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Extradition Process Underway After NC Woman Dies in Mexico

Shanquella Robinson died as a result of 'direct attack' involving friend, prosecutors say

(Newser) - Prosecutors in Mexico are working to extradite a female friend of a North Carolina woman who was found dead in a vacation rental property in Cabo San Lucas. Authorities say 25-year-old Shanquelle Robinson died as the result of a "direct attack" involving one of her friends last month and...

Meteorologist, Pilot Killed in News Helicopter Crash

Pilot did his best to make sure nobody else was hurt in North Carolina crash, police say

(Newser) - Charlotte, North Carolina news station WTVB is mourning a meteorologist and a pilot killed in a helicopter crash. The Federal Aviation Administration says the two men died when the Robinson R44 helicopter crashed near Interstate 77, NBC reports. No one else was on board. "The WBTV family is grieving...

Sheriff Who Quit Amid Scandal Weeks Ago Is Reelected

North Carolina's Jody Greene was recorded disparaging Black deputies

(Newser) - One of the most controversial election results of the week is out of North Carolina's Columbus County, where former Sheriff Jody Greene was elected once again. The reason for the controversy? Greene, who is white, resigned as sheriff only two weeks ago after he was heard disparaging Black deputies...

Alligator Study Finds 'Harbingers of Dangers to Human Health'

High levels of 'forever chemicals' found in Cape Fear River gators

(Newser) - Alligators in the Cape Fear River have "extremely high levels of PFAS compounds and markers of immune disease in their blood," according to a new study by researchers in North Carolina, per the Guardian. The so-called “forever chemicals” appear to have had noticeable health impacts on the...

Parents of Accused NC Mass Shooter Break Silence

They say they are 'overcome with grief' at what their son allegedly did

(Newser) - The parents of a 15-year-old boy accused of killing five people in a North Carolina shooting rampage released a statement Tuesday saying they are “overcome with grief” and saw no warning signs before the killings, the AP reports. Alan and Elise Thompson issued the statement through a lawyer that...

Cops: Alleged Raleigh Mass Shooter, 15, Killed His Brother

More details are coming out on the victims of last week's tragedy

(Newser) - The 16-year-old victim killed in Thursday's Raleigh, North Carolina, mass shooting was the older brother of the suspected gunman, police say. The 15-year-old alleged shooter has been identified as Austin Thompson, the Raleigh News & Observer reports; his family lives in the Hedingham neighborhood where five people were slaughtered...

Suspect in North Carolina Mass Shooting a Juvenile Male

5 people were killed, including a police officer

(Newser) - Five people were killed by a shooter who opened fire along a walking trail in North Carolina’s capital city on Thursday and eluded officers for hours before he was cornered in a home and arrested, police said. An off-duty police officer was among those killed by the suspect, who...

Family: GPS Led Man to Fatal 'Bridge to Nowhere'

Philip Paxson of North Carolina drove off abandoned span on private road

(Newser) - The family of a North Carolina father of two say he died after following his GPS at night onto a bridge that partially washed away almost a decade ago. The body of Philip Paxson, 47, was found in his overturned vehicle in a creek on Oct. 1, the morning after...

17-Year-Old Is Suspect in Killing of 2 NC Teens

'We are not resting until he is in our custody in Orange County,' sheriff says

(Newser) - A 17-year-old male suspect is being sought in connection with the fatal shooting of two teenagers, police in North Carolina say. The bodies of Lyric Woods, 14, and Devin Clark, 18, were found by ATV drivers Sunday. They had been reported missing by their families, who said they hadn't...

Missing Teens Found Dead in North Carolina

Police say Devin Clark, Lyric Woods were shot to death

(Newser) - Police in North Carolina say that while they're still awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner, they're confident that two people found shot to death Sunday are missing teenagers Lyric Woods and Devin Clark. The bodies were found near a trail in western Orange County by two men riding...

School Baptizes More Than 100 Kids Without Permission

NC school says the 'Spirit of the Lord moved'

(Newser) - A Christian school in North Carolina has apologized after it baptized more than 100 middle and high school students without their parents' knowledge. Renee McLamb, head of Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, told parents that only three students were supposed to be baptized in a ceremony Thursday, but "the...

Co-Pilot in Midair Mystery 'Apologized, Then Departed'

NTSB report says Charles Crooks was upset about incident that damaged landing gear

(Newser) - The co-pilot who apparently jumped to his death from a plane in North Carolina on July 29 was extremely upset about an incident that damaged the plane's landing gear, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report. The NTSB says the pilot of the CASA 212 turboprop...

Citing Uvalde Delay, Sheriff Puts an AR-15 in Every School
District Puts AR-15s in Schools

District Puts AR-15s in Schools

North Carolina sheriff cites Uvalde shooting delays for new policy

(Newser) - A North Carolina sheriff said he's taking a lesson from the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Those officers were in that building for so long , and that suspect was able to infiltrate that building and injure and kill so many kids," Madison County Sheriff Buddy Harwood said....

FAA Workers' 911 Call Sheds Light on 'Midair Mystery'

Employees tell dispatcher that pilot said co-pilot Charles Hew Crooks jumped out of plane

(Newser) - More details are filtering in on what's been deemed a "midair mystery" involving a co-pilot who exited his turboprop plane midflight and fell to his death. The timeline has since been pieced together regarding what happened to Charles Hew Crooks in the skies over North Carolina on Friday...

Revenge-Seeking Arsonist Set Fire to Wrong House: Cops

Christie Louise Jones thought she was at an ex-boyfriend's, police say

(Newser) - A woman who intended to burn down her ex-lover's home failed to confirm the address and ended up setting fire to a stranger's abode, according to police in North Carolina. The result is that the alleged arsonist can't even claim the sweet taste of revenge as she...

An Ugly Arrest for Soccer Great Hope Solo

Hope Solo
Pleads Guilty
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Hope Solo Pleads Guilty

Gets 30 days, fine in DWI case

(Newser) - Update: Hope Solo on Monday pleaded guilty to driving while impaired and was sentenced to 30 days, with 30 days' credit given for the time she spent in an inpatient rehab facility . She was also hit with $3,100 in fees and fines and ordered to complete all recommended substance...

The Business Climate Is Tops in This State

North Carolina comes out on top in CNBC survey of best, worst US states for business

(Newser) - Looking to close a deal? Conducting business and staying competitive can prove a challenging endeavor, but in some states, the business world is booming. CNBC has released its 15th annual "America's Top States for Business" survey to help point movers and shakers in the right direction. It scores...

'Unimaginable': Lightning Kills Husband of One Tree Hill Star

William Friend, husband of Bevin Prince, was on a boat in NC

(Newser) - The husband of One Tree Hill star Bevin Prince has reportedly become the third person killed by a lightning strike in the US this year. William Friend, 33, was struck around 3:15pm Sunday while on a boat near North Carolina's Masonboro Island. Marine units from the New Hanover...

Missing NC Man's Boat Found 2.7K Miles Away
Missing Man's Boat Washes
Ashore—on Another Continent
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Missing Man's Boat Washes Ashore—on Another Continent

It was found 2.7K miles away from where Joseph Matthew Johnson was last seen

(Newser) - The boat of a North Carolina man missing since November has washed ashore thousands of miles away in the Azores Islands off Portugal—and while there was no sign of Joseph Matthew Johnson, relatives still believe the 44-year-old will be found alive. Johnson was last seen leaving the Federal Point...

$10M Lottery Winner Charged With Murder
$10M Lottery Winner
Gets Life Without Parole
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$10M Lottery Winner Gets Life Without Parole

Michael Todd Hill guilty of murdering Keonna Graham

(Newser) - Update: A North Carolina man who won a $10 million jackpot five years ago will never spend money as a free man again. Michael Todd Hill, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder Friday and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole, the News & Observer reports. Hill...

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