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Archive for January, 2009

Getaway driver pleads guilty in 2007 gang murder

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

A man who authorities say was the getaway driver in a gang-related shooting in 2007 was convicted Tuesday. <br>Kevin Tremell Green, 28, pleaded guilty in New Hanover County court as an accessory after the fact in the second-degree murder of Tonyo Brown, said New Hanover County Assistant District Attorney Jon David.

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Burgaw woman charged with forging painkiller prescriptions

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Authorities arrested a woman this week on charges that she forged prescriptions and illegally obtained hundreds of painkillers for distribution, officials said.

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Three sent to hospital after three-car collision

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Three cars collided in a rush-hour crash Tuesday evening at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and Country Club Drive.<br>The crash occurred a little after 5 p.m. and sent at least three people to the hospital, one of them a child, officials said.<br>Police at the scene did not yet know the extent of the victims’ injuries.

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Drug trafficker pleads guilty to drug, robbery charges

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to drug and robbery charges in New Hanover County court on Tuesday and was sentenced to serve about six or seven years in prison.<br>Michael John Sands Jr.’s convictions came about two months after a 21-year-old woman overdosed on drugs, including heroin, at his home, while Sands was on bond awaiting trial.

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May soon be against the law to use your cell phone in the car

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

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