Woman Injured In Asheville Shooting
(Asheville, NC) -- Asheville police are investigating a shooting that injured a woman yesterday. She was found at Pisgah View Apartments on Cordova Street. Officers say one person was taken into custody, but no charges have been revealed. The victim's condition is unknown.
State To Release Report In Legionnaires Outbreak
(Asheville, NC) -- Details will be released today from the state's final report into western North Carolina's Legionnaires outbreak. Over 140 people who visited the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in Fletcher last fall were sickened by the respiratory infection. Four people died. State health officials will unveil the report.
Asheville Passes Climate Emergency Declaration
(Asheville, NC) -- The city of Asheville is taking another step in an attempt to reduce greenhouse emissions. The city council voted Tuesday to declare a climate emergency. The Citizen-Times is reporting it marks the first time a city in North Carolina has passed such a resolution. The declaration calls for a citywide effort to eliminate emissions within ten years.
Group To Release Hotel Recommendations In Asheville
(Asheville, NC) -- Recommendations on how the city of Asheville will move forward with hotel developments are being revealed this afternoon. The Urban Land Institute compiled research from citizen input that was gathered earlier this month. A moratorium on new construction has been in place since last summer. Details will be presented in the banquet room at Harrah's Cherokee Center at 5:30.
Man Arrested For Internet Crimes At RV Campground
(Macon County, NC) -- A man who lives at a Macon County RV campground is being investigated for internet crimes against children. The man was arrested after agents seized electronic equipment from his vehicle at Pines RV Campground in Franklin. His charges Tuesday included felony exploitation. Investigators are looking to identify possible victims.
World's Worst Cat Has New Home
(Mitchell County, NC) -- The recently-dubbed "world's worst cat" now has a home. The animal rescue in Mitchell County went on social media last week in hopes of using a unique way to find the feline Perdita a home. She was described as a jerk, and reportedly didn't like the color pink, Disney movies or Christmas. Shelter officials say 175 people submitted adoption applications, and a family in Tennessee was chosen.
Suspect Arrested For Double Murder In Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) -- A suspect is facing murder charges in the deaths of two people found at the bottom of an embankment in Charlotte. Their bodies were discovered in an SUV off Atando Avenue earlier this month. Everett Connor was arrested yesterday for two counts of murder, armed robbery and kidnapping. Few details have been released on what happened.
Teacher Arrested For Child Sex Crimes
(Cleveland County, NC) -- A Cleveland County teacher is accused of child sex crimes. Investigators say parents found inappropriate messages from 27-year-old Daniel Dyer on the child's phone. WBTV says Dyer has served as a teacher at Cleveland Early College and youth leader at Kings Mountain First Baptist. He was arrested Tuesday for indecent liberties with a child.
American Airlines Fined For Violations Connected To Death
(Charlotte, NC) -- American Airlines is being ordered to pay nearly 20-thousand-dollars in fines in connection to the death of an employee last year. Kendrick Hudson was driving a baggage vehicle that overturned on the tarmac when he allegedly hit a piece of luggage. His family has since sued the airline and the city for the death. The state Department of Labor fined American yesterday, alleging a safe workplace wasn't furnished.
Man Wears Fake Mustache In Attempted Bank Robbery
(Belmont, NC) -- Police are looking for a man who disguised himself with cheap costume gear in an attempted Belmont bank robbery. Surveillance footage has been released of a man wearing a fake mustache and goatee who demanded money at the New Horizon Bank on Wilkinson Boulevard Tuesday. Officers say he handed a note to an employee outside, who then locked the doors and didn't let the man in. A man known as the Bad Wig Bandit robbed the same bank earlier this month.
Student Brings Marijuana-Laced Treats To Middle School
(Matthews, NC) -- A student is accused of bringing marijuana-infused Rice Krispies to a middle school in Matthews. CMS says it was found at Mint Hill Middle School last week. A student allegedly brought pot-laced cookies to the same school in early December.
Panthers Expect Return To Wofford For Training
(Charlotte, NC) -- The Carolina Panthers are expected to return to upstate South Carolina for training camp. The Athletic reported this week that the team and Wofford College officials are working on deals to hold camp at the school once again this summer. The previous contract between the two parties expired last year. The Panthers will need to find a place to hold training camp until its new team headquarters is complete in Rock Hill sometime in 2022.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton To Speak At Duke
(Durham, NC) -- One of the most prominent names in the news will speak at Duke next month. The university announced Wednesday that former National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to appear on February 17th. Bolton's speech is expected to focus on threats to national security. Bolton and the Trump administration are at odds over his forthcoming book on the year=and-a-half he served as President Trump's national security adviser. Bolton has said he's willing to serve as a witness in Trump's impeachment trial.
Transit Agencies Propose $114.2-Million To Improve Bus Service
(Raleigh, NC) -- Wake County's transit agencies have plans to improve bus service with new buses and shelters, more park-and-ride lots, and new bus transfer stations in North Hills and East Raleigh. GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, and GoCary are asking for public feedback on more than 114-million dollars in improvements laid out Wednesday. More than half the money would pay for design, land, and vehicle acquisition and construction of Raleigh's first bus rapid transit line along New Bern Avenue. People can comment online from now through February 29th.
UNC Alumni File To Stop $2.5-Million Payment In Silent Sam Controversy
(Chapel Hill, NC) -- Nearly 90 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni and donors are taking legal action to stop the university from paying two-and-a-half million dollars to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. They filed an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday asking the judge to set aside the consent agreement that authorized the deal. The agreement is for the Confederate group to take possession of the statue that stood on campus for 105 years before protestors brought it down in the summer of 2018.
South Wake Landfill Reaches Settlement With Neighbors Over Stench
(Holly Springs, NC) -- The South Wake Landfill has reached a settlement with its neighbors in Holly Springs who sued over the stench. The settlement announced Wednesday calls for Wake County Disposal to pay 950-thousand dollars to homeowners. It also requires spending more than a million dollars on odor-reducing equipment and technology at the landfill. A judge now has to approve the settlement in the lawsuit filed two years ago.
Cary Launches Free Home Repair Program
(Cary, NC) -- The Town of Cary is launching a program to help seniors and low-income homeowners get repairs done for free. Cary Housing Manager Morgan Mansa says, "We are not asking folks to pay the funds back." The rehabilitation program covers projects including new roofs, new siding, updated porches, expanded doorways, and walk-in showers. The town is aiming to help more than 20 households in the first year of the program.
Wanted Man Shot By Police In Graham
(Graham, NC) -- A wanted man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Graham. Police went to a home on Elm Street yesterday morning to serve Jaquyn Light with a warrant. He was wanted for two felony probation violations, communicating threats and simple assault. While officers were speaking with the resident of the home, Light took off. He was shot during a confrontation with police.
Triad Airport Tops Another List
(Greensboro, NC) -- Piedmont Triad International Airport is making national headlines again for being one of the best in the country. The airport in Greensboro earned the number-four spot on a new poll ranking the best small airports nation-wide. According to 10-Best-dot-com, PTI was mostly praised for its convenience. The new rankings come after the airport earned a top spot on another national list.
Woman Killed In Candy Creek Rd. Wreck In Reidsville
(Reidsville, NC) -- A woman is dead after a wreck in Rockingham County. It happened Tuesday evening on Candy Creek Road. Troopers say an SUV driven by Kelly Lawhun crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck head-on. Lawhun was killed, and the driver of the truck suffered minor injuries. An investigation is underway.
Sumatran Tigers To Be On Exhibit At Greensboro Science Center
(Greensboro, NC) -- Two critically endangered Sumatran tigers will be on exhibit at the Greensboro Science Center. Their names are Rocky and Jaggar, and they'll be on exhibit starting today. The tigers will have access to their exhibit space and holding area, so they may not be visible at all times. Rocky and Jaggar are among just a few hundred Sumatran tigers left in the world.
Greensboro Man Accused Of Setting Fire Inside Walmart
(Greensboro, NC) -- A Greensboro man is under arrest after, police say, he set a fire inside a Walmart store. Leonard Childress was taken into custody yesterday morning at the store on Wendover Avenue. Police say he set some items on fire inside the store. Childress is facing several charges, including burning personal property, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia.