Parents Murder Charges Upgraded, Money to Haywood, Bomb Discovered in WNC

Parents Charged With Baby's Murder In Buncombe

(Buncombe County, NC) -- A Buncombe County mother and father are facing murder charges in the death of their baby. The three-month-old girl was found dead in her bassinet in late June. The sheriff's office says findings from the preliminary autopsy led them to upgrade charges in the case. The couple is in jail without bond.

Haywood County Receiving Millions For Flooding Rebuild

(Canton, NC) -- Millions in state funding will go towards helping Haywood recover from flood damages suffered nearly a year ago. This year's budget allocates 23-million-dollars across the area. A chunk will go towards repairing buildings and recreational facilities in Canton. More funding will help remove debris, as well as rebuild bridges and roads.

Suspect Charged In July 4th Asheville Assault

(Asheville, NC) -- A suspect is facing charges for allegedly assaulting an officer in downtown Asheville. The police department say the 64-year-old man initially attacked and pepper-sprayed a person during July 4th events. He allegedly then grabbed an officer by the throat during an attempted arrest. Charges include assault by strangulation and resisting a public officer.

Homemade Bomb Found In Waynesville

(Waynesville, NC) -- The SBI is taking a look at a suspected homemade bomb found in a Waynesville apartment. WLOS-TV reports a man found the device while clearing out a unit on Camelot Drive last Friday. The person who made the bomb could be facing charges, but it's unclear if anyone has been identified. No one was injured.

Thousands Raised For Macon County Libraries

(Macon County, NC) -- An increase in funding for Macon County libraries is being covered by local donations. The Citizen-Times reports a citizen was able to help raise 30-thousand-dollars, which will help increase wages for nearly 30 employees in three libraries. This comes after commissioners decided not to add the requested funding into budget after one board member complained about a June Pride Month display at one library.

Shoe Program Kicks Off In Hendersonville

(Hendersonville, NC) -- A program in Hendersonville is aimed at providing new shoes for local children. The Kicks for Kids program with the Salvation Army is now underway ahead of the new school year. Applications for the shoes will be taken through July 22nd.

Suspect Arrested After Long Chase Through Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC) -- A suspect is expected to face charges in a hours-long police chase in Charlotte. Officers initially started pursuing the suspect after he allegedly stole an SUV yesterday. He led the CMPD on an erratic chase through Charlotte and into South Carolina before returning to the Queen City, crashing into several cars and stealing others. The chase finally ended after around two hours at East and South boulevards.

Catawba County Woman Arrested For Brother's Murder

(Catawba County, NC) -- A Catawba County woman is accused of killing her brother. Investigators say the suspect ran over her brother with a truck at a Highway 321 gas station this week. She was arrested on murder charges, but her family says it was self-defense. A bond hearing will be held today.

Truist Raising Minimum Wage

(Charlotte, NC) -- Minimum wage is rising at one of Charlotte's big banks. Truist announced yesterday that the base wage will increase to 22-dollars-an-hour beginning in October. The previous minimum dropped down to 15-dollars.

Governor Signs Executive Order To Protect Reproductive Healthcare Services

(Raleigh, NC) -- North Carolina's governor is attempting to protect local reproductive healthcare services. Roy Cooper signed an executive order yesterday aimed at ensuring out-of-state patients receive safe reproductive care. The decision comes in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

CMPD Officer Faces DWI Charge

(Charlotte, NC) -- A CMPD officer is facing a DWI charge. Officer Derric Entwistle was arrested after he was pulled over this week in Onslow County off the North Carolina coast. He was off-duty at the time. The police chief has reassigned Entwistle as the investigation continues.

Three People Stabbed In North Charlotte

(Charlotte, NC) -- Three people are being treated for injuries suffered in a Charlotte triple stabbing. The assault happened at a gas station on Statesville Road in North Charlotte early Wednesday morning. It's unclear if officers are looking for a suspect.

Panthers Trade For QB Mayfield

(Charlotte, NC) -- A new quarterback is coming to the Panthers. Carolina is trading a draft pick for Baker Mayfield, who was the first overall pick from the 2018 draft. Also on the roster at quarterback are Sam Darnold and Matt Corrall. The Panthers kick the season off against Mayfield's former team, Cleveland.

Cleanup Underway After Storms Cause Tree And Property Damage Across The Triangle

(Raleigh, NC) -- Severe storms rumbled across parts of the Triangle Wednesday, bringing with them a combination of strong damaging winds, power outages and flooding. Across Wake County, there were several reports of downed trees, heavy rain and fires caused by lightning. Fortunately, there were no injuries. At the height of the storms, more than 9-thousand customers were left without power.

Third Case Of Monkey Pox Reported In North Carolina

(Raleigh, NC) -- State health officials have confirmed the third case of Monkey Pox in North Carolina. The latest infection was identified in Wake County, which followed the first cases reported in Mecklenburg and Hayward counties. The patient is reportedly isolating at home while county health officials work to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual. The CDC is reporting 560-cases of the disease nationwide.

Researchers Announce The Development Of A New COVID-19 Vaccine That Can Be Inhaled

(Durham, NC) -- Researchers at Duke, UNC and NC State have announced the successful development of a new COVID-19 vaccine that can be inhaled. Doctors say the inhaler can been taken individually at home and also has been found to be more effective because it targets the lungs. The inhalable vaccine must still be approved by the FDA.

Cooper Signs Executive Order Providing Enhanced Access To Abortions

(Raleigh, NC) -- Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order Wednesday, designed to strengthen access to abortions in the state. The order bans Cabinet level agencies from cooperating with other states who are seeking to prosecute abortion providers. It also specifically sites doctors, nurses and patients among those who will be offered enhanced legal protections. However, Cooper expressed concerns that abortion rights could be taken away if Republicans regain control of the General Assembly on November 8th.

In-Person Voting Gets Underway Today For The Next Round Of North Carolina Elections

(Raleigh, NC) -- In-person voting starts today in North Carolina in advance of a second set of elections. Voters in 15-North Carolina counties will go to the polls on July 26th to cast ballots in a mixture of runoffs, second primaries, municipal and general elections. The early voting period runs through July 23rd.

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