Snow for Some in WNC, APD Deputy Chief Cleared, Shooting Leads to Drug Bust

Snow In Forecast For Mountains

(Madison County, NC) -- Winter weather is expected across the mountains today. The National Weather Service has issued an advisory through four this afternoon for counties on the Tennessee border. Up to six-inches of snow could fall in higher elevations, with lower areas seeing anywhere from a dusting to three-inches. Wind gusts could also reach at least 40-miles-an-hour

Shooting Investigation Leads To West Asheville Drug Bust

(Asheville, NC) -- A drug bust in west Asheville last week is being linked to a shooting. WLOS-TV reports officers searched through a car for several hours during a stop across from the Gas-Up convenience store and found fentanyl, THC edibles and an unknown powdered substance. One of the men in the car is accused of shooting someone in the leg at Hillcrest Apartments earlier in the day. The victim's injuries weren't life-threatening.

NC Ranked Low For School Funding

(Raleigh, NC) -- North Carolina's funding for public schools isn't faring well in a recent study. The Education Law Center placed the Tar Heel State close to the bottom for cost-adjusted per-pupil funding levels at just under ten-thousand-dollars. The national average is over 15-thousand. The president of the Buncombe County Educators Association told WLOS-TV the largest impact still comes back to retaining teachers and staff.

Jury Clears Officer In Human Trafficking Case

(Asheville, NC) -- An Asheville deputy police chief is cleared in a human trafficking case. A woman accused Jim Baumstark of protecting a prostitution ring during his time in Virginia. A jury ruled against the allegations last week, and instead concluded the woman was a willing sex worker.

Ice Sculptures On Display At Lake James State Park

(Nebo, NC) -- Lake James State Park is the new home to dozens of ice sculptures. A sold-out crowd turned up in Nebo Saturday night, when a sculptor unveiled 40 statues which were illuminated with LED lights. The event was used as a fundraiser. Last year's festival raised six-thousand-dollars.

Juvenile Killing In East Charlotte Shooting

(Charlotte, NC) -- A juvenile is dead in an east Charlotte shooting. The CMPD says the minor died at the scene on William Reynolds Drive, just before noon yesterday. One officer told WBTV that responsible gun ownership is paramount. Exact details weren't given out by investigators.

Charlotte FC Plans Celebration Of Life For Walkes

(Charlotte, NC) -- A celebration of life is planned for Charlotte FC player Anton Walkes. The 25-year-old died last week in a south Florida boating accident. The celebration event begins tomorrow at 3 p.m. inside Bank of America Stadium. The team is encouraging fans to wear black club gear.

Kannapolis Police Investigate Death Of 18-Year-Old

(Kannapolis, NC) -- An investigation is underway into the death of a teen in Kannapolis. The 18-year-old victim was identified as Isaiah Martinez. He reportedly died after being shot in a parking lot on Pacific Court early Sunday afternoon. Kannapolis police haven't announced any arrests in the case yet.

Temps Cool In Charlotte, Snow In Mountains

(Charlotte, NC) -- Some cool air remains in the Queen City today, while winter weather impacts will be heavier up the road into the mountains. The Boone area and other counties in the mountain region are under a winter weather advisory through late this afternoon. The highest elevations may see six-inches of snow. It'll be sunny in Charlotte with high temps around 50.

Hornets Remains On Road

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Hornets will continue a road trip tonight in Utah. Charlotte takes on the Jazz coming off a 19-point 3rd quarter rally to defeat the Hawks in Atlanta on Saturday. Terry Rozier scored 34-points in the win. The Hornets are a game-and-a-half out of last place in the Eastern Conference.

Death Of 1-Year Old Inside Fayetteville Apartment Being Investigated As A Homicide

(Fayetteville, NC) -- Authorities in Fayetteville are investigating the death of a one-year old as a homicide, after the child was found unresponsive inside a home early Sunday morning. First responders were called to an apartment complex on Blue Street around 7:am. They arrived and tried to perform CPR on the child, but were unsuccessful. The exact cause of death has not been determined. The remains have been turned over to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office for further review.

Trump Pays Tribute To "Diamond" Hardaway During Weekend Memorial Service In Fayetteville

(Fayetteville, NC) -- Former President Donald Trump visited Fayetteville over the weekend, to take part in celebration of life services for "Diamond Hardaway", who suddenly passed away two weeks ago at the age of 51. Trump called Hardaway, who along with her sister Rochelle, formed the conservative social media duo "Diamond and Silk", "A star who played a key role" in his 2016 election victory. Trump also used the opportunity to repeat his claim that the 2020 election was stolen and urged supporters to honor the legacy of "Diamond Hardaway" by helping him take back the White House in 2024.

Iranian Americans Call On NC And Federal Government To Cease All Dealings With Iran

(Raleigh, NC) -- Hundreds gathered in downtown Raleigh over the weekend for a demonstration against the government of Iran. Outside the State Capitol Saturday, the group called on the federal and state governments to discontinue any dealings with the brutal Islamic regime. They cited thousands of Iranian citizens who've been jailed or executed for protesting the killing of a young Iranian woman four months ago, who died in custody after being arrested for wearing a hijab incorrectly.

Results Of Deadly Tasing Investigation To Be Released By Raleigh Police Today

(Raleigh, NC) -- Later today, the Raleigh police department is expected to release the results of an initial investigation into the death of a man who passed away after being tased. Arrest records show 32-year old Darryl Williams was tased after attempting to run away from officers who had pulled him over for a traffic stop on Rock Quarry Road last Tuesday. Williams was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Six Raleigh police officers have been placed on administrative leave.

State Auditor Beth Wood To Appear In Court To Face Hit-And-Run Charges Thursday

(Wake County, NC) -- North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood is scheduled to appear in Wake County Court on Thursday to face misdemeanor hit and run charges. The 68-year old Wood is accused of hit-and-run, leaving the scene of an accident, property damage and unsafe movement. The case involves a crash between a state owned vehicle driven by Wood and a parked car at the intersection of Hargett and Salisbury streets on the night of December 8th. There were no injuries.

NC State's Terquavion Smith Released From UNC Medical Center Sunday

(Chapel Hill, NC) -- NC State star point guard Terquavion Smith was discharged from the hospital yesterday. This, after he had to be taken off the court in a stretcher Saturday, following a hard foul in an 80-69 loss to North Carolina inside the Dean Smith Center. The NC State athletics department announced on social media Sunday, that all x-rays performed at UNC Medical Center turned out to be negative. Initially, Smith complained of pain in the neck and elbow, along with numbness in his right arm.

Man Dies from Shooting on Greensboro's South Side

(Greensboro, NC) - Greensboro police have released the name of a man who was shot Sunday morning on the city's south side. The aggravated assault call came in just after 5:00 a.m. for officers to respond to the 1900 block of Larkin Street. They found 31-year-old Jordan Little at the scene. He later died at a hospital from his injuries. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Summerfield Woman Found Dead in Winston-Salem

(Winston-Salem, NC) - A 33-year-old Summerfield woman has been found dead on a Winston-Salem sidewalk. Police were called to the area of the 700 block of Banner Avenue Sunday morning and discovered the body of 33-year-old Carley Owens. It's not known how Owens came to be there and officials say it's too early in their investigation to know if her death was intentional.

Man Dies After Being Shot At A Popeye's Drive-Thru

(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Winston-Salem Police are investigating a shooting at a Popeye's drive-thru Friday night. They found the victim, 32-year-old Rashaad Pitts, dead in the parking lot when they arrived at the location on North Martin Luther King Junior Drive. Investigators say that Pitts was in the drive-thru just after 8:00 p.m. when he was shot. No suspect information is available, though police say their investigation is ongoing.

High Point Man Hit, Killed By Wrong-Way Driver

(High Point, NC) - High Point police say it was an impaired 27-year-old driver who crossed the center lane and hit and killed another driver Sunday night. The collision happened in the 2400 block of Lexington Avenue just after 5:00 p.m. Officials believe Ismael Alvarez De Paz of Thomasville hit the car that was driven by Tiermeyer Deron Burris, who died at the scene. Burris was 40 and from High Point. Alvarez De Paz was cited for driving while impaired after officers got a blood sample from him at a local hospital. They say both speed and impairment were contributing factors to the crash.

Carolina Panthers to Interview More Coach Candidates Monday

(Charlotte, NC) - The Carolina Panthers are set to interview two more head coach candidates Monday in New York. Team leaders reportedly are set to meet with Sean Payton, who is the former head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and Mike Kafka, current offensive coordinator for the New York Giants. Managers have met with more than ten candidates since they fired former head coach Matt Rhule in early October.

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