Gilat Melamed, CBS 17

Gilat Melamed

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Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Gilat:

'More than an eyesore': Triangle littering costing NC millions

Trash along the side of the highway is more than just an eyesore. The North Carolina Department of Transportation said littering is a serious and costly problem. → Read More

Police stress importance of gun safety, proper storage

From using safes to gun locks, a local law enforcement agency is stressing the importance of safely storing firearms. Captain Chris Adams with the Garner Police Department said children getting access to guns is preventable. → Read More

NC hemp industry gets reprieve, as legislation gets final OK

NC hemp industry gets reprieve, as legislation gets final OK. → Read More

Shootings rising: community leaders working to reduce gun violence

We’ve seen a rise in gun violence across the country since the pandemic. Numbers from the Raleigh Police Department show a 34% increase in shootings this year compared to the same time last year. → Read More

Questions answered: Durham answers the unknown about ShotSpotter coming to city

Dozens of people came to a ShotSpotter technology meeting at St. Joseph’s AME church to ask ShotSpotter’s CEO Ralph Clark and Durham Mayor Pro Tem Mark Anthony Middleton questions. → Read More

Possible NC gas tax suspension may not be as great as it sounds

Tiffany Wright is the Director of Public Affairs for AAA Carolinas, she said this will hopefully lead to savings for drivers, but notes a suspension doesn’t mean 18 cents is automatically knocked off each gallon because most of the gas price is based on other factors. → Read More

Non-discrimination ordinance main focus of Holly Springs' meeting despite not being on agenda

Some people in Holly Springs are continuing to call for town leaders to implement a nondiscrimination ordinance and rallied outside Tuesday’s town council meeting to make their voices heard. → Read More

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools to keep SROs, add behavioral health pros

In a 5-1 decision, the board voted with Option 2, which is keeping the SRO program as is while adding behavioral health professionals for discipline. → Read More

Orange Co. Schools get trauma kits

Stop the Bleed kits will be in every classroom and office in Orange County Schools next year. The Stop the Bleed program trains people to stop someone from bleeding in a trauma situation. → Read More

Raleigh budget gives police, fire pay increases, but not as much as they sought

“It’s not a good day for the citizens of Raleigh, it’s certainly not a good day for the first responders in Raleigh,” one firefighter said. → Read More

Amid soaring gas prices, Wake County offers a driving alternative

GoWake SmartRide NE is an on-demand ride share service in eastern Wake County, doing pick-ups and drop-offs in Rolesville, Zebulon, and Wendell. → Read More

Drag story hour returns to Apex Pride with new sponsor on board, despite threats

In an statement from the new sponsor, Equality NC, the organization said the change up will “ensure that out community members in Apex have every right to gather and celebrate.” → Read More

Raleigh police want feedback on new de-escalation policy

The Raleigh Police Department said de-escalation should be part of everything officers do and is its own skill, not necessarily something that has to be associated with use of force. → Read More

'Violent threats' prompt Apex to pull Drag Queen Story Hour from Pride Festival

While Drag Queen Story Hour was cancelled, drag show performances were still allowed to stay on the festival’s schedule. → Read More

Officials give water safety tips after full week of unsafe conditions on the Neuse River

One kayak rental shop owner cuts off kayaking once the water volume is above 1,000 cubic feet per second — it’s been two to three times that this week. → Read More

Vigil held for victim of NC trooper-involved shooting in Siler City

Friends held a vigil for Mark Anthony Diaz Tuesday evening in Siler City. → Read More

Canceled, delayed flights impact Memorial Day travelers

The end of Memorial Day Weekend was turbulent for passengers of thousands of canceled and delayed flights. → Read More

Amid tight supply, Memorial Day car bargains are a thing of the past, NC auto dealers say

One car dealer said the used car he’s selling for about $10,000 now might have been $8,000 two years ago. → Read More

Lifeguard shortage delays summer pool openings in Raleigh

The department is looking to hire about 75 more lifeguards and hosted a hiring fair at Pullen Park Thursday evening. → Read More

School safety: Securing your schools

Safety in school is top of mind for many parents, after 19 students and two teachers were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More