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Drunk driving crack down

Law enforcement agencies across the state will focus on finding drunk drivers and getting them off the streets. It’s all in an effort to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving. In 2018, there

new penalties for move over law

There are now stiffer penalties for drivers who violate the state’s ‘move-over’ law​. The new penalties took effect Dec. 1.Under the changes, a driver could face prison time if his failure to slow down or move over for

Fatal Fire in Gaston County

One person died after a mobile home fire early Thursday morning in Gaston County.  The fire happened around 1am Thursday on John Fraley Road near Dallas.  The identity of the victim hasn’t been released.

Woman Arrested after store robbery

A Hickory woman was arrested Thursday after robbing a convenience store on Hwy 70 SW.  Tyesha Baranda Saddler is charged with common law robbery.  A police officer nearby noticed a woman being chased on foot and was

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed

A Granite Falls woman is facing animal cruelty charges follow an investigation by Caldwell County Animal Control.   Assisted by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Deputies, animal control seized 33 dogs and 1 kitten at the home on Petra Mill Road, Granite

Car crashes into Morganton Home

A police chase in Morganton Tuesday night ended when the car being chased crashed into a house on Salem Road.  Luckily, no one in the home was injured.  Police arrested Austin John Frisbee and Jadyn McKenzie Moorefield,

Winter weather advisory

…FREEZING RAIN DEVELOPING TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA… .Developing coastal low pressure will interact with a cold and dry airmass across western North Carolina tonight. Temperatures will fall below freezing in some areas, which will

DOT Tests Road Equipment

N.C Department of Transportation staff has been preparing for winter weather, and crews in the mountains put their preparations into action after an early snowfall this week. Every fall, maintenance engineers conduct dry runs, test equipment and ensure

Murder Victim Identified

The identity of a man shot and killed in Alexander County Tuesday has been released.  Walter Minton was found shot to death outside a home in the Stony Point Community.  The suspect,  Joshua Lee Branch was still at

Arrest in Kidnapping Case

UPDATE: One person has been arrested in connection to a home invasion and kidnapping that happened in Hickory last month.  Donald SImpson of Lenoir  is charged with first degree kidnapping, first degree burglary, and larceny of a