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Archive for November, 2009

Creekwood murder suspect turns himself in

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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A murder suspect is in custody after turning himself in Monday night.

Dameion Fagan of Wilmington has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Delvin McIntyre in the Creekwood area on October 28th.

Fagan is currently is being held without bond.

 
 
 
 

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A murder suspect is in custody after turning himself in Monday night.

Dameion Fagan of Wilmington has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting…

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NC head of Muslim group criticizes Texas shooter

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina politician who heads a national Muslim civil rights group has condemned the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that state Sen. Larry Shaw said violent acts blamed on Muslims tarnish the image of Islam.

Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with killing 13 people at the Texas post. Hasan is a Muslim who reportedly opposed the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Shaw has been chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations since March. The Fayetteville Democrat compared Islamic fanatics with the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis as falsely claiming to represent majority views.

Shaw says Muslims who support killing innocent people don’t represent true Islam.

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

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A North Carolina politician who heads a national Muslim civil rights group has condemned the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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Local mom urges more needs to be done about recent crib recall

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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A design problem in drop side cribs is being blamed for the deaths of at least four infants. A Burgaw mother who has had her problems with that type of crib said more needs to be done to protect children.

“In 2006, I walked in to my daughter’s room to check on her, and her head was caught in between the mattress, the frame, and the bedrail,” described Deanna Doria of Burgaw.

Deanna daughter, Michaela, was three months old when the accident happened. Luckily, Michaela was not seriously injured.

Deanna said, “When I called the company and told them about it, they offered to send them a repair kit, which right there told me they already knew about the problem and hadn’t said anything.”

That was three years ago. It was not until last year, that a law was passed, requiring safety testing and permitting the government to set tougher mandatory standards for childrens’ products.

Still, the deaths of four children have been linked to a malfunction in the design of the recalled cribs. The recall affects 2.1 million cribs made by Stork Craft Manufacturing between 1993 and October of this year. Nearly 150,000 of them carry the Fisher Price name.

“The hardware can crack, a depression is made in the bed, and the baby’s head gets caught in that depression and the baby can strangle and die,” described CPSC former Chairman Ann Brown.

Deanna Doria considers herself one of the lucky ones. “If I hadn’t gone in at that time, then I wouldn’t have my daughter right now,” she said.

In the past five years, nearly 5 million cribs have been recalled for a range of problems. Earlier this month, Maclaren recalled one million strollers after 12 children had their fingertips amputated in the stroller’s hinges.

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videoWhen you put your kids to bed at night, you want to know they are safe. But after the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled more than two million cribs, parents are beginning to wonder.

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NC chief: 20 work on probe of girl’s rape, slaying

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — A North Carolina police chief says about 20 people are working on the investigation of the rape and slaying of a 5-year-old girl.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the task force is tracing tips police receive about the death of Shaniya Davis two weeks ago.

Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine says investigators don’t yet know why the girl was withdrawn from school weeks before she died.

The girl’s mother is charged with human trafficking and felony child abuse involving prostitution. A Cumberland County Sheriff’s spokeswoman says Antoinette Davis has been moved to a women’s prison as a special health precaution because she is pregnant.

An acquaintance of Davis is charged with murder, rape and kidnapping.

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

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A North Carolina police chief says about 20 people are working on the investigation of the rape and slaying of a 5-year-old girl.

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Back Then – Fresh turkey for 39 cents a pound in 1959

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

If you were doing your Thanksgiving shopping in 1959, you would have paid 39 cents a pound for fresh-killed turkey hens at Parker’s Food Store.

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