Raleigh

15 Jul 19
He turned her can'ts into Cans

Can you believe my time here is already coming to a close soon?! I compiled a few things I’ve learned here, big and small: Time alone can be good for this extrovert. Less WiFi and more books is a great thing. Being a nurse in a remote part of the world is a different kind […]

15 Jul 19
CBS 17 | Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville news and weather | CBS17.com
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – While the federal government tries to crack down on robocalls, state leaders are taking steps aimed at curbing them. “There’s a woman in Hickory who lost $220,000 to these criminals. So, we’ve got to put an end to the robocalls and we can,” said Attorney General Josh Stein (D-NC). “They can be worse than annoying. They are a source of fraud.” He’s urging people to sign a petition showing their frustration. He says he wants to put pressure on phone companies and federal regulators to take further action. “There are technological fixes the phone companies can deploy that will shield us from these calls,” Stein said. “When I need the FCC to update their regulations, I have the argument to say I am speaking on behalf of the people of North Carolina and here’s how many thousands of people agree with me.” The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a crackdown on robocalls, saying the agency worked with law enforcement to block more than a billion robocalls. However, those account for just a percentage of the calls Americans receive every year. “Billions of illegal are placed each year and we are all fed up with it,” said Andrew Smith, director of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection. A report earlier this year by Hiya, a company that monitors spam calls, said more than 26 billion robocalls were placed in the U.S. last year. The state Senate has placed on its calendar a bill that already passed the House unanimously. It would fine companies that display fake numbers when calling or texting someone. But, tracking down the original source of those calls can be difficult. “The scammers are really good at their job. And so, I think when we have a hold on it, it kind of lays low for a while and then it springs back up,” said Brandie Garner, of Grifton. She works with seniors to avoid phone scams and helps those who might have fallen victim. “It’s a friendly voice on the other end, and so having general conversation is important. And, they end up giving personal information.” More headlines from CBS17.com: NC lawmakers take steps to curb robocall prevalence Durham residents want answers after two young children injured in shooting Recent Triangle gas leaks should remind homeowners to call 811 before digging Country singer Granger Smith’s son saved 2 lives with his organ donation, wife says Garner man arrested after killing 2-month-old puppy For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free. Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now
15 Jul 19

You’re Invited! Visit a location nearest you this week, July 15-19, 2019, to participate in Copart’s Member Appreciation Week. Member Appreciation Week gives us the chance to acknowledge, thank and celebrate our Members! Several Copart locations across the U.S. and Canada will be hosting a special day of food, fun, giveaways and games. It’s because […]

15 Jul 19
CBS 17 | Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville news and weather | CBS17.com
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — People living in Durham’s Franklin Village neighborhood want answers after two young children were injured in an overnight shooting Monday.  Officers received a call for a shooting at a home on McNeil Lane at 12:28 a.m., according to police. Upon arrival, officers found an 8-year-old girl suffering from gunshot wound to the back. An 11-year-old boy in the home suffered an injury to his arm, police said. Police originally thought the boy had been shot but his arm had been cut by debris. Police said it appears several shots were fired into the house. Officers said they believe at least one parent was at home at the time of the shooting.One woman, who did not want to be identified, recalls what she heard while with her grandchildren next door.  “It was so many shots going on, you just didn’t know what to do,” she said. “I heard something [that] sounded like it was hammering. When I came to my senses, I realized it was gun shots.” According to a search warrant, family members told officers the children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, and officers found three dozen shell casings nearby.  The warrant also states witnesses saw two men getting out of a light-colored SUV nearby and firing towards the apartment.  Sheryl Smith has called Franklin Village home for 11 years. But now, she said she’s leaving the neighborhood.  Smith told CBS 17, for her, gun violence is personal.  “I lost a child against gun violence. I don’t want to have that to happen to nobody else,” Smith said. “I have grandbabies and a little girl I’m adopting now. I don’t want to raise my babies around this shooting. These children should be able to come out and enjoy life.” She hopes to not hear anything like this again, as she continues to stand up against the violence.  “I won’t recommend nobody move in Durham or in this community right now until things change,” Smith said. “We need to protect your children, or you’re going to be like me. Your child will be six foot under.  Durham Police said the injuries for both children are considered non-life threatening. Police said they currently have no suspects, but they do believe a white SUV was involved. DPD officials also told CBS 17 investigators are working on determining the motive for the shooting.  Anyone with information is asked to call Cpl. Brigante at (919) 560-4281, ext. 29118 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves. NC lawmakers take steps to curb robocall prevalence Durham residents want answers after two young children injured in shooting Recent Triangle gas leaks should remind homeowners to call 811 before digging Country singer Granger Smith’s son saved 2 lives with his organ donation, wife says Garner man arrested after killing 2-month-old puppy For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free. Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now
15 Jul 19
CBS 17 | Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville news and weather | CBS17.com
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A gas leak on Wade Avenue and Saint Mary’s Street in Raleigh last week shut down a major road for the first part of rush hour. This was the fifth leak in four days for Wake County and in Durham, more than three months have passed since a natural gas leak caused an explosion that killed two people. Forty-two percent of homeowners who plan to dig in their yards this year will not call 811, that’s according to a recent study by a group called Common Ground Alliance. Persida Montanez with Dominion Energy says not calling to check is a big mistake, and it’s also illegal. “If you have a project in your yard from installing a mailbox, to planting a tree, building a deck, call 811,” Montanez said. “The utilities pay for it. They will send a professional locator to your yard and they will mark those lines, don’t take a chance. It’s a free service.” CBS 17 went out with a Dominion Energy crew on Monday. They say it’s normal to do 50 locator jobs in one day. “It’s just a web of underground utility lines that make our lives possible, our internet, our water — so thousands and thousands of miles of underground infrastructure,” said Montanez. Anyone who plans to dig should call 811 three days in advance. Last week in Wake County there were five gas leaks in four days. Montanez says damage to utility infrastructure typically increases during the summer because there’s more construction. “When you damage a natural gas line or other infrastructure utility line, for example, there’s a possibility there’s going to be a safety issue, traffic disruptions, service interruptions, so do the safe thing, so the right thing,” Montanez said. Dominion offers free training for contractors at their Cary training facility. There is also a free online program from NC 811 that helps contractors learn more about safe digging practices.  The fire investigation report for the Durham explosion is expected to be completed Monday, but it will not be released until it’s been reviewed by staff. Officials said that could take up to another week. NC lawmakers take steps to curb robocall prevalence Durham residents want answers after two young children injured in shooting Recent Triangle gas leaks should remind homeowners to call 811 before digging Country singer Granger Smith’s son saved 2 lives with his organ donation, wife says Garner man arrested after killing 2-month-old puppy For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free. Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now
15 Jul 19
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Garner man is behind bars after police say he abused, tortured and killed a 2-month-old puppy. Shawnesse Diandre Valencia, 25, of Garner was arrested Monday in Raleigh after the June 11 incident at a house at Bainbridge Circle. According to an arrest warrant, Valencia “maliciously beat and tortured” the pit bull mix puppy named Onyx, resulting in the dog’s death. Valencia was charged with felony cruelty to animals. It is unclear what his bond amount was or when his first court appearance is. NC lawmakers take steps to curb robocall prevalence Durham residents want answers after two young children injured in shooting Recent Triangle gas leaks should remind homeowners to call 811 before digging Country singer Granger Smith’s son saved 2 lives with his organ donation, wife says Garner man arrested after killing 2-month-old puppy For more stories like this that matter to you, click here to download the CBS 17 News app for free. Watch live newscasts, get breaking news and sign up for push alerts – download now
15 Jul 19
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National Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry By REBECCA SANTANA and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press July 15, 2019 01:08 PM ORDER REPRINT → A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019. Tropical Depression Barry […]

15 Jul 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

National Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry By REBECCA SANTANA and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press July 15, 2019 01:08 PM ORDER REPRINT → A man tries to bike through the flooding from the rains of storm Barry on LA Hwy 675 in New Iberia, La., Sunday, July 14, 2019. Tropical Depression Barry […]