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‘Hard landing’ reported at Statesville Regional Airport

PRESS RELEASE A hard landing at the Statesville Regional Airport this afternoon (Nov. 17) resulted in damage to a twin engine Beechcraft Baron, but no injuries to the pilot and passenger, according to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee. Lee said that the pilot and his passenger were attempting a touch-and-go landing when the left engine […]

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Alexander Sheriff’s Office: Vehicle chase with intoxicated driver ends in Iredell

PRESS RELEASE An intoxicated driver led an Alexander County Deputy on a vehicle chase into Iredell County on October 14th, 2017. The Deputy stated in his report that he met a vehicle on Smith Farm Rd while patrolling in Stony Point that had an equipment violation. The Deputy followed the vehicle for a short distance […]

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Morganton man charged in Hickory homicide investigation

PRESS RELEASE Hickory – On August 20, 2017, Hickory Police, with the assistance of Morganton Department of Public Safety, Burke County Sheriff and North Carolina State Highway Patrol, arrested and charged Manuel Villarreal Jr, w/m/08-06-1987, of Hickory, for the murder of Roberto Beltran. Villarreal was arrested in Morganton, NC and is currently being held without […]

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A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in a Statesville accident Tuesday morning, according to the Highway Patrol - Picture courtesy of the Statesville Professional Fire Fighter's Association

Car, tractor trailer collide in Statesville I-77 accident

An I-77 southbound accident caused delays in Statesville this morning. That happened at the East Broad Street exit. Trooper Barnes with the Highway Patrol says a passenger vehicle lost control entering the interstate and struck a tractor trailer. The semi lost control and suffered a fuel spill. There were no major injuries. The driver of […]

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Highway Patrol: 12-year-old hit and killed walking on I-77

The NC Highway Patrol says a 12-year-old left a Statesville hotel early Sunday before being hit and killed while walking in the northbound travel lanes of I-77. Sergeant Fortner says video surveillance from Statesville’s Morland Drive Best Western showed the boy searching for unlocked vehicles in the parking lot early Sunday morning. According to the […]

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Man sentenced for Catawba chase that topped 125 MPH

PRESS RELEASE Cortez Lamar Rogers, 35, was given an active prison sentence of five years after pleading guilty to fleeing to elude arrest and admitting status as a habitual felon during Catawba County Superior Court on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The Honorable Forrest D. Bridges, Superior Court Judge from Cleveland County, imposed an active prison […]

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Morganton man who crashed trying to pass Trooper sentenced

PRESS RELEASE Charles Edward O’Neil, 46, of Morganton, was given an active prison term of three to five years for fleeing to elude arrest and admission of his habitual felon status. O’Neil entered the guilty plea during Burke County Superior Court on Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was sentenced to serve his prison term in […]

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HP: 8-year-old dies from injuries suffered in Statesville accident

An eight year old has died from injuries suffered in a Highway 70 accident last week. WSIC news partner Fox 46 reports that a car was struck by a tractor trailer while making an illegal u-turn at Third Creek Road.  According to the Highway Patrol, a Daniel Bowlin was driving and none of the car’s […]

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Seven charged in Catawba County street racing investigation

PRESS RELEASE RALEIGH – On Sunday, July 16 at approximately 4:20 p.m., the State Highway Patrol received notification from multiple motorists of a group of sports cars impeding traffic, traveling at a high rate of speed and running other vehicles off the roadway on US 321 in Catawba County. Troopers responded to the area, stopping […]

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Pedestrian killed in southern Iredell accident

A pedestrian is dead following an accident in southern Iredell last night. WSIC News Partner Fox 46 reports the incident happened around 9:30 at the intersection of Mecklynn Road and Cove Way. The Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department and Iredell County EMS reported arriving on scene to find a single vehicle accident with a pedestrian […]

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