Crime

Death by Taser, in a padded cell, caught on camera

Brandon Bethea died in March 2011 after being shot with a Taser by a Harnett County detention officer; no one was charged with a crime

A surveillance video released by the county 5 years after his death shows a shackled Bethea backing into the corner of a padded cell when the officer fired

County officials paid Bethea’s family $350,000 and bound them to silence with a strict settlement agreement

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A knock, a struggle, a death

Deputy Nicholas Kehagias and witness Clayton Carroll give their accounts of what happened the night of Nov. 15, when Kehagias shot and killed Carroll's friend, John Livingston.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry 02:00

The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry

UNC's Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson dance for #runningmanchallenge 00:14

UNC's Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson dance for #runningmanchallenge

Fox Road Elementary students gifted books 00:41

Fox Road Elementary students gifted books