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Archive for October, 2012

Raleigh police make arrest in 13-year-old case

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Police in Raleigh say they have arrested a suspect in a murder that took place on Christmas Day more than a decade ago.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports (http://bit.ly/TZf2zS) that police say 59-year-old Alfonso Montoya Hernandez is accused of killing Pedro Castillo Gallegos at a home in East Raleigh on Dec. 25, 1999. Hernandez was arrested in North Dakota and is awaiting extradition back to Raleigh.

Gallegos was 28 at the time of his death. He had been stabbed and cut when police arrived at a residence around 4:30 that Christmas morning.

Police said Hernandez was quickly identified as a suspect, but was thought to have fled the United States. Because of the pending warrant for his arrest, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents arrested him Wednesday.

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Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Few people show up to speak about rate hike increase to public transportation

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

These days a dollar can go a long way and that could be the difference between someone getting a ride on public transportation in our area.

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NC gives Duke Energy more time on secrecy claims

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina utilities regulators are giving Duke Energy another week to produce internal emails and other documents involving its merger with Progress Energy which the company wrongly claimed it could keep secret.

The state Utilities Commission on Thursday gave the country’s largest electric company until Nov. 5 to produce more than 4,000 pages of the documents for public disclosure. The original deadline was going to be Monday.

Utilities regulators and North Carolina’s attorney general are investigating Duke Energy’s surprise ouster of the Progress Energy CEO, who was supposed to take over the combined company.

Duke Energy was forced to turn over documents and marked 5,000 pages as confidential because they contained trade secrets. The commission said only 13 percent of the documents contained trade secrets.

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

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Sheriff shares response team training with Onslow County

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Guards in New Hanover County jail no longer wrangle unruly inmates with a by-any-means-necessary attitude.

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Former NC scoutmaster admits he molested boys

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

MONROE, N.C. (AP) – A former scoutmaster in North Carolina admits he molested as many as 10 boys in the early 1970s.

Thomas J. Menghi (mehn-GEE) Jr. was just one of thousands of former scout leaders named in secret files on suspected abusers kept by the Boy Scouts of America and released under a recent court order.

He tells The Associated Press that he was usually drunk when he had sex with boys in Troop 786 in Fayetteville.

He’s now 69 years old and lives in Monroe, near Charlotte. He says he would like to apologize to his victims and fears going to jail.

Memos in Menghi’s file from 1974 show other scout leaders contemplated whether to report the abuse to the police, but were directed not to by a national official.

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

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