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Past articles by Chris:

22-year-old woman killed by lion at Conservators Center in Caswell County

The center said it happened while a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was doing a routine cleaning. → Read More

Lion exits enclosures, kills animal keeper in Caswell County

CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. — An animal keeper is dead after a lion got out of an enclosure and killed them, according to the Conservators Center in Caswell County. The center said it happened while a husbandry team led by a professionally trained animal keeper was doing a routine cleaning. One of the lions somehow left a locked space and was able to get where the trainers were and quickly killed one… → Read More

Boy in critical condition after shooting self in the face at restaurant

Child hospitalized after shooting himself in the face at restaurant → Read More

Vehicle located in connection with homicide in Burlington

Investigators located vehicle in connection to homicide in Burlington → Read More

Four Seasons Mall closed due to power outage

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Power crews are working to restore power at Four Seasons Mall, according to officials. Authorities say a car crashed into a power pole on Pinecroft Road, which led to the power going out at the mall. The mall will be closed until the power is restored. → Read More

Man on run after allegedly attacking residents in their home

Winston-Salem police searching for man who attacked residents in home → Read More

Man on run after alleged breaking and entering, assault in Burlington

Burlington man on run after alleged breaking and entering, assault → Read More

Silver Alert cancelled for missing Greensboro man

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department has canceled a Silver Alert for a man reported missing earlier this week. According to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, crews found Earl Smith on Sunday at East Morehead Street on Highway 14 in Reidsville. Smith was taken to a hospital, where he received treatments. He's said to be OK and reunited with his family. → Read More

Man arrested for alleged breaking and entering in Davidson County

Man facing several charges after alleged breaking and entering in Davidson County → Read More

Woman arrested in Davidson County for allegedly attacking another woman

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff's Office said Kyra Dorsett, of Denton, was arrested and charged with assault and battery. After deputies investigated, they found that Dorsett pushed a female down and punched her in the face, according to officials. Officials said Dorsett received a custody release bond and is scheduled to appear in court in Lexington on Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. → Read More

Two people on the run, 1 person dead after shooting in Danville

Police searching for two people after deadly shooting in Danville → Read More

Two people dead after four-car crash in Elon

Four car crash results in two people dying in Elon → Read More

Two men facing charges for carrying drugs during traffic stop in Surry County

Detectives arrest two men after traffic stop in Surry County → Read More

Narcotics investigation leads to the arrest of man, woman in Surry County

Man, woman facing charges after allegedly possessing drugs → Read More

Man, woman arrested for allegedly stealing horse trailer in Surry County

Investigators arrest man and woman for allegedly stealing horse trailer → Read More

Mom, children without home after house fire in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — According to the Winston-Salem Fire Department, a mother and three children are without a home after a fire happened in their house on Saturday. Officials say that the fire was due to unattended food on the stove. Fortunately, the family made it out of the home safely. The Red Cross is assisting them. → Read More

Sex offender jailed in alleged shooting of bondsman in Thomasville hotel

Bondsman recovering after sex offender allegedly shot him in Thomasville hotel → Read More

EMS truck driver falls asleep, crashes into concrete wall

BURLINGTON, N.C. — An EMS employee is recovering after a crash in Burlington on Saturday, according to officials. The Burlington police department says officers were dispatched to the crash involving an Alamance County ambulance in the 2700 block of McKinney Street at 6:21 a.m. After investigating, officers learned the driver of the EMS truck fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the road to the… → Read More

Train hits car sitting on railroad tracks in Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. — According to the Davidson County Communications, a train hit a car on East 7th Ave and South Salisbury Street in Lexington. Officials say the call came in 10:42 a.m. about the crash. The car was sitting on the train tracks at the time when it was hit by the Norfolk Southern train. Fortunately, no one was in car at the time the train hit it. The owner of the car isn't facing any… → Read More

Driver strikes, kills Lumberton police officer

Lumberton police officer dies after being struck by vehicle → Read More