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Archive for January, 2012

ABC looking for more warehouse space

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The board reviewed ideas for expanding, renovating or moving the site’s liquor-by-the-drink store and warehouse.

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Brunswick jetport takes off

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Taxiway will help handle growing air traffic

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Wife of beaten Marine feels compassion for husband’s killer

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WCTI) — A Marine’s wife says she feels nothing but compassion for the service member who investigators say fatally wounded her husband.

Staff Sergeant Jimmie Senn, 34, died from severe head trauma Saturday, days after police say he was punched by fellow Camp Lejeune Marine, 22-year-old Brandon Cotter (above, left).

Senn was a motor transport maintenance chief at Camp Johnson. He served as a Marine for 16 years, and was deployed for three tours overseas. His wife, B.J. Senn, said in a phone interview Monday her husband was not wounded in a bar brawl, but hit his head on the ground after a single punch.

“It was just a freak accident,” Senn said. “The doctors and detectives said this could happen 500,000 times, and this one time it was fatal.”

Senn said she and her husband went to Duck’s Grille & Bar in Jacksonville early January 7. She said they had a pleasant conversation with Cotter and Erik Ketterman, a 22-year-old Marine also facing charges in the incident. The conversation later deteriorated, but Senn said she could not explain what happened, citing an ongoing police investigation.

“There was no boasting about rank, or anything like that,” Senn said. “We were saying to them, ‘Welcome home, thank you for serving in Afghanistan.'”

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Crooke charged with being a crook

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Sometime late Sunday night, someone broke into the Bargain Shack store at 5601 Oleander and stole a large metal box containing collectible coins.

Later in the day on Monday, WPD officers developed information about where to recover the stolen property.

Numerous stolen items were recovered, and Kellie McDowell Crooke, d.o.b. 10-11-1962, was taken into custody.

She is at the NHC detention facility, charged with B&E, larceny, possession of stolen goods and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond is $3500.

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US wants effective Alzheimer’s treatment by 2025

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft of a new Alzheimer’s strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit.

The government has set what it calls an ambitious goal for Alzheimer’s disease: Development of effective ways to treat and prevent the mind-destroying illness by 2025.

A committee of Alzheimer’s experts is holding a two-day meeting to help advise the government on how the final plan might meet those goals.

The draft plan calls for improving support and training for families so they know what resources are available and what to expect as dementia worsens.

An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s or similar dementias. It’s the sixth-leading killer, and is steadily growing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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