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Fire Department: South Statesville arsons appear connected

Investigation of three recent south Statesville fires continues. According to an e-mail from Deputy Fire Chief Gary Styers, the three appear to be connected from the Fire Department’s viewpoint. The Statesville Police Department is investigating all three as arson. Two of those fires happened Sunday on Newbern Avenue. The other happened Friday morning on Fifth […]

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Police: Woman identified in case of stolen credit cards

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Tuesday February 28, 2017, As a result of the recent media exposure, the Statesville Police Department received numerous tips about the identity of the person depicted in this media release. The identity of the suspect has now been confirmed by Investigators. The investigation can now move forward and hopefully the suspects that […]

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Approximately 7 pets killed in overnight Iredell fire

Three people went to the hospital following a Eufola Road fire overnight. West Iredell Fire Chief Jerry Houston says one of those individuals had burns to his hands and arms. The two others were children and were transported as a precaution. It’s estimated that about seven dogs died in the fire – others made it […]

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Panthers apply franchise tag to DT Kawann Short

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers announced Monday that the team has applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to defensive tackle Kawann Short. Short, who enters his fifth NFL season in 2017, has 17 sacks in the past two seasons (2015-16), third-most among NFL defensive tackles during that time. In 2015, he recorded a career-high 11 sacks, […]

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SPD: Arson investigations underway, grease gun mistaken for actual gun in “armed robbery”

This weekend’s three south Statesville fires are all being investigated as arson. The Statesville Police Department listed all as cases of note in a regular e-mail sent to media this morning. The first occurred Friday on Fifth Street. The other two occurred yesterday on Newbern Avenue. Police say witnesses reported seeing five or six black […]

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Two accused of trafficking heroin in east Iredell

PRESS RELEASE Sheriff Darren E. Campbell stated: On Friday February 24, 2017 members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Unit, and the SERT Team executed a search warrant at 179 Jeremy Lane. Narcotics Investigators located 4.4 grams of Heroin, a loaded 40 caliber pistol and over 1000.00 dollars. This investigation into the sales […]

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Panthers re-sign defensive end Wes Horton

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed defensive end Wes Horton to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. Horton, a potential unrestricted free agent, played in 11 games with 10 starts for Carolina in 2016. He recorded 13 tackles, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Horton has played his entire NFL […]

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SPD: Credit cards used at various locations shortly after theft

PRESS RELEASE Around 12:30 AM on 1/25/17, a male victim was assaulted and robbed by 2 unknown black male suspects at the Kangaroo Express located at 1542 Salisbury Highway. Shortly afterwards, the victim’s credit cards were used at various locations in the city. The white female in the attached pictures used several of the victim’s […]

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Third south Statesville house fire reported in three days

The Statesville Fire Department is fighting its third south Statesville blaze in the same amount of days. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Styers tells WSIC in a communication that the fire is at the corner of Wilson Lee Boulevard and New Bern Avenue.  He says the fire appears to be a small one that started outside […]

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Carolina Panthers re-sign Mario Addison

PRESS RELEASE The Carolina Panthers have re-signed defensive end Mario Addison to a three-year contract, the team announced Sunday. Addison, a potential unrestricted free agent, is now under contract with Carolina through the 2019 season. “Mario has shown he is one of the best emerging pass rushers in the league and he deserves this contract,” […]

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