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Archive for February, 2012

NC man charged with burying dog alive

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

SHELBY, NC (AP) — A Cleveland County man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he tried to bury his dog alive.

The Shelby Star reports that 38-year-old Sean Davis of Kings Mountain was arrested Monday by sheriff’s deputies.

County Animal Control Supervisor Tripp Bowling says Davis had become convinced his dog had been poisoned.

Bowling says the man buried the German shepherd mix’s head in a shallow hole and packed its nose and mouth with dirt.

Animal control officers took the dog to a veterinarian, but it had to be euthanized. Bowling says the animal was too dehydrated to test whether it had been poisoned.

Davis is being held in the Cleveland County jail on a $10,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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Student dies after arriving at school

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school.

A statement from the school district said the student needed medical attention upon arrival at the school and was immediately transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center this morning. The student died later this morning at the hospital.

School district spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum says counselors are at the school to help the students and staff. She says no other information is available at this time.

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Photos – Giant Map at Supply Elementary

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Supply Elementary School second graders receive a lesson about the Pacific Ring of Fire.

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Jacksonville woman sentenced in father’s stabbing death

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — A Jacksonville woman will spend at least nine years in prison for the 2010 stabbing death of her father.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 27-year-old Talani Silveria will receive credit for the year and a half she spent in jail before the trial.

Silveria entered an Alford plea to second-degree murder in the death of her father, 63-year-old Tala Masoli. Under an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges a jury would likely reach a guilty verdict.

Masoli was stabbed in the back at his home in July 2010 and died in the hospital five days later.

Silveria’s lawyer, Scott Jack, says she had not been taking her anti-psychotic medication at the time of the stabbing.

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

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Search continues for man wanted on dog fighting charges

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

MAXTON, NC (AP) — North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations.

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and state Alcohol Law Enforcement agents have pending felony charges for 69-year-old Frank Jacobs of Laurinburg.

Jacobs was among 27 people arrested Saturday in a raid on a Robeson County home where authorities say a dog fight was under way.

After those arrests, police then raided Jacobs’s home in Laurinburg. They say they found 13 dogs, many with wounds or scars, along with dog-fighting paraphernalia and several quarts of moonshine.

Authorities think Jacobs is involved in more than one large-scale dog-fighting operation, including some that extend into other states.

It couldn’t be immediately determined Wednesday if Jacobs has a lawyer.

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

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