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Bail set at $750K for soldier charged in girl's kidnapping

Oct. 24, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier charged with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from her North Carolina home is being held on $750,000 bail. Craven County Sheriff's Office senior investigator Brian Peluso tells The Fayetteville Observer that bail was set for Pvt. 2nd Class James Peele at an...

Soldier charged after 12-year-old girl's disappearance

Oct. 22, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Investigators worked quickly to track down a Fort Bragg soldier and a 12-year-old girl he had been communicating with online after she disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight, a North Carolina sheriff said. The girl's grandmother woke up Sunday morning to discover the girl...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Sep. 19, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left widespread destruction...

The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

Sep. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump says South Carolina is in for a "rough few days" in the aftermath of Florence, but assures the state that the federal government "is...

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Sep. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet....

AP PHOTOS: Survivor, Lucky and other pets get help in floods

Sep. 18, 2018 4:32 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A bedraggled kitten in North Carolina got a new nickname — "Survivor" — when it was pulled with its owner from floodwaters unleashed by Florence. That wasn't the only weary animal needing help getting to high ground as rain-swollen rivers inundated highways and...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

Sep. 17, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All but one road in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater or blocked by debris. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have...