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Past articles by Caslee:

1 in 4 Black Americans have confidence in police, poll finds

(WNCN) — After dipping to a new low following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, Black Americans’ confidence in the police has risen, but remains low, according to a recent poll. According to researchers at Gallup, just over one-in-four Black American adults (27 percent) say they have a “great deal” […] → Read More

Illinois becomes 1st state to ban law enforcement from lying, deceiving minors during interrogation

(WNCN) — A new law in Illinois bans law enforcement from lying or using deceptive tactics while interrogating minors. The new law signed Thursday made Illinois the first U.S. state to ban such procedures by law enforcement. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2122 into law which strictly prohibits law enforcement from using deceptive tactics […] → Read More

Attorneys for Andrew Brown Jr. seeking $30 million in federal lawsuit

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCN) — Attorneys Benjamin Crump, Bakari Sellers and Harry Daniels will address the media on Wednesday to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit in the Andrew Brown Jr. case. The suit seeks in excess of $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages. On April 21, Brown Jr. was shot by Pasquotank […] → Read More

NC State researchers developing mosquito-resistant clothing

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Imagine being able to just relax in your backyard on a nice sunny day and not having to worry about mosquitoes forcing you back inside. Yeah, mosquito repellent spray is cool, but it also carries a lingering smell and may become less effective over time. As an alternative, researchers at North […] → Read More

Study ranks Cary as #1 safest ‘midsized’ place to live in U.S., Raleigh 3rd safest large city

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — When choosing a new place to move or raise a family, safety usually plays a part in that decision. Fortunately, two places in the Triangle have ranked among the safest in America, according to a new study. AdvisorSmith, a resource for business advice and original research, updated its study on “Safest […] → Read More

Man arrested, charged after robbery at Raleigh SECU branch

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police have arrested a man after a State Employees Credit Union branch was robbed July 8. Police arrested Aakim Hose Franklin, 52, and charged him with common law robbery. The robbery happened just before 11:30 a.m. at the State Employees Credit Union located at 3705 Computer Drive. Raleigh police said […] → Read More

4th man arrested in connection with Juneteenth shooting at Raleigh park that injured paramedic

Isaiah Kymel Means, 21, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, assault on emergency personnel with a firearm, and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to kill. → Read More

Durham, Johnston counties canceling summer learning programs Thursday due to tropical weather threat

(WNCN) — Durham and Johnston counties say their summer school learning programs scheduled for Thursday won’t go on due to the threat of severe weather. Tropical Storm Elsa is projected to affect parts of central North Carolina on Thursday, so both counties chose to cancel their programs for the day. Johnston County officials released this […] → Read More

Man stabbed to death after trying to rob another man, Durham police say

Police say the stabbing occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on July 4 before officers responded to an armed robbery call in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 2000 block of Avondale Drive. → Read More

Raleigh city council unanimously adopts ordinance banning hairstyle discrimination

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — During a meeting Tuesday, Raleigh city council members unanimously adopted a nondiscrimination ordinance on hairstyles. According to the new policy, the city opposes discrimination based on an individual’s hair texture or hairstyle, if that hair texture or that hairstyle is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin, including, but […] → Read More

Cape Fear HS principal dies suddenly, Cumberland County Schools says

Over more than 25 years, he served in various capacities in the district, including roles as a teacher, safe school coordinator, assistant principal/athletic director, and principal of South View and Cape Fear high schools. → Read More

3 arrested, 1 wanted in murder of Wakefield HS student killed at graduation party

Messiah Pitt, 17, was shot and killed after leaving a graduation party at the Heather Hills Club House in Garner. → Read More

College athletes can now benefit from name, image, and likeness, NCAA says

College athletes in all 50 states will now be able to monetize their name, image and likeness starting July 1, according to the NCAA. → Read More

NC GOP Council of State members revoke evictions protections effective July 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — North Carolina’s evictions moratorium will end July 1 after Republican members of the Council of State rejected a one-month extension, which would have aligned with the national CDC evictions moratorium through July 31. “It’s disappointing to see Council of State Members revoke eviction protections for people still struggling to stay in […] → Read More

Woman jumps from 2nd story apartment to escape Durham fire

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham firefighters say a woman sustained minor leg injuries after leaping from the second floor of an apartment to escape a fire Monday evening. Fire officials responded around 7:50 to a structure fire in the 1700 block of East Cornwallis Road. Upon arrival, firefighters observed a fire showing from the front […] → Read More

Saint Augustine’s University clears tuition and fees for spring, summer, fall 2021 semesters

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Saint Augustine’s University says it will clear tuition and fees balances for students during the 2021 spring, summer and fall semesters. Though the 2021 spring semester has passed and the summer sessions are currently underway, when students complete their FAFSA application and fall 2021 registration process, SAU students will see their […] → Read More

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill preventing abortions based on race, Down syndrome

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A bill that would have banned abortions on the basis of race or the presumed presence of Down syndrome was vetoed by Gov. Roy Cooper Friday. House Bill 453, or the Human Life Non-Discrimination Act, prohibits abortions based on race or the prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Cooper says the bill […] → Read More

NC State baseball player tests positive for COVID ahead of College World Series semifinals game

OMAHA, Neb. (WNCN) — At least one N.C. State Wolfpack baseball player has tested positive for COVID-19, just before the team is set to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores for a trip to the NCAA College Baseball championship series. Sources tell CBS 17’s Todd Gibson that infielder J.T. Jarrett was sent home due to COVID-19. […] → Read More

Raleigh man gets $250,000 bond for possession of child porn, deputies say

The suspect was tracked for months before the arrest. → Read More

NC GOP Senators pass bill that would withdraw state from $300 federal unemployment bonus

If it becomes law, North Carolina will join 25 other states that have opted out of the federal supplement. → Read More