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CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by David:

Girlfriend accused of killing man in Nash County fire could face death penalty, officials say

In 2013, the woman was charged with attempted murder after officers say she tried to poison family members by putting Ajax in the cheese they were eating. → Read More

No jail time for driver after he agrees to plea deal in deadly Moore County hit-and-run

The 23-year-old victim was hit and killed by a vehicle as he walked to work at McDonald's in 2016. → Read More

Elevated levels of lead found in water, paint at Swift Creek Elementary

Environmental officials have given the school interim safety measures to prevent any exposure to lead. → Read More

Witnesses describe scene after Raleigh ‘hoodlums’ shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The defense now has the case in the murder trial of a Raleigh homeowner charged with shooting and killing a 20-year-old in front of his home. Chad Copley, 40, is on trial for murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Thomas on Aug. 7, 2016. → Read More

Teacher background check improvements remain unimplemented in NC

Recent teacher arrests have raised questions about the background check process in North Carolina. → Read More

Police say hammer-wielding burglar could be tied to Raleigh burglary attempts

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A thief was caught on camera breaking into a Raleigh business with a hammer and stealing hundreds of dollars worth of items. Now police are looking into whether the same man is responsible for a rash of similar incidents Monday morning. → Read More

Trial to begin today for Raleigh man charged with murder after shooting at ‘hoodlums’

Chad Copley, 40, is accused of killing Kouren-Rodney Thomas, 20, after firing his shotgun from the garage of his Singleleaf Lane home on Aug. 7, 2016. → Read More

Self-defense will be tough to prove in Raleigh man’s trial, law professor says

Kouren-Rodney Thomas, 20, was killed by the shotgun blast, officials say. → Read More

Holly Springs High teacher accused of possessing child porn appears in court

Kevin Chamberlain faces six counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor, according to Fuquay-Varina police. → Read More

Graves in 136-year-old Sanford cemetery to be moved for road widening

About 200 of the 2,200 graves at Shallow Well United Church of Christ are in the right of way of the project. → Read More

Raleigh cab driver says men shot at him after he refused ride

“They already got away with it one time and they’re not going to get away with it again,” the taxi driver told the dispatcher after she advised him not to follow them. → Read More

Wake County school investigating 2 racist social media videos

One student remarked the “walls are infested with curry” at Enloe High. → Read More

Friends, family remember 3 teens killed in Wake County crash

The crash was reported Sunday just before 2 a.m. on Buffaloe Road near Forestville Road. → Read More

Garner family devastated after historic home burns to the ground

The home has been passed down for at least six generations in the Bass family. → Read More

String of indecent exposures reported near Cameron Village

Police are trying to find the man who exposed and touched himself in front of a woman walking home near Cameron Village. → Read More

5-year-old girl recovering after drive-by shooting at Durham gas station

“It broke my heart because she was just sitting here," one regular gas station customer said. → Read More

Bear sightings and crashes becoming more common in central NC

In the past two weeks, at least two drivers have crashed into bears on Highway 64 in Nash and Edgecombe counties. → Read More

Raleigh City Council expected to vote today on body cameras for police

The vote comes after several public hearings and lots of discussion. → Read More

Raleigh homicide tally highest in recent years

In 2017, 26 people have been killed so far, which is up compared to recent years. → Read More

Shoppers report vehicles stolen from Triangle mall

“I just gotta be more careful about what I bring out there,” said one victim. → Read More