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DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

DOT Announces ‘Operation Firecracker’ Ahead of Holiday Travel

Traffic & Roads
Car and trucks in Traffic jam on highway in rush hour (bignai/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Today marks the start of one of the busiest holiday travel seasons of the year. AAA says they predict around 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend from June 30th to July 4th. That number is up 3.7% over 2021, bringing the number of travelers just shy of the numbers in 2019, prior to most COVID-19 Stay at Home orders. In preparation for the increase in holiday travel, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program has started its annual Fourth of July Booze It & Lose It campaign, this year known as 'Operation Firecracker'. Troopers with the State Highway Patrol will have an increased its presence across North Carolina to stop or discourage unsa...
Multi-County Vehicle Chase Ends In Arrest Of Wanted Suspect

Multi-County Vehicle Chase Ends In Arrest Of Wanted Suspect

Crime
Police car with blue lights -Stock Photo (astrosystem / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - An armed and dangerous wanted suspect led police on a multi-county vehicle chase that ended only after spike strips disabled the suspects vehicle in Montgomery County. On February 18th, 2022, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office notified Randolph County 911 that they had just been in a vehicle pursuit with a suspect identified as Jonathan Luke Edwards. Police had last seen Edwards near NC Hwy 49 South in Randolph county. Edwards was considered armed and dangerous and was wanted as an absconder from probation along with 14 outstanding warrants ranging from vehicle theft, possessing firearms as a felon, assaulting government officials, and felony fleeing arrest. Detectives with the Randolph Cou...
Suspect Arrested After Stealing Car With Baby Inside

Suspect Arrested After Stealing Car With Baby Inside

News
A suspect who stole an SUV with a baby inside was arrested following a chase that ended on Old Lexington Rd just south of Asheboro with the baby being found uninjured. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A suspect who stole an SUV with a baby inside hits a set of stop sticks deployed by the Randolph County Sherriff's Office at the intersection of Lake Lucas Rd and Old Lexington Rd. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A stolen SUV, with a stolen baby insdie, and an attached stolen trailer flees down Old Lexington Rd after hitting a set of stop sticks only moments before. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Police look over the eight-month-old child who was inside the stolen SUV following the chase, the child was checked out by EMS and was un-hurt in the incident. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) - ...