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Archive for September, 2009

7 face charges in weekend fights downtown

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Wilmington | Seven people were arrested downtown over two nights this weekend, officials said. The charges were related to allegations of disorderly conduct after bars closed Saturday and Sunday mornings, according to a statement from Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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Man shot in neck on Friday night

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Wilmington | A 20-year-old walked into the emergency room of New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Friday with a gunshot wound in the neck, officials said.The victim arrived about 9:35 p.m. and spoke with an officer at the hospital, according to a statement from Lucy Crockett, spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department.

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Attack, robbery accounts of homeless man probed

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Wilmington | Officers are trying to sort out various accounts of an incident this weekend in which a homeless man said he was beaten and robbed by people he knew.

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Law failed to protect sexually abused autistic teen

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

By Veronica GonzalezVeronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

At the start of school last year, the teen’s stepfather was emptying her backpack when an envelope slipped out. Marked with the letters “SWAK” (sealed with a kiss), he thought it strange. He didn’t think his 16-year-old autistic stepdaughter had a boyfriend. He opened the envelope, unfolded the letter inside and started to read. The message was so…

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N.C. alcohol agency reports 2 missing assault rifles

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The disappearance of two assault rifles from a state agency, combined with an accidental shooting this summer, has led to a tougher inventory policy and new scrutiny of the department’s arsenal.

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