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VIA: WRAL.COM The former boyfriend of Crystal Mangum, the Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006, said Monday that he’s responsible for a February incident that led to criminal charges against her. Mangum was charged Feb. 18 with attempted first-degree murder, five counts of arson, assault and battery, […]

VIA: WNCN.COM Two Durham County children have the first confirmed cases of the seasonal flu, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. “These results remind us that influenza is a year-round problem,” said State Public Health Director Jeff Engel. “It also confirms that it is not too early to get immunized against flu.” […]

VIA: WRAL.COM A former Durham elementary school teacher is accused of taking indecent liberties with a student. Ariel Allen, 25, was arrested and charged with indecent liberties on July 9, authorities said. He was released from jail the same day after posting a $15,000 bond. MORE

Interview with Crystal Mangum on the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

VIA: WRAL.COM A Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University athletes of rape four years ago will be in court Monday on a separate case in which she faces multiple charges, including attempted first-degree murder. Crystal Mangum will be in court at 2:30 p.m. Monday to tell the judge that she doesn’t want to […]

Durham Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and two others injured. Tracey Elliott, 24, faces murder charges and is being held in the Durham County Jail without bond. Police have charged 25-year-old Roger Evans with murder at a Durham apartment. Evans was taken into custody Thursday by the U.S. Marshals Task […]

VIA: WRAL.COM Durham County authorities on Thursday identified a body found Wednesday by inmates cleaning litter from the side of a road. Wanda Rose Spence, 43, of Elmo Street, was last seen on June 22. Authorities used dental records to identify her body. MORE

VIA: WNCN.COM The woman who accused three Duke Lacrosse players of rape alleged Durham police and court judges are treating her unfairly. “Please understand that this situation is not what it seems,” Crystal Mangum said. “I am innocent.” Mangum is under house arrest in Durham for allegedly assaulting her ex-boyfriend and setting his clothes on […]

VIA: WRAL.COM A Durham family claims a deputy used unnecessary force against an elderly man with Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, but the Durham County Sheriff’s Office maintains that the deputy had no way of knowing the man suffered from the debilitating illness. Justo Santander, 78, wandered away from home Tuesday evening. He later showed up outside […]

After seeing “The Color Purple” at the DPAC this week in Durham, I am convinced of one thing. I love Sophia. I mean, I was a HUGE Sophia fan when Oprah played the role in the movie. I knew all of her lines, facial expressions, body movements, everything. But the Sophia on the stage not […]

Like many, I know “The Color People.” I really, really KNOW it.  I know the characters, the lines, the scenes…it’s one of those movies that I always watch when I catch it on television on a Sunday afternoon. So, when I set off to see the play at the DPAC in Durham last night, I […]