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  • Sheriff: Husband and wife found dead, both with gunshot wounds

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 06:25:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 09:53:51 PM CDT

    A married couple is found dead inside their home this afternoon, both with gunshot wounds according to Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis.

    Sheriff Davis says his deputies were called to respond to a home 1396 Janiero Road around 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The home is located between Oriental and Arapahoe.

    Once deputies arrived two people were found dead in the home. The husband a a wife were discovered lying in the same bed. Sheriff Davis did not release their identities as authorities are still working to notify family members.

    Stay with NewsChannel12 as this story develops.

  • Man found dead along roadway

    Published On: Apr 19 2015 07:30:38 AM CDT
    NEW BERN -

    A man was found dead on the side of the road early Sunday morning in New Bern.

    According to police, an unknown male was found lying along the side of the road at 2000 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at 2:53 a.m. The man was determined to be deceased.

    Investigators are interviewing witnesses and following up on leads to determine the circumstances that lead up to the man's death.

    The person's name or cause of death have not yet been released.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact New Bern police or Craven County Crime Stoppers.

  • Up to two inches of rain plus severe weather potential Monday

    Published On: Apr 19 2015 06:41:13 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 06:41:55 AM CDT

    An area of low pressure brings showers to Eastern Carolina this afternoon and severe weather could move in Monday afternoon.

    Scattered showers are in the forecast after noon time Sunday with widespread showers moving in by 4PM. Severe thunderstorms are not out of the question Sunday afternoon, but the biggest threat is heavy rain and strong winds.
    Heavy rain will continue overnight and drying conditions arrive near sunrise Monday morning.

    After sunrise Monday morning we will see a break in rain and possibly clearing skies. Clearing skies fuel the potential for severe weather late Monday afternoon and evening. While the biggest threats are high winds and hail, an isolated tornado is not out of the question.

    Rainfall will total up to two inches with isolated amounts of 3 inches not out of the question. Drying conditions arrive on Tuesday with sunshine and highs in the 70s.

  • NC high court allows electronic gaming convictions to stand

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 06:21:50 AM CDT

    North Carolina's highest court has allowed two electronic gaming convictions to stand in a decision that authorities say will strengthen their ability to shut down illegal gambling operations.
    Attorney General Roy Cooper said Friday that the state Supreme Court has denied the defendants' request to have justices hear their case. That means their convictions are upheld under a 2014 appeals court ruling.
    The owner and manager of an Internet café were convicted in 2013 in Edgecombe County of operating electronics sweepstakes games in violation of a state ban.
    Cooper said the high court's order affirms investigators' authority to "go after illegal gambling operations in their communities."
    Lawmakers first banned video poker and other electronic gambling in 2006, but operators have adapted their games and fought in court to stay open.

  • Police identify tractor driver killed in crash on Hwy. 24

    Published On: Apr 17 2015 09:31:59 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 17 2015 05:11:42 PM CDT

    Police have released the name of the tractor driver killed when a pickup truck hit the mower/tractor on Highway 24 in Jacksonville.

    Jacksonville Police say James Harold Morton, 44, of Jacksonville was killed in the crash that happened just before 8 a.m. on Highway 24 EB near the interchange with Highway 17.

    Police say a truck driven by Ashley Nicole Parker, 24, of Richlands, was heading east on Highway 24 when Parker hit a large commercial mower being towed by a tractor that was in transport from New River Air Station to Camp Lejeune.  Police say the crash threw Morton from the tractor which then flipped over on top of him.

    Police say Morton was an employee of Coastal Enterprises. Coastal Enterprises does landscaping at Camp Lejeune.

    A co-worker of Morton's said all Coastal Enterprises employees were released from work early Friday to deal with the loss. He said that Morton will be missed. "He was a  caring man," co-worker Clint Parrish said. "He cared about his job and the quality of his work."

    Parker was transported to Onslow Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  She has been cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid a Collision and Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle.

    “Neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in this crash,” said Lt. Sean Magill, JPD Field Operations Supervisor.  The crash investigation remains open pending results from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

    Both eastbound lanes of Highway 24 were closed for almost three hours but have since reopened.

  • Missing Indiana mother found dead

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 07:50:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 06:06:48 AM CDT

    Authorities are looking for a baby whose mother was found dead.

  • Woman pulled from smolder car wreckage

    Published On: Apr 19 2015 02:01:56 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 19 2015 04:59:36 AM CDT

    The rescue of a woman who rolled her car along a road in New Jersey was caught on a police cruiser's video camera.

  • Hundreds respond to 10-year-old's party invitation

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 01:08:13 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 12:48:11 PM CDT

    Two parents in Minnesota wanted to give their special needs daughter a birthday she wouldn't forget. But they didn't get any RSVPs after sending out invitations to her party at school, so they turned to social media for help.

  • Dr. Oz controversy continues

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 11:58:52 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 05:14:45 PM CDT

    Dr. Oz responds in statement to criticism from group of doctors calling for Columbia University to rethink Oz's faculty position

  • Passengers stuck on plane after being diverted

    Published On: Apr 18 2015 09:06:26 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 18 2015 10:24:04 AM CDT