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Students safe after shooting threat in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Twelve Elon students experienced a close call after a potentially fatal shooting on Sunday night around 11:30 at the George Washington Center Residential & Academic Facility at NoMa. According to senior Steven Armendariz, the building’s fire alarm sounded shortly after 11:30 PM. Students began walking to the main stairwell in their building. He says he was one ...Full Article

AC units stolen from Trollinger Apartments

Updated with new photograph at 8:27 PM on July 28.  According to Town of Elon Police, two air conditioning units were stolen from Trollinger Apartments during the past week. ...Full Article

Elon community gathers to reflect, honor Orlando   

By: Tyler Patchen Elon University held memorial services on Monday in the aftermath of the shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse Orlando. Members of the community gathered in the ...Full Article

Sophomore charged in breaking and entering

McCrae A. Wahl, 19, of Burlington, was charged with felony first degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, according to the ...Full Article

Elon student arrested for Driving While Impaired

Elon student Grace Gaskin Shealy, 19, was arrested Sunday night after a traffic accident. According to the Town of Elon Police report, police responded to a crash on East Haggard Avenue ...Full Article

Elon student charged on multiple drug charges

Elon University freshman Lorin Myer Tobey, 19, of Fairfield, Connecticut, was charged by Elon University Campus Safety & Police on January 30 for multiple drug charges. Elon Campus Safety ...Full Article

Co-owner of Pandora’s Pies, The Fat Frogg Arrested

UPDATED: Aug. 4, 2016 The Alamance County District Attorney dismissed a breaking and entering charge against the co-owner of Pandora’s Pies and The Fat Frogg Bar and Grill. Peter ...Full Article

Elon student reports he was held at knifepoint

According to an email sent to students by Smith Jackson, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, an Elon student reported that he was held at knifepoint ...Full Article

An Elon Connection to the WDBJ Shooting

“I asked her if it was hard to be a journalist and she said ‘Yeah, of course it is. It is hard. And it will be but you’ll love ...Full Article

Sheriff Terry Johnson speaks after dismissal of DOJ lawsuit

Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson spoke today for the first time since a judge dismissed the federal lawsuit that alleged that he and his office discriminated against and profiled Latinos within Alamance County. ...Full Article

Two dead just outside Elon

Police found a man and a woman dead inside their home on Walker Rd. in an apparent murder-suicide, Thursday afternoon July 2. According to Alamance County Sheriff, Terry Johnson, ...Full Article

Student arrested for trafficking and possession of LSD

Story Updated: Thurs. Nov. 27 9:30 a.m. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office says first-year Elon student Tyler Heath Gammon, 17, of Flower Mound, Texas, was released from jail Tues. Nov. ...Full Article

Off-campus robbery results in missing car

A car, keys to the car and iPad were stolen from a student’s off-campus Sheridan Place apartment some time between 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m Tuesday, according to an email ...Full Article

Update: Police Believe Armed Robbery was Falsified

An Elon store clerk has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, larceny by employee and resisting a public officer. Steven Shane Jernigan, 24, was taken ...Full Article

Elon man arrested on rape and burglary charges

A well-known West End Terrace employee was arrested Sunday, April 27. Anthony “Gus” Giannola, 31, of 111 Bell Tower Ct.,  faces charges for felony second degree rape and burglary. ...Full Article

Police: Three Elon football players hurt at party.

Three Elon football players suffered injuries after fighting with non-Elon students at a party on West College Avenue early Sunday morning, according to police. The police report says quarterback Michael ...Full Article

Three Elon students arrested on drug charges

Elon Police arrested three Elon students on drug charges last week. The three arrests were unrelated. According to the Elon Police, former Elon Football Linebacker, Jake Elliott, faces a ...Full Article

Smith Jackson warns of potential indecent exposure

Elon Campus Police are investigating a potential indecent exposure incident that occurred on Tuesday, February 18 at the intersection of Haggard and O’Kelly Avenues. According to the police report, ...Full Article

Elon student charged with sexual offense

Elon senior Jeremy Jacob is pleading “not guilty” to two cases of 2nd degree sexual offense. Jacob was arrested on Jan. 27. He was released after making $40,000 bail. ...Full Article

Freshman arrested in Danieley drug bust

Orion Ezra Sires, a member of the class of 2017, was arrested Friday morning at his Danieley I apartment. Sires has been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors. The list ...Full Article

Mall shooting in Maryland leaves students in shock

Shoppers have returned to The Mall in Columbia today, after a gunman open fired in the Howard County, Md. mall this past weekend. Darion Marcus Aguilar shot two people ...Full Article

Elon residents arrested in drug investigation

Two Elon residents were arrested Tuesday in the Brookside Mobile Home Park as a part of a six-month-long joint drug investigation led by the Elon Police Department. Elon Police ...Full Article

United States files for extension in Alexis Gray’s trial

Federal attorneys representing the United States of America are asking a federal judge to extend their time to respond to the defense’s motion of particulars from December 9 to ...Full Article

New details on the arrest of Alexis Gray

Elon Local News has obtained the full narrative of Alexis Gray’s arrest, through federal court documents. On Nov. 25, 2012, Elon University Campus Safety and Police was alerted that ...Full Article

Alexis Gray charged in federal court

Alexis Gray, the 19-year-old who came to Elon’s campus last year with a rifle, now faces federal charges in United States District Court. According to federal court documents, Gray ...Full Article

Smith Jackson Email Reports Campus Thefts

Elon Campus Safety and Police are investigating two theft incidents. Smith Jackson sent an email at 6 p.m. Monday to the student body regarding the thefts. According to the ...Full Article

Two Suspects Arrested after Break-in

Two suspects were arrested this weekend after breaking in to an Elon home. According to the Elon Police Department, the two homeowners of 114 Elm Crest Drive in Elon ...Full Article

Alexis Gray Update

ELN first broke the news that an Alamance County Judge lifted Alexis Gray’s requirement to wear an electronic monitoring device, and Vice President of Student Life Smith Jackson has ...Full Article

Student hospitalized after hit by drunk driver

Sophomore Amanda Beland is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a drunk driver just a few feet from the Acorn Inn. Beland’s friend Mary Robins was holding ...Full Article

Former Elon Football Player Arrested On Drug Charges

Former Elon Football Defensive Back, Jerrell Armstrong was arrested Tuesday evening for felony possession of marijuana. According to the police report, Armstrong was stopped on East Haggard Avenue last ...Full Article

Man Arrested For Trespassing on Campus

A 41-year-old Spring Lake man was arrested for trespassing on Elon University’s campus late at night on Sept. 11. According to the police report, Jerry Grier Jr., 41, was ...Full Article

Drugs Found Near Mooney

A Physical Plant employee was working on an air conditioning unit on the east side of Mooney when he found drugs and paraphernalia. According to the police report, 8.9 ...Full Article

Graham Man Charged With Killing Elon Woman

A Graham man is facing second degree murder charges for a fatal wreck in June on the intersection of University Drive and Manning Avenue. William Scott, 36, is also ...Full Article

Underage Drinking Rights

Underage drinking is a common issue on college campuses and sometimes Elon students are unsure how to react when approached by a police officer, especially if they’ve been drinking ...Full Article

Graham Man Arrested on Strangulation Charges

An Alamance County man is accused of punching, biting and choking a female Elon student in the Station at Mill Point, according to police reports. Elon Campus Police arrested ...Full Article

Home Invasion at Gun Point

Police responded to a gunpoint home invasion robbery at 4 a.m. Saturday on the 200 block of Neal Street. Elon Town Police are searching for two suspects. According to ...Full Article

Championship Rings Stolen from Elon Baseball Player’s Home

Two rings, a laptop, and an XBOX were among items stolen An Elon baseball player arrived to his Jennings Berry Drive residence early Sunday morning to find his 2011 ...Full Article

Gang Activity Near Elon

Right outside the Elon bubble students might not notice a big problem taking over Burlington - gang activity. I spoke with Sergeant Brandon Jones of the Alamance City County ...Full Article

Former Elon football star stabbed

Scott Riddle, former star quarterback of the Elon football team, was stabbed in a fight outside an Asheboro night club around 2:20 Saturday morning, according to Asheboro police. Police ...Full Article

Former Elon Student Died Monday

A former Elon University student passed away Monday, according to an email from Dr. Smith Jackson, Vice President for Student Life. Melanie Manley, who was last enrolled at Elon ...Full Article

North Carolina Supreme Court Votes 3-3 in Ochsner v. Elon

The North Carolina Supreme Court voted 3-3 on Friday in the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling of Nick Ochsner v. Elon University. This vote failed to overturn the ...Full Article

Student Hit by Car on East Haggard Avenue

A first-year, female Elon student was hit by a car on East Haggard Avenue today, at the crosswalk outside of the Powell building, according to Director of the Elon ...Full Article

New Information about Burlington Train Accident

The Burlington Police Department has provided Elon Local News with a press release on Friday’s train accident: On Friday February 22, 2013 at 1928 hrs Burlington Police, Burlington Fire ...Full Article

Arrests Made in Gunpoint Robbery

Today, two men were arrested for robbing an Elon student at gunpoint on February 1st. James Long Booker of Gibsonville and Cory Wilson of Burlington were placed under arrest ...Full Article

Elon Student Charged with Assaulting A Police Officer

Elon University third-year-student William Lounsbury was arrested Sunday after assaulting a Town of Elon Police officer. According to the incident report, Officers James Giannotti of the Elon Town Police ...Full Article

Elon Theft Update

In the last two weeks, eight separate cases of theft have occurred near Elon’s campus, and seven of the cases involved Elon students. In each incident, students had items ...Full Article

Gunpoint Robbery Follow-Up

The Elon Town Police have requested help from the NC State Bureau of Investigation with their investigation into the February 1st gunpoint robbery of an Elon student. They are ...Full Article

Student Robbed at Gunpoint

An Elon student was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning behind building D of the Trollinger Apartments. According to the police report, a black male took the student’s wallet ...Full Article

Safe Surrender

This past weekend, Greensboro officials partnered up with community leaders to help with gun control right here in the Triad. Handguns, shotguns, rifles and ammunition were all collected at ...Full Article

DOJ files civil rights suit against Alamance County Sheriff

The United States Department of Justice filed a civil rights lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson Thursday, after he was faced with allegations of racial profiling and discrimination. ...Full Article

No-Contact Order Filed Against Alexis Gray

Elon Local News worked with The Pendulum to obtain a no-contact order for stalking or nonconsensual sexual conduct filed against Alexis Gray on December 3. Gray, the 18-year-old who ...Full Article

Gray “Uses Suicide as a Threat”

Elon Local News has obtained copies of the domestic violence protective order against Alexis Gray, taken out by her ex-boyfriend, Elon student Greg Seelagy. In the document, Gray is ...Full Article

Update: Alexis Gray Sent Back to PA

The Alamance County District Attorney charged Alexis Morgan Gray this week with felony possession of a firearm on a college campus, according to an email this morning from Dr. ...Full Article

How to look for signs of relationship violence

Senior Chrissy Pacewicz knows first hand the dangers of an unhealthy relationship. “It started off fine and it was a good relationship and then I think he just became ...Full Article

Campus Police emergency training, Chief says ‘we can always do more’

Every year the cops you see around campus go through training. Each Officer on the campus squad is certified by the State of North Carolina and completes the basic ...Full Article

Remington Rifle Seized From Alexis Gray

Elon Local News obtained the first page of the incident report for Alexis Gray’s case. According to the report Gray had a Remington-597.22 caliber rifle, a knife and 6.5 ...Full Article

Alexis Gray’s Ex-Boyfriend

ELN is able to report Alexis Gray’s ex-boyfriend is Greg Seelagy. Seelagy is listed as a first-year student in the Elon student directory. We reached out to Seelagy for ...Full Article

Alexis Gray Released From ARMC

Alexis Gray, the 18-year-old who Elon administrators say arrived armed on campus last Sunday, was released this morning from Alamance Regional Medical Center, according to an email from Dr. ...Full Article

AUDIO: Alexis Gray 911 Call

ELN has obtained part of the 911 call referenced in the recent Smith Jackson email about Alexis Gray. The call was placed at 11:48 a.m. This clip is a ...Full Article

Campus Police stop armed woman at Danieley Center

Campus security apprehended a young woman in possession of a rifle, ammunition and other weapons on Elon University’s campus Sunday, according to an email sent by Dr. Smith Jackson, ...Full Article

Asian Racial Slur

We spoke to an Elon student who said she believes that she was the subject of the Smith Jackson email below. We reached out to Dr. Jackson for comment, ...Full Article

An Assault and Robbery Near Campus

A Saturday night for one 21-year-old male ended with an unexpected trip to the hospital. According to Elon Town Police, Tyler Faucett of Mebane, who is not an Elon ...Full Article

Body of Missing Burlington Woman Located

The body of Ruzie Suggs, Burlington resident and aunt of Elon faculty member Nagatha Tonkins, was found in Halifax County, Va. early Saturday morning. Suggs, who was believed to ...Full Article

Update on ALE

Rumors have been circulating regarding the number of arrests and citations given out last weekend. After speaking with the Elon Town Police and Alcohol Law enforcement, we were able ...Full Article

DOJ: Alamance County Sheriff Targeted Latinos, Called Them ‘Taco Eaters’

From 1990 to 2010, the Latino population in Alamance County increased from 600 to over 16,000, now accounting for 11 percent of the total population, according to the 2010 ...Full Article

ALE Mythbusters: What you need to know

Police were out in full force this weekend. And with them? Alcohol Law Enforcement, or ALE. ALE is a state-wide branch of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. ...Full Article

A Computer Hacking At Elon

Ciera Martinez was on her computer in class when her mouse started acting funny. So she shut down her computer and went to the Alpha Kappa Alpha house. “I ...Full Article

Death of UNC- Chapel Hill Student Impacts Elon Students

A university student was found dead at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill last Friday and even death at some other campus will impact any university. Faith ...Full Article

Security Cameras on Campus

Several cameras were recently added to the Station at Mill Point, but where will they be put next? Reporter Joe Bruno looked into it.Full Article