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North Carolina Crime

DIG THIS: Stolen Excavator Used To Steal ATM

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.08.2013 | Weird News

A brazen thief stole an excavator from a construction site Monday morning, then used it to knock over and steal an ATM -- and cops are having trouble ...

North Carolina Standoff Ends With 3 Dead

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Crime

HARRISBURG, N.C. — Authorities in a Charlotte suburb say a man suspected of shooting two neighbors has committed suicide after a six-hour police...

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After 100 Days, Family Refuses To Give Up On Missing Mom

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.03.2012 | Crime

Saturday marks 100 days since 31-year-old Crystal Morrison vanished without a trace in Kannapolis, N.C. The disappearance of the mother of one rem...

Police Testing If Remains Found Near Base Are Missing Soldier

Posted 11.22.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: 11/22/12 -- Multiple sources report that the remains found near Fort Bragg are not human. ORIGINAL STORY: The discovery of remains on Tu...

Guilty Verdict For Man Who Planned Beheadings In U.S.

AP | Posted 11.09.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina man serving a 45-year sentence for a terror plot to attack a U.S. Marine base and overseas targets was found guilty ...

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After 37 Years, DNA Helps Family Find Missing Loved One

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Every day for the past 37 years, Cathy Blevins Howe has wondered about the whereabouts of her 27-year-old sister, who vanished from her Charlotte, N.C...

FIRED UP! Woman Lit Vending Machine On Fire After It Ate Her Money

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.15.2012 | Weird News

When Debra Johnson lost some money in a 7-Up soda machine, she got a little fired up -- and set the offending machine on fire. The incident happene...

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Teen Heading Off To School Vanishes

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

Authorities in North Carolina are looking for a 14-year-old Roanoke Rapids boy who went missing after he headed off to school. Jamal Omar Briggs wa...

Killer Escapes Prison

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 11.25.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. — There was no sign of a convicted killer two days after he walked away from his tractor outside a prison farm in rural North Caro...

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Silver Alert Issued For Missing North Carolina Teen

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.20.2012 | Crime

A Silver Alert has been issued for a teenage girl missing from Hope Mills, North Carolina. Police are looking for 16-year-old Makayla Rose Macedo, ...

Man Allegedly Kills Wife After Being Freed From Death Row

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 09.18.2012 | Crime

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Joseph Green Brown refused to run from his troubled past. He'd tell audiences he was only hours from being executed on Florida's de...

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The Final Moments Before Crystal Prentice Disappeared

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.30.2012 | Crime

Family members said Tuesday afternoon that there are still no clues in the mysterious disappearance of 31-year-old Crystal Morrison Prentice. The m...

Ohio Woman Vanished On NC Vacation; Reward Offered

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

ASHLAND, Ohio -- Businesses in the hometown of an Ohio woman who disappeared during a North Carolina vacation are offering more than $7,000 in rewards...

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North Carolina Police Say Woman Intentionally Ran Over Her Lover

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.03.2012 | Crime

Police in North Carolina say a young woman turned her 2,800-pound Honda Accord into a murder weapon late last week when she used it to intentionally r...

Suspects Call Cop To Ask For Drugs

AP | Posted 06.30.2012 | Weird News

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been arrested in North Carolina after they mistakenly called the wrong person about drug purchases. The m...

Neighbor Allegedly Scalds Infant, 7 Others With Hot Grease

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Crime

A North Carolina woman is in hot water after she allegedly burned six children -- one of them just 22-months old -- and two adults with a bucket of sc...

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Woman In Grocery Dispute Allegedly Used Prosthetic Leg As Weapon

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.05.2012 | Crime

Police in North Carolina say a woman involved in an argument with a man over the purchase of groceries got a leg up in the dispute when she allegedly ...

Search For Kelli Bordeaux Feels Like 'It's Been An Eternity' To Brother

AP | By MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kelli Bordeaux took a break from life as a soldier at North Carolina's Fort Bragg to do what many 20-somethings do on a Friday night:...

WATCH: North Carolina Teens Charged In Cabbie Murder

HuffPost Crime | David Moye | Posted 03.26.2012 | Crime

Two 16-year-old girls have been jailed in Hickory, N.C., on charges of robbing and murdering a taxi driver last August. If convicted, the girls face l...

Father: Beheading Plot Suspect Was A Dedicated Teacher

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 02.04.2012 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nevine Aly Elshiekh is a dog lover who teaches children with developmental disabilities. She is college-educated, well-respected by h...

Naked Man Calling Out To God Exchanges Gunfire In 15-Hour Standoff With Police

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.01.2012 | Crime

A naked North Carolina man was arrested on Tuesday after a 15-hour standoff with cops that included an exchange of gunfire, tear gas volleys and a com...

Man Charged In Beheading Plot To Appear In Court

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 03.28.2012 | Crime

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina man must stand trial in a plot to hire a hit man to behead three witnesses from his brother's terrorism case, a f...

'Kill Me If You Can, Suckers': Death Row Inmate Taunts Victims' Families

Posted 03.27.2012 | Crime

A North Carolina community is outraged by a death row inmate's public note outlining his life of "leisure" and mocking the families of his victims. ...

Brothers In Alleged NC Terror Ring To Learn Their Fate

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 02.19.2012 | Crime

NEW BERN, N.C. — Two brothers who watched as their father transformed their rural North Carolina family home into a base camp to launch violent ...

Cops: Drunk Driver Crashed Into DWI Checkpoint

Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Sometimes, the breathalyzer test is really more of a formality. Police in North Carolina say that they were breaking down a DWI checkpoint early Su...