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Archive for December, 2011

UNCW investigating Christmas Day break-ins

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

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Occupy group mapping plans

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Occupy Wilmington is meeting and planning rather than protesting.

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Brunswick Co. deputy on paid leave after shooting

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says an apparent case of domestic violence last night ended with the people involved being shot by a deputy.

The Sheriff’s Office says at 10:17 p.m. deputies were dispatched to 377 Lansan Lane near Leland an assault with a deadly weapon. Inside the home deputies say they found Cassey Thomas, 43, who was trying to stab her husband, Timothy Thomas, 48.

The deputies challenged Cassey Thomas, and ordered her to drop her weapon. When she did not drop it, Sgt. Brian Tully fired two shots.

Cassie Thomas suffered a gunshot wound to her abdomen, and Timothy Thomas was hit in the upper right leg. Mr. Thomas also suffered a stab wound to his upper back. The Sheriff’s Office says all the injuries are considered to be non-life threatening.

Sheriff John Ingram has asked the SBI to conduct a criminal investigation. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards is conducting an internal investigation of the shooting.

The Sheriff’s Office says Sgt. Tully is on paid administrative leave.

Domestic violence and assault charges are pending against Cassey Thomas.

Attempts to reach a spokesperson for the SBI have been unsuccessful, because today is a state holiday.

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FIRST ON 3: Crews can’t find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 9 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River.

Crews looked for the source of the petroleum in front of Chandler’s Wharf on Water Street and under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.

Firefighters say leaks are relatively common along the river.

“It does happen with the industry that is down here,” WFD Capt. William Garner said. “The fuel tank farms, the dredging that is going on right now, the tug boats that run; just a lot of river traffic. We may get a call a couple times a year, but it’s always minimum.”

The fire department says it does not know where the oil came from.

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Sheriff’s sergeant shoots, wounds couple

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting by an officer.

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