Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
MONROE, NC (WBTV) - Police in Maryland say they are investigating the death of a teen girl from Union County as a homicide.
The body of Phylicia Barnes, 17, was found unclothed in Maryland's Susquehanna River on April 20, nearly 4 months after she vanished from her half-sister's northwest Baltimore apartment three days after Christmas.
On Wednesday, Maryland State Police, along with officers with the Baltimore Police Department released a statement saying an autopsy by the Medical Examiner's office ruled Barnes' death a homicide.
While officers say they have determined her cause of death, they are "not releasing that information because it is an important part of the ongoing investigation. To release a cause of death at this time could jeopardize the investigation by revealing information known only to the person or persons responsible for her death."
The Monroe honor student's body was found at the same time that police found the body of 53-year-old Darryl Harper, of Virginia, just 4 miles away.
Maryland State Police investigators are continuing to review information concerning Darryl Harper. However, neither they nor Baltimore Police homicide detectives have found anything that would connect him to Phylicia Barnes or her disappearance.
It was not immediately clear what led Harper may be connected to Barnes, 17, the honor student who went missing December 28.
Maryland State Police are leading the death investigation, using 10 detectives to assist Baltimore Police on their case, Shipley said. "This case is a top priority," he said.
Although Phylicia's body has been found, there are still no charges in the case. But police said finding Phylicia's body could be a tremendous help in bringing about justice in the case.
"Without it, it would have been an incredibly difficult case, but now it gives investigators a real opportunity," Baltimore police commissioner Frederick Bealefeld said at a press conference two weeks ago.
Police continue to urge anyone with information regarding the murder of Phylicia Barnes to contact them immediately. Persons with information may call the TIPS Line that has been established since Barnes disappeared at 1-855-223-0033. Or, they can call the Maryland State Police duty officer at 410-653-4200. Calls may be kept confidential.
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:39 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:39:18 GMT
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline. MichaelMore >>
A Delta flight out of Charleston bound for New York City made an emergency stop in North Carolina Saturday morning after a warning indicator went off in the cockpit, according to an official with the airline.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-05-17 19:01:38 GMT
Video of State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parkingMore >>
Video of Democratic State Representative Ted Vick chronicles the Pee Dee lawmaker's interaction with Bureau of Protective Services officers late Tuesday night as he was arrested for DUI in the State House parking garage.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:16:32 GMT
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.The county is paying $150,000 to the estate of Derald Hill, Sr. and his wife, Nichole. The couple wasMore >>
Richland County has agreed to a settlement involving a couple who was killed in a train crash in 2008.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:33:53 GMT
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.Deputy Curtis Wilson said officers were called to a home in theMore >>
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies charged a woman with attempted murder after a domestic fight sent a man to the hospital early Saturday.More >>