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Jury finds Kim Yost Fraley guilty of exploiting mother-in-law

SALISBURY — A jury on Wednesday found Kim Yost Fraley guilty of three counts of exploitation of an ...

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Second-degree murder case sent back to Rowan County to decide defendant’s right to speedy trial

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Supreme Court is sending a case back to Rowan County for a rehearing ...

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Two convicted as habitual felons in Rowan County Superior Court

SALISBURY — Two men were convicted in Rowan County Superior Court last week as habitual felons, District Attorney ...

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Former Salisbury High teacher accepts plea deal for sex offenses

SALISBURY — A former Salisbury High School teacher pleaded guilty to multiple sex offenses after accepting a plea ...

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Kannapolis man convicted for 2018 burglaries, other offenses

Staff report SALISBURY — A Kannapolis man was convicted in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court of several offenses, ...

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Habitual felon convicted of interfering with monitoring device

SALISBURY — A habitual felon was convicted in Rowan County Superior Court Thursday for interfering with an electronic ...

Nation/World

Jury finds Rittenhouse not guilty in Kenosha shootings

By MICHAEL TARM, SCOTT BAUER and AMY FORLITI Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted ...

Nation/World

Elizabeth Holmes takes the stand in Theranos criminal fraud trial

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fallen Silicon Valley star ...

Crime

‘Somebody who didn’t want to look at what they’d done’: Juan Chunn found guilty of murdering father

SALISBURY — Juan Renardo Chunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in Rowan County Superior Court on Tuesday ...

Crime

Jury finds man guilty of first-degree murder for killing father with oxygen tank

SALISBURY — Juan Renardo Chunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in Rowan County Superior Court on Tuesday ...

Crime

Closing arguments, jury deliberation scheduled today in trial of man charged with killing father

SALISBURY — Lawyers are poised to deliver closing arguments this morning in the first-degree murder trial of a ...

Crime

Prosecution attempts to poke holes in defendant’s story in third day of murder trial

Editor’s note: This article contains graphic descriptions of injuries sustained by Eugene Chunn in connection with his death. ...

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Murder trial turns to crime scene evidence, oxygen tank used as weapon

SALISBURY — Slowly turning a silver, blue and green cylinder over in his gloved hands, Assistant District Attorney ...

Crime

Prosecution weaves story of betrayal as trial begins for man charged with killing father

SALISBURY — During a frantic 911 call, Juan Chunn pleaded with the dispatcher to send help for his ...

Crime

R. Kelly fate in jury’s hands at sex trafficking trial

By TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s fate is now in a jury’s hands ...

Crime

‘No winners’: Mason found guilty in fish arcade murder trial

SALISBURY — As soon as the court clerk read the verdict aloud, the tangible tension enveloping the courtroom ...

Crime

Jury begins deliberations in Fishzilla murder case

SALISBURY — A jury began deliberating Wednesday afternoon in the Fishzilla murder case, but a verdict wasn’t reached ...

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Defendant testifies in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY —  After watching other witnesses give accounts of the incident, Dedrick Michelle Mason took the stand on ...

Crime

Defense witness gives tearful account of deadly shooting in Fishzilla murder trial

SALISBURY — During a tearful testimony on Friday afternoon, Andrea Dillard recounted the moment she thought her life ...

Crime

Jury finds Robert Durst guilty of best friend’s murder

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst on Friday ...

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald ends release appeal from infamous 1970 slayings

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A former Army doctor convicted for the infamous 1970 ...

Crime

Prosecution in Fishzilla murder case introduces more witness accounts, handgun used in shooting

SALISBURY — The prosecution on Thursday continued to build its case against Dedric Michelle Mason in an abbreviated ...

Crime

Fishzilla murder trial continues with employee testimony, footage of deadly arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Curtis Quick said he was “bewildered” and “stunned” following a deadly shooting at Fishzilla Arcade in ...

Crime

Fishzilla murder trial begins with opening statements, testimony from victim’s longtime girlfriend

SALISBURY — Standing in a Rowan County courtroom Tuesday afternoon, attorney Ryan Stowe framed his client’s case as a ...

Crime

Jury selection begins for murder trial of woman in fish arcade shooting

SALISBURY — Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Salisbury woman charged with second-degree murder ...

Crime

Salisbury man skips court, gets convicted of assaulting government official

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man who stopped coming to court was convicted Thursday of felony assault with a ...

Crime

Judge orders release of police video captured during county commissioner’s arrest

SALISBURY — A judge on Thursday morning ordered the immediate release of law enforcement video footage captured during ...

Local

Court of Appeals overturns multimillion-dollar ruling against Mooresville oral surgeon accused of affair with nurse

SALISBURY — The North Carolina Court of Appeals has overturned a $2.3 million verdict against a Mooresville oral ...

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