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Archive for December, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Crews investigate oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard and the Wilmington Fire Department are trying to figure out the source of a petroleum leak along the Wilmington riverfront. Crews are looking for the problem in the Cape Fear River in front of Chandler’s Wharf on Water Street.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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Top 10 of 2011 – Legislators seek repeal of racial bias law

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Since the elections, the governor and the GOP-controlled legislature have sparred regularly.

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NC gun rights group pushes back on local rules

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A fight is brewing over where people with concealed weapons permits can carry guns when they’re in public parks in some North Carolina cities.

A law that took effect this month prohibits cities from banning guns in parks. But it allows them to prohibit people from carrying guns to specific recreation facilities like athletic fields and swimming pools.

Grass Roots North Carolina, a gun rights advocacy group, says some cities are passing ordinances that stretch those definitions in a bid to sidestep the new law. The group is recruiting plaintiffs for potential litigation.

But North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, a group that’s been working to get the ordinances passed, says cities are acting within the boundaries of the law.

Both sides expect the matter to be settled in court.

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

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NC congressman hopes to leave hospital soon

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — U.S. Rep. Howard Coble hopes to be out of a Greensboro hospital soon, after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment.

The congressman’s office issued a statement Monday saying Coble is expected to be discharged from Moses Cone Memorial Hospital sometime on Tuesday.

Coble has been receiving physical therapy at the hospital since Dec. 21. He was originally hospitalized in Washington on Dec. 13 with an upper respiratory illness that depleted his sodium levels.

The 80-year-old representative was first elected in 1984 to represent the district around the eastern and southern part of the Triad.

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

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Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old girl

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

FAYETVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Cumberland County sheriffs Office is searching for a missing child: Juliana laticia Reyes.

Juliana laticia Reyes is a 1-year-old Hispanic female, approximately 2 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 30 pounds. She has brown hair, and brown eyes.

Allegedly, there is 1 abductor: Alex Zelaya. Alex Zelaya is described as 23 years old, Hispanic, male, he has brown hair.

The vehicle is a Burgandy Subaru or Toyota.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, call the Cumberland County sheriffs Office immediately at (910) 323-1500, or call 911 or *HP.

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