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Police investigate stolen commercial batteries

Three police departments are investigating numerous thefts of commercial vehicle batteries from various companies in Caldwell County. The News-Topic reports 12 commercial batteries and three small car batteries were stolen from Hydroforce Inc., four batteries from two

Two dogs found dead

Two dogs were found dead behind L.P. Frans Stadium Saturday. The Hickory Daily Record reports the dogs were found by Roger Aker, who posted a photo on Facebook to get more information. Aker met with police on

Crash slows I-40 traffic Tuesday

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and Ford Focus reduced westbound traffic to the shoulder near mile marker 135 on Interstate 40 near Claremont Tuesday afternoon. The Hickory Daily Record reports N.C. State Highway Patrol is investigating the

Morganton man charged with murder

A Morganton man has been charged with murder in an early morning shooting death yesterday. Andrew Smith was charged after deputies responded to a call of someone on a four-wheeler was running over two people at 1:58

Woman killed in Drexel house fire

A woman was killed in a house fire in Drexel Monday afternoon. April Dale was trapped in the basement when firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:20. The News Herald reports firefighters pulled Dale from the home