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North Carolina Highway Patrol

Sisters killed in crash not wearing seat belts

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video The lives of two Columbus County families drastically changed Saturday night, but what could have been done differently to prevent the death of two children? Full story...
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NC DOT worker hits disabled dump truck

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The state Highway Patrol says a Transportation Department employee died on N.C. 12 when his dump truck rear-ended one that had broken down on the highway. Full story...
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Highway Patrol completes investigation of crash that killed Bladen deputy

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Highway Patrol says Dep. Dewayne Hester was driving approximately 90 mph June 8 when he ran off the road and overcorrected to the left. He hit a tree and died. Full story...
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Highway Patrol looking for new troopers

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North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for new recruits. After a hiring freeze, the patrol is 175 troopers short. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol suspends training academy

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol has indefinitely suspended its cadet training as budget cuts force a hiring freeze. Full story...
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NC reports nearly 3K DWI citations over Labor Day

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State and local police cited nearly 3,000 motorists across North Carolina for driving while impaired during a Labor Day-themed campaign. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Gov. Perdue talks about troopers' texts; Investigation results expected Friday

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"I think the messages were totally inappropriate... the content of the messages," Gov. Bev Perdue said. "I don't believe they're criminal, and I don't believe they're offenses to fire over, but I do believe the messages were wrong." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Attorney and wife talk after meeting with Highway Patrol

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videoThe Raleigh attorney and his wife who called out a New Hanover County Highway Patrol trooper in a letter to the governor are now speaking out on camera. Hoyt and Gina Tessener say they were in Wilmington last week for a conference. The attorney thought the trip would be like any other trip to the coast. Instead it became an experience that evoked fear and uncertainty. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Attorney & wife's run-in with trooper leads to letter to Gov. Perdue

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video A Raleigh attorney is making some big accusations against a Highway Patrol trooper here in New Hanover County. Hoyt Tessener says the trooper accused his wife of driving drunk, but that's just the start of the accusations that Tessener made in a nine-page letter to the Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Highway Patrol worker charged with possessing child pornography

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The Apex Police Department arrested a North Carolina Highway Patrol employee on Thursday after finding child pornography in his home. Full story...
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Wilson man charged with soiling patrol car

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Authorities say a Wilson man is expected in court in May on charges he urinated on a North Carolina Highway Patrol car parked in front of a county magistrate's office. Full story...
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Trooper injured in crash

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A state trooper lands in the hospital after a crash in Brunswick County this morning. Full story...
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New Year’s weekend traffic fatalities down from last year; Two in Brunswick Co.

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Six people died on North Carolina roadways during the New Year holiday weekend, according to preliminary statistics from the state Highway Patrol. Full story...
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