Gun owned by agent who toppled Capone headed to Vegas museum

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. — The gun is a triumph of American craftsmanship from the early 20th century, its sleek barrel familiar to anyone raised on the movies of Bogart and Cagney, “Scarface” and “Little Caesar.”Except this Smith & Wesson .38 special has real-life stories to tell, stories of America’s most legendary mobster and the undercover agent who was instrumental in toppling him when so many others had failed.

  • Police officers corral grazing miniature horses

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police officers in Alaska’s biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.

  • Seattle police corral goats running through neighborhood

    SEATTLE — Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood.

  • Stepmom charged in death of 3-year-old Florida boy

    HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Police charged the stepmother of a 3-year-old boy with aggravated manslaughter Wednesday and accused her of hiding the boy’s badly bruised, lifeless body in a box in the laundry room before reporting him missing.

  • Toast the end of ‘Mad Men’ with the era’s classic cocktails

    From Don Draper’s old fashioneds to Roger Sterling’s smuggled-in Stoli, cocktails have played a deliciously major role on AMC’s “Mad Men.” But was it really that great an era to drink?

  • Murder charge dropped against woman after 22 years on death row

    PHOENIX — An Arizona woman who spent more than two decades on death row in her 4-year-old son’s killing saw her murder charge dismissed Monday, bringing an end to a controversial case that relied almost entirely on the work of a detective with a long history of misconduct.

Student recognized for literacy program

SouthWest Edgecombe High School student Saquan Revis was recognized at a recent meeting of the Edgecombe County Public Schools Board of Education for his “League of Literacy” organization.

Police charge man with assaulting officers

A Rocky Mount man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted two officers.

Alpacas find home in eastern N.C,. away from native Peru

GREENVILLE — Imagine the softest fleece blanket, with fabric several inches thick. Even that imagined textile won’t come close to the feeling of a fully fleeced alpaca.

Former North Edgecombe product Harrell has Louisville on cusp of another Final Four

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Standing underneath the dull lights that break up the gray monotony of the of the Carrier Dome, it’s easy to see the stage that former North Edgecombe star Montrezl Harrell, now in his third year at Louisville, has created for himself.

Spoof emails test workers’ wariness

NEW YORK – The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive.

Colleges corral ‘Animal House’ antics

Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing.

  • Churches bolster unity through faith

Three times now these two church congregations, one white and one black, have come together.

  • Hale set as conference speaker

    An accomplished Georgia minister will be the featured speaker for the 2015 Women’s Conference to be held in May by North End Missionary Baptist Church.Dr.

  • Comedy doesn’t get expected laughter

    NEW YORK – In the annals of film festival flops – from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes – the premiere of the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” will go down as a doozy.

  • 'Thrones' creator won't rush book

    SAN FRANCISCO – George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

  • Lagasse transforms Creole food

    Before Emeril Lagasse was a celebrity, he was a cook. Before he charmed television audiences, he dazzled New Orleans diners.

Our Views

Telegram editorial writers weigh in on local, state and national issues.

  • Senate tax-cut plan too risky for state

    While their counterparts in the N.C. House last week were sensibly working to restore the historic preservation tax credit program, Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate unveiled a dubious plan to cut personal and corporate income taxes by $1 billion.

  • Ending driver’s ed supplement is risky

    The N.C. General Assembly hopes to use $26 million a year for other purposes once the funding runs out at the end of June for driver’s education in public schools.

  • Legislature’s clash hurts recruiting effort

    With the passing of each week, the hopes of landing a major automaker in Eastern North Carolina grow a little dimmer.

  • Maybe it’s time to change paperwork

    For all of the partisan bickering and sniping we’ve seen in Raleigh in recent years, there appears to be one issue that knows no party boundaries – the state ethics disclosure form.

  • Bill a healthy start for vaccine policy

    Personal freedom and public health collided in recent months with an outbreak of measles in California, mostly among kids who were never vaccinated against the disease.