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New models show NC is better off than previously predicted but the steady increase in deaths is still bad news for the state

New models show NC is better off than previously predicted but the steady increase in deaths is still bad news for the state

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- New models from a team of epidemiologists and data scientists show that North Carolina has flattened the curve of the novel coronavirus better than previously expected.In a report from the Sheps Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers said the doubling rate of COVID-19, or the amount of time it takes for cases to double, has increased from 2-4 days in mid-March to 7-8 days in early April and 13-14 days by April 22. However, the researchers did point out that some counties are seeing a higher rate of...

April 29, 2020
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North Carolina COVID-19 cases jump 586 to 11,509 in largest single day increase; 420 total deaths after 21 more reported

North Carolina COVID-19 cases jump 586 to 11,509 in largest single day increase; 420 total deaths after 21 more reported

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Here are the latest updates about , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.SATURDAY5:25 p.m.Cumberland County now has a total of 289 cases of COVID-19 within the county after three new people tested positive for the virus.Starting Monday, face coverings will be required for everyone who enters the Cumberland County Courthouse or attends court proceedings at the Cumberland County Detention Center.2:20 p.m.The North Carolina General Assembly unanimously passed two COVID-19 response packages on Saturday, approving...

May 2, 2020
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1 Texas police officer killed, 1 injured when helicopter crashes into apartment building

1 Texas police officer killed, 1 injured when helicopter crashes into apartment building

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out HOUSTON, Texas -- A Houston police helicopter crashed early Saturday, killing one of the two officers on board and critically injuring the other, while assisting a call to search for bodies in a nearby bayou, officials said.A pilot and tactical flight officer were aboard a police helicopter when it crashed at an apartment complex around 2 a.m. They were flown to a hospital where the tactical flight officer died, police Chief Art Acevedo said hours after the crash during a news conference where he was joined by the city's mayor, Sylvester Turner.The department...

May 2, 2020
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Raleigh police release bodycam, dashcam footage in officer-involved shooting

Raleigh police release bodycam, dashcam footage in officer-involved shooting

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and RALEIGH, N.C, (WTVD) -- Bodycam footage revealed Javier Torres, the man hospitalized in on Tuesday night, was armed when he was shot.Torres, 26, was shot by police once in the abdomen Tuesday around 6:45 p.m. on N. Rogers Lane near the Edgewater Place shopping center.A judge authorized the release of dash and body cam video from four officers who responded to the scene.WATCH: Raleigh Police releases body/dash cam of incident (WARNING: Language, graphic content)Raleigh police released the video to clear up any ambiguities about whether or not Torres was...

March 11, 2020
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North Carolina sees highest number of hospitalizations since start of the pandemic as state enters first full week of Phase 2

North Carolina sees highest number of hospitalizations since start of the pandemic as state enters first full week of Phase 2

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Here are the latest updates about , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.6 p.m.Cumberland County Schools has altered the previously announced graduation schedule after receiving feedback from graduating seniors, parents and high school administrators.Graduating seniors will now be able to 'walk across the stage' and receive diplomas between June 12-19 at their high schools. Smaller high schools that do not have auditoriums will have the option to distribute diplomas at the district's Educational Resource Center...

May 25, 2020
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ReOpen NC organizer's husband says he's 'willing to kill' in fight against government in COVID-19 pandemic

ReOpen NC organizer's husband says he's 'willing to kill' in fight against government in COVID-19 pandemic

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- As the ReOpen NC protesters prepared for yet another rally in downtown Raleigh, one of the organizer's husbands suggested he's willing to kill people and sacrifice his own life for the cause.Video of him making the statements surfaced days before the group was scheduled to have on Monday in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and Asheville."Are we willing to kill people? Are we willing to lay our lives down? We have to say yes," Adam Smith said in a Facebook Live video posted on Friday, according to our newsgathering partners at...

May 25, 2020
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'My bills have been paid': Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-Tem responds to state audit allegations

'My bills have been paid': Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-Tem responds to state audit allegations

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-Tem Andre Knight spoke exclusively to ABC11 about allegations against him in a state .He's accused of not paying for nearly $48,000 in utility services, with multiple city officials preventing the collection of that money."I have never stolen," he said. "I have never taken. I never asked for preferential treatment. I have always fought and worked hard."WATCH: ABC11's full interview with Mayor Pro-Tem Andre KnightRELATED: "There is evidence that $47,704 in his utility bills were written off," North Carolina...

May 22, 2020
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RNC submits safety guidelines to Gov. Cooper to proceed with Charlotte convention

RNC submits safety guidelines to Gov. Cooper to proceed with Charlotte convention

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WTVD) -- After submitting safety guidelines to proceed with the Republican National Convention in Charlotte in August, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is now looking for a response from Gov. Roy Cooper by June 3."Major investment decisions need to be made in the coming days and to this point we have been operating in good faith," Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, representing the RNC, wrote in a statement. "We still do not have solid guidelines from the State and cannot in good faith, ask thousands of visitors to begin paying deposits and...

May 29, 2020
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COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new record high as state reports 488 new cases, 28 deaths

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach new record high as state reports 488 new cases, 28 deaths

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Here are the latest updates about , the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.12:30 p.m.Sampson County is reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases, which bring the total the 402 county-wide. There have been two more deaths, bringing the total to four.11:28 a.m.At least 488 new COVID-19 cases were reported in North Carolina, bringing the state total to 24,628 cases. At the same time, the state reported 28 more deaths, for a total of 794, and 11,825 more completed tests.The state reached its highest number of reported...

May 27, 2020
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'Pledge My Check' website encourages those still getting by to donate COVID-19 stimulus checks

'Pledge My Check' website encourages those still getting by to donate COVID-19 stimulus checks

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CARY, N.C. (WTVD) -- For many people the landing in their bank account or mailbox are a lifeline that will quickly disappear.But, as it turns out, there are some who can get by without a portion or all of their stimulus money."For myself and several other folks who helped put this project together, we all still had our jobs and we felt like it would be better to put that money to good use," Ryan O'Donnell of Cary told ABC11.He and several friends built this website to encourage others to do what they were doing.Their goal was $10,000.O'Donnell said they...

April 21, 2020
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