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Archive for October, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Autopsy report of 9-day-old killed by dogs says baby may have had broken neck

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – An autopsy report done on 9-day-old Addyson Camerino, who was killed in Bladen County by family dogs, shows the baby had multiple teeth injuries on her body and that the dogs may have broken her neck during the mauling.

The report also says she had a compound skull fracture on the back of her head, an open wound on her face and bites on her back and under her right arm.

Her mother, 18-year-old Chelsea Lynn Brigman and her grandfather were both charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The narrative of the report says Brigman was inside her home with her father-in-law, two male friends and five dogs. Brigman told investigators that she went to take a shower, leaving Addyson in her car seat on a table with her father-in-law and the male friends.

Brigman said she was in the shower 5-10 minutes when the father-in-law called out her name and said, “Your baby!”

When she came back into the room, Addyson was on the floor face down in a pool of blood.

They then called 911 and started CPR. When EMS arrived and put her on the heart monitor, the report says she was “straight lined.” The baby was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The report says Brigman told investigators the dogs were in a pen when she came to check on the baby. The wounds appear to be by animals, possible the dogs, the medical examiner says. But he adds he’s not sure which dogs made the bites.

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Columbus County leads state in air pollution

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A recent report says Columbus County is tops for toxic air pollution in the Tar Heel State.

The report from the Southern Environmental Law Center says Columbus County industries released nearly four million pounds of toxic air pollution. Three-point-nine million of that came from the International Paper plant in Riegelwood.

Columbus also ranked number one in the amount of carcinogens released.

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Detectives identify suspect in deadly shooting

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Authorities said this afternoon that they are looking for Alfred Lamont Butler in connection with Sunday’s deadly shooting in Brunswick County.

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Rep. Hill: Senate leader blocking ‘Project Soccer’ for NC

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It looks like “Project Soccer” will kick off in South Carolina instead of North Carolina. The project was expected to bring hundred of jobs to our area and millions of dollars in investments.

For months southeastern North Carolina has been in competition with South Carolina to score “Project Soccer,” which is the code name for what is believed to be Continental Tire’s newest manufacturing plant. But state Rep. Dewey Hill (D-20th District) says it’s not likely to happen in the Tar Heel State.

Hill says both states have offered $45 million to the tiremaker, but South Carolina has offered the money up front throwing us out of the game. Hill says North Carolina still has a small chance of winning the project, but it would mean support from state Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, the highest ranking Republican in the Senate.

Hill says right now Berger is not willing to commit.

“His reputation will go down in Brunswick and Columbus, Bladen, New Hanover and Pender, I guarantee it big time, if he messes this deal up,” Rep. Hill said. “I believe he probably needs to take a look at that right now.”

Hill says Continental Tire officials from Germany are flying into the area tonight. He expects them to announce that they have chosen South Carolina for the project.

Sen. Berger’s spokeswoman said that Berger cannot comment until the company makes a final decision.

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Feds say chemical in Lejeune water is carcinogen

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

By MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Government researchers have classified a chemical found in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune for decades as a known cause of cancer in humans.

The Environmental Protection Agency last week said the chemical TCE is a known human carcinogen. It was found in water at Camp Lejeune before wells were closed two decades ago. Health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed.

A spokeswoman says the Marine Corps hasn’t decided whether to alert former residents about the new classification. A federal study of the water is unaffected.

US Rep. Brad Miller hopes the change will help his bill that would require the government to provide health care to veterans and their families who got sick because of the water.

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

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