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Archive for July, 2012

FIRST ON 3: WPD investigating 8th Street shooting

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that happened around noon on S. 8th Street between Wooster and Dawson Streets.

Police say the victim was driven to 6th and Meares before being taken to the hospital.

We have a crew on scene and will have more information tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh says the investigation he headed found that “the most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”

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Free says the “most saddening and sobering finding” of the eight-month inquiry was “the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State.”

Along with Paterno, the report faults former Penn State President Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz. It says they “repeatedly concealed critical facts.”

The report says abuse might have been prevented if they had barred Sandusky from bringing children to campus after a complaint prompted a police inquiry in 1998.

Sandusky is awaiting sentencing on 45 criminal counts for abusing 10 boys.

Curley and Schultz are awaiting trial on charges of lying to a grand jury and failing to report abuse. Spanier and Paterno were fired, and Paterno died months later.

The family of the late coach says Paterno “never interfered with any investigation” and would never have covered up for a child predator.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington establishments face fines or suspensions from ABC Commission

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

El Cerro Grande, SWAC Lounge and the VFW Post 2573 Canteen were cited for violations of alcohol laws.

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Bladen deputies search for suspects in car break-ins

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for help solving a rash of vehicle break-ins. They happened between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday in Clarkton.

Investigators say about 30 vehicles were broken into. They say all but a couple of those vehicles were left unlocked.

Items stolen included cash, credit cards and GPS units.

A vehicle, along with assorted tools, was also stolen from E.J. Cox Processing at 9323 US 701 Business in Clarkton early Tuesday morning. A white 2008 Chevrolet Silverado with vehicle registration #DE7032 was taken after the business was broken into.

Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to call the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 862-6960.

Deputies remind you to remove valuables from your vehicles. Also, keep your vehicles locked with the windows rolled completely up. Investigators say thieves will check the door handles, and when they discover that the door is unlocked, whatever is in there will be gone in seconds.

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Waterspout spotted offshore

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards have spotted a waterspout about a mile offshore of the beach.

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