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Archive for September, 2011

Local sheriff’s deputies train with underwater robot

Friday, September 30th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover county sheriff’s office is hoping some new technology will help them with underwater searches. Thursday, sheriff’s deputies were learning how to operate the department’s new remotely operated vehicle.

In situations not conducive for divers, the machine will help deputies with search below the water’s surface.

The department acquired the remotely operated vehicle through a port security grant. It’s equipped with all the latest technology from sonar to a GPS.

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Police use stealth, robot to end standoff

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Clay Lumont McArthur, the man who police say robbed a bank Wednesday and then barricaded himself in his house during a five-hour standoff, remained in the New Hanover County jail Thursday morning in lieu of $100,300 bail. The 38-year-old resident of 242 Greenville Ave. was charged with armed robbery and two counts of failure to appear in court on misdemeanor charges, according to jail records.

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Kitchen Cops 9/29/11

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON NC (WAY) — In this Kitchen Cops report inspectors found a low performer to tell you about. Mugsy’s Pub at 202 Princess street in Wilmington has a list of violations that include: soiled cutting boards, no hot water in prep sink, dry food and spices stored in soiled and cracked containers, wash all fruits and veggies, utensils soiled, soiled equipment and other cleaning issues

All totaled an 83.5 for Mugsy’s add two for a food safety course and Mugsy’s Pub comes up with a low 85.5.

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Sharks agree to new lease terms with the city, team gets new skipper

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team has reached an agreement with the city of Wilmington. Sharks general manager Andrew Aguilar explains, “To be able to come out here and announce that we’ve signed a new five year lease with the option of five more years after that puts comfort in people’s minds that we’re going to be around.”

Wilmington mayor Bill Saffo admits the agreement took a fair amount of time to reach. “It took some time, but obviously when you have a municipal stadium and public property there are all types of concerns that go into it. It’s a great feeling though. It’s America. It’s mom and apple pie and baseball. What else can you say?”

Chris Youngberg served as the Sharks head coach in 2011, but Youngberg will not be returning next season. Ryan McLeney will be the new skipper in 2012. McLeney was a Sharks assistant coach this past summer. He’s also an assistant baseball coach at UNC Pembroke. McLeney told WWAY that “We’ve got a great nucleus coming back and I’m really looking forward to it. We should have a good team with the kids that are coming back and the kids that we’ve signed already.”

We’ve been told four everyday starters will be coming back next summer: Jake Mayers, Justin Carter, Alex Freedman and Aaron Preston. Summer league action will crank back up in May of 2012.

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D.A.asks for help from Attorney General’s office with Leland police investigation

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

David said in the statement that on Sept. 23 he asked the Attorney General’s office to look into the matter. He said the decision was preemptive.

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