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7 hrs ago | via HeraldSun.com
People gathered at Durham County's Main Library on Sunday afternoon to discuss a message they found important in light of recent violent events in the media - nonviolent resistance and the civil rights movement. Sunday's event was just one of many civil rights-centered activities held around Durham recently. Comment?
Thursday Oct 16 | via HeraldSun.com
A Durham man was arrested Thursday morning on charges stemming from a shooting Oct. 3 on Elizabeth Street near Commerce Street. Investigators charged Gregory Elijah Wilson, 33, of Durham with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Comment?
Thursday Oct 16 | via Independent Weekly
A man alleging excessive force by a Durham police officer will have his case considered by the North Carolina Court of Appeals next week. The case, which stretches back seven years, has not yet gone to trial. Comment?
Tuesday Oct 14 | via HeraldSun.com
Justice might be blind, but sheriff's deputies and a jury don't need to be when a list of stolen property includes a limited-edition commemorative coin that honors the inventor of Braille, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says. The ruling, authored by Judge Ann Marie Calabria, said circumstantial evidence sufficed for authorities and an Orange County jury to properly convict a man in a Hillsborough-area break-in case It pointed to the guilt of Babe Andrew Thorpe Jr., 28, because it was "unlikely [he] could innocently be in possession" of a specific combination of items that matched what a resident had reported missing from her house, Calabria said for the unanimous panel. Comment?
Wednesday Oct 8 | via HeraldSun.com
Suspect tied up with shoelaces during robbery DURHAM - A man is behind bars after a Sunday robbery ended with him sustaining multiple injuries and being tied up by the men he tried to rob. Kenneith Chavis, 33, of Sherwood Drive was arrested after officers responded to a call of a robbery and shooting just after 5 a.m. on Sunday. Comment?
Monday Oct 6 | via Kinston Free Press
A Greene County grand jury indicted Durham resident Isiah Robinson on Aug. 29 and deputies arrested him Sept. 30 for being a habitual felon. Comment?
Saturday Oct 4 | via The Charlotte Observer
Here's what happened when agencies heard complaints that NC Contracting Inc. had not paid employees it wrongly classified as independent contractors. Investigators heard a dozen complaints from workers not getting paid from 2002 to 2013. Comment?
Friday Oct 3 | via WBTV
Fayetteville police are actively seeking the public's help in their investigation of a homicide involving a man that was dropped off at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with gunshot wounds early Saturday morning. Fayetteville police are actively seeking the public's help in their investigation of a homicide involving a man that was dropped off at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with gunshot wounds early Saturday morning. Comment?
Thursday Oct 2 | via WRAL.com
Daniel Guerrero, 27, was stabbed June 21, 2003, in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 4230 Garrett Road. According to witnesses, there was an argument at a party, and two men followed Guerrero out of an apartment to the parking lot, where he was stabbed several times in the torso. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via WCHL-AM Chapel Hill
A Durham man was listed in critical condition Monday at Duke University Hospital after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of US Hwy 15-501 and East Lakeview Drive in Chapel Hill. The victim was identified by Chapel Hill Police as 23-year-old Joseph Russo, who was traveling on foot when he was hit early Monday morning. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via Alabama Live
A trial abruptly ended this morning when a settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by a man who says five Birmingham police officers used excessive force when they beat and kicked him at the end of a high speed chase in 2008. "The case has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties," Wendy Brooks Crew said after she and Michael Choy, attorney for the officers informed the judge a settlement had been reached. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via CBS Local
Multiple media outlets report that Jessica Warren is charged with first-degree murder after confessing to Durham police that she beat 4-year-old Armani Hodges, who died Thursday night. Warren was being held in the Durham County jail Saturday without bond. Comment?
Sunday Sep 28 | via WECT-TV Wilmington
A 27-year-old Durham County woman is charged with beating her 4-year-old daughter to death. Multiple media outlets report that Jessica Warren is charged with first-degree murder after confessing to Durham police that she beat 4-year-old Armani Hodges, who died Thursday night. Comment?
Friday Sep 26 | via HeraldSun.com
The Durham Police Department has charged Jessica Warren, 27, of Durham, with first-degree murder in the death of her 4-year-old daugher Armani Hodges. Hodges died Thursday night in an apartment on the 700 block of Falls Pointe Drive. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via HeraldSun.com
The N.C. Central University Police Department is looking for James Henry Nelson IV, 22, in connection with an incident in which an officer was struck by a car fleeing a traffic stop on Wednesday. Nelson, of Durham, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon. Comment?
Thursday Sep 25 | via WRAL.com
Reed, 36, of Raleigh, was arrested Aug. 10 after he led police to the body of Kent Torrey Hinkson in Eno River State Park. Hinkson, 71, had disappeared six days earlier after he left his Durham home to run errands, family members have said. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 23 | via HeraldSun.com
Man back in jail, less than a week after release DURHAM -- Jack Feaster, 52, of Garrett Road was arrested Monday in connection with an incident on Aug. 29. Police allege Feaster cut a man in the arm with a kitchen knife. Police believe the victim was having a relationship with Feaster's girlfriend and that sparked the incident. Comment?
Sunday Sep 21 | via HeraldSun.com
All media reports a few days after their death said that an elderly couple was murdered in the Few Gardens neighborhood. Where they were living in Few Gardens was a quiet part of a sometimes troublesome part of the city. Comment?
Sep 17, 2014 | via Independent Weekly
However, the Durham County District Attorney's Office has appealed the judge's order, saying the teen, Rahmil Ingram, was coherent when he spoke to law enforcement, even though he had received three doses of Fentanyl for pain related to his gunshot wounds. Ingram, a Durham resident, maintains that two police officers shot at him after he raised his hands in the air during an encounter inside his apartment on Jan. 24, 2012. Comment?
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