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Past articles by Arielle:

More than 30 snakes removed from Orange County home following cobra bite

More than 30 snakes, many of them venomous, were removed from an Orange County home Wednesday after the man living there was bitten by a king cobra earlier this week. → Read More

Community center opening to mark anniversary of Muslim students' deaths

A year after three Muslim students were killed in Chapel Hill, several events will mark the anniversary of their deaths. → Read More

'Operation Sticker' leads to arrests in Durham

Authorities in Durham are cracking down on crime in an effort launched by the Durham County Sheriff's Office earlier this month. → Read More

Woman, 66, injured in Southpoint purse snatching; police search for suspects

Durham police are searching for information in connection with two purse snatchings that were reported at the Streets at Southpoint mall in the last two weeks. → Read More

Durham Mayor on gun violence: 'We won't tolerate it'

As the first full week of 2016 came to a close Thursday, officials in Durham came together to reveal a new plan they say will help bring down the city's violent crime rate. → Read More

Harnett stepfather accused in murder due in court

A Harnett County man accused of shooting his stepson during a family holiday visit is due in court on Monday. → Read More

Sheriff: Teen shot by stepfather in Fuquay Varina

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office was investigating Saturday afternoon after they said a Fuquay Varina man shot his stepson.Authorities said that deputies responded to a home at 455 Ruth Circle at 12:39 p.m. in response to a report of shots fired. → Read More

Grandmother: Churches not there for family after toddler killed

The grandmother of a Chapel Hill toddler killed a week ago in a drive-by shooting lashed out Friday at local churches, saying they have provided little support for the family. → Read More

Durham family gets home repairs for the holidays

CQC Home, a general contracting company that wanted to give back to the community, offered to repair some leaks in Linnette Pettiford's home. When they got to work, they discovered the gift they were giving her was bigger than anyone expected. → Read More

Chatham County man charged in murder of infant son

A Chatham County man was charged Friday in connection with the death of his 5-month-old son. → Read More

No penalty for construction company after smog-causing fire

The construction company whose land-clearing efforts sparked a fire that blanketed a portion of western Wake County in smoke Thursday morning won't face any fines or penalties for that action, Apex Fire Marshall Karl Huegerich said. → Read More

Durham inmate admits she started fight that got officers fired

Although she admits starting a fight with detention officers, Genapher Page said the two women who held her down and punched her in the head went too far. → Read More

Gas prices across Triangle expected to continue to drop through Christmas

The average price of gasoline plunged to $2.04 in North Carolina this week - down 2 cents from last week and 64 cents less than residents were paying this time last year. → Read More

Mother says special-needs daughter sexually assaulted at East Chapel Hill High

A Chapel Hill woman said Friday that she wants two East Chapel Hill High School students prosecuted, alleging that they forced her 15-year-old daughter, a special needs student, to perform sex acts and recorded it on video. → Read More

UNC-CH students interrupt town hall meeting with list of demands

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held a town hall meeting Thursday night to provide the campus community an opportunity to share perspectives on how to make the university more inclusive. → Read More

Death penalty sought against Sanford man in deaths of wife, stepdaughter

A Sanford man charged with killing his wife and stepdaughter is scheduled to be arraigned in a Lee County courtroom Tuesday, almost two months after the crimes. → Read More

Durham police: Woman choked, sexually assaulted along greenway

Durham police are investigating a violent sexual assault that was reported Wednesday night on the Ellerbe Creek Trail near Washington Street and West Club Boulevard. → Read More

Chief: Sanctuary city ban could hurt Durham policing

Police Chief Jose Lopez said Thursday that a new state ban on so-called "sanctuary city" policies could detract from Durham's efforts to work with immigrant residents to deter crime. → Read More

Durham man hurt while tending to injured dog criticizes wait for help

A Durham man who, along with a Good Samaritan, was hit by an SUV Monday night while waiting for help for his injured dog criticized Durham County Animal Services on Tuesday for its tardy response to his pleas for help. → Read More

I lost my joy: Durham woman mourns loss of nephew

A Durham family is mourning the loss of a 19-year-old man who was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday night. → Read More