Latest Durham News

Person detained in North Carolina jail dies at hospital

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A person who was being detained in a North Carolina jail has died, authorities said. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified person died after being taken to a local hospital, news outlets reported. The person’s identity will be released...

West Virginia helicopter crash victims identified

Jun. 25, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Medical examiners in West Virginia have released the names of six people killed in the crash of a Vietnam-era helicopter that gave tour rides. The aircraft crashed Wednesday during its last planned flight at an annual reunion for helicopter enthusiasts in...

James Beard Awards recognize NC chefs, restaurants

Jun. 18, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Starting with a small fried fish shack in Durham, chef Ricky Moore is on top of the culinary world. Moore is North Carolina’s latest James Beard award winner, bringing home Best Chef: Southeast for his Saltbox Seafood Joint. Known as the...

NC Democratic Black caucus boycotting weekend party events

Jun. 15, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — A caucus supporting African Americans within the North Carolina Democratic Party announced on Wednesday it's boycotting statewide party events this weekend because it said party officials overlooked Juneteenth and Father's Day. The state party convention,...

Police: Man fatally shot while driving on NC highway

Jun. 15, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man was fatally shot Tuesday night while driving on a North Carolina highway when shots were fired from another vehicle, police said. Officers were called to northbound U.S. Route 15-501 near Pickett Road around 8:30 p.m. and found a man who had been shot...

NC prosecutor won't charge officers in 3 fatal shootings

Jun. 13, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor announced Monday that she won’t charge law enforcement officers who fatally shot three people in three separate incidents in January. Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry’s office announced that Deberry has concluded...

Duke hires former Nike, NBA staffer to aid players with NIL

Jun. 07, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — New Duke men’s basketball coach Jon Scheyer has hired a former Nike and NBA staffer for a newly created role with duties that include overseeing name, image and likeness (NIL) opportunities for Blue Devils players. The school announced the hiring of Rachel...

Police: At least 3 injured in Durham strip club shooting

Jun. 05, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — At least three people were seriously injured when gunfire erupted overnight in the parking lot of a North Carolina strip club, authorities said. According to witnesses, a large group of people were involved in a disturbance in the parking lot of the Durham...

Coach K enjoying family, 'at peace' with coaching retirement

Jun. 01, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski is savoring the first taste of life after a Hall of Fame coaching career at Duke. The 75-year-old has spent time with family, travel and a new puppy in the two months since his coaching retirement. The magnitude of that change hit home during...

Driver shot, killed and crashes car on North Carolina road

May. 24, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A man was killed in a shooting Monday afternoon that resulted in a crash and shut down a North Carolina highway, police said. Durham police said they received 911 calls about the occupants of a vehicle shooting at another vehicle on N.C. Highway 55 shortly...