Latest Fayetteville News

2 dead after man says he shot people who broke into NC home

Oct. 23, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people are dead after a North Carolina man told officers that he shot home intruders on Saturday, police said. Fayetteville officers were sent to respond to reports of a residential break-in shortly after 5 p.m., the police department said...

Police officer hit by car during hit-and-run investigation

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer was dragged by a hit-and-run driver who was returning to the scene of a previous accident, authorities said. The Fayetteville Police Department said in a news release late Tuesday that officers were sent to a...

Rage rooms in NC offer spaces to (safely) release anger

Oct. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Have you ever felt so mad you just wanted to punch a wall but knew you would regret the damage to your home? Or just wanted to break a bunch of glasses out of frustration but didn’t want to have the mess? The perfect outlet for this aggression lies in a rage...

Soldier charged with killing woman on Georgia highway

Oct. 08, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — A soldier based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina is facing a murder charge after the death of his girlfriend, whose car was found with bullet holes on a Georgia highway. Georgia authorities on Friday announced that Alonzo Dargan Jr. is accused of...

N. Carolina woman sent to prison for social security fraud

Oct. 06, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

NEW BERN, N,C. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a North Carolina woman to more than five years in prison for using Social Security Administration position to direct benefits into nine separate bank accounts that she had access to. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in...

Fort Bragg soldier killed, 4 hurt in military vehicle crash

Oct. 05, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A soldier stationed at a North Carolina Army post was killed and four others were injured in an accident involving a military vehicle, officials said. News outlets reported that according to a news release from Fort Bragg, the accident occurred...

North Carolina police officer shot at during traffic stop

Sep. 28, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A man has been arrested and accused of shooting at a police officer during a traffic stop in a North Carolina city, authorities said Tuesday. The Fayetteville Police Department said detectives with the department’s gangs unit stopped a car...

Officials: Worker hurt at plant where 2 died recently

Sep. 27, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A worker at a North Carolina plant was taken to a hospital over the weekend after a crane collapsed onto a truck, officials said. A Fayetteville fire department official said the crane fell on the cab of a truck while the driver was inside on...

Sheriff: 2 killed in North Carolina home invasion

Sep. 22, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Two people were fatally shot in a home invasion early Wednesday, a North Carolina sheriff’s office said. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responding to a report of a home invasion and shooting at a Fayetteville home...

North Carolina Sen. Clark won't seek reelection next year

Sep. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic state Sen. Ben Clark won't seek reelection next year, saying that serving a decade is “probably enough time” in the legislature. Clark, who represents all of Hoke County and part of Cumberland County, said he'll finish...