Five Arrests Made In Deadly Brevard Shooting
(Brevard, NC) -- Five people are under arrest in connection with an armed robbery and deadly shooting at a restaurant in Brevard. Davieyon Hopkins is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Waybern Shelton. The scene unfolded last August at the Cardinal Drive-In. Four other people were also arrested in connection with the incident.
New Asheville Police Chief Announced
(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville is announcing its new police chief. Chris Bailey served on the police force in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University and the FBI National Academy. His first day on the job is July 29th.
Three Men Charged In Apartment Shooting In Asheville
(Asheville, NC) -- Three men are under arrest in connection with a shooting in Asheville. Clement Williams, Raymond Waters and Darren Waters are all charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The incident happened last Sunday morning at Hillcrest Apartments. Two people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
U-Haul Offers Free Self-Storage To Storm Victims
(Undated) -- Folks in Western North Carolina who were affected by the recent flooding can get a month of free self-storage at U-Haul. The company is also offering their U-Boxes for 30 days. People who need more information or who'd like to arrange free storage can stop by their nearest U-Haul.
Man Accused Of Opening Fire At Lincoln Co. Auto Shop Arrested
(Lincoln Co., NC) -- A man accused of opening fire at a Lincoln County auto shop is under arrest. Deputies say the suspect was upset over work performed at the shop and showed up to confront the owner. This all went down yesterday afternoon at Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab along N.C. 16 Business in Denver. Deputies say the customer opened fire, and the owner shot back. No one was seriously hurt.
Charlotte Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking In NJ
(Morristown, NJ) -- A Charlotte man is guilty of human trafficking in New Jersey. Aldophus Mims was convicted this week on counts related to human trafficking, promoting prostitution, child endangerment, sexual assault and drug dealing. Mims gave heroin to two teenage girls back in June 2015, then pushed them to serve as prostitutes so he could collect the money they were paid. He could possibly end up serving consecutive life prison terms when he's sentenced.
Man Shot, Killed In Shelby
(Shelby, NC) -- An investigation is underway in Shelby where a man was shot and killed. Police responded yesterday afternoon to the scene on Melrose Drive. The victim, identified as 19-year-old Artist Torrence, was rushed to the hospital where he later died. No arrests have been made.
Search Continues For Missing Union Co. Woman
(Union Co., NC) -- The search continues for a missing Union County woman. Forty-one-year-old Amanda Maske vanished Wednesday afternoon on her way to work. Her vehicle was found that night at Scotty's Bait and Tackle in eastern Anson County. Police say her belongings were found inside, as well as evidence that led officers to the Pee Dee River. Anyone with information is urged to call 9-1-1.
Water To Be Tested At Mountain Island Lake
(Catawba Co., NC) -- The water at Mountain Island Lake in Catawba County is being tested for E. coli after a massive sewage spill. Officials say the storms last weekend sent all kinds of debris into the lake, including trash, a hot tub and boats. They want everyone to stay out of the water until it clears up.
Raleigh Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking
(Raleigh, NC) -- A Raleigh man is guilty of federal human trafficking and sex trafficking charges. Brandon Marquis Jennings was convicted Thursday of a half-dozen charges after a four-day trial in Raleigh federal court. Prosecutors say the 29-year-old Jennings ran a prostitution ring involving women and children for four years, from 2013 to 2016. He now faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Fayetteville State Chancellor Resigning
(Fayetteville, NC) -- The chancellor of Fayetteville State University is resigning. The university announced Thursday that Chancellor James Anderson is stepping down for personal reasons. Anderson has led FSU for eleven years. During that time the university's academic standards, enrollment, and fundraising have all gone up.
USDA Picks Kansas City Over Triangle For Research Agencies
(Undated) -- Two U.S. Department of Agriculture research agencies, and hundreds of jobs, will not be coming to the Triangle. The USDA announced Thursday that Kansas City will be the new home of the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The Triangle and several locations in Indiana also were finalists.
Lottery Officials Warn About Online Scams
(Raleigh, NC) -- North Carolina Education Lottery officials are warning about online scams. Lottery officials warned on Thursday about fake email social media accounts claiming to be lottery winner Charles Jackson Junior. Scammers claiming to be the 345-million dollar Powerball winner tell people Jackson will donate thousands or millions of dollars to their charities or to them personally. The scammers then ask for 500 dollar deposits.
Lawmakers Moving To Allow Beer, Wine Sales At College Games
(Raleigh, NC) -- State lawmakers are moving to allow beer and wine sales at college sporting events. A bill allowing alcohol sales at college games advanced in committee on Thursday. The measure is expected to come up for a vote before the full Senate Monday night. If the bill passes, trustees of public college and universities could decide whether to allow beer and wine sales at games on campus.
Congressman Mark Walker Will Not Challenge Sen. Tillis
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Triad Congressman Mark Walker says he will not try to unseat Senator Thom Tillis in next year's GOP primary election. Representative Walker announced yesterday he will continue to support North Carolina's 6th Congressional District. Senator Tillis already has two challengers for the GOP Primary.
Man To Be Extradited To Winston-Salem In Cold Case Murder
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- A man is awaiting extradition to Winston-Salem in connection with a cold case murder. Darren Johnson is currently in Columbia, South Carolina. He'll be headed to Winston-Salem to answer to a 33-year-old homicide. Blanche Bryson was murdered at her home on Gilmer Avenue back in December of 1985. New information in the case led to Johnson's arrest.
Free Lunch For School Kids Offered In Guilford Co.
(Guilford Co., NC) -- School-aged kids can now get free lunch in Guilford County. It's part of the district's summer meals program. Children 18 and under can eat for free at various locations throughout the county through August 13th. Children do not have to be registered Guilford County students to participate.
Two Men Arrested In Connection With String Of Convenience Store Robberies
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem police are announcing a pair of arrests in connection with a string of convenience store robberies in recent weeks. Tirnone Jarrett is charged with eleven counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and three counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Shondric Pauling is charged with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. The investigation is ongoing.
One Person Killed In Greensboro Wreck
(Greensboro, NC) -- One person is dead after a single-car wreck in Greensboro. It happened early yesterday morning near Summit and Phillips avenues. Police say the vehicle hit a light pole and then rolled down an embankment. The only person in the vehicle was pronounced dead on the scene.