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Archive for April, 2012

Police identify man missing in river

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The search resumed Monday for a man who reportedly jumped into the Cape Fear River.

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Intruders killed in Jacksonville home invasion; no charges expected

Monday, April 16th, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, NC (AP) — Police say they don’t intend to file charges in a Jacksonville home invasion in which two intruders were killed.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that police Chief Mike Yaniero said Monday that the investigation of the Sunday shootings is in its early stages. He says it doesn’t look like charges will be filed against the occupants of the home, two of whom are Camp Lejeune Marines.

Police identified those killed as Maurice Skinner and Diego M. Everette, both 33 years old.

Police say three residents returned to their home about 2 a.m. Sunday and found two people inside. The residents said the intruders attacked them.

The three were treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital and released, and police haven’t given their names.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WPD identifies man missing in Cape Fear River; search resumes

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have identified a man who either fell or jumped in the Cape Fear River.

He has been identified as John J. Pruitt, 24, from Fontana, California.

A search for Pruitt resumed around noon today. The Wilmington Police Department, EMS, Fire Department, Water Rescue, as well as the Sheriff’s Office and Coast Guard have been assisting at the scene. Crews have also been using helicopters and Sonar to search for the body.

According to the Wilmington Fire Department, rough currents and rising tides forced authorities to suspend the operation last night.

Stay tuned to WWAY for details on this developing story.

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Jury selection continues in John Edwards case

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A federal judge in has dismissed 47 potential jurors from the coming John Edwards trial, many because they said they couldn’t fairly weigh evidence involving the former Democratic presidential candidate.

U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Eagles made her decisions Monday based on written questionnaires from 185 people summoned last week to the federal courthouse in Greensboro. Most of those dismissed indicated they had made up their minds about Edwards’ guilt or innocence of alleged campaign-finance violations based on media reports. Others were dismissed because they had medical conditions or personal hardships.

Edwards has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to secret payments from wealthy campaign donors used to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Opening arguments begin Monday.

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

4/16/2012 12:18:15 PM (GMT -4:00)

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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

Monday, April 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend.

Agents filed a total of 308 charges. That included 107 charges of underage possession of alcohol, 15 charges of using a fake ID and 15 charges of possession of marijuana.

ALE turned over five DWI cases to the Highway Patrol.

Also, two businesses were cited for alcohol incidents involving minors.

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