Judge declares mistrial jury 'not guilty' one count

Good afternoon, Maureen O'Boyle here in the WBTV newsroom.

Judge tells jury to go back to work!! Early this afternoon the jury sent a note to the judge it had a verdict but only on count 3, the charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions from heiress Bunny Mellon.  Judge Catherine Eagles issued what's called an ‘Allen Charge' to the jury.  Basically telling the jury this is an important case, time and money have been spent on it, and they need to go back to work on the other five counts against the former North Carolina Senator.  We'll keep you posted online and we'll have live report with the latest!

The drug known as 'Bath Salts' linked to crazy face eating case in Florida and we've found local teens have seen firsthand the bizarre behavior the drug causes.  Bath salts were banned almost a year ago in North Carolina, but a new form of the drug can be found at stores all across our area.  Tonight we at five we're talking with teens who say parents need to know kids haven't given up on the drug that's more dangerous than ever.

WBTV's story on Harris Teeter robbery leads police to new clues in armed robbery cases.  We were the first to show you the surveillance video of the crime as it unfolded Tuesday night.  Harris Teeter is offering a 50,000 dollar reward for the capture of the two men police believe are behind a string of violent robberies.  We'll tell you where the case stands at five.

Trending at WBTV.com: A United States Secret Service agent has been placed on leave after investigators say he was caught on tape driving recklessly and "blue lighting" drivers on Interstate 77. He even was seen getting in front of a driver and slamming on his brakes. Click here to see the video.

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