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Archive for September, 2011

Student’s eyelid cut on school bus

Monday, September 19th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Schools are dealing with multiple incidents on their buses. Last week we told you about a child put on a wrong bus. Friday a student was left with a bloody eye.

Friday a student was on the bus heading to South Brunswick Middle School when he another student cut his eyelid with a pair of nail clippers.

School district officials met today to discuss the issue. A spokeswoman said the student’s name cannot be released.

That student was hurt and ended up getting off the bus. A family member found him and took him to the hospital.

School officials are in contact with the family, but would not disclose any disciplinary action that may be taken against the other student responsible for the incident.

The bus driver, Johnny Hooten, has been suspended without pay for two weeks. He must also complete additional training before being reinstated.

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UNC releases response to NCAA Notice Of Allegations

Monday, September 19th, 2011

AP Sports Writer

North Carolina will vacate all 16 football victories from the 2008 and 2009 seasons, as well as reduce scholarships and put its program on two years of probation as self-imposed penalties following an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.


In Monday’s response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations outlining nine violations, the school says it will cut three scholarships for each of the next three academic years. The school will also pay a $50,000 fine, though it isn’t imposing a postseason ban.

Fourteen players missed at least one game and seven were forced to sit the entire season, with four of those either dismissed from the team or ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA. The school still must appear before the NCAA infractions committee on Oct. 28.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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ONLY ON 3: Memo from former Leland town employee says police chief lied on training report

Monday, September 19th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has obtained the following memo sent from a former employee of the Town of Leland to the NC Criminal Justice Education Training and Standards Commission. That group was in Leland today to audit the Leland Police Department and its training proceedures.

This comes after the Town of Leland settled with Officer Sherry Lewis Thursday after she was shot between the legs 12 times with training ammunition by her fellow officers. The town agreed to pay Lewis $25,000 after she filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In the memo, the employee says Chief Timothy Jayne lied about his training hours on an attendance sheet. We had an email correspondence with the chief today, but when we sent him the following memo and asked for his response, he chose not to write us back.

To: Pam Pope, Training & Standards
Date: September 19, 2011

Re: Town of Leland’s Training & Standard Audit

On March 10, 2011, the Town of Leland’s Police Department held a chief’s choice training, at Fort Fisher. Chief’s choice is any type of elective training to achieve mandatory training hours. Tim Jayne, Chief of Police’s choice was to hold a High Risk Warrant Training course.

Tim Jayne, Chief of Police, sent Deputy Chief, Karl Smith, to one course certifying Deputy Chief Smith to teach this class, using live ammo and simunition rounds.

Per Special Agent, Richard Novelli, “In his opinion, the Town of Leland should not be participating in this level of training.” Furthermore, SA Novelli stated, “The FBI’s training standards states no one should be shot with more than three rounds with simunition ammo.”

Officer Sherry Lewis was shot, in her crotch twelve times. She received twelve rounds to her crotch, where she did not have protective gear. Male officers were wearing cups. The Town of Leland allowed Officer Sherry Lewis to be shot at four times the limit allowed through the FBI.

Per Lieutenant Rick Dellapia, Leland PD, two days after Officer Sherry Lewis was shot, Chief Tim Jayne came into his office and fraudulently signed the attendance roster. Chief Jayne drove down to Fort Fisher for lunch. He did not attend the training course. Tim Jayne’s name is the last name on the roster.

Lieutenant Rick Dellapia and Lieutenant Bill Kozak told me to contact Training and Standards. If Tim Jayne does not obtain all of his required training hours he would lose his law enforcement license and would have to go back through basic law enforcement training.

I contacted Pam Pope of Training and Standards. I gave her an overview of the allegations brought by the two lieutenants. This same day I ran into Lieutenant Rick Dellapia outside of the Leland PD. I told him I contacted Training and Standards. He became very agitated. He stated, “You weren’t supposed to call Training and Standards. You were supposed to terminate the Chief. If Training and Standards come in, I will lie, everyone in our department will lie. Training and Standards are no joke. They will strip everyone’s certification and even the town’s certification.”

The next morning Lieutenant Dellapia told Chief Jayne about our conversation. This prompted Chief Jayne to verbally threaten to come after me. On May 25, 2011, I received an urgent call from Lieutenant Bill Kozak warning me, “I’m just letting you know to be careful. Chief just ran out of the office mad as hell and said he is coming to kick your ass.”

The second training violation was brought to my attention by Sergeant Joe Pierce. Sergeant Pierce came to me in May, 2011. Sgt. Pierce went to Nick Giacobbe, DEA Task Force, LPD. Nick Giacobbe told him to come to me, immediately. Nick told Pierce I was already having Training and Standard issues with Chief Jayne. Sgt. Pierce stated he had concerns about the Chief and the bullying in the police department.

Sgt. Pierce stated he was inquiring about any available positions in the Administration department. He stated he could not work in “that environment” anymore. He stated he was the instructor at a training course that Pierce and Sgt. Hank Smith conducted. He said Chief Jayne did not attend these classes either, but signed the roster attesting to his attendance.

Please accept this as my official statement as to the issues of Chief Tim Jayne and his instructors fraudulently attesting to training hours.

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NC Highway Patrol suspends training academy

Monday, September 19th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has indefinitely suspended its cadet training as budget cuts force a hiring freeze.

The patrol says 38 troopers graduated Friday from the Highway Patrol Basic School in Raleigh. First Sgt. Jeff Gordon says the patrol continues to take applications, but the school is suspended indefinitely because of budget cuts. Gordon says classes may resume in July 2012, but that date is tentative.

The state pays about $100,000 to put a cadet through the 29-week academy. A trooper must complete 12 more weeks of field training after that.

The Highway Patrol’s $197 million budget includes an $8 million reduction for this fiscal year and up to $15 million over the next two years.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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PPD selects new CEO as sale talk cools down

Monday, September 19th, 2011

PPD Inc.’s announcement of a new CEO Monday appears to have signaled investors that a combination with another firm is off the front burner for now.The Wilmington-based contract drug research company on Monday named Raymond H. Hill as it new chief executive officer and also to its board of directors. He succeeds David Grange, who retired May 18.

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