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Recent articles by Michael:

No charges filed in January fatal I-440 officer-involved shooting: report

No criminal charges will be filed following a fatal officer-involved shooting from January, court documents released Wednesday said. → Read More

Raleigh, Durham see series of 5 armed robberies just months apart

Raleigh and Durham have charged people responsible for strings of five robberies within months of each other this year. → Read More

Pregnant woman inside home was killed in drive-by shooting near Tarboro, deputies say

Jewelry Redmond was inside her home when shots were fired from the street into her residence. At least one hit her, killing her, investigators said. → Read More

Man arrested in DC for December shooting that killed 2, injured 4 youths in Durham: police

Keon Beal, 21, was arrested in Washington, D.C., then taken to Durham on Wednesday. He had been indicted in March on two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. He is being held on no bond, Durham police said. → Read More

Bacot to return to UNC for senior season

Bacot was key to the Tar Heels making it to the NCAA Championship game, which they lost to Kansas. He averaged a double-double, including 13.1 rebounds per game, which was among the best in the country. → Read More

Teen charged with attempted murder for pouring ‘substance’ in family’s ice: Hoke deputies

A verbal altercation stemmed from the woman witnessing her son “pouring a substance in a bag of ice that all family members of the household were going to consume,” the release said. → Read More

Man found dead in Chatham County identified 40+ years later, sheriff’s office says

Exactly 43 years from the date the missing person report was filed, it was revealed that a DNA link was found to a family member of the man. Further work led to a possible name: Alexander Brown, Jr. → Read More

Police: ‘Ghost gun,’ drugs found after car crashes into Roanoke Rapids skate park

The car crashed through the fence at a skate park. Four people got out and ran, but three were arrested. → Read More

Rocky Mount man ran from traffic stop, leaving toddler behind: deputies

Deputies brought in a K9, which helped track him down about a half-mile away. → Read More

$5,000 reward offered after suspects shoot at Durham County deputies in unmarked car

The unmarked vehicle and nearby residences, which were occupied, were struck. No one was injured, deputies said. → Read More

Felon facing 21 charges after shootout with Lee County deputies

When deputies tried to get Saheem Williams to leave the home, he failed to comply and began shooting at deputies from inside the residence for 45 minutes. He now faces 21 charges, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said. → Read More

Crash takes down power lines, closing Durham road: police

The crash, which brought down power lines, had Guess Road closed between Carver Street and North Pointe Drive. → Read More

2 Lee County deputies injured in shootout with suspect, sheriff’s office says

Two deputies were taken to Central Carolina Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

1 killed in double shooting at Durham apartment complex: police

One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting at an apartment complex in Durham Thursday afternoon, police said. → Read More

Brier Creek junior golfer wins competition at Masters

Jenna Kim won the drive, chip and putt national event for the 12-13 year old girls’ division on Sunday, a press release said. → Read More

Man exposed genitals, charged at woman jogging at Fayetteville elementary school: deputies

The man exposed himself, then charged at the woman and demanded she get on the ground, deputies said. → Read More

Tornado, thunderstorm warnings in central NC expire

Quarter-sized hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph are possible, the NWS warned. → Read More

Ex-Harnett County teacher arrested on indecent liberties charges: deputies

All incidents happened away from the school, deputies said. → Read More

Franklin County triple shooting suspect captured after nearly 24 hours on the run

Todd Rogers was on the run for about 23 hours following the triple shooting. He was captured around 10 a.m. in the community of Alert, according to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Chief of Staff Terry Wright. → Read More

Wake County sheriff, former deputy settle unfair termination lawsuit

“The decision is consistent with Sheriff’s Baker’s pledge to use resources and taxpayers’ dollars to best serve the residents of Wake County,” a statement said. → Read More