{FD} Florida man who exchanged sexually explicit messages with 9-year-old sentenced to life in prison

A Florida man was sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to multiple child pornography and sexual abuse charges and it’s thanks to a father more than 700 miles away who decided to search his 9-year-old daughter’s smartphone.

{FD} Outbreak of norovirus on North Carolina college campus confirmed, officials say

Officials in North Carolina confirmed an outbreak of the norovirus on Thursday after about 60 college students reported related symptoms.

{FD} Protester avoids Confederate toppling felony; other cases ongoing

A protester accused of helping tear down a North Carolina Confederate statue has struck a deal to avoid a felony charge, while other defendants had their cases continued.

{FD} Boyfriend of missing 3-year-old girl’s mother arrested in her disappearance

Authorities in North Carolina say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, a girl whom they believe is probably dead.

{FD} North Carolina missing girl’s father questions ex-wife’s abduction statement

The father of a missing North Carolina toddler has questioned his ex-wife’s statement alleging the 3-year-old girl vanished from her home late Sunday.

{FD} Surveillance photos not of missing North Carolina girl, FBI says

The FBI said Wednesday that a 3-year-old girl missing since Sunday is not the child seen in surveillance photos taken at a North Carolina Walmart.

{FD} Missing North Carolina toddler may have been spotted at Walmart, FBI says

The FBI has released a photo of a woman and child at a Walmart in North Carolina as officials search for a 3-year-old girl who was reported missing early Monday.

{FD} Paratrooper dies inside barracks at Fort Bragg, Army says

A United States paratrooper was found dead in his barracks at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Saturday evening, the Army said.

{FD} Desperate NC mom, FBI, search for daughter, 3, who vanished after being put to bed

A North Carolina mom is pleading for help from the public as she desperately searches for her 3-year-old daughter, who vanished Sunday night after being put to bed.

{FD} Marine’s 222-mile hike a personal mission to bring awareness to military suicide

This U.S. Marine is taking on a new mission of his own for the holidays, planning to hike about 22 miles a day over two weeks to raise awareness about the high amount of suicides among military veterans.

{FD} NC fire department loses funds over Confederate flag

A North Carolina volunteer fire department has refused requests to take down the Confederate flag flying outside the station house, and county officials are threatening to restrict its funding.

{FD} Married teacher and JV cheerleading coach, 23, arrested for sex affair with teen boy student

A married North Carolina teacher and junior varsity cheerleading coach was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student.

{FD} US solider dies at Fort Bragg after collapsing during training

A 29-year-old Fort Bragg soldier died Tuesday after collapsing during physical training, officials said.

{FD} US soldier dies at Fort Bragg after collapsing during training

A 29-year-old Fort Bragg soldier died Tuesday after collapsing during physical training, officials said.

{FD} FBI supervisor’s gun stolen from hotel room after a night of drinking, officials say

An FBI counterterrorism supervisor is the subject of an internal investigation after his gun was stolen following a night of drinking at a North Carolina hotel, officials said.

{FD} Navy veteran charged in Ashanti Billie death

Federal officials said Wednesday that a Navy veteran has been charged with kidnapping in connection with the death of Ashanti Billie, whose body was found behind a North Carolina church in September.

{FD} UNC cop posed as mechanic to infiltrate Silent Sam protesters, group says

Activists in North Carolina are outraged after they identified a UNC-Chapel Hill campus police officer who went undercover in an attempt to surveil the protesters who were gathering regularly near the “Silent Sam” Confederate statue.

{FD} North Carolina mom had kids break into buildings, posted videos to YouTube, cops say

A 22-year-old mother was arrested and charged Friday after she broke into buildings with children and posted videos of the crime on YouTube, according to police.

{FD} Man used ice cream truck to lure, sexually assault children in North Carolina, police say

A North Carolina man is accused of using an ice cream truck in October to lure and sexually assault at least two young boys, according to police.

{FD} Student yells ‘Hail Satan,’ tries to bomb UNC’s famous Davie Poplar tree, professor gets severe burns

A former University of North Carolina student who reportedly stripped down, yelled “Hail Satan!” and tried to blow up the college’s “Tree of Knowledge” on Thursday, ended up instead burning a professor who tried extinguishing the flames, cops said.