Weaverville Man Arrested In Attempted Murder Of Father
(Weaverville, NC) -- A suspect is being charged in the attempted murder of his father in Buncombe County. Investigators say Shane Anders shot his father at a home on Sheppard Branch Road in Weaverville early Wednesday morning. The victim was rushed to Mission Hospital for injuries. Anders is in Buncombe County jail with a bond of 500-thousand-dollars.
Another Sinkhole Opens In Asheville
(Asheville, NC) -- Business owners are keeping an eye on another sinkhole that's opened up on Merrimon Avenue in Asheville. The parking area around a small hole that formed Wednesday morning is roped off at the Fresh Market shopping center lot. Some believe the new sinkhole may be connected to a larger one that's caused problems over the last two weeks in another neighboring parking lot. Businesses in the area of the new sinkhole are expected to remain open as repairs begin.
Commission Democrats And Republicans Don't Agree On ICE Bill
(Buncombe County, NC) -- Democrats and Republicans on the Buncombe County Commission are still at odds over a proposed bill that would require the sheriff to honor ICE detainers. Democrats have signed a letter to send to Governor Roy Cooper and state lawmakers in opposition to the bill because thy say the detainers are a violation of constitutional rights. Republican Commissioner Bob Pressley said at yesterday's meeting that it's just a matter of following federal laws.
Trump Not Backing Off Attacks On Four Minority Dems
(Greenville, NC) -- President Trump is not backing off attacks on four minority Democrats. During a rally in North Carolina yesterday, Trump called the congresswomen radical left-wing ideologues. He argued that the freshmen lawmakers see the U.S. as a force of evil. The women are Minnesota's Ilhan [[ ILL-han ]] Omar, New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib [[ tal-EEB ]], and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The Democratic-led House passed a resolution this week condemning Trump's attacks and calling his words racist.
Developer Cited With Violation For WCU Housing Building
(Cullowhee, NC) -- The developer for a new housing building near the Western Carolina University campus is running into some problems. The state has issued a violation to Zimmer Development Company from Wilmington for erosion from the site that's been running into nearby creeks. The new student housing is being built across from the campus on Killian Road. Zimmer has now installed silt fencing and bags to prevent further erosion for the site, which is still expected to be completed by the fall.
Community Raising Money For Injured Hendersonville Firefighter
(Hendersonville, NC) -- The Hendersonville community is coming together to support a firefighter who was seriously injured this month. WLOS-TV says Captain Josh Poore suffered a spinal injury while biking on the Bent Creek Trail in North Mills River. A fundraiser was held last night at Dry Falls Brewing Company in Hendersonville. There are more fundraisers coming up, including a raffle drawing a week from Friday at Sweet Frog in downtown.
Suspect Charged For Assaulting Police Officers
(Charlotte, NC) -- A habitual law breaker is accused of assaulting three CMPD officers last night. Investigators say Romell Mackey attacked the officers while they were trying to arrest him for a suspected larceny on South Boulevard. Mackey has been arrested more than 60 times before and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of his arrest. He was thrown in jail last night on eight more charges.
Shoulder On I-77 North To Open For Regular Traffic
(Charlotte, NC) -- The shoulder of I-77 North between Charlotte and Mooresville is opening up for traffic. The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization agreed yesterday to use 47-million-dollars to fund the project. The shoulder will only be open during peak driving times. Toll lanes opened up on the section earlier this summer.
CMPD Officer Guilty Of Assault
(Charlotte, NC) -- A CMPD officer is admitting he groped a woman earlier this year. WSOC-TV says Michael Santiago pleaded guilty yesterday to assault on a female in connection to a crime at an uptown nightclub. He's losing his law enforcement certification as a result. The judge sentenced him to 18 months probation and a required substance abuse assessment.
Two Suspects Fire Shots Before Wreck, Flee The Scene
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is looking for two suspects who fired gunshots that caused a wreck in Charlotte yesterday. Officers say the suspects were riding near Graham Street and Dogwood Avenue when they opened fire at another car. Three cars ended up colliding at the intersection before the suspects got out and ran away. No one was hit by the gunshots, but three people were taken to the hospital for crash injuries.
Heat Continues In Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) -- Today is another hot one in the Charlotte area. A heat wave is creeping over most of the country by this weekend and some parts of North Carolina are already seeing the heat index reach over 105. Forecasters are calling for temperatures to feel like it's in the triple digits in Charlotte over the next few days. High temps will hover in the mid-90s, but the humidity will push the index to well over 100 this weekend.
New Charlotte-Headquartered Bank Investing Billions In Communities
(Charlotte, NC) -- A new bank headquartered in Charlotte is planning to invest 60-billion-dollars into low and moderate income communities. BB&T and SunTrust are merging into one bank called Truist, but the deal still needs approval. The money will be spread out over 17 states and Washington DC. It's unclear how much of that is coming to North Carolina.
Trump Supporters Chant "Send Her Back" As Trump Talks About Ilhan Omar
(Greenville, NC) -- President Trump had the crowd behind him at a campaign rally in Greenville last night. Many of the eight-thousand people who filled East Carolina's Minges Coliseum chanted "send her back" as Trump blasted Minnesota Congresswomen Ilhan Omar. The first-term Democrat came to the U.S. with her family as a child and became a U.S. citizen when she was 17. Last weekend, Trump tweeted that Omar and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Rashida Tlaib [[ ta-LEEB ]] of Michigan should leave the U.S. if, as he put it, they don't love the country.
Education Secretary DeVos Pitches School Choice During Raleigh Visit
(Raleigh, NC) -- U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says North Carolina could see more than 160-million dollars a year if Congress approves a program the Trump administration is pushing. DeVos was in Raleigh on Tuesday when she talked about the program. It would give federal tax credits to businesses and people who donate money states could use for private school scholarships, home schooling, apprenticeships and other education programs. DeVos said the Education Freedom Scholarship Program could send as much as 162-million dollars a year to North Carolina.
Triangle Heat Index Could Hit 105 Today
(Undated) -- The Triangle is in for another really hot, uncomfortable day today. Forecasters say this afternoon's high will be near 97 with a heat index as high as 105. There's a 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m. Thunderstorms could produce heavy rains in some areas.
Raleigh Massage Studio Closed After Ex-Employee Drives Into Building
(Raleigh, NC) -- A Raleigh massage studio is closed after a car drove into the building. It happened at the Massage Envy location on Creedmore Road in north Raleigh. Police say a former employee who was fired trashed the inside of the business, then came back a few hours later and drove her car into the building before driving off. ABC11 reports no one was injured.
Apex High, 2 Other Wake County Schools Get New Principals
(Wake County, NC) -- Apex High School and two Wake County elementary schools have new principals. The school board this week announced A. Elaine Hofmann will take over as Apex High principal when classes resume after a two-year renovation project. The board also announced Denise Tillery is the new principal at Heritage Elementary School in Wake Forest and Jena Wojdylo-Kehler will take over at Lead Mine Elementary School in Raleigh.
President Trump and Vice President Pence Make Stops in North Carolina
(Greenville, NC) -- President Trump is back in Washington today after he spoke to a campaign rally in Greenville. Vice President Pence also visited our state yesterday, attending a private fundraiser in Fayetteville for Ninth Congressional candidate Dan Bishop. He later joined the president at the rally in Greenville. Campaign officials say North Carolina will again be a priority state for the president next year.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher Faces Charges of Sex Crimes with Student
(Greensboro. NC) -- A Forsyth County teacher is charged with committing sex crimes against a female student. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Department says 43-year-old Brian Weavil taught at Walkerton High School. He has taught at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools since 2001 and was a teacher at Walkerton since 2014. He is charged with sexual misconduct involving a girl under the age of 15.
Body Found Behind Winston-Salem Apartment Complex Identified
(Winston-Salem. NC) -- Police in Winston-Salem say a body found behind an apartment complex is that of 18-year-old Eneas Rojas. His body was found behind the Skyline Village Apartments complex on Timlic Avenue Monday night. Cause of his death remains under investigation but witnesses say they heard gunshots in the area Monday night. About 50 people held a vigil on Timlic Avenue yesterday to pray for Rojas' family.
Greensboro Police Say Former Pro Football Player Accused in Assault of Woman
(Greensboro, NC) -- Police say former offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals Desmond Harrison faces charges for the strangulation and assault of a woman last week. The Cardinals released Desmond after the charges were announced. The incident occurred in a home on Milton Street. He attended nearby Oak Ridge Military Academy after he moved to the Triad following high school.
Heat and Humidity Headline Forecast Through the Weekend
(Greensboro, NC) -- The Triad recorded the hottest day of the year so far yesterday, and temperatures will stay hot through the weekend. Yesterday the high temperature hit 96. Health officials caution against outdoor activity and that people should stay hydrated by drinking liquids and wearing loose-fitting clothes. High temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 90s through the weekend. A low pressure system is expected to move into the area by next Tuesday and will bring cooler temperatures with it.