North Carolina defense contractor Philip A. Mearing was sentenced by a federal judge to five years in prison for defrauding the federal government of more than $15 million. Mearing, 48, send fraudulent payments from his company, Global Services Corp., to two straw companies run by co-conspirator Kenneth Bricker.
Fayeteville police have charged and arrested a suspect in connection with a rape investigation that occurred on February 7, 2014.
Fayetteville police are investigating after a woman was found dead inside a hotel room Monday night.
Authorities closed part of Fayetteville Street in Durham early Tuesday morning after a water main break.