US 1 reopens following late night crash in Wake County

By Hannah Webster, WRAL editor — U.S. Route 1 reopened early Saturday after a fuel tanker truck overturned late Friday night, prompting authorities to shut the road down in both directions for several hours while they worked to remove the trapped driver, upright the truck and clean up spilled fuel. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. near Ten-Ten Road […]

Durham startup promotes women, minorities in coding industry

By Mandy Mitchell, WRAL reporter & Hannah Webster, WRAL editor — A Durham startup is making dreams come true for adults and high school students who want to work in technology. provides free classes for people who are traditionally under-represented in the technology and computer science industries. Coding was never the kind of work Daisy Magnus-Aryitey imagined herself doing. “Three […]

Two charged in string of Harnett burglaries, thefts

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor — Two men face more than 170 total charges in connection with a six-week crime spree across Harnett County, authorities said Friday. Christopher Joseph Ibarra, 38, of 1444 Old Stage Road in Coats, and Charles Edward McGinty, 40, of 40 Morris Day Lane in Lillington, were each charged with 29 counts of breaking […]

State budget heads to Cooper

By Laura Leslie, WRAL Capitol Bureau chief, & Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor Raleigh, N.C. — State House lawmakers gave final approval Friday to the $23.9 billion dollar spending plan crafted by House and Senate leaders behind closed doors. After a bitter, vitriolic first day of debate, the second day was slightly less contentious, but still heated and occasionally […]

Durham inmate‘s parents suspicious of how he died

By Sarah Krueger, WRAL reporter — When Dashawn Devonte Evans was found dead in his cell Sunday morning at the Durham County jail, he became the 13th inmate to die in there in the last 10 years. Although the autopsy results aren‘t back yet and the State Bureau of Investigation hasn‘t yet completed its review of his death, Evans‘ parents […]

Raleigh man who made, sold Xanax on ‘dark web‘ headed to federal prison

By Matthew Burns, WRAL senior producer/politics editor — A Raleigh man who admitted to making and selling Xanax pills on encrypted websites was sentenced Friday to 6½ years in federal prison. Matthew Lee Yensan, 25, of 8709 Hidden View Court, to possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, (the generic name for Xanax), distribution of a quantity […]

2 red wolf pups euthanized at NC Zoo

By Natalie Matthews, WRAL editor The North Carolina Zoo said Friday that two critically endangered American red wolf pups died recently. The pups, Hurricane and Typhoon (Ty), were part of a pack of five born April 15 at the zoo under the American Red Wolf Recovery Program. The zoo has been part of American Red Wolf Recovery Program since 1994. On Tuesday, […]