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Archive for February, 2012

Two plead not guilty in Shaniya Davis death

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A Fayetteville woman charged with selling her five-year-old daughter as a prostitute has pleaded not guilty in her death, as has the man charged with killing her.

Antoinette Davis and Mario Andrette McNeill entered their pleas Thursday in separate Cumberland County courtrooms. Both are charged with first-degree murder, rape of a child and other charges in the death of Shaniya Davis.

They are due back in Superior Court in April to set a trial date.

Prosecutors say Davis sold her daughter as a prostitute to pay a drug debt to McNeill on Nov. 10, 2009. The child’s body was found six days later off a road in Harnett County.

An autopsy determined that Shaniya died of asphyxiation and that injuries she suffered were consistent with a sexual assault.

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

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Corps receives $28M for dredging

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Looks like officials will soon be able to dig a little deeper to keep local waterways open.

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No charges after pedestrian hit, killed on Carolina Beach Road

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman is dead after she was hit by a car last night near Monkey Junction.

Highway Patrol says Clare Craft, 52, was crossing Carolina Beach Road near Junction Pub and Billiards around 8:30 p.m. Investigators say as she was running across the road, she was hit by a car.

Troopers say the driver was not speeding and will not face any charges.

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Police crime scene investigator hit by car

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination.

Hollis fired Jayne last week.

Hollis says Jayne will be able to sit down with him and give his side of the story. He says the town council will not get a vote in the matter.

Jayne has been at the center of controversy since we first broke the story in September that one of his female officers had been shot in the crotch with simunition during a training exercise. Since airing that story, more accusations of corruption and wrong-doing have surfaced, which no one with the town or the police department has refuted.

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