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Archive for July, 2013

Two women charged with stealing puppy at knifepoint

Monday, July 29th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner.

WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday.

The victim told officers she was trying to sell a Pomeranian puppy on Craig’s List and met the suspects in a parking lot in the 3900 block of Independence Boulevard.

Police say while one of the suspects was holding the puppy, she got into the vehicle. When the victim approached the car, police say the suspects pulled out a knife before driving off.

Officers tracked down the vehicle and its owners and made the arrests.

Cobbs and Smith are both in the New Hanover County Jail under $20,000 secured bond.

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Man drowns after fishing boat tipped over, wife taken to hospital

Monday, July 29th, 2013

According to Major Lewis Hatcher with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office, Paul Formeyduval and his wife were fishing on the pond, which is located off of Hwy 74/76 just outside of Whiteville, when the boat tipped over.

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Pedestrian signals at two busy intersections will be turned on, eventually

Monday, July 29th, 2013

"As a division policy we do not like to see pedestrian heads (operational) without crosswalks."

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AG Cooper says new laws could cost taxpayers millions

Monday, July 29th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Attorney General Roy Cooper says several potential new laws could cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fights.

Cooper spoke to the state’s Sheriffs’ Association Training Conference in Wilmington this morning. Afterward he told us bills, including new voting regulations and others, are “bad public policy” likely to draw challenges if the governor signs them into law.

“My office has defended and plans to continue to defend the state when it gets sued. That is the job of the attorney general,” Cooper said. “But it doesn’t stop my from commenting on the public policy, and we’ve had some bad public policy passed this session.”

Cooper says in addition to the voting rules, new abortion regulations, education cuts and the elimination of teacher tenure are also likely to lead to costly legal battles.

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News & Notes – Award recognizes service for the disabled

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A roundup of area news in brief.

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