Hiker Dies After Accident At Big Bradley Falls
(Polk County, NC) -- A hiker who fell from Big Bradley Falls in Polk County is dead. Aaron Post of Charleston reportedly slipped from the top of the falls into the water on Saturday, where a group of more than 50 rescuers responded to aid in the effort. WLOS-TV is reporting Post died after being rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. A North Carolina man also fell to his death at the falls in February 2017.
Another Legionnaires' Disease Death Reported In NC
(Fletcher, NC) -- Another death from Legionnaires' disease is being confirmed by North Carolina health officials. It marks the fourth death overall among people who visited the Davis Event Center at the Western North Carolina AgCenter in Fletcher. Three of the victims reportedly attended the mountain state fair in early September, while another attended the Asheville Quilt Show at the end of the month. Nearly 140 people have been sickened with the lung infection since visiting the fair.
Murphy Football Coach Sets State Record For Wins
(Bryson City, NC) -- A western North Carolina high school football coach is now at the top of the record books. David Gentry picked up his 413th win on Friday night as the Murphy Bulldogs held off Swain County 15-to-14. The victory set the record for most wins by a high school football coach in North Carolina's history. Gentry has coached most of his 49-plus seasons at Murphy, with eight state titles overall.
Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested In Buncombe County
(Buncombe County, NC) -- An attempted murder suspect who led deputies on a chase through Buncombe County earlier this month is off the streets. The sheriff's office says Kenneth Barnett was caught near the railroad tracks along New Leicester Highway on Friday. He had been at-large since crashing his car during a chase near the Asheville School on October 10th. Barnett was wanted for allegedly stabbing someone around Travelers Rest nearly two weeks ago.
Woman Arrested After Stabbing In Waynesville
(Waynesville, NC) -- Police in Waynesville are investigating a stabbing that injured a man Saturday morning. He was taken from a home in the Frog Level community to Mission Hospital. A Waynesville woman was arrested. The seriousness of the man's injuries isn't known at this time.
Madison County Animal Shelter Needs Volunteers After Dogs Seized
(Madison County, NC) -- Madison County's animal shelter needs the public's help in caring for a group of dogs found in alleged horrific living conditions last week. More than 50 dogs, including some who were infested with fleas and parasites, were taken from a home in Spring Creek on Wednesday. The property owner was initially arrested for threatening animal control officers with a gun around three weeks ago. The county's animal services office is looking for volunteers to sign up for two-hour shifts to watch over the dogs, while supplies are also needed.
Customer Shot To Death Outside South End Bojangles
(Charlotte, NC) -- The CMPD is investigating a homicide outside a Bojangles near South End. Investigators say a regular customer was shot after an argument broke out with a group of people inside the restaurant yesterday afternoon. The gunman allegedly left in a white Nissan Rogue towards I-77. WBTV is reporting the city's 88 homicides in 2019 make it the deadliest year since 1995.
Suspected Drunk Driver Accused Of Killing Worker In Construction Zone
(Concord, NC) -- A suspected drunk driver is accused of killing a construction worker and injuring three others in Concord early Saturday. Police say 21-year-old Danyel Middleton drove her car into the middle of a work zone near an entrance to Concord Mills Mall. All of the victims were working for Cruz Brothers Concrete based near Burlington. Middleton was charged with vehicular homicide and is expected to face a Cabarrus County judge today.
Golf Tournament Honors UNC Charlotte Shooting Victim
(Mint Hill, NC) -- Golfers are teeing off in Mint Hill this morning in honor of a UNC Charlotte shooting victim. The tournament at Pine Lake Country Club will benefit the Ellis Reed Parlier Scholarship Fund, which goes to students studying computers and technology at the university. Over 150 golfers signed up. Parlier and Riley Howell died in the campus shooting in late April, while four others were injured.
CMPD Investigates East Charlotte Homicide
(Charlotte, NC) -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are looking for the suspect in a deadly Saturday night shooting. The 21-year-old victim died at the hospital after being shot on Kelston Place near Albemarle Road in east Charlotte. It's unclear what led to the shooting or if there were any witnesses.
Boil Water Advisory In Maiden
(Maiden, NC) -- The town of Maiden is under a boil water advisory. Town officials say a temperature change caused a 12-inch main to burst along Providence Mill Road early Sunday morning. Water wasn't restored to the area until the afternoon. Customers are urged to boil water until lab results come back, which can take a day or two.
Hornets Tip Off In Season Opener Wednesday
(Charlotte, NC) -- The NBA season is about to begin for the Hornets. Charlotte tips off Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls at the Spectrum Center. It's the first of two home games to open the season this week, with a game against Minnesota coming up Friday. It will be Charlotte's first season without All-Star Kemba Walker since he was drafted in 2011.
Massive Search For Small Plane That Disappeared From RDU Radar
(Morrisville, NC) -- A massive search is underway for a small plane that disappeared from radar as it was coming in to Raleigh-Durham Airport last night. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the single-engine plane as it was coming in over Umstead State Park a little before 7:30 p.m. Search and rescue teams from a dozen local and state agencies are trying to find the plane, which sent out a distress signal before contact broke off. An RDU official said Umstead State Park is more than five-thousand acres of dense forest with few roads and little to no light, and that it could take a long time to find the missing plane.
Heavy Rain, Fierce Winds Trigger Crashes Throughout Triangle
(Undated) -- Heavy rain made streets and roads across the Triangle more like skating rinks and led a number of crashes early Sunday. One crash involved a tow truck that hydroplaned on Interstate 40 and in another wreck, a Smithfield police cruiser crashed on the on-ramp from U.S. Highway 70 to I-40. A Jeep hit a power pole that fell onto the SUV in Durham. Authorities say there were no serious injuries in these or other crashes.
Shots Fired Into Durham Apartment
(Durham, NC) -- Durham police are investigating after at least seven gunshots were fired into an apartment before dawn Sunday. A man who was inside the apartment told police he heard the shots hit his home. Investigators found a window hit by four rounds and a door that was hit. The man wasn't injured and police say they don't have any suspects or leads.
Dry Monday Will Give Way To More Rain Tuesday
(Undated) -- The Triangle should dry out today after Sunday's heavy rain but more rain is on the way. Forecasters say we can expect a high in the low 70s this afternoon, right on the average for this time of year. Showers could return tonight and Tuesday is expected to be another rainy day.
Cumberland County Man Wins $750,000 On Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket
(Hope Mills, NC) -- A Cumberland County man has big plans for the 750-thousand dollar scratch-off lottery ticket he bought Friday. Jonathan Davis says he'll use part of his winnings to take a cruise with his grandmother who, he says, loves to explore. Davis also plans to start savings accounts for his two sons and save for his retirement. Davis' take after taxes is more than half-a-million dollars.
Winston-Salem City Council To Vote On Dixie Classic Fair Name Change
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- The Winston-Salem City Council will vote today on the name-change of the city's historic fair. A committee voted in favor last week of changing the name of the Dixie Classic Fair to the Carolina Classic Fair. It will be voted on today by the full council. If approved, the name change will take effect in time for the 2020 fair.
Winston-Salem Police Investigating Suspicious Death
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem police are investigating a suspicious death. Thirty-three-year-old Erick Eaton was found dead in his home on North Cameron Avenue yesterday morning. Police say a family member who went to Eaton's home to check on him found his body. The case has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Division.
Person Shot At Park In Winston-Salem
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- An investigation is underway in Winston-Salem where a man was shot at a park. Devontae Henderson was shot in the abdomen yesterday afternoon at Rupert Bell Park on Mt. Zion Place. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police say there were no witnesses to the shooting. They're asking anyone who may know something to come forward.
Truck Plunges Off Bridge In Winston-Salem, Driver Killed
(Winston-Salem, NC) -- The driver of a Panera bread truck is dead after his truck plunged off a bridge in Winston-Salem. The accident happened early yesterday morning on I-40 West. Police say the truck went off the bridge to the right and came to a rest on East Clemmonsville Road. The 65-year-old driver was killed. An investigation is ongoing.