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Document dispute has DA demanding child abuse files from DSS

Document dispute has DA demanding child abuse files from DSS

AUGUST 14, 2019, BY KATE MARTIN, CAROLINA PUBLIC PRESS Cherokee County, NC — A fracas over confidential records related to a felony child abuse case in Western North Carolina, in which a family is accused of raping and prostituting at least one of their three children, has a district attorney asking a judge to force the […]

WoFF minister/Fenner case on Monday court calendar, but no trial expected before Judge Pope

WoFF minister/Fenner case on Monday court calendar, but no trial expected before Judge Pope

COVINGTON,BROOKE,MCFADDEN 07/26 08/12/2019 0002 AM 15CRS000155 ______________________________________________________ Brooke Covington’s name is on the list for calendar call in RC’s Superior Court on Monday. Judge Pope’s name is on the Administrative Office of Courts’ calendar to preside. Covington is one of the five defendants charged with assault and kidnapping in the alleged Matthew Fenner incident in […]

Sex offender assaults detective during residence check

Sex offender assaults detective during residence check

Detective Walt Thrower of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged David Lee Dehart, 55, address listed as Branson Creek Drive in Old Fort, with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Deputy Bob Green of the Sheriff’s Office also charged Dehart with assault on a government official or employee, communicating threats and resisting […]

Can you identify this person of interest?

Can you identify this person of interest?

On today’s date, officers from the Forest City Police Dept. were called to Wal-Mart in reference to a larceny. The suspect is a white female with dark hair shown in the picture below. She left the area driving a 1990s model gold Chevy Blazer or a GMC Jimmy with silver rims. If you have any […]

How NC’s elected officials are responding to mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso

How NC’s elected officials are responding to mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso

By Clayton Henkel, Progressive Pulse What can you say after two mass shootings in less than 24 hours? The weekend’s first mass shooting was in El Paso, Texas at a Walmart shopping center that left 20 dead and dozens more wounded. Hours later, another gunman in Dayton, Ohio fatally shot his sister and eight others. […]

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH STEIN ANNOUNCES $600 MILLION EQUIFAX SETTLEMENT FOLLOWING 2017 DATA BREACH

ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH STEIN ANNOUNCES $600 MILLION EQUIFAX SETTLEMENT FOLLOWING 2017 DATA BREACH

(RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that he has reached a settlement with Equifax as a result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach. The investigation found that Equifax failed to maintain a reasonable security system – allowing hackers to penetrate its systems and expose the data of 56 percent of American […]

Feds fine Biltmore Estate over Federal Labor Laws

Feds fine Biltmore Estate over Federal Labor Laws

ASHVILLE, N.C. — Federal authorities have fined the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina for hiring a non-United States citizen over a qualified applicant from the U.S. The Ashville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that the estate that owns the massive, gilded-age mansion in western North Carolina violated federal labor laws. The U.S. Department of Labor said Biltmore paid […]

Police Impersonator Complaint in Polk County

Police Impersonator Complaint in Polk County

At approximately 11.20 p.m. on July 18th, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of someone impersonating a police officer.  The individual was a white male with a moustache, wearing a black t-shirt and jeans, driving a light colored small SUV (possibly a white Toyota with tinted windows) and used blue lights to stop […]

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

ASHEVILLE – An 11-count federal indictment against former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost was lodged today that she conspired with corrupt manager Wanda Greene to use more than $575,000 of public funds on personal equestrian activities. The 64-year-old  woman was implicated in Greene’s  use of taxpayer funds for sponsorships and advertisements at Tryon International Equestrian […]

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Assistant Director Kerry Sleeper of the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement speaks at a meeting of faith leaders at FBI Headquarters Tuesday. Seven minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took a gunman who opened fire at a Baptist church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, to kill 26 people. Many in the church on November […]

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