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Archive for January, 2012

Man allegedly assaulted by Marines dies

Monday, January 16th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A man allegedly assaulted by two Camp Lejeune Marines outside a Jacksonville bar earlier this moth has died, according to WCTI NewsChannel 12 in New Bern.

Jimmie Senn died over the weekend at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He had been in critical condition for nearly a week after police say he was severely beaten by two Marines outside Duck’s on Gum Branch Road around 2:30 a.m. January 7. Officers who responded found the 34-year-old from Pollocksville unconscious. Investigators say his wife Billie Senn, 41, was also hit during the fight.

Brandon Cotter, 22, (above, left) is charged with assault inflicting serious injury and assault on a female. Erik Ketterman, 22, is charged with accessory after the fact. Both are members of 1/9 A Company at Camp Lejeune.

No word yet on whether the men will face additional charges.

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‘Miracle on Hudson’ passengers reunite in NC

Monday, January 16th, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The communications headsets that belonged to the captain of the Charlotte-bound “Miracle on the Hudson” and the air traffic controller who tried to help will be part of the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the headset that belonged to Capt. Chesley Sullenberger was found in the US Airways jetliner when it was brought last summer to the museum.

The second set belongs to Patrick Harten, who was in Charlotte on Sunday for the third anniversary of the crash landing in the Hudson River. Fifty-two passengers from the flight came to the museum and took their old seats aboard the jetliner at 3:31 p.m., marking the moment Flight 1549 hit the frigid river.

Birds had hit both engines, causing the plane to lose power.

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

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Huntsman to quit GOP race, back Romney

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Jon Huntsman staked his entire presidential campaign on New Hampshire in the hopes he could emerge from the shadow of fellow Mormon Mitt Romney to become a legitimate competitor.

But less than a week after a disappointing third-place finish in the Granite State’s primary, Huntsman decided to withdraw and back Romney.

Campaign officials say Huntsman will endorse Romney because he believes Romney is the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama in November. Campaign manager Matt David said Sunday that Huntsman will announce his withdrawal at an event in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Huntsman was almost invisible in a race often dominated by Romney. While other candidates were starting to campaign, Huntsman was half a world away, serving as Obama’s ambassador to China until he resigned in late April.

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

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Masked men rob OIB Dollar General

Monday, January 16th, 2012

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for the masked men who robbed a store in Ocean Isle Beach Sunday night.

It happened around 7 p.m. at the Dollar General on Beach Drive Southwest.

The Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

If you can help, call the Sheriff’s office at (910) 253-2777.

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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim’s family speaks out

Monday, January 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A medical examiner has confirmed the discovery of a body buried in a yard off Cowan Street as Latricia Ana Scott. Now the murder victim’s family is speaking out.

“I had a bad feeling that something happened to my daughter because she’ll never not call. She’ll call me,” said Linda Scott, Latricia’s mother.

Tuesday night 24-year-old Latricia did not return home from her class at Cape Fear Community College. Sensing something was wrong, Linda Scott called police the next day.

Latricia’s family members say they heard on the streets that she had been spending time with 55-year-old Andrew Bernard Adams. According to police, Adams has a criminal record that dates back decades, including rape, assault and trying to escape from jail.

“He started popping up at my sister’s school and coming around her house,” said Latricia’s sister, Shanita Bullock. “I caught him peeking in my window Christmas night and I went up stairs and I told my daddy.”

Latricia’s family also says that they heard Adams was waiting on her at CFCC when her class ended Tuesday. After that they argued all the way back to her house where neighbors say they heard a scream.

“I’m wondering why nobody could call the police or something,” said Jacqueline Mckoy, Latricia’s cousin. “I mean everybody knows this child. This child has never messed with nobody, and I mean nobody.”

Latricia’s family says they knew of Adams and that he was a registered sex offender but say what happened is worse than they could have ever imagined.

Friday, Wilmington Police found Latricia’s body buried in Adams’ yard. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.

“That’s my daughter, I’m going to miss her,” said Linda Scott. “I cry every night and I cry every day but I want that man punished. I don’t want him to walk the streets no more. He’ll do somebody else’s child like that.”

Neighbors say parts of her body were buried in different sections of the yard.

Latricia’s famly says they suspected Adams from the beginning and even had a phone conversation with him.

“He said he had some work to do and clean up the back yard,” said Linda Scott.

Adams was arrested Friday night after a standoff with Wilmington Police and charged with first degree murder in Latricia’s death.

Latricia Scott is survived by her two children.

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