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Archive for November, 2012

Murder trial begins in 2010 car crash

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Jury selection started today in the trial of a man accused of killing a mother of three in 2010.

Daniel Brennick is charged with second degree murder after a car accident in Brunswick County. Satu Harris died at the scene of the accident on River Road near Southport.

Brennick was 22 at the time of the accident. He accused of drunk driving and killing Harris.

It was almost midnight in May 2010 when Harris was driving south on River Road near the intersection of NC 87 north of Southport. Highway Patrol says Brennick’s truck crossed the center line and hit Harris. Troopers say Harris was trapped in her car and died at the scene.

Brennick was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and later had his leg amputated.

Harris left behind a daughter named and two sons. Her family did not want to talk on camera Tuesday, but they have posted their concerns about the impending trial on a memorial page on Facebook. Harris’s sister and daughter both told members of the group they would keep them updated on the trial is it moves forward. They also asked for the continual prayers and support as jury selection began and said they hope Harris finally knows justice.

The trial for Brennick’s second degree murder charge is set to begin tomorrow.

Brennick was also arrested in September for violating his probation by allegedly selling drugs.

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After sisters death, woman fights to aid lung cancer research

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

I am on my sister’s lung cancer journey. Or rather, a journey she would have been on had she survived her illness.

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Autumn a dangerous time for deer and drivers

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Every year during late autumn, auto and body shops across the Cape Fear region brace for a bumper crop of business, comprised of an influx of cars with damage from collisions with deer.

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New Hanover deputies search for missing teen

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for helping finding a missing teen.

Michael Moore, 17, was last seen Friday night by his mother as he left their home at 161 Halyburton Memorial Parkway Apt. 307.

Moore, a white male, was wearing a worn black bomber jacket and grey skinny jeans.

Anyone with information on where Moore is, contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4161.

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Lejeune Marine charged crimes against nature

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

JONES COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Camp Lejeune Marine is behind bars after being accused of crimes against animals. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen and Onslow County DSS, Mark David Harpel was arrested for crimes against nature.

Harpel, a Marine staff sergeant, is in the Jones County Jail facing seven felony counts of crimes against nature and seven misdemeanor counts of solicitation.

Investigators got a tip of allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior between the Marine and neighborhood dogs, as well as his possible viewing of internet pornography in the presence of his kids.

Harpel is in jail under $14,000. He may also face animal cruelty and other charges.

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