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Highway Patrol

Documents provide details on 1990s Perdue probe

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Documents from a 1990s federal probe of Gov. Bev Perdue's actions as a legislator includes a statement that she intervened to get three troopers promoted - one of whom later was her choice to head the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Full story...
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Highway Patrol honors area troopers for service

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The Highway Patrol has honored three area troopers for their work on and off duty. Full story...
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NC judge orders rehiring of fired K-9 trooper

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A North Carolina judge is ordering the Highway Patrol to rehire a trooper fired for mistreating his K-9 partner. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol launches sober driving campaign

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The leader of the North Carolina Highway Patrol is helping to launch a campaign to urge motorists to avoid impaired and reckless driving during the holidays. Full story...
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Killer of NC trooper gets life in prison

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The Florida man who killed a North Carolina state trooper will get life in prison after a jury could not reach a decision about his punishment. Full story...
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Boy blindsided by car while trying to get on school bus

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A Bladen County boy was thrown 60 feet away from his bus stop Friday morning. It happened while he was trying to cross the road to board the school bus. N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the accident and one of the troopers said Jaylin Peterson is lucky to be alive. Full story...
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Three dead after Brunswick County crash

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The NC Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed 3 people at Colon Mintz Road and Malmo Loop Road off Highway 87 in Brunswick County Full story...
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Truck drivers get surprise inspections at State Port

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video It wasn't your average day on the job for truck drivers passing through the Port City. A top-secret operation involving more than five state and federal agencies helped put the brakes on drivers who were out of compliance with trucking regulations. Full story...
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Gov wants to restore NC Highway Patrol reputation

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she will make every North Carolina trooper sign a code of ethics and will fire any of them that break those rules. Full story...
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Head-on collision kills two in Columbus County

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video Two Columbus County families are mourning the loss of a loved one. An East Columbus High School student collided head-on with a Columbus County transportation driver Monday morning on Old Lake Road just north of the high school. Full story...
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DWIs up during Azalea Festival

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Highway patrol reports there were two major checkpoints in Wilmington Saturday. Friday there was one in Brunswick County. Full story...
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New traffic enforcement initiative will concentrate on various violations

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The kick-off for a new traffic enforcement program is taking place Tuesday afternoon. The new initiative is called Wilmington AWARE, or Area-Wide Aggressive Road Enforcement. Full story...
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Holiday Drunk Driving Numbers

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videoThe government says drunk driving related deaths throughout the country are down, but here in North Carolina it's a very different story. Full story...
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Law Enforcement Officers Ready for Party Weekend

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North Carolina Highway Patrol officers say the roads this weekend may well be more dangerous than New Years Eve. Full story...
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Consulting firm wins $98,000 contract to review NC Highway Patrol

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A consulting company has been hired to conduct an in-depth review of the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Full story...
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