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Correction: Drug Overdose Death-Indictment story

Nov. 11, 2019 2:46 PM EST

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about an indictment in a drug overdose death, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matthew Doxey was arrested. Authorities arrested James Bradley. A corrected version of the story is below: North Carolina man indicted for drug overdose death in 2017 A...

Marine deserter sought in fatal shooting of Virginia man

Nov. 11, 2019 3:20 AM EST

HARDY, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are searching for a Marine who deserted his post in North Carolina and has since been named as a person of interest in the shooting death of his mother's boyfriend. News outlets report 22-year-old Michael Alexander Brown is wanted for questioning in the Saturday...

School resource officer accused of DWI, hit-and-run

Oct. 28, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Several charges, including driving while impaired and reckless driving, have been filed against a North Carolina school resource officer who state troopers say was involved in a hit-and-run accident. WITN reports Lenoir County sheriff's deputy Karen Lee was charged by the North...

NC city unveils license plate honoring power linemen

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — New Bern became the first city in North Carolina to unveil a new license plate honoring the state's utility workers Wednesday (Oct. 9) morning during a gathering at City Hall. A bill creating the new plate was signed by Governor Roy Cooper in early September, the same week that...

Car chase leads to arrest of mom, 2 adult children

Oct. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in a North Carolina county say a mother and her two adult children are in jail after a car chase led them to their home. The Craven County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that deputies were trying to stop a car driven by Nathan Wood for a traffic violation...

Attorney sentenced after pleading guilty to harboring alien

Oct. 9, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says an attorney in North Carolina has been sentenced to three months in prison and has to give up her law license after pleading guilty to harboring an alien. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon Jr. said in a news release on Wednesday that 34-year-old Sarah Jane Brinson...

Hurricane Florence, a year later: Where has the money gone?

Sep. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tanika Outlaw was working as the food and beverage manager at the Doubletree Hotel in New Bern last September when Hurricane Florence began shoving feet of water into the city's downtown area. Ultimately, the storm flooded at least 4,325 homes and 300 businesses in New Bern, The News...

3 teens arrested for threats to North Carolina high school

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested three teenagers accused of threatening violence against a North Carolina high school. The New Bern Police Department says in a Friday news release that investigators were tipped off Wednesday to threats of a violent attack at New Bern High School. Police said two...

North Carolina woman found guilty in husband's 2017 death

Sep. 20, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A jury has found a North Carolina woman guilty in the 2017 shooting death of her husband. News outlets report jurors took 61 minutes on Thursday to return their verdict in the trial of Sharon Whitford. Whitford said she shot her husband in self-defense in Craven County in December...

North Carolina state Rep. Speciale won't seek reelection

Sep. 18, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — A conservative legislator says he won't seek another two-year term in the North Carolina House in 2020. Republican Rep. Michael Speciale of New Bern first joined the House in 2013 after a Marine Corps career and previous unsuccessful bids for the legislature. In a Wednesday release...