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Archive for October, 2012

Two men died on Brunswick County roads over the weekend

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Two Brunswick County men died this past weekend in separate vehicle crashes near Shallotte.

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Police: Costumed girl in Pennsylvania mistaken for skunk, shot

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

NEW SEWICKLEY TWP., PA. — Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.

New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel. Chief Ronald Leindecker told the Beaver County Times that a male relative mistook her for a skunk and fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder, arm, back and neck Saturday night.

Leindecker told the newspaper that the girl was alert and talking when she was flown to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, about 30 miles away. Her condition was unavailable.

Leindecker says the man hadn’t been drinking and he doesn’t know whether charges will be filed. New Sewickley police said Sunday that decision will be made in a few days.

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Carolina Beach to sell pier properties

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The town of Carolina Beach is going to put its pier properties on the market.

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Woman from Wilmington killed in motorcycle wreck in Tennessee

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

A woman from Wilmington was killed Monday morning in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee.

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Dish Network settles with Cablevision, AMC

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV company Dish Network Corp. said Sunday that it has settled a lawsuit with AMC Networks and its sister company Cablevision Systems Corp. over a now defunct programming service.

As part of the settlement, Dish will pay $700 million in cash to Cablevision and AMC Networks. About $80 million of the cash settlement will be used for the purchase of Cablevision’s multichannel video and data distribution services licenses in 45 metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the companies.

Dish, which is based in Englewood, Colo., and has 14 million subscribers, also agreed it would resume carrying AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel and We tv.

The lawsuit had centered on Dish’s decision for cutting short a deal to carry AMC’s Voom HD, dedicated to high-definition programming. In July, the AMC channels ended up in the crosshairs of the legal spat. Dish dropped AMC, citing that the channels cost too much. But AMC argued Dish was just trying to gain leverage in the lawsuit. AMC had said that 13 percent of its subscriber base was affected by the blackout.

AMC is home to such shows as “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.”

As part of a multiyear agreement, the AMC channel will be carried on Dish Channel 131, starting Sunday. Other AMC Network programming will return to Dish Nov. 1. The Madison Square Garden’s music-oriented Fuse channel will begin broadcast Nov. 1 as well.

“We are glad to partner again with Dish Network and are delighted to bring back our popular channels and programming to their customers,” said Josh Sapan, president and CEO of AMC Networks in a statement.

Dave Shull, senior vice president of programming for Dish said in a statement that a multiyear deal delivers a “fair value for both parties and includes digital expansion opportunities for AMC Networks’ programming.”

The lawsuit was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Copyright © 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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