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  • Nathan Lynn Cooley, 28, of Spring Lake

    NC man surrenders on child sex charges, claims innocence

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A man wanted for an alleged sex assault on an 11-year-old girl in Spring Lake surrendered to authorities in Cumberland County Saturday, according to WTVD-TV. Nathan Cooley, 28, was with his attorney when he turned himself in at the Magistrate’s Office at the Cumberland County Detention Center. Authorities say sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday, Cooley approached the child in the 500 block of Odell Road in Spring Lake. Officials said Cooley posed as a police […]

  • Winston-Salem police

    Man shot in leg in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said a man was shot in the leg and injured early Sunday morning in Winston-Salem. The victim said he was walking in the 1100 block of E. 15th Street shortly before 5 a.m. when he was approached by two suspects who asked him for change. He was reportedly shot in the leg when he refused to give them change. The victim was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury, according […]

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    Widow claims husband died on flight because of his hairy chest

    LOS ANGELES — A widow claims her husband died of a heart attack on a Southwest Airlines flight and his hairy chest played a role in his death, according to KOAT. The couple was flying from Los Angeles to Albuquerque when Jack Jordan, 62, suffered a massive heart attack. Caroline Jordan, the victim’s wife, said a physical therapist and hospice nurse began administering CPR. Jordan told KABC a defibrillator was on board but she claims a flight attendant said her husband’s chest was “too hairy” for […]

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    Girl, 9, dies after hole she was digging at beach collapses, suffocating her

    LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — A 9-year-old Oregon girl died Friday when the hole she was digging in the sand on a beach collapsed, suffocating her, police told KGW. Police said Isabel Grace Franks, 9, died despite efforts of beachgoers and rescue personnel to dig her out of the hole on Friday afternoon. According to KPTV, the girl was playing in the sand with other kids around 5 p.m. Friday when she became buried in three to five feet of sand. “Everybody […]

  • Jerry Dickey

    Convicted killer arrested in NC after leading police on 100 mph chase

    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A convicted killer was captured in Gastonia, after police said he shoplifted then led them on a 100 mph chase, according to WSOC-TV. Police said Jerry Dickey stole more than $100 worth of items from a Family Dollar store in Clover, South Carolina. The chase ended at the state line. Police released dash cam video of the chase that occurred Thursday morning. Officers ended up arresting him when he got out of the car at a […]

  • Peter Messick, 25, of Fayetteville

    NC man arrested on sex charges with teen

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina man accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl has been arrested after a week-long manhunt. WTVD-TV reported that Peter Messick, 25, of Fayetteville, was found in the Starlight Motel in Spring Lake with a 15-year-old girl. Messick now faces charges arising from his alleged sexual relationship with the victim, a high school freshman. The suspect was arrested by a US Marshal’s team and had been wanted by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s […]

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    Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean off Virginia coast, according to report

    PORTSMOUTH , Va. – The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, according to the Coast Guard. WVEC.com reported that crews were searching for the plane, which crashed about 50 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island. Authorities were reportedly notified around 2:40 p.m. that a single-engine Cessna did not land in Manassas, Virginia, and continued into restricted air space in Washington, D.C. Read more: WVEC.com

  • Don Tilley and his wife Robinette Tilley (WLOS-TV)

    Owner of popular NC Harley Davidson stores dies in motorcycle accident

    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — The owner of two popular Harley Davidson stores in North Carolina died in a motorcycle crash near Asheville on Friday. WLOS-TV reported that 78-year-old Don Tilley died in the crash near Mile Post 394 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. Authorities said the wreck happened around 8 p.m. Friday. Tilley’s wife, Robinette, was taken to Mission Hospital with critical injuries. Tilley owned Tilley Harley-Davidson in Statesville and Salisbury. “We ask everyone keep the entire […]

  • Micaiah Holden, 18, of Etowah

    NC man accused of sexually abusing child at day care center

    ETOWAH, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of sexually abusing a child at a day care center run by the suspect’s mother. WLOS-TV reported that Micaiah Holden, 18, of Etowah, has been charged with five counts of taking indecent liberties with the same minor last summer. Neighbors in the area say they were not aware of the charges, but say it’s important for children to talk to their parents. “It’s very important to believe them because there’s a lot […]


    North Carolina taxes put brakes on Toyota headquarters deal

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte has had its share of corporate relocation victories lately — MetLife and Sealed Air Corp. to name a few, according to WSOC-TV. But when it came to landing Toyota’s North American headquarters earlier this year, the Queen City found Texas had a king-sized advantage, economist John Connaughton said. “There’s a lesson for every state in this,” Connaughton said, according to WSOC-TV. “Taxes matter.” While North Carolina was putting together an incentive package worth a reported $107 […]

  • Marchers on the streets of Durham Saturday. (WTVD Photo/Tommy Harris)

    Durham residents march the streets, calling for cooperation with police

    DURHAM, N.C. — We’ve seen many marches and heard many chants demanding justice in the wake of violence in cities and towns across America. But on a hot Saturday in Durham, while some left town for the Labor Day weekend, a dedicated group of citizens marched through the McDougald Terrace public housing community with a slightly different focus, according to WTVD-TV. They’re calling for more cooperation with the Durham Police Department to end violent crime in the city. March organizer […]

  • North Carolina Apple Festival

    Thousands expected to attend North Carolina Apple Festival

    HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Thousands are expected to spend their Labor Day weekend at Western North Carolina’s premier family festival. GoCarolinas.com reported that the North Carolina Apple Festival started Friday and continues until Monday in Hendersonville. The festival includes hundreds of vendors with food, free entertainment and plenty of freshly picked apples, according to GoCarolinas.com. Read more: GoCarolinas.com


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