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Archive for November, 2012

ARMED ROBBERIES: Detectives believe two crimes could be related

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Detectives in Tabor City are investigating an armed robbery that happened Sunday night.

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Whiteville High student charged with gun at East Bladen High

Monday, November 19th, 2012

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County teen was in court today after Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested him with a gun at a high school football game.

Deputies arrested Trevor Patrick Sellers, 18, of Whiteville, and charged him with having a handgun in the parking lot at East Bladen High School Friday night. While deputies were patrolling the parking lot, they say they saw Sellers with his door open and a beer bottle that was still partially full of alcohol. Upon further investigation, deputies found a loaded .32 caliber Kel-Tec semi-automatic handgun in the center console.

Sellers, who investigators say attends Whiteville High School is charged with Possession of a firearm on education property, carrying a concealed weapon, consuming alcohol less than 19 years of age and possession of a malt beverage on unauthorized premise.

Sellers was released after posting a $5,000 secured bond.

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School takes action against social media attack

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Hoggard High school students are responding to the arrest of their teacher and football coach. Michael Supak, 37 was charged Thursday with indecent liberties with a student.

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Finish What you Started: stalled private & public projects

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Coming soon signs that never translate to actual businesses. Bond money that is approved but not spent as advertised. WECT investigates the status of local projects that have failed to materialize.

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Robot helps WFD deal with Hazmat situations

Monday, November 19th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire and Hazmat crews demonstrated how their department’s robot works today. Its nickname is Wall-E, and it’s used to detect and monitor chemicals in the air.

It’s equipped with four cameras, two microphones and a siren. The robot’s purpose is to keep crews safe in hazardous material situations, sending info to the hazmat crews wirelessly.

Wall-E operates using an Xbox controller.

“This unit has everything from the capability of climbing stairs to going up to just over a half mile in a straight line from where we might have our command post, and therefore kind of sending itself in there to let us know what we have going on,” WFD Hazmat Crew member Derek Mickler said.

The robot can drag up to 185 pounds. It is the same kind of robot that was used in 9/11 efforts.

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