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Archive for September, 2012

DEVELOPING STORY: New Hanover Commission votes down Covanta deal

Monday, September 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioners have voted down a contract with Covanta Energy to reopen the county’s idled trash incinerator.

The vote on the 20-year to reopen the former WASTEC facility failed with commissioners Brian Berger, Rick Catlin and Ted Davis voting against the move.

WWAY’s Marcy Cuevas is at the meeting. She will have more on this and other issues commissioners discussed coming up tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3.

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WEATHER: Changes on the way

Monday, September 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The dry high pressure that has brought such beautiful weather to southeastern North Carolina is gliding off shore. As it does, to our west, a low pressure center dragging a cold

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East Carolina ends UNCW’s winning streak

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Senior Chrissy Gratz scored in the 87th minute to break a 1-all tie and lift East Carolina to a 2-1 victory over host UNCW in collegiate women's soccer action Sunday at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

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Brunswick Co. Sheriff offering reward for “armed and dangerous” suspect

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Authorities with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in location a suspect.

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Year-long investigation busts prescription drug resale ring

Monday, September 17th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington couple is in jail charged in connection with an alleged prescription drug resale ring. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division says detectives arrested Joseph Scott Apodaca, 44, and Jessie Layne McCallie, 29, Friday as the result of a nearly year-long investigation.

Detectives say they executed a search warrant at the couple’s home on Bird Nest Court in Wilmington. Inside the house detectives say they found prescription medications containing controlled substances.

Det. E. K. Luther learned during his investigation that Apodaca and McCallie received lawful prescriptions from legitimate physicians. Investigators say where crimes began was when the couple began to repackage their prescriptions and sell them other people.

Detectives say during the investigation Apodaca sold amphetamines and opiate-based pain medication containing oxycodone to an undercover agent. Deputies also found cash and a combat-style shotgun along with a small safe.

Apodaca is in jail under a $500,000 secure bond for 20 criminal charges ranging from possession of drug paraphernalia to trafficking in opium. McCallie received a $300,000 bond for seven charges, including trafficking in opium.

Det. Luther said that some aspects of the investigation continue, including identifying co-conspirators and customers.

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