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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Witness tells court: It was 'just drug deal'

It was supposed to be a drug deal -- a 16-year-old exchanging a bag of marijuana for a stack of money. But when Kennedy McLaurin Jr. stepped out of Antonio King's car and walked away to make the transaction,...

Sample ballots set for primary

Sample ballots for the May 6 primary are now available on the Wayne County Board of Elections' website. Also, Monday was the first day that absentee ballots could be mailed out for the primary. Changes to election laws that...

Second suspect charged in burglary ring

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a second suspect in a pair of Wayne County break-ins after catching up with the first suspect Thursday afternoon, according to a press release. Investigators charged Alex Clay Jones, 19, 1575 Old Mount...

Attorneys make opening statements in Leonard Joyner murder trial

Assistant District Attorney Matthew Delbridge took just 3 minutes and 17 seconds in his opening statement Wednesday to sum up for a Wayne County Superior Court jury the last moments of Kennedy McLaurin Jr.'s life. "He knew he was...

Inmate escapes; injures officer

An inmate in the Wayne County Jail on rape and other charges escaped from his cell Feb. 12, injuring a female officer in the process. David Jacob Lambert, 28, 950 Herring Road, also briefly held the officer captive in...

Majesty sings live for judges

Majesty Rose received better reviews this week from the "American Idol" judges, but will it be enough to keep her in the competition? Finding herself in the bottom three last week, even though she wasn't sent home, definitely had...

Live from the courtroom - Joyner on trial

Follow all the action unfolding in Courtroom No. 1, as the state attempts to convince a Wayne County jury that Leonard Eugene Joyner is guilty of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping in connection with the 2012 death of 16-year-old Kennedy...