CRIME & SAFETY
Durham man found shot inside SUV dies from his injuries
Durham police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Thursday morning.
‘It was very emotional for everyone’: Family of woman killed in Orange County over 30 years ago gather to honor her memory
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A gathering to honor the memory of a murder victim who died over three decades ago took place in Orange County. On Wednesday, the family of Lisa Coburn Kesler created a roadside memorial for her just months after new technology allowed investigators to identify her.
Morrisville Police say Durham man found dead in his car was killed elsewhere
Durham resident Semar Barbour was killed elsewhere and his car and body were left in Morrisville, police say
'Lyric and Devin's Law' to take effect Dec. 1 following Orange County double murder
ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — A new law takes effect Friday, Dec. 1, and is named after two teens who were killed in Orange County in 2022. Devin Clark and Lyric Woods were murdered in Orange County in September 2022. It took two weeks to find out who did it.
4 escape house fire in Durham, officials say
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Four people escaped a house fire in Durham Wednesday morning, the Durham Fire Department said. Around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, firefighters were sent to a reported structure fire in the 4000 block of Crownhill Drive. The first unit on scene found smoke coming from the roof of a 3-story single-family residence.
2 youths, teen girl caught after stolen Cary SUV chase in Durham, deputies say; driver still on the run
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Two Durham schools were put on “secure status” while Durham County deputies searched for suspects after a chase involving a stolen Cary SUV late Tuesday morning, officials said. The stolen Toyota 4Runner has been used in at least two break-ins in nearby areas,...
Police investigating string of daylight car break-ins at UNC-Chapel Hill
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – UNC police are investigating nearly a dozen car break-ins that occurred on campus late Friday morning. Police said around 11 car break-ins happened between 9 and 11 a.m. at the parking lot that serves the UNC Center for School Leadership Development. This is located near the Spangler Center and the Friday Center at 140 Friday Center Drive.
Teen with gunshot wound walks into Durham hospital and later dies; Man charged, DPD says
Durham police said they have charged a man in connection to his death.
Durham man charged in July killing; victim was found days after death in Raleigh townhome
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Durham man has been arrested and charged in connection to a July shooting death. Dexter Rashad Ingram, 28, was found dead July 4 in a townhome in the area of 5400 Picket Fence Lane. The area sits off of Buck Jones Road. Police said...
Two loaded guns found at Durham, Rocky Mount schools in two days
A student brought a loaded gun to a school in our area for the second time in two days.
After fiery crash, NC sheriff reminds motorists not to drive while sleepy
CARRBORO, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina sheriff is reminding motorists to not drive while they are tired after a fiery crash over the Thanksgiving holidays. Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood issued the warning after a major one-car wreck shut down a key road for hours and knocked out power west of Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
Fire temporarily closes deli in downtown Carrboro
A Facebook post says there was a fire at a deli in downtown Carrboro.
Raleigh man charged with murder in Cary shooting in November
CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man in Cary in early November. Kevin Carole Williams, 38, was arrested in Garner on Friday, according to warrants. Williams is accused of shooting 35-year-old Patrick A. McNeil on Holly Springs...
Student charged in Carrboro High emailed bomb threat that led to evacuation, early dismissal
A student who attends the high school is facing a felony charge in the case.
Mom of Durham teen who died after being shot shares anguish: 'Justice for my son'
17-year-old Ricardo Meza-Ramirez died Sunday morning from a gunshot wound.
Orange County sheriff talks Devin and Lyric's Law, juvenile crime: 'Couldn't release it'
"It's my goal to keep Lyric Woods and Devin Clark's name alive," Sheriff Charles Blackwood said.
‘I’m sick of it’: Armed robbers are targeting the Latino community in Durham
Serial armed robberies continue to target Hispanic immigrant residents in Durham.
Chapel Hill Police to Enhance Pedestrian and Road Safety in December: What Residents Need to Know
The Chapel Hill Police Department plans to conduct pedestrian safety enforcement operations in December, alongside regular patrols. These operations will focus on areas with high pedestrian and bicycle activity, including downtown and mid-block crosswalks. The department stresses that community safety is everyone's responsibility and urges all to be aware of their transportation methods.
US 1 opens near Apex after crash closes northbound lanes
A multi-car crash on Monday closed all northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 1 near Apex. The crash occurred before 9:30 a.m. near the Triangle Expressway (N.C. 540 Toll). Sky 5 flew over the crash site at 10:30 a.m., just before the road reopened. A firetruck was blocking all northbound lanes,...
UNC Graduate Student Who Killed Adviser Headed to Mental Health Facility, Likely Suffers from Schizophrenia, Judge Rules
Tailei Qi, 34, is charged with murdering associate professor Zijie Yan on Aug. 28