Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols announced Tuesday afternoon that he is dropping the charges against the five remaining people accused of destroying a Confederate statue in downtown Durham last summer.
Defendant Chad Copley describes shooting Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. Copley is charged with murder in the August 7, 2016 shooting. Copley was inside his garage when he fired a shotgun at the victim and claims that he was defending himself and his family.
Defendant Chad Copley becomes emotional on the witness stand after describing shooting Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas and being asked if he has any regrets. Copley is charged with murder in the August 7, 2016 shooting. Copley was inside his garage when he fired a shotgun at the victim and claims that he was defending himself and his family.
Hendricks, 32, receives federal disability benefits because he has cerebral palsy. Social Security has strict rules on how much a disabled person can save. His NC ABLE account allows him to save more money than federal rules typically allow.
"I am a high school senior who three days ago was worried about which of my friends would receive flowers for Valentine's Day." ... Now, "my main concerns are funerals, gun control and whether or not I am going to be shot wherever I go," says Delaney Tarr, a senior at Stoneman Douglas High School, Tarr spoke to a crowd Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at the U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale during rally for gun control.
City Hall and other city-owned properties could need $80 million in major repairs if Raleigh doesn’t replace them with a new government complex. City staff laid out long-term maintenance needs for the 35-year-old building on Hargett Street downtown. They say it would cost taxpayers about $32 million to redo the mechanical and electrical systems and replace the roof at least twice over the next several decades. It would cost about $28.5 million to do the same upgrades at One Exchange Plaza, which also houses city employees.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who snatched several packages from the same porch in El Dorado Hills, California. The video shows the woman grabbing boxes from a porch twice within an hour. In her first appearance, she's wearing a coat and bra, but no shirt. Later, she ditches the coat and is seen wearing just her bra and pants. The weather that day was breezy and a cool 60 degrees.
Durham Democrat Mickey Michaux reflects on North Carolina politics and the importance of HBCUs in NC. Michaux, the longest-serving member in the North Carolina House of Representatives, will retire at the end of his current term.