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Archive for December, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: 18-wheeler wreck near Lake Waccamaw

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Rescue crews are on the scene of a wreck involving at least one 18-wheel vehicle on Andrew Jackson Highway.

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Newcomer, not Berger, appointed to New Hanover panels

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will serve on only one external committee next year.

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Perdue proposes 2013 budget

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — With little more than two weeks remaining in her term, North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue submitted her state budget proposal for the next fiscal year.

Perdue’s proposed 2013-14 budget details more than $21 billion in proposed state spending, including a 1 percent pay increase for all teachers and state employees and additional funding for education programs. The outgoing Democrat’s budget stands next to no chance of being adopted by the GOP-controlled state legislature, but Perdue said she was required by state law to submit one before leaving office.

A spokesman for Republican governor-elect Pat McCrory, who takes office early next month, said the incoming administration will review Perdue’s recommendations before submitting his own budget to the legislature. The new fiscal year begins July 1.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC teens arrested in murder may be tried as adults

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina prosecutor says he may seek to try four teenagers as adults in the killing of a homeless man whose body was found stuffed in a trash can.

Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby said Monday he is likely to seek the transfer of the murder cases against at least some of the teens from the juvenile system due to the severity of the crime.

Raleigh Police arrested three 15-year-old males and a 13-year-old male last week in connection with the death of Regynald Jose Brown, a 37-year-old homeless man whose body was found near a city greenway. A fifth teen is accused of providing assistance after the killing.

State law bars prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in murder cases where the defendants are younger than 18.

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

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WWAY learns more about the suspects in CFCC student’s murder

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Monday, four people were each charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old student Josh Proutey. Now, we are learning more about the accused.

The youngest of the group is 17-year old Daniel Henry. Henry is a student at Ashley High School and has no criminal record.

“Danny was a good kid. We all were. Some of us just end up being more unlucky than others. They get into trouble, wrong place, wrong time,” said childhood friend Jeff Cordle.

23-year old Christopher Cromartie, Jr. is a former New Hanover High School student and an amateur boxer.

Cromartie had been in trouble in the past, including a 2010 felony attempted breaking and entering charge. Still, the news came as a shock to Cromartie’s coach.

“I’m very surprised. He’s a good person,” said Andre Thompson, Cromartie’s boxing coach.

Also charged was 19-year-old Jasmine Dottin, who has no criminal record. The D.A. says Dottin was driving the car the night Proutey was killed.

Prosecutors say the one who pulled the trigger was 22-year old Quintel Grady.
Grady spent almost two and a half years in prison on a 2007 robbery with a dangerous weapon charge, and has been arrested in the past two years for breaking and entering cars, evading arrest, and drug possession.
Grady, Cromartie and Dottin are in jail without bond. They could face the death penalty.
Because Henry is a minor, he is being held under a $2 million bond and faces a maximum sentence of life without parole.

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