STANLEY, N.C. - A raffle to give away an AR-15 was streamed live on Facebook with the Optimist pee wee football team from Stanley. The money was to help the team go on a trip and players were encouraged to thank those who bought a ticket to possibly win the AR-15. "It just blew my mind, right," a father, Brandon Jenkins, said. Willard Whitted is a gun owner, but he said this was a bad idea. "Thought it was terrible that they would even think of doing something like that," Whitted said.
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - The second in command at Gaston County Emergency Medical Services is accused of driving drunk and putting lives in danger. Clyde Cantrell is charged with DWI after police said he blew a .23, almost three times the legal limit, Friday night. A driver caught Cantrell, a deputy director at Gaston County EMS, driving erratically and called 911 when he saw Cantrell’s truck veering into oncoming traffic several times.
SALISBURY, N.C. - Police have identified a man who was shot and killed by officers after robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Salisbury on Thursday night. During a press conference on Friday, authorities identified Paul Jones III, 25, as the robber in the case. Police responded to the bank on Jake Alexander Boulevard at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, around the time the business was supposed to close.
"Why not a bake sale?" People ask after hearing a youth league football coach in Stanley raffled an AR-15 to pay for a road trip. It's the same type of gun used in multiple mass shootings. https://t.co/0gWKOjDCmv
We are there as @NCDOT returns the #coneweed The supervisor apologized and told me they didn’t know the story behind he beloved weed. He said they uprooted it over safety concerns. https://t.co/re6wBMeBFl
Police cover up claim in writing. I received this written statement from Former Lincolnton Police detective Brent Heavner’s Attorney. Claims police fired Heavner rather than investigate another officer caught while searching for online child predators https://t.co/6dxj3ou5VOhttps://t.co/B9gYSyZl9D
Attorney for former Lincolnton Police officer Brent Heavner said department fired him to cover up a scandal. Lawyer’s written statement claims Heavner’s online child predator sting netted a fellow officer, but top brass decided not to pursue the investigation. https://t.co/nsqNjpBwAq
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