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Archive for March, 2009

Man charged with stealing DVD’s from Kohl’s

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Police chased down a man Tuesday night who they say stuffed DVD’s and video games in his pants and ran from a department store.

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Buckets’ visit to St. Mary a slam dunk

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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A first grader at St. Mary Catholic School brought one of his tallest friends to school for show and tell Wednesday.

“I ran out of things to bring and everything got boring so now he is here,” said Jack Knott.

Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes stopped by Jack Knott’s first grade class. Jack and his classmates compared shoe sizes and learned how to do a few tricks with the basketball.

“Every time you get around the kids you just get this overwhelming feeling of happiness and joy and you want to share with them what you’ve learned and what you’ve experienced,” explained Buckets.

Knott said having a friend everyone can look up to gained him some popularity around the school. “One of my friends who just was peaking in here was like ‘hi Jack. Jack you’re famous.’”

After he met the class, Buckets put on a show for the entire school. He taught the kids about building good character while showing off some of his skills. “I want to be one of those guys that people remember from the Harlem Globetrotters that made a positive impression, not only on the kids, but families all over the world.”

Cleary, Buckets made a positive impression on Knott and his love for basketball.

Knott was able to bring buckets to school after he won a contest through WGNI radio. His classmates were sure happy he entered.

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videoHarlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes stopped by Jack Knott’s first grade class. Jack and his classmates compared shoe sizes and learned how to do a few tricks with the basketball.

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Marine charged with making bomb threat at ILM

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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One Camp Lejeune Marine may be facing federal charges after making a bomb threat at ILM last night.

Private First Class Nicholas Hanke was traveling home to Charlotte for nine days on a US Airways flight out of Wilmington.

Officials say he boarded the flight and started threatening the passengers, screaming “this aircraft is going to blow up.”

When flight attendants and the pilot tried to remove him from the plane, he assaulted them, as well as law enforcement officers. Officials say he appeared intoxicated.

“Our warning is, as it’s always been, with the current state of the world regarding terrorism, these are serious matters, these jokes are taken seriously by the airport, by the department of homeland security, and TSA, so our warning is, don’t joke around,” said Gary Broughton of ILM Airport.

The airport rescanned all the baggage on the flight as a precaution, delaying passengers by a little more than an hour.

Hanke is being held at New Hanover County Jail under $5,000 secured bond.

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One Camp Lejeune Marine may be facing federal charges after making a bomb threat at ILM last night.

Officials say he boarded the flight and started threatening the passengers, screaming “this aircraft is going to blow up.”

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Fourth rabies case found in New Hanover; see map for location

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

New Hanover County has found another rabid raccoon, the fourth case of the contagious disease so far this year. Officials urge residents to make sure their dogs, cats or ferrets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccines.

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More details learned about Anthony Pierce

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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We’re learning more about Anthony Pierce. He worked for the city of Wilmington as a trash collector for two years. Since the incident surrounding Officer Matthews’ death, Pierce has been terminated from the city.

He didn’t show up to work for nearly two weeks because he was in jail, and committed a felony while still employed with the city.

He had a prior conviction for armed robbery in Pennsylvania.

Simple background checks are required for all prospective city employees, but the city only does a criminal check for employees who will be dealing with money, the law or children.

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We’re learning more about Anthony Pierce. He worked for the city of Wilmington as a trash collector for two years. Since the incident surrounding Officer Matthews’ death, Pierce has been terminated from the city.

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