News: Local

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

UNC discoveries advance Parkinson’s, cancer research

UNC School of Medicine researchers hope that new discoveries about a protein similar to one involved in the cause of Parkinson’s disease will lead to a better understanding of the neurodegenerative disease, as well as of cancer.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Human rights group donating records to Duke library

The Center for Justice & Accountability, a human rights group involved lawsuits against alleged leaders of genocide in Guatemala and other countries, is donating records to the Human Rights Archive at Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

COPLOG: ID released of man shot by police; condition critical

The Durham Police department has identified Cayetano Castro-Merino, 21, as the man in the police-involved shooting that took place early Wednesday morning.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Mural is almost ready for paint

Muralist and visual artist Fausto Capellan Ramirez uses a measuring tool to check out the proportions of the drawings that will become the Durham Civil Rights History Mural Project. This section of the 2,400-square-foot mural contains drawings of hands that soon will have the names of people who were part of the city’s civil rights history. Ramirez compares this part of the process to “a conversation between the wall and you.”

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Jury seated in Lovette trial

A jury of 10 women and two men was seated Thursday in Durham County Superior Court in the trial of a man accused of murdering a Duke University graduate student.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 12:05 PM



Next year at this time, Martie Cordaro’s job will be to duplicate what Durham Bulls officials did while putting on Wednesday night’s Triple-A All-Star Game.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

State Supreme Court slaps hold on Darryl Howard's release

N.C. Supreme Court justices late Wednesday afternoon stepped in to the Darryl A. Howard case, issuing a temporary stay that will keep Howard in prison for at least a little while longer.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:33 PM

Senate wants choice between school, transit taxes

A state Senate panel on Wednesday endorsed a revision of local-option sales-tax laws that could, if things break right, close the door on Wake County joining Durham and Orange counties in using such a levy to fund public transit.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

DPS to hold job fair for special education teachers

Public Schools will hold a job fair Saturday as part of its strategy to beef up its corps of exceptional-children teachers.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

Police log, July 17

Durham Police have released the identities of the two people involved in a fatal crash yesterday on N.C. Highway 55.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Record-setting storm brings in cooler temps

If you think it rained a lot on Tuesday, you’d be correct. In fact, a months’ worth of rain fell in just two hours around Durham.

It also blew a record out of the water

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

12 jurors selected for Lovette trial

All 12 regular jurors have seen selected to serve on the trial of a man accused of murdering a Duke University graduate student.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Police offer few answers in morning shooting

The Durham Police Department is offering up few details about an early morning shooting that left one man with life-threatening injuries.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 06:59 AM

Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

A pedestrian died in a traffic accident late Tuesday, according to Durham police.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 10:23 PM

Blackwood wins Orange sheriff’s race

Orange County voters opted for continuity, in relative terms, in Tuesday’s runoff primary on who will replace outgoing Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass.