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April 5th, 2011
Zahra Baker's finalized death certificate reveals what most everyone already knew: the 10-year-old cancer survivor was murdered.
An updated death certificate released Tuesday from the Catawba County Register of Deeds reveals Zahra died Oct. 26 from "undetermined homicidal violence."
The October date directly contradicts previous indictments in Zahra's death that claim the child's stepmother, Elisa Baker, murdered her on or about Sept. 24.
It's possible the Oct. 24 date indicates when police positively identified the remains found throughout Caldwell County as Zahra's.
A Hickory man faces sexual charges with a child, who is apparently a family member.
Daniel Devenney, 42, was arrested Friday after Catawba County Department of Social Services notified Hickory Police of a possible crime. The police started an investigation Friday morning, involving Devenney and a 10-year-old child. Devenney was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with one count each of felony indecent liberties with children, felony first-degree sexual assault and felony child abuse.
Kevin Laney and his fiance Shelly Ball picked up the twisted springs and ripped nets from a trampoline thrown 50 yards during a storm early Tuesday morning.
Laney and Ball, both of Maiden, pick up scrap metal and sell the pieces for money. For them, Tuesday's destructive storm is both a blessing and a curse. By Tuesday at 10 a.m., Laney had hauled the remains of about two trampolines in the back of his pickup truck, and he was preparing to get more.
Two suspects are in custody after invading a home Tuesday afternoon and leading police on a car chase in Sherrills Ford.
A home on Island Point Road was invaded by a man and a woman, who then fled the scene. Several area law enforcement agencies caught the suspects at the corner of Island Point Road and Sherrills Ford Road on Tuesday afternoon.
For complete details be sure to see the Wednesday print edition of The O-N-E.
Portions of Providence Mill Road in Maiden are blocked Tuesday afternoon as crews work to restore power after a reported tornado ripped through the area.
Some Maiden residents were still without power Tuesday afternoon after the storm toppled trees and power lines.
Duke Energy released a statement on its website saying that more than 200,000 of the company's customers were without power as of Tuesday at 5 a.m.
Check back with The O-N-E for more information and pictures as the county's clean-up efforts continue.
Two maiden schools will dismiss early Tuesday following severe weather overnight.
Maiden High and Maiden Middle schools will both dismiss at 11 a.m., according to Catawba County Schools. Power outages at the schools were cited for the early dismissal.
Monday night's severe weather caused storm damage throughout the Maiden and Sherrills Ford communities of southeastern Catawba County. Work crews are working to clear roadways and restore power in the area.
Police have identified the body of the man found floating Sunday in the South Fork River near Maiden.
Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said Monday deputies know who the deceased man is, but won't release the man's name until his family is notified.
Two men, Elliott Teague and Justin Collins, were in canoes when they discovered the man's body as they were floating down the South Fork River on Sunday about 2:30 p.m.
A 5-year-old girl is recovering Monday after being struck by a car.
The child was with her mother when she was crossing N.C. 127 near Third Street NE in Hickory about 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
According to police, the mother was carrying an 18-month-old baby in her arms, and the girl stepped into traffic.
The mother and baby weren't injured in the incident, but the girl was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
The girl suffered a broken leg, but is expected to recover.
No charges were filed Sunday at the scene.
Two men were arrested Monday after allegedly robbing a store then leading police on a high-speed, three-county chase.
Daniel Ray Williams, 37, of Lincolnton, and James Hill, 39, of Winston-Salem, face charges of armed robbery and speeding to elude, said Hickory Police Maj. Clyde Deal.
The men allegedly walked into the Dollar General store on U.S. 70 SW in Hickory about 8:15 a.m. Monday and demanded money from the clerk. Deal said the men displayed a gun and were wearing fake beards to conceal their identities.
A Maiden woman faces drug trafficking charges Monday after deputies allegedly found $100 of heroin in her possession.
Lincoln County sheriff's deputies were conducting surveillance off N.C. 150 East on Saturday when they noticed two suspicious vehicles in the area. The deputies saw the vehicles in the area before, which prompted them to make a traffic stop.
During the traffic stop, police seized about 10 grams of heroin, which is valued at $100.