Week in Review: Trump, Pirates, and crime across the East

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Another week is in the books, and the nation is that much closer to finding out who will become the next president.

Political experts have called the past week one of Donald Trump’s worst, as he went head to head with a Muslim family who lost their son in the U.S. Army, and made controversial remarks about Russia’s military involvements.

Despite that, Trump said his campaign is going well. Other Republicans, like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, don’t agree.

“He’s remarkably under performing and we’ll see whether or not he can take a deep breath and learn these lessons,” Gingrich said.

Meanwhile in Pitt County, convicted murderer Antwan Anthony was back in court, as his lawyers argued for a new sentencing trial. His attorneys said a Pitt County Sheriff’s employee made inappropriate comments during the trial that may have influenced the jury. In the end, the judge disagreed.

Nearly a dozen people were also arrested in Pitt County for staging auto accidents and claiming $25,000 worth of fraudulent claims from insurance agencies.

Insurance agents said these types of crimes cost everyone.

“10 cents of every dollar that you pay in insurance premium actually goes to paying insurance fraud,” said Gayle Bailey, a State Farm Agent.

Across North Carolina, a judge said he needed more time before making a ruling on the controversial House Bill 2. Republicans and Democrats remain at odds over the bill, which has gained national attention and cost the state millions of dollars.

Meanwhile on a lighter note, ECU, the Panthers, and high school teams all returned to the fields this week. The Panthers held their Fan Fest, and the countdown to kick off is officially on for Pirate fans.

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