Colleen Quigley, CBS 17

Colleen Quigley

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Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Colleen:

Autopsy: Grandfather killed in Raleigh greenway attack last year was stabbed, beaten to death

An autopsy has revealed details of the brutal stabbing and beating that led to Chauncey “Chip” Depew Jr.’s death in August 2020. → Read More

UNC expert sounds warning about risky activities as travel surges for spring break

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – With spring break season in full swing, air travel is starting to take off amid the pandemic. Health experts said the biggest risk for spreading COVID-19 isn’t on the plane or in the airport, but rather how travelers act when they get to their destination. “For the week ending Sunday, we […] → Read More

Mount Holly community starts ‘Adopt-an-Officer’ program in honor of Officer Tyler Herndon

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)- There’s no doubt 2020 was a hard year for many communities, including Mount Holly. The town was left devastated by the loss of its first officer killed in the line of duty, Tyler Herndon. In response to such a difficult time, community members in Mount Holly are launching the […] → Read More

Members, activists call for Raleigh’s police activity board to be given more power

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For six years, community activists pushed for a police advisory board in Raleigh. After hundreds marched downtown during racial justice protests this summer, the city and police department agreed to form one with the purpose of reviewing department policy. Now activists and some board members say they aren’t getting to do […] → Read More

CDC’s new guidance for fully vaccinated people a ‘big deal,’ Duke doctor says

Under the new guidelines fully vaccinated people can get together with other fully vaccinated people indoors without wearing masks or socially distancing. → Read More

Annual testing shows NC students struggling to learn science, math and reading amid pandemic

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Students are struggling to learn math, science, and reading during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report to be presented this week by the North Carolina Board of Education shows students performed worse on annual state testing this fall, compared to the previous year. The report examines how students performed on two […] → Read More

Racial bias ‘deeply entrenched’ in Apex police’s culture, report says

While some described the Department as a great place to work, others said it was “toxic,” “horrendous,” and had an absence of leadership. → Read More

UNC students create device that uses light to sanitize items amid COVID-19 pandemic

Each unit costs about $350 and is geared toward institutions, rather than individuals. → Read More

Homicide investigation underway in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN)– A homicide investigation is under investigation in Johnston County. According to Johnston County Captain Jeff Caldwell, the death happened around 9 a.m. Friday at a house on Woodards Dairy Road. Investigators are still on scene. No other details were released. → Read More

Hundreds ineligible in Franklin County find loophole to skip line on vaccination wait list, names deleted

FRANKLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – As tens of thousands of names sit on COVID-19 vaccine wait lists, some teachers found a way to cut the line. School and day care staff become eligible for vaccine on February 24th, but the Franklin County health director says dozens of people scheduled appointments ahead of their turn. “I can […] → Read More

Cary florist pivots to handle first Valentine’s Day during COVID-19 pandemic

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the loved ones, but for some that’s been difficult while social distancing due to COVID19. A local flower shop is helping bring families together this holiday, even if they are apart. “Valentines to me is a florists Christmas,” said Pam Classey of Cary Florist. Classey […] → Read More

About 15,000 doses for federal program returned to NC’s vaccine bank

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine set aside for the federal program in long-term care facilities have been returned to North Carolina’s vaccine bank. About 15,000 first doses originally allocated to CVS as part of Federal Long Term Care Partnership were not needed for remaining clinics, according to the North Carolina […] → Read More

Walgreens to begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments in NC on Tuesday

A total of 31,200 doses will be spread across 300 locations in North Carolina. → Read More

Central NC health departments closing gap for long-term care facilities not in federal program

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — For residents and staff at long-term care facilities, getting the COVID-19 vaccine has been a long-awaited moment. At many long-term care facilities doses are being administer through a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens, but not every facility in the state qualified for that program. There are several reasons why facilities […] → Read More

Durham weight loss clinic accused of offering COVID-19 vaccine in exchange for stay at the facility

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina Attorney General’s Office is looking into a Durham weight loss clinic that advertised the COVID-19 vaccine to former clients if they chose to return to the facility. Structure House offered vaccines to former clients if they chose to come back to the facility for four weeks from February […] → Read More

Raleigh small businesses continue to struggle, close during the pandemic

This weekend, another downtown Raleigh store closed its door for good, after what proved to be a difficult year for local businesses. The Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and local businesses owners say they need everyone to support shops and restaurants to help sustain them. “We’ve built the downtown rival over the last decade off of all […] → Read More

Wake County health leaders say vaccinating elderly will take weeks unless more doses are allocated

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Starting next week, Wake County residents 75 years and older will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, county leaders caution it will take weeks to vaccinate this group unless the health department is allocated significantly more doses of the vaccine. “It might take an extra week or two or longer […] → Read More

Central NC hospitals brace for winter surge of COVID-19 cases

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — As more and more people are being hospitalized with COVID19, doctors say resources are getting strained. With the current surge expected to last several weeks, hospital officials say plans are in place to care for the influx of patients. “We’re anticipating more volume and a higher number of patients coming […] → Read More

Raleigh man runs 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for Healing Transitions

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Raleigh man ran 100 miles in 24 hours to empower those battling addiction to steps toward their own sobriety. Sunday morning Jon Frey wrapped up the day long run through Oakwood Cemetery as part of “Oakwood 24.” He says the third annual fundraiser is a message of hope for those […] → Read More

Another casualty of 2020: The magic of the snow day

COVID-19 has robbed a lot from children in 2020, and in many school districts in northern climes it is now stealing the magic of the snow day — waking up to find that school has been canceled and the day will be filled with snowballs and snow angels. → Read More