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Archive for September, 2012

Witness’ brother testifies in MacDonald hearing

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — The brother of a deceased witness in the murders of the family of former Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald is testifying that his sister said she was in the MacDonald home the morning of the killings.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Eugene Stoeckley testified Tuesday in US District Court in Wilmington. He said his mother told him that his sister, Helena Stoeckley, was in the home at Fort Bragg when the family was killed.

MacDonald’s pregnant wife and two young daughters were killed Feb 17, 1970. He was convicted in 1979.

Stoeckley told several people she was in the MacDonald home, but testified she didn’t remember where she was.

MacDonald said intruders killed his family. He wants a judge to order a new trial based on new evidence.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Brunswick deputy charged in fatal crash

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The motorcyclist, Thomas Varney, died after being airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Documents uncover events leading to Munna’s resignation

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Through several public records request over the last month, WECT has uncovered more information about the events that led up to the resignation of Bald Head Island Public Safety Chief.

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STORMTRACK 3: Tornado watches posted north of our area; damaging winds possible

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Damaging winds, and even an isolated tornado will be possible across North Carolina today, especially the central and northern parts of the state. A strong system is crossing the southeast, and has many ingredients of a severe weather outbreak.

A strong cold front to our west is allowing tropical moisture to surge up the East Coast. As this front pushes farther east, it will spark some showers and thunderstorms. With high winds just above the surface, it will be easy for any storms that do form to turn severe.

The main threat today in Southeastern North Carolina will be damaging winds up to 60-70 mph, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Stay with the StormTrack 3 Weather Team throughout the day for updates on the weather.

You can always get the latest updates and warnings by following us on Facebook& Twitter, and you can track the storms yourself by using our Interactive Radar online or by downloading our StormTrack 3 Weather App.

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brunswick deputy charged, placed on leave after fatal accident

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputy is temporarily off the job as he faces charges in a wreck yesterday that killed a man near Calabash.

The Sheriff’s Office says Dep. Adam Lockner, 59, is on paid administrative leave while the BCSO Professional Standards Division and Highway Patrol investigate the accident on US 17 at Shingle Tree Road that killed motorcyclist Thomas Varney. Highway Patrol has charged Lockner with death by motor vehicle and failure to yield the right of way.

The Sheriff’s Office says Lockner was responding to a domestic call when the accident happened.

Lockner has been with the Sheriff’s Office since Oct. 5, 2009. The Sheriff’s Office says he was a detention officer from July 2010 until January 2011, when he was promoted to deputy.

We will have much more on this story coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 starting at 5 p.m.

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