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Raleigh Convicted Murderer Jason Young Granted Third Trial

Raleigh Convicted Murderer Jason Young Granted Third Trial

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Some seven years after the murder took place, Jason Young will once again go on trial for the crime of allegedly brutally killing his pregnant wife Michelle Young in their home in 2006.  The upcoming case will be Jason Young’s third trial on those…

NC State Representative Charged With Embezzling Tax Money

NC State Representative Charged With Embezzling Tax Money

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – North Carolina state Representative Deborah H. McManus, a Democrat representing Chatham County, has resigned today after being charged with embezzling money from a tax account at the company she worked for. The NC Department of Revenue alleges that between January of 2011 and July of 2013,…

Raleigh Police Seek Clues In Weekend Murder Of Man

Raleigh Police Seek Clues In Weekend Murder Of Man

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department says it is seeking clues for a murder that took place over the weekend. Police say that a man was found dead on Saturday morning, December 7th. “Shortly after 5:30 a.m…, Raleigh Police Department officers were dispatched to 1208 Blarney…

Police Movie Will Be Filming In Downtown Raleigh

Police Movie Will Be Filming In Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – If you see a large number of police cars and what looks like a major crime scene in downtown Raleigh this weekend, it might actually be the film set of a movie.  An independent film titled “Bragg N East” will be shooting scenes in…

Raleigh Police Look For Help Identifying Purse Bandit

Raleigh Police Look For Help Identifying Purse Bandit

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - The Raleigh Police Department says it is looking for help identifying a man who was caught on camera after he allegedly stole money from purses. “On November 14, wallets belonging to two women were stolen while the victims were working in the 7400 block of…

NC Appeals Court Grants Bradley Cooper New Trial In Murder Of Wife

NC Appeals Court Grants Bradley Cooper New Trial In Murder Of Wife

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The well publicized case involving former technology worker Bradley Cooper and the murder of his Canadian wife Nancy Cooper will return to the limelight and the courtroom once again. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has granted Cooper a new trial because of errors…

Police Say Body Found In Raleigh Park Was Result Of Suicide

Police Say Body Found In Raleigh Park Was Result Of Suicide

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, a body found in a city greenway area was not the result of foul play. The department said that they have determined that the unidentified person had killed themselves, although they did not mention a cause of death…

Arrest Made In Theft Of 51 School Bus Batteries In Raleigh

Arrest Made In Theft Of 51 School Bus Batteries In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – After seeking help from the public to solve the theft of 51 school bus batteries, the Raleigh and Garner Police Departments say they have made an arrest in the case. Harvey Uras Jones of Raleigh, age 31, was arrested by the Garner Police Department when…

Durham Police Try To Catch Barbecue Pig Cooker Bandit

Durham Police Try To Catch Barbecue Pig Cooker Bandit

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Durham Police Department, there have been a rash of barbecue pig cooker thefts in Durham, also known as the “Bull City.” Kammie Michael of the Durham Police says that five such pig cookers or smokers have been stolen in recent months.…

Raleigh Fourth Of July Celebration Marred By Kids Running Amok

Raleigh Fourth Of July Celebration Marred By Kids Running Amok

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although largely ignored by most media in the area, the downtown Raleigh celebration last Thursday didn’t exactly “go off without a hitch” as stated in the city press releases. According to vendors, people in attendance, and the Raleigh Police Department, groups of teenagers stealing…

Police Say Apex Man Shot After Dragging Sheriff’s Deputy

Police Say Apex Man Shot After Dragging Sheriff’s Deputy

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Wake County Sheriff’s Office told the Raleigh Telegram today that a local man was shot twice after he tried to drag a Sheriff’s deputy behind his car on Friday night. The Sheriff’s Office said that Deputy Ricky Spivey (pictured above right) pulled over driver…

NC Judge Drowns At Beach Trying To Save Woman

NC Judge Drowns At Beach Trying To Save Woman

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A North Carolina chief district court judge drowned on Wednesday after he tried to save a woman who was caught in a rip tide current at the beach.  The judge and the woman died despite his heroic efforts.  The incident occurred at Sunset Beach,…

NYPD Seizing Cars On July 4th That Contain Fireworks

NYPD Seizing Cars On July 4th That Contain Fireworks

By The Raleigh Telegram NEW YORK – New Yorkers who have bought fireworks out of state to celebrate America’s liberation from tyranny and oppression from Britain could find themselves arrested and their cars seized. The New York Police Department says it is seizing cars and other assets that belong to…

NC DOT Clarifies Ferry System Information Gathering On Passengers

NC DOT Clarifies Ferry System Information Gathering On Passengers

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – After The Raleigh Telegram published a story on the gathering of information on passengers who are boarding North Carolina ferries on the coast, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has responded with some clarifications on the policies and what they do with the information.…

NC Police Chief Shoots Dog, Hits Woman With Bullet

NC Police Chief Shoots Dog, Hits Woman With Bullet

By The Raleigh Telegram WINSTON-SALEM, NC – According to Fox 8 News in High Point and other media outlets, the police chief who is now head of the Winston-Salem Police Department has come under fire for shooting a dog but also accidentally hitting the dog’s owner as well. Winston-Salem Police…

Feds Kill 144 Canada Geese In NC Park On Purpose

Feds Kill 144 Canada Geese In NC Park On Purpose

By The Raleigh Telegram GASTONIA – While other American citizens can be prosecuted for killing federally protected waterfowl such as Canada geese, federal government employees can evidently wipe out hundreds of them at a time for no reason and with no repercussions. Even moving a Canada goose nest can net…

IRS Sent 2,408 Fraudulent Tax Refunds For $7 Million To One Address In Raleigh

IRS Sent 2,408 Fraudulent Tax Refunds For $7 Million To One Address In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to a report released last year, the Internal Revenue Service sent 2,408 fraudulent income tax refunds to a single address in Raleigh.  Those 2,408 false tax returns and refunds generated a whopping $7,284,212 in illegal tax refund checks in the year 2011 alone.…

Cary Man Arrested For Running Over Two Women In Raleigh, Killing One

Cary Man Arrested For Running Over Two Women In Raleigh, Killing One

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, driver Adetoye Taoheed Adekanmbi, age 23, of Cary, North Carolina, was recently charged with one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, two counts of felony hit and run causing bodily injury or death and…

Police Say Man Robbed Raleigh Bank With Fake Bomb

Police Say Man Robbed Raleigh Bank With Fake Bomb

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department says that a man is now in custody after allegedly threatening a bank with a bomb, stealing a customer’s car, and then trying to escape police after switching to another vehicle. Police say that they charged Scott Gray, age 51,…

NC Ferry System Recording Tourists’ Names, License Numbers

NC Ferry System Recording Tourists’ Names, License Numbers

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Tourists on the North Carolina Ferry System may be surprised to learn this summer that they will have their personal information recorded by the government as they board ferries in the state. During a recent ferry ride on the coast, a ferry official in…

Police Say Burglar Broke Into Chinese, Mexican Restaurants

Police Say Burglar Broke Into Chinese, Mexican Restaurants

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department says it is looking for a suspect or suspects who broke into the Jin Jin China restaurant at 421-162 Chapanoke Road in Raleigh back in March.  They also broke into an adjacent Mexican restaurant by crashing through the wall, said…

CBS News Says Computer Hacked Possibly By Obama Administration

CBS News Says Computer Hacked Possibly By Obama Administration

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A CBS News investigative journalist is saying that both her work and home computers have been “compromised” and are “under investigation,” possibly by officials within the Obama administration. Sharyl Attkisson, who has won Emmy awards for her investigative reporting in the news division of…

Raleigh Students Claimed Water Balloons Were Filled With Urine, Bleach

Raleigh Students Claimed Water Balloons Were Filled With Urine, Bleach

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Some parents have complained that a police presence was not necessary when water balloons were thrown by students as part of an end of school prank last week.  The prank resulted in seven students and one parent being arrested at Enloe High School in…

Obama Administration: Driving After A Drink With Dinner On The Town Should Be Illegal

Obama Administration: Driving After A Drink With Dinner On The Town Should Be Illegal

By The Raleigh Telegram WASHINGTON DC – In a recently released report, an Obama administration official is recommending that the blood alcohol limit for criminal charges to be filed in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases should be lowered by almost half. National Traffic Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman recommends…

Raleigh Police Say Eight Year Old Girl Reported Her Own Mother’s Murder

Raleigh Police Say Eight Year Old Girl Reported Her Own Mother’s Murder

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, an eight year old girl reported her own mother’s murder this afternoon after leaving the apartment to tell someone about her mohter. The Raleigh Police Department said that at 7:30am this morning, they received a call to the…

Raleigh Police Say Man Escaped Bank Robbery In Taxi

Raleigh Police Say Man Escaped Bank Robbery In Taxi

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department says that a man was arresting after robbing a local bank and then trying to make a getaway in a taxicab. According to the Raleigh Police Department, just before 2pm today, a man entered the State Employees’ Credit Union located…

Charlotte Continues To Outlaw Socks, Markers, Water Bottles, And Hair Spray

Charlotte Continues To Outlaw Socks, Markers, Water Bottles, And Hair Spray

By The Raleigh Telegram CHARLOTTE – Before the Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte last year, the City of Charlotte passed an ordinance that was directed toward protest groups that would give police extra powers to arrest protesters, even if they were not committing acts of violence. Strangely, the…

Police Say Man And Woman Stabbed In Raleigh

Police Say Man And Woman Stabbed In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, an unidentified man and a woman were stabbed in Raleigh on Monday. Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that shortly before 5:30 pm on Monday, Raleigh Police officers responded to the 6600 block of Tealbriar Drive to respond to…

Three Suspects Charged In Unsolved Raleigh Halloween Murder

Three Suspects Charged In Unsolved Raleigh Halloween Murder

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department announced on Tuesday evening that detectives made an arrest in an unsolved homicide that occurred last Halloween. Raleigh Police Department detectives say they have now charged three suspects with murder in connection with the death of Alfonso Rincon, who was…

“Moonshiners” TV Star Arrested In Virginia For Being Drunk

“Moonshiners” TV Star Arrested In Virginia For Being Drunk

By The Raleigh Telegram DANVILLE – According to the Danville Police Department in southern Virginia, a famous character known as “Tickle” on the popular “Moonshiners” reality television show on the Discovery Channel has been arrested recently. Police said today that they arrested Steven Ray Tickle, age 35, on charges of…

Raleigh Police Say Shot Fired During Robbery, Car Hijacking At Pullen Park

Raleigh Police Say Shot Fired During Robbery, Car Hijacking At Pullen Park

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, two men were robbed at gunpoint at Pullen Park between Western Boulevard and Hillsborough Street late last night, Monday, March 11th. Police said that at least one shot was fired during the incident, which took place around 10pm.…

Raleigh Police Seek Downtown Bank Robbery Suspect

Raleigh Police Seek Downtown Bank Robbery Suspect

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Raleigh Police Department detectives are still seeking a bank robbery suspect from the holidays who went inside of a downtown bank and walked out with cash. According to police, at around 11:15am on December 3rd of 2012, a man entered the First Citizens Bank…

50 Year Old Man Charged With Robbing Raleigh Grocery Store

50 Year Old Man Charged With Robbing Raleigh Grocery Store

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department said today that detectives have charged a Durham man with robbing a Harris Teeter grocery store in Raleigh earlier this year. According to police, Richard Todd Hawkins, age 50, of Durham was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in…

Two Of Five Teens Will Be Tried As Adults In Brutal Murder Of Raleigh Homeless Man

Two Of Five Teens Will Be Tried As Adults In Brutal Murder Of Raleigh Homeless Man

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At least two of the five teenagers who are accused of beating a Raleigh homeless man to death and then stuffing his body in a trash can will be tried as adults in regular court a judge decided today at a hearing in Wake…

NC SBI Says Meth Lab Busts Were Up Last Year

NC SBI Says Meth Lab Busts Were Up Last Year

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Justice and the State Bureau of Investigation said in statements to the press that methamphetamine drug lab busts in total numbers were up in 2012. State Bureau of Investigation agents investigated around 460 meth labs in 2012, compared to…

Three Police Officers Arrested In Durham After Bizarre Incident

Three Police Officers Arrested In Durham After Bizarre Incident

By The Raleigh Telegram DURHAM – Three police officers were arrested in Durham after a bizarre incident that city officials say involved a nightclub, a stolen police badge, and people chasing a man down the street. Overall, six people were arrested including the three police officers, said Durham Police Department…

Gun Owners Worry New Proposals Could Make Millions Of Americans Criminals

Gun Owners Worry New Proposals Could Make Millions Of Americans Criminals

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Many North Carolina gun owners and gun enthusiasts are worried that new gun proposals that go far beyond an assault rifle ban would make many of the otherwise law abiding 80 million Americans who are gun owners into criminals if they do not register…

Home Invasion, Shooting, And Rape Scares Downtown Raleigh

Home Invasion, Shooting, And Rape Scares Downtown Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Raleigh Police Department, a couple living in a downtown home in the historic Oakwood neighborhood were victims of a home invasion, shooting, and attempted rape early Monday morning.  Police say that after the suspects fled, the men were apprehended after a…

NC Student Scares Off Home Invasion Burglar With Father’s Gun

NC Student Scares Off Home Invasion Burglar With Father’s Gun

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – According to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office, a student who was home sick from school last month fired his father’s gun at a man armed with a gun who had broken into their family home, scaring him away.  Police say the incident took place…

Raleigh Police Say Four Students Murdered Homeless Man, Stuffed Body In Trash Can

Raleigh Police Say Four Students Murdered Homeless Man, Stuffed Body In Trash Can

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Raleigh Police Department announced that it recently five local school students in the murder of a homeless man whose body was found in a trash can in the woods after he disappeared. According to Jim Sughrue of the Raleigh Police Department, Regynald Jose…

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