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Archive for December, 2011

ONLY ON 3 AT 6: Girl fight at Laney caught on cell phone; Posted on YouTube

Friday, December 30th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We got a heads-up this morning from a concerned parent regarding a video of a fight between two girls posted on YouTube. The two go to Laney High School and the fight happened last week outside the cafeteria.

The video was removed from the popular social internet site almost as soon as we found it.

We’ll show it to you and talk to a student who saw it all go down, coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6.

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Downtown plans for NYE

Friday, December 30th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– It’s no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can’t?

“Historically here in Wilmington on New Year’s Eve we actually have less drunk driving than what I think we may have on a (random) weekend,” says Sgt. Mike Donelson of the Wilmington Police Department.”Hopefully it stays that way.”

Police say that this year they will not be setting up a major checkpoint with the “batmobile”. Instead they will be using, what they call, saturation patrols where they ride around looking for violators.

“If your going to drink please call a cab, get a designated driver, or just stay home. It’s just not worth it,” says Sgt. Donelson.

Businesses say that along with the normal crowd will also be 300 Canadian soldiers form Camp Lejeune. For the most part, this increased off duty military presence does not have businesses we talked with worried.

“You mix 4 marine guys and 4 college guys and you’re going to get the same outcome, young guys that are ready to get wild,” says downtown business owner Hunter Ford. “So you have that element of it but generally I think that everyone is in good order. There’s enough police presence down here.”

Businesses say that one major issue could be trying to hail a cab because of the number of people out and about.

Police say designating a sober driver should be part of your New Year’s Eve plans.

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BREAKING: Market Street shut down due to multi-car accident

Friday, December 30th, 2011

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Authorities have shut down a portion of Market Street at Alexander Street near Jones Fish Camp due to a multi-car accident.

Airlink is using Market Street as a landing area.

We’ll have more on this story as it comes into the newsroom.

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BREAKING UPDATE: Multi-car accident shuts down Market St.

Friday, December 30th, 2011

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Authorities shut down a portion of Market Street at Alexander Street near Jones Fish Camp after a multi-car wreck this afternoon.

The hospital helicopter used the street as a landing area to transport injured.

The Highway Patrol is investigating what happened to cause the wreck.

We’ll have more on this story as it comes into the newsroom.

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Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

Friday, December 30th, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) – After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.

In a statement on its website Friday, it says “customer feedback” prompted the decision to drop the “convenience fee” it wanted to introduce on Jan. 15.

Verizon, the country’s largest cellphone company, wanted to steer people to electronic check payments and automatic credit card payments.

A petition on Change.org against the fees had gathered more than 57,000 names on Friday afternoon.

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

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