Officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena.
The man suspected of plowing into a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers while intoxicated is being held on $125,000 bond.
He had pleaded guilty to smuggling Mexican women into the United States and forcing them into prostitution.
Prosecutors in the death of a high school football player who shielded two girls from gunfire have let a deadline pass to seek the death penalty.
A Shallotte man is in jail charged in an early morning home invasion.
A jury has convicted a man charged with a 2014 murder in Bladen County, according to District Attorney Jon David.
He was sentenced to life in prison before a judge released him, saying prosecution witnesses had done flawed tests and misled the jury.
Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tells local news outlets the man and one of his teenage children were asleep in a bedroom at around 11:15 p.m. Thursday.