North Carolina

Charlotte under state of emergency

Charlotte, N.C. (NBC News) — Unrest in Charlotte continued for a second night Wednesday, with violent protests bringing out police in riot gear, using flash grenades, rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state …

Candidates weigh in on unrest

(NBC News) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are weighing in on the protests in Charlotte and the police shooting of an unarmed man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “It’s unbearable. And it needs to become intolerable,” Clinton said Wednesday. Donald Trump, in a …

One shooting, two stories after Charlotte shooting

Charlotte, N.C. (NBC News) — Police and witnesses are giving conflicting accounts of the deadly shooting that sparked a night of violent protests in Charlotte Tuesday. It began when Brantley Vinson, a black officer, shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Officers had encountered …

Candidates react to recent police shootings

(NBC News) — Donald Trump reached out to the African American community Wednesday, holding a campaign event in a Cleveland church. Trump reacted to both police shootings that made headlines over the past 48 hours, first the shooting and killing of a …

Fiery protests follow N. Carolina police shooting

Charlotte, N.C. (NBC News) — Protests erupted late Tuesday night in Charlotte, North Carolina after a black man was killed by police. Angry residents confronted officers in tactical gear, stormed onto I-85, started fires on the roadway, and eventually ransacked a nearby …

Hurricane Hermine pushes north

(NBC News) —  Hurricane Hermine slammed into the Florida panhandle overnight, delivering 80 mile per hour winds, torrential rain and a powerful storm surge. The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands and is being blamed for at least one death. …

DNA helps free North Carolina Prisoner

Durham, N.C. (WRAL) — “I’m going home,” Darryl Anthony Howard told cheering supporters on Wednesday afternoon after a Durham, North Carolina judge threw out a double-murder conviction and ordered a new trial for him. Howard, 54, was discharged from custody on Wednesday …

911 calls detail fatal North Carolina shooting

Raleigh, N.C. (WRAL) — A North Carolina man has been arrested for the Sunday murder of a 20-year-old and will appear in court Monday. Early Sunday morning, police found the victim Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas with a gunshot wound. Police arrested 39-year-old Chad …

Pilot tackles unruly passenger in North Carolina

Charlotte, N.C. (WLEX) — Cell phone video shows a pilot on an American Airlines flight tackling a drunk passenger who attacked a flight attendant. 25-year-old Michael Kerr of Kentucky has been temporarily banned from flying after attacking and threatening to break the …