Murder conviction overturned: North Carolina man released

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:48

A North Carolina man who received a life sentence for murder in 2011 is no longer behind bars. News outlets report 51-year-old Mark Carver left the Gaston County Jail on Tuesday. A Superior Court judge last week overturned Carver's conviction for the 2008 slaying of a 20-year-old student at the University of ...

Autopsy: Missing North Carolina boy drowned accidentally

U.S. 11/29/18, 13:35

A 6-year-old boy who went missing after running off in a North Carolina park died of accidental drowning, according to an autopsy released Thursday.A state medical examiner's report found the cause of death for Maddox Ritch was consistent with drowning, according to a Gastonia Police Department news release. The department ...

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

U.S. 11/16/18, 02:45

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85.News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. Thursday.Trooper Ray Pierce said Gaston Emergency Medical ...

Police chief ‘heartbroken’ after body discovered in creek

U.S. 09/27/18, 14:34

The chief of a North Carolina police department said Thursday he was "heartbroken" over the discovery of a body believed to be that of a missing 6-year-old boy.Gastonia Police Chief Robert Helton fought back tears and a breaking voice during a news conference in which it was announced officials believed ...

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