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Archive for October, 2011

Retail Details – Movie lovers can get film fix without breaking the bank

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I want to be able to watch Shia LeBeouf and his 3-D alien robot friends save the world on a full stomach. So it’s time money-conscious moviegoers get a little creative.

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Ft. Bragg soldier charged in shooting death

Friday, October 7th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A Fort Bragg soldier has turned himself in to authorities to face charges in the shooting death of a retired sergeant major in Fayetteville last month.

Fayetteville police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts said Friday that 41-year-old Staff Sgt. Clyde Terrell Cobb turned himself in on Thursday. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Thompson.

The 46-year-old Thompson was found dead in a car at an apartment complex Sept. 9.

Police say Cobb also was shot during a confrontation and was treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

Cobb is stationed with the 112th Signal Brigade It’s not clear if he has an attorney.

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

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Teen charged with murdering parents ordered to stay in custody

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a 15-year-old
Charlotte boy charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his
father and stepmother remain in custody.

Lawyers for the boy asked the judge Thursday to release him from
a juvenile prison under an electronic monitor to his grandparents
because he has behaved well behind bars.

But District Court Judge Louis Trosch sided with prosecutors who
say the boy is a danger to the community and a risk to flee.

Investigators say the teen ambushed his father, 43-year-old
Christian Liewald, and his 24-year-old stepmother, Cassie Buckaloo
at their Charlotte-area home last month because he wanted to run
away to Mexico.

The boy’s lawyers say he was abused by his father most of his
life and was scared of him.

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

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Leland Town Council: “Police Chief must ask SBI for investigation”

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The special meeting held by the Leland Town Council Thursday night was brief, leaving many questions unanswered.

The room was packed with Leland residents who were all looking for the same thing, answers. But, it seems they will have to keep waiting. After a quick address, the Leland Town Council retreated to a closed session with no explanation of what they would be discussing or why the mayor, Walter Futch, was not in attendance.

After about 35 minutes, Police Chief Tim Jayne was called into the closed session meeting. Then, the council returned back to their seats as the crowd waiting for a decision.

“We have looked into what is required of the town to request an investigation by the SBI of any alleged criminal activity by the Leland Police Department and improper release of personnel information,” Leland Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman said. “We have determined that a request for such an investigation must be made by the Chief Jayne and Chief Jayne is sending that request in writing. And that request will be sent to the SBI in the morning.”

And as quickly as it had begun, the meeting was over leaving citizens with just as many answers as they had come with. Leland Town Attorney John Wessell said that leaders could not talk about the situation because it was classified under personnel issues.

We caught up with Wessell after the meeting and asked about a statute that said personnel information could be released to the public to maintain confidence. He said under the statute, some information could be released.

“With the concurrence of the council it is a possibility under the statue, yes,” said Wessell.

We also tried to talk to Chief Jayne after the meeting, but were blocked by other officers who rushed him to a car.

We spoke with Mayor Walter Futch by phone after the meeting. He said he had no comment about why he was not in attendance.

We also asked Wessell from a legal standpoint where our sources could go from here and he said he did not have a clue.

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Nuclear fuel operation in Castle Hayne scheduled for inspection

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will be inspecting U.S. nuclear fuel facilities over the next year, including the Global Nuclear Fuel operation in Castle Hayne.

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