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Archive for June, 2013

Wilmington man charged with rape in Chatham County

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

CHATHAM COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is in jail in Chatham County accused of raping his estranged wife.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Jesus Narciso Alvarez-Alba, 31, of Wilmington, had a domestic violence protective order issued against him by his estranged wife. Investigators say early Sunday morning he forced his way into her home in Moncure and raped her.

Deputies say they got a 911 call from the frantic woman. She told officers that she kept telling her husband to leave when he arrived at the house, but he kept refusing. He then held her down on the floor and raped her, investigators say. After he fell asleep, she contacted deputies, who arrested him while he was still at the home.

Alvarez-Alba is charged with felonious second degree rape, felonious second degree kidnapping, domestic criminal trespassing and violation of a court order. He was jailed under a $100,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro July 29.

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NC House looks at raising maximum speed limit to 75 mph

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

A bill to raise the maximum possible speed limit on North Carolina roads to 75 miles per hour that raced through the state Senate was to be taken up by the House on Tuesday.

In April, the Senate voted 45-1 to give the state Department of Transportation authority to set speed limits that high – up from the current 70 mph cap – for some interstates and other limited-access highways. Sixteen states already have speed limits of 75 mph or higher – but none on the highly populated East Coast.

Bill sponsor Sen. Neal Hunt. R-Wake said he wanted to give motorists the ability to drive a little faster on uncongested roads without having to worry about getting a ticket. DOT would retain decision-making on setting a "reasonable and safe speed limit" based of engineering and traffic levels.

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Reward offered in massive Venus’ flytraps heist

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The N.C. Coastal Land Trust is offering a $1,500 reward

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Crews clear scene of truck fire on Hwy. 74/76 near Mt. Misery Road exit

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Crews cleared the scene Tuesday morning where a truck loaded with hay was on fire, Brunswick County officials say.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews on scene of truck fire on Hwy. 74/76 near Mt. Misery Road exit

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Crews are currently on the scene of where a truck loaded with hay is on fire, Brunswick County dispatch officials confirm.

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