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Archive for December, 2011

Amber Alert ends as kidnapped 2-year-old found outside store

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) — Authorities have found a 2-year-old girl who was kidnapped by her father after he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend.

According to Debbie Tanna with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Juliana Laticia Reyes was found outside of a Food Lion store in Newport News, Virginia Tuesday morning.

An Amber Alert was issued for Reyes after her father, 23-year-old Alexander Zelaya shot 22-year-old Marianna Latisha Reyes of Waco Road in Fayetteville shortly after midnight.

Authorities said her body was found in the road near her home and that she had been shot multiple times.

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DSS board sets personnel session

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

The Pender County Board of Social Services will hold a special meeting at 2 p.m. Friday.

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Severe weather possible heading into this afternoon

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Damaging winds and even an isolated tornado are threats we’re monitoring in the StormTrack 3 Weather Center as a powerful cold front moves across the Carolinas today. 

Heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms will cross into the viewing area by 10 a.m. At this time, storms will have an opportunity to strengthen with warm air and humidity in place. Some storms could strengthen enough to produce high winds over 50 mph at times. This threat will exist anywhere from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. 

A secondary threat that we are watching is the possibility for a few storms to rotate, and produce a brief tornado. This is not a high risk, but a possibility nonetheless. If any tornadoes form, we’ll have all the latest warnings for you on-air, online, on Facebook, and on Twitter

This system is a fast mover, and all of the rain will be ending around 5pm this evening with skies rapidly clearing as we head into the overnight hours. 

Remember, you can track the storms at home with our new Interactive Radar.

Keep it here with WWAY for all the latest on the weather.

Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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Investigators believe Brunswick Co. inmate committed suicide

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the inmate who died last week in the county jail.

Investigators say Steven Allan Myers, 21, of Cary, died Friday of an apparent suicide when he was alone in a cell at the Brunswick County Detention Center.

Myers was booked into the jail Dec. 20 on charges of assault on a female, assault by strangulation and communicating threats. He was under $200,500 bond.

The State Bureau of Investigation is still looking into Myers’s death.

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Top 10 of 2011 – Budget cuts, vetoes follow GOP takeover of N.C. legislature

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

It all began with the 2010 elections, when Republicans across the state won elections and took control of the House and Senate.

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