Steve Sbraccia, CBS 17

Steve Sbraccia

CBS 17

Apex, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

Teen killed in shooting, 3 escape in 100 mph Clayton chase; police seek people in white car

Jayden Shamar Jones, 16, of Clayton died at the scene from gunshot wounds he suffered while in the parking lot, officials said. → Read More

NC among 40 states in $400 million Google privacy settlement

Although some in Congress see a need for national standards, it’s currently not a high priority for lawmakers. → Read More

Beware! The Grinch may also be lurking on fake e-commerce sites during the holiday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — We have begun the online shopping season which experts say could see consumers spend an estimated $239 billion on e-commerce purchases alone. However, buyers need to be aware, because criminals are posting tens of thousands of fake websites online that look like the real thing. With just the click of a […] → Read More

Shoppers chime in on last-minute trips to stores ahead of Turkey Day

Thursday is the day when many spend time with family and friends —sharing a big holiday meal, however will you have everything you need for that feast? → Read More

With health-care open enrollment starting comes those looking to scam

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Health Insurance is a big concern for many of us and this is the time of year when we have to choose our benefits under open enrollment — and scammers know that. Right now, you no doubt are getting a lot of fliers and letters in the mail containing offers about […] → Read More

Need for speed: Amazon facility in Durham is built to get orders out quickly

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A newly opened Amazon facility in Durham is just one of two in North Carolina that can get you your items within hours of ordering. CBS 17 Consumer Investigator Steve Sbraccia got a rare behind-the-scene look to find out how that is accomplished. It is called a sub-same-day facility. What that […] → Read More

Newly elected Wake Sheriff Willie Rowe outlines priorities

Newly elected Wake County Sheriff Willie Rowe is already working on changes he needs to make once he takes over that office. → Read More

Used car prices so high in Raleigh area, some are now considered unaffordable

A recent survey found Raleigh ranked 21st out of 50 big metro areas where the price of the average used car here increased. → Read More

Yummy or dangerous treats: How to spot THC-laced candy

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A series of statewide raids have turned up nearly a quarter-million dollars’ worth of counterfeit THC-laced snack products from store shelves around North Carolina. An adult would probably be able to figure out an item is not candy because the wrapper also has “edibles” on it. However, a child might not be […] → Read More

‘They should have done more research.’ Cybersecurity expert breaks down WakeMed data leak

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Almost a half million people may have been affected by a data mishap that occurred when confidential patient information stored by WakeMed was shared with Facebook by a marketing tool. Between March 2018 and May 2022, 495,000 people accessed WakeMed’s MyChart patient portal or scheduled a doctor’s appointment. WakeMed sent those patients […] → Read More

Puttin’ on the heat? You may want to get your furnace or system inspected first

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — When we start getting into the colder weather months, the last thing you want is for your heating system to fail. So now is the time to get it checked to make sure it’ll run smoothly all winter long. When that first cold snap hits, you want to fire up the […] → Read More

Questions linger regarding NCDIT hack

A lot of questions remain following the shutdown of many state computer systems last week. → Read More

Big item purchases at NC State Fair require patience, experts say

Hundreds of thousands of people will make their way to the fairgrounds this year for food, rides, and, of course, deals from local vendors. Most merchants who sell at the fair are reputable, but there might be someone selling items there who might not have your best interest at heart. You come to the state fair […] → Read More

Duke drops 10,000 patients, in new dispute with UnitedHealthcare

Another dispute between UnitedHealthcare and a hospital that participates in its network is affecting approximately10,000 people. → Read More

Create home insurance inventory prior to Hurricane Ian’s arrival, experts advise

With Hurricane Ian likely impacting North Carolina by the end of this week, you need to be prepared to deal with the aftermath of the storm. → Read More

Concerns that I-95 project is taking funds from NC schools

The concrete barriers and barrels stretch for miles along I-95 between Benson and Lumberton. → Read More

Social media quizzes providing opportunities for scammers

When it comes to the internet, the less of your information out there, the better off you’ll be. → Read More

‘Shame on you’: Wake County woman discusses jury duty scam call

A Wake County mother wants viewers to know about a scam that almost ensnared her daughter who was told she owed hundreds of dollars to stay out of jail. → Read More

NC patients angry at UnitedHealthcare V. WakeMed negotiations

“Get it together. It’s not about you—it’s about the patients,’’ one patient said. → Read More

How scammers are targeting NC Google Voice accounts

Millions now use the service and criminals have also discovered it. → Read More