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Archive for March, 2013

CONTEST: Text to win a pair of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to UNCW and WECT has a handful of tickets to giveaway. All you have to do is text “TICKETS” to 91066 to enter for a chance to win two tickets ($58 value) to Friday's event. There will be ten lucky winners.

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Motions hearings conclude in Army sex charge trial

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — More hearings are planned next month for motions before the court martial of a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct.

Officials had set aside three days for motions hearings this week involving prosecutors and defense attorneys for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair.

Sinclair faces court martial in June on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. He has thus far deferred entering a plea.

On Monday, the judge refused a defense request to split the proceedings into two trials. Sinclair’s lawyers worried one jury hearing all the charges might end up prejudiced against Sinclair, but the judge ruled the jury of all generals were highly educated and likely to follow instructions.

More hearings are scheduled May 14-15.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Couple charged after road rage leads to fight, ends with shots fired

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A weekend road rage incident in Carteret County led to a fight between the drivers involved and ended with one of the men firing shots, investigators say. It was all caught on camera, and it landed two people behind bars.

Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of US 70 and English Street in Newport around 1 p.m. yesterday.

Investigators were looking for information about a family of three, including the driver, a female passenger and a toddler, who they say left the scene after the driver allegedly fired several rounds at the other vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office released a video of part of the incident that shows the driver of a SUV confronting the driver of a truck and throwing a punch. That’s when two men jump out of the truck and attack the other driver.

As the fight ends, the female passenger hands the driver what appears to be a small gun. What sounds like a gun shot, though, does not match the action of the video. Investigators the video only shows a small portion of the incident and does not show the suspect shooting into the truck.

Releasing the video worked. The two suspects, Bradley Turner and Christy Turner, turned themselves into the sheriff’s office Monday afternoon. Bradley Turner faces several charges including discharging a weapon into property and two counts of assault by pointing a gun. Christy was charged with two counts of assault by pointing a gun. The suspects had since bonded out of jail.

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Police looking for suspects in two early morning robberies

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Police are looking for the suspects in connection to two early morning robberies.

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Survey: Parents want school security, but not at high costs

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

New Hanover County schools recently used the AlertNow system to survey parents about security in elementary schools.

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