marion Woman Found Dead
(McDowell County, NC) -- A missing woman from Marion is dead. McDowell County investigators say 24-year-old Brooke Tollie was reported missing by her family two weeks ago, although she hadn't been seen since May 13th. Her body was found in Rutherford County yesterday. An autopsy has been scheduled to find out the cause of death.
Bystanders Pull Man From Car In River
(Canton, NC) -- Several bystanders are being credited for pulling a man from a car that crashed into the Pigeon River in Canton yesterday. Witnesses told WLOS-TV that the car came speeding down the road near Riverview Farm and Garden and went straight into the river. Someone dove under to break open the window, while a few more people went down to pull the driver out. He was rushed to the hospital, but his condition isn't known. Canton Police say they don't believe anyone else was in the car.
Pedestrian Hit By Van In Asheville
(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville Police say a pedestrian was hit by a van last night in the northern part of the city. The driver stopped when it happened at the intersection of Merrimon and W.T. Weaver Boulevard around 9:30. The impact completely shattered the windshield. The pedestrian's condition isn't known.
School Expected To Open After Water Main Break
(Asheville, NC) -- One Asheville school is expected to be open today after a water main break forced it to close early yesterday. Students were dismissed from Isaac Dickson Elementary School around noon when a six-inch line burst close to campus. The city of Asheville issued a boil advisory for the surrounding area. Repairs are expected to be completed before class begins today.
Asheville Ranks Near Top Of Breweries Per Capita List
(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville ranks high on a new list of cities with the most breweries per capita. The research group C and R Research has compiled rankings for most breweries for every 50-thousand residents for 2019. Asheville comes in at number two on the list, just behind Portland, Maine. The study shows Asheville has 17 breweries for every 50-thousand people, with Asheville Brewing Company being the most popular based on search volume.
Teen Shot To Death In Northwest Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating the shooting death of a teenager in northwest Charlotte. Investigators say they believe the Wednesday morning shooting on Ohaus Court wasn't a random act. Bullets pierced through a home around 6 a.m. and killed 16-year-old Jayvon Goolsby. There were reportedly eight people inside when the shots were fired, so officers aren't sure if the teen was the intended target.
Judge Grants New Trial For Convicted Murderer
(Charlotte, NC) -- A Superior Court Judge is granting a new trial for a Gaston County man convicted of killing a UNC Charlotte student. Twenty-year-old Ira Yarmolenko was found dead along the Catawba River in Mount Holly more than a decade ago. Mark Carver has been in prison for almost eight years, but has maintained his innocence the whole time. Judge Chris Bragg decided yesterday that Carver will get a new trial due to ineffective counsel and potential problems with DNA evidence in the case.
SC Governor Signs Panthers Bill
(Rock Hill, SC) -- A new era of Panthers football is about to begin in Rock Hill. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed off on a 115-million-dollar tax incentive bill for the team. Franchise owner David Tepper is planning to move team headquarters and a new practice facility into the area. A crowd gathered in Rock Hill yesterday to witness the signing. Carolina games will remain at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Autopsy: Man Found Dead In Carpet Roll Was Stabbed To Death
(Charlotte, NC) -- An autopsy is revealing how a man found wrapped up in carpet inside a Charlotte home died. A report released yesterday said 24-year-old Jonathan Whitlow was stabbed close to 30 times before being rolled up and duct taped in the carpet on Bon Rea Drive. The suspect was arrested after officers found him in a creek bed nearby. Investigators believe the suspect had been using drugs that night in March.
Jewelry Store Refuses To Let Deputy Pick Up Engagement Ring
(Iredell County, NC) -- A jewelry company is apologizing to an Iredell County deputy who was turned away trying to pick up an engagement ring yesterday. The sheriff says a manager at the Kay Jewelers in Statesville refused to let his deputy inside because he was armed with his service weapon. The deputy reportedly told the manager that it would be a violation of policy to remove the weapon. Kay Jewelers apologized for what it called a mishandling of the matter and says store training will be reinforced.
House Fails To Override Governor's Veto Of 'Born-Alive' Abortion Bill
(Raleigh, NC) -- The House is coming up short in its efforts to override Governor Roy Cooper's veto of the "Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act." The measure would have charged abortion providers with a felony if they didn't try to save the life of an infant born alive during an abortion attempt. Cooper, who is a Democrat, said lawmakers should be working to protect the lives of all children and not on making political statements. The override attempt fell five votes short of the three-fifths majority needed.
DHS To Probe Possible 2016 Russian Hack Of Durham Election Software
(Durham, NC) -- Federal investigators are going to investigate possible Russian hacking of Durham's election software in 2016. Durham had problems with software used to check in voters and make sure no one votes more than once and votes at the wrong polling place. The software glitches led to long lines, poll workers turning away voters for parts of Election Day. It also required the Durham County Board of Elections having to recount more than 90-thousand ballots.
Cary Police Investigate Misconduct Claims At Unlicensed Preschool
(Cary, NC) -- Police in Cary are investigating claims of sexual misconduct at an unlicensed preschool. ABC11 reports police are looking into allegations that a teenage assistant at Cary Church of God Preschool inappropriately touched children. The investigation began in April and the teenager allegedly involved no longer works at the preschool.
30-Car Pileup On I-40 Sends 7 To Hospital
(Garner, NC) -- A 30-car pileup during the evening commute on I-40 near Garner sent seven people to the hospital Wednesday. It happened a little before 5 p.m. in the westbound lanes, shutting down I-40 for three hours. Fire and EMS teams in ten ambulances treated and transported people who were injured. Wake County EMS says none of the injuries are life-threatening.
Raleigh 12-Year-Old Hit By Car, Rushed To WakeMed
(Raleigh, NC) -- A Raleigh 12-year-old is being treated at WakeMed after the child was hit by a car Wednesday afternoon. Police say it happened just after 4 p.m. on New Hope Church Road at Atlantic Avenue. The child is seriously injured and police say the driver stopped after the accident.
Man Shot, Killed By Randolph Co. Deputies
(Randolph Co., NC) -- Randolph County sheriff's officials are identifying a man who was shot and killed by deputies. The sheriff's office responded to a suicide call yesterday on Windemere Circle in Trinity. Fifty-four-year-old Scott Hedgecock reportedly approached deputies with a knife and ignored their commands to drop it. Both deputies on the scene opened fire, and Hedgecock was killed. The incident is being classified as a "suicide by deputy."
Unrestrained Child Killed in Yadkin Co. Crash
(Yadkin Co., NC) -- A child is dead after a car crash in Yadkin County. The accident happened yesterday morning on Gospel Way Church Road. Troopers say Samantha Jolley lost control of her vehicle and hit several trees. They say both the driver and the child were unrestrained. The victims were taken to a local hospital where the child later died. Charges are pending.
Woman Injured In Flea Market Fire In Winston-Salem
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A woman is hurt after a fire at Cooks Flea Market in Winston-Salem. The fire broke out around 3 p.m. yesterday. Roughly ten people were evacuated from the building, and one woman had to be transported to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is unknown. Officials are still not clear what started the fire.
Man Hospitalized After Water Rescue In Stokes Co.
(Stokes Co., NC) -- A man is hospitalized after nearly drowning at Hanging Rock Park Lake in Stokes County. First responders were called to the scene around 6 p.m. yesterday after lifeguards pulled the man out of the water. They performed CPR for about an hour. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, but there's no word on his condition. Officials say the man was not in a designated swimming area when he started to drown.
Cumberland Co. Man Claims Huge Powerball Prize
(Hope Mills, NC) -- A Cumberland County man is celebrating his huge Powerball jackpot win. Charles Jackson Junior claimed his 344-million-dollar prize on Tuesday after picking all six numbers in last weekend's drawing. He's taking the lump sum option, which is about 223-million bucks. Jackson, who is retired, says he got the numbers from a fortune cookie and has been playing them for about two years.