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Archive for March, 2009

NC school bus wreck in Mint Hill injures 4

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

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MINT HILL, N.C. — A North Carolina school bus driver has been charged with driving while impaired after a wreck that sent four students to a hospital.

Mint Hill Police Department Lt. John Rowell said Tuesday that 32-year-old Desiree Kelly of Charlotte has been charged with DWI and reckless driving. He said the DWI stems from prescription drugs, not alcohol, and that an officer on the scene noticed that Kelly was having trouble staying awake.

Kelly has been taken to the country jail. School system spokeswoman Kathleen Johansen said she has been suspended with pay pending the results of the investigation.

The bus was carrying 15 students when it hit a brick mailbox and crashed into a ditch Tuesday morning on its way to Independence High School. Johansen said the students’ injuries were not
life-threatening.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Four North Carolina high school students were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg school bus wreck.

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Man charged after SUV crashes into building on Military Cutoff

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A 46-year-old man faces a felony charge in connection with a wreck Sunday in which an SUV crossed six lanes of a busy street and crashed into a building.

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Minivan driver still hospitalized in serious condition

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A 79-year-old man who was hospitalized last week after his minivan crashed into a concrete barrier near the Snow’s Cut Bridge is still in the hospital.Dewey Admiral Hodgin Jr. of Wilmington is in serious condition, a spokesman for New Hanover Regional Medical Center said Monday.

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Are drug suspects responsible for officer’s death? Grand jury hears evidence

Monday, March 9th, 2009

A New Hanover County grand jury is expected to finish weighing on Tuesday whether a drug suspect who led police on a car chase will be held responsible for the death of a Wilmington police officer who died on duty.

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Schnitzler named CEO of Port City Java

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Port City Java has promoted Steve Schnitzler, a longtime employee, to head the company’s operations, according to a statement the company released Monday.

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