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Archive for April, 2012

Camp Lejeune-based RI Marine killed in Afghanistan

Friday, April 13th, 2012

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) – Military officials say a Marine from Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Friday that 25-year-old Lance Cpl. Abraham Tarwoe of Providence, R.I., died April 12 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province,

Tarwoe was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

In Rhode Island, Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY’-fee) has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags on state public buildings to be flown at half-staff until Tarwoe’s funeral.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Leland Library adds books

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Large-print and audiobooks added through grant

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DEVELOPING STORY: Five Leland police officers suspended

Friday, April 13th, 2012

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations, according to a news release.

Town Manager David Hollis and interim Police Chief Mike James informed the following officers of their suspensions today: Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Officer Michael Landen and Officer John Blasingame.

Hollis says, “We will continue with the ongoing investigations until we have all the necessary information to make an informed and final decision on these officers and their further employment with the Town of Leland Police Department. We feel strongly that the actions we have taken today are warranted based on the information we have thus far received.”

James says, “We want the citizens of the Town of Leland to know and understand that we are dedicated to providing effective and courteous law enforcement. The level of service required of the police department by the town and the citizens will not be diminished by the actions taken today.”

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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FIRST ON 3: Five Leland police officers suspended

Friday, April 13th, 2012

LELAND, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations.

Town Manager David Hollis and interim Police Chief Mike James informed the following officers of their suspensions today: Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Officer Michael Landen and officer John Blasingame.

Hollis says, “We will continue with the ongoing investigations until we have all the necessary information to make an informed and final decision on these officers and their further employment with the Town of Leland Police Department. We feel strongly that the actions we have taken today are warranted based on the information we have thus far received.”

James says, “We want the citizens of the Town of Leland to know and understand that we are dedicated to providing effective and courteous law enforcement. The level of service required of the police department by the town and the citizens will not be diminished by the actions taken today.”

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.

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Leland suspends five officers

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Suspended officers include Deputy Chief Karl Smith and two lieutenants

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