Latest Durham News

Air traffic controllers say co-pilot 'jumped' from plane

Aug. 02, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 911 call from air traffic controllers suggests that a co-pilot may have jumped from a damaged plane before the other pilot made an emergency landing in North Carolina, according to a recording of the call that was released Tuesday. It's been unclear exactly...

Co-pilot dies after fall from plane in North Carolina

Jul. 30, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The co-pilot of a small cargo plane died Friday after falling from the aircraft in North Carolina before it made an emergency landing. Newsoutletsreport that the body of the co-pilot, 23-year-old Charles Hew Crooks, was found in a backyard in the town of...

Duke, Arizona agree to basketball series for 2023 and 2024

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series for 2023 and 2024. The schools announced the agreement Monday. The first meeting comes in November 2023 with the Wildcats visiting the Blue Devils' famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium....

Emmett Till accuser, in memoir, denies wanting teen killed

Jul. 14, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The white woman who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 says she neither identified him to the killers nor wanted him murdered. In an unpublished memoir obtained by The Associated Press,...

Man found guilty in 2019 shooting death of 9-year-old boy

Jul. 08, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A gang member has been found guilty of murder in the death of a 9-year-old North Carolina boy who was shot as he sat in an SUV with his aunt and other children while on his way to get snow cones. News outlets report a federal jury deliberated for eight hours...

Man struck by lightning near island off North Carolina

Jul. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a man was struck by lightning near Masonboro Island. WECT-TV reports that the man was struck about 3:15 p.m. on Sunday. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded with their Marine Unit, along with...

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,...