Topics: Crime and public safety

Chapel Hill Police Department logs can be found here.

Carrboro Police Department logs can be found here.

Department of Public Safety logs can be found here.

Year in Review: Chandler Kania Trial

Former UNC student Chandler Kania was convicted Oct. 17 of three counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of reckless driving.


Appeal by former Fort Bragg soldier who murdered mother and 2 daughters was rejected in military court

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An Army appeals court's November decision to uphold the death sentence of Timothy Hennis, a former Fort Bragg soldier, is raising questions over the death penalty in military court.


Carrboro joins list of cities against the death penalty

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Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle issued a proclamation on Nov. 30 declaring that the Town of Carrboro is part of “Cities for Life - Cities against the Death Penalty” to raise awareness about the movement to abolish the death penalty in the United States.


Ohio State attack prompts UNC Public Safety to plan

Eleven people were injured after a student at The Ohio State University drove a car into a group of people Monday morning, left the vehicle and stabbed passers-by with a knife, according to authorities.


Chapel Hill sees an increase in car break-ins

Lock your cars. There has been a significant rise in car break-ins in Chapel Hill this month. 


Police log for Nov. 2, 2016

Someone reported breaking and entering on the 100 block of the Legion Road Extension at 5:16 p.m. Friday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


McCrory addresses GOP office firebombing with visit to Hillsborough

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Gov. Pat McCrory visited the Orange County GOP headquarters in Hillsborough Monday to address the vandalism and firebombing that occurred at the office early Sunday morning. 


I-85: Episode Two

In this episode of I-85 we discuss day three of the Kania trial and testimony from his friends and fraternity brothers.


I-85: Episode One

I-85 is a series on the Chandler Kania case. In the first episode, we discuss the events of July 19, 2015 when authorities say Chandler Kania was driving drunk on the wrong side of I-85 when he crashed into another car.


Durham jail receives grant to address mental health concerns

The Durham County Sheriff's Office announced Oct. 3 that the Durham County Detention Facility will be improving its mental health services thanks to a combination of county money and a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.


Police log for Oct.10, 2016

Someone reported breaking and entering of a vehicle on the 700 block of North Columbia Street at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, according to Chapel Hill police reports.


DWI arrests up in Chapel Hill, down in Carrboro

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With former UNC student Chandler Kania currently on trial after a drunken driving crash, DWI arrests are a particularly relevant issue around Chapel Hill.


Chandler Kania enters guilty plea ahead of jury selection for trial

An emotional Chandler Kania and his defense team surprised a sparse crowd at the Orange County Courthouse Monday morning by entering a guilty plea.


Police hope new composite could break Faith Hedgepeth case

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It’s been four years since Faith Hedgepeth was found dead in her Chapel Hill apartment, and still the case remains unsolved.


Candidates for governor, senator respond to events in Charlotte

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Policy analysts agree state elections in November will likely be unaffected by the death of Keith Scott despite protests in Charlotte last week due to the candidates' measured responses.


Judge rules to allow evidence from Chandler Kania's iPhone in trial

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An Orange County judge ruled that evidence from Chandler Kania’s iPhone can be used in the upcoming trial.

Authorities say Kania, now 21, was involved in a wrong-way collision on I-85 in July 2015 that killed three people.


Judge rules to allow evidence from Chandler Kania's iPhone in trial

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An Orange County judge ruled that evidence from Chandler Kania's iPhone can be used in the upcoming trial.


New laws, federal and state safeguards have led to more exonerations

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Willie Grimes spent 24 years in a North Carolina prison for a rape he didn’t commit — and in August, the Hickory City Council voted to approve a settlement with Grimes for $3.25 million.


Former finance director charged with embezzling more than $150,000 from UNC's Newman Center

The former director of finance and administration at UNC’s Newman Catholic Student Center Parish has been charged with credit card fraud, paying himself an unauthorized salary and embezzling more than $150,000 from the parish, records state.


Police: Car chase on Rosemary Street ended in Carrboro

A car chase occurred on Rosemary St. around 9:00 p.m. Thursday in Chapel Hill.