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Archive for January, 2010

Wilmington Housing Authority chief Krause pleads guilty to DWI

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Wilmington Housing Authority chief executive officer Michael Krause pleaded guilty to driving while impaired in New Hanover County district court Wednesday morning, said his attorney Woody White.

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Bones found off River Road identified

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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Confirmation today from the Chief Medical Examiner that the bones found in the woods near River Road last month are indeed those of Priscilla Rogers. A man walking in the woods found the remains December 30 on the west side of River Road about two miles south of Independence Boulevard.

Rogers had been missing since August. Evidence suggests that she was murdered, although the cause of death has not been determined. This is the closure Rogers’s brother had been seeking yesterday.

“I hope this can bring closure to this tragedy,” Larry Rogers said. “I just want to put my sister away like she’s supposed to be. And I’m just sick of the waiting”

The investigation continues. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3600.

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Evidence suggests Priscilla Rogers was murdered, although the cause of death has not been determined.

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BBB warns of earthquake-related scams

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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As the relief efforts to help earthquake victims in Haiti ramp up, make sure you don’t become a victim. The Better Business Bureau says scammers took advantage of people’s generosity after Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian Tsunami.

The BBB offers these tips:

-Rely on expert opinion, like the BBB website, when it comes to evaluating a charity.
-Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims, because reputable charities likely will have some administrative costs.
-Be cautious when giving online and especially of spam e-mails that claim to link to a relief organization.
-Find out if the charity is on the ground in the impacted area.
-Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups.
-Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations may not be the best way to help if the organization does not have the staff or infrastructure to distribute the aid, so check how it plans to deliver.

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The Better Business Bureau says scammers took advantage of people’s generosity after Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian Tsunami.

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Murdered Ogden landlord’s wife charged with accessory

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Mary Douglas Bruno, the wife of a man who was killed last week by his tenant, was charged Tuesday with accessory after the fact, according to information from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s public records Web site.

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One teen killed, second injured in crash

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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Investigators say a 16-year-old girl is improving after a car crash in Brunswick County Tuesday afternoon that killed another driver. It happened on Highway 211 about five miles north of St. James Plantation.

Trooper John King tells us 18-year old Conrad Orth junior had pulled out to pass in a no passing zone when he smashed head-on into 16-year-old Kendra Horne who was coming in the opposite direction. Orth died instantly. King said he believe Orth was driving 65 or 70 miles an hour when the crash happened.

Horne, a student at South Brunswick High School, was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. King told WWAY Wednesday that Horne was upgraded from critical to stable condition after surgery Tuesday night.

Tune in to WWAY NewsChannel3 starting at 5 for more on this story.

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Investigators say a 16-year-old girl is improving after a car crash in Brunswick County Tuesday afternoon that killed another driver.

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