A retired Raleigh Police Lieutenant has become a hit on social media for scaring the dickens out of his teenaged daughter with a mounted raccoon. Kevin Carswell, 48, posted a video of the prank on Jan. 29, and it has since become a hit with British and Chinese media.
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.
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.
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.
Chad Olds, an animal service officer with Vance County plays his guitar to a very eager crowd at the Vance County Animal Shelter. The shelter says the adoption room had never been so quiet and at peace and they plan to continue this program.
Florida’s Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed at least 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday, February 14. Police broke through door windows of classrooms to rescue and find students, as seen in these videos. The students were evacuated from the building, holding their arms in the air. The suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school, was detained by police.
A 19-year-old suspected of killing at least 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a mass shooting on February 14 was arrested a short distance from the school on the same day. This video was shot by Mike Quaranta who said he was driving his kids home from school when he saw an arrest taking place. The footage was shot a little over a mile away from the school.
Chad Cameron Copley, 40, is charged with murder in the Aug. 7, 2016, death of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. The trial began on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Wake County Justice Center.
VIDEO: Gov. Roy Cooper said he would not veto a bill that would give North Carolina elementary schools more time to reduce class sizes but includes other legislative changes he opposes during a press conference at the Executive Mansion Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.