News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

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Described in an FBI affidavit as the main heroin supplier for the reputed “Godfather” of the Imperial Gangsta Bloods, Ricky Weldon “Sosa” Love Jackson has family ties in Northampton County and recently relocated to Weldon.

Roanoke Rapids police Monday arrested a Uniondale, New York, man wanted in a Friday Emporia hospital bomb threat.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:37

RRPD investigates morning stabbing

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a stabbing that occurred around 3 a.m. today involving a man who said he was assaulted while he was walking.

A preliminary report on a March 9 Amtrak collision in Halifax backs earlier statements given by the state Highway Patrol on how the crash happened.

Two men already facing charges in a botched robbery attempt — one of them currently at large — have more counts lodged against them in a motorcycle theft in Garysburg last month.

Monday, 30 March 2015 15:41

Man charged in Sunday evening domestic

A boyfriend-girlfriend dispute led to charges against a Halifax man Sunday evening.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 15:21

Key documents sealed in Jackson heroin case

Key documents have been sealed in the heroin distribution case of a Weldon man arrested Friday on a federal warrant.

Antwain Eugene Whitmore was sentenced to nine to 12 years in prison in a 2012 crash where a 28-year-old woman died.

A man with possible ties to the local heroin trade was arrested by City County Drug Task Force agents assisting federal agents on the service of an arrest warrant.