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Archive for March, 2014

Burgaw Police prepare for Walmart

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Officers in both New Hanover County and Wilmington claim Walmart keeps them busy.

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WATCH THIS: Coast Guard medevacs man from cruise ship off NC coast

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coast Guard has released video of crews picking up a man who needed medical attention from a cruise ship in the ocean 50 miles east of Wilmington.

The 950-foot cruise ship Carnival Splendor notified the Coast Guard that the 66-year-old was is in medical distress last night around 10:45.

The Coast Guard launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City to respond.

The helicopter got to the ship around 1:30 a.m., hoisted the man and took him to Wilmington International Airport.

An ambulance crew at the airport took the man to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

The man was listed in stable condition, the Coast Guard said.

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DA seeking tougher charges against officer involved in prostitution ring

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

The Brunswick County District Attorney's office hopes to enhance charges against Northwest Police Officer Michael Hayes, who was allegedly involved in a prostitution ring in Boiling Spring Lakes.

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NHRMC identifies suspects charged for weapon, drugs at hospital

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover Regional Medical Center has released the names of two people arrested last week on gun and drug charges at the hospital.

Spokeswoman Erin Balzotti says Naulege Johnson, 15, and Jamaal Johnson, 20, (pictured, right) are charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana.

Hospital police arrested the two around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Balzotti said she could not release any more information about what happened.

Jamaal Johnson is still in jail under $50,000 bond. The New Hanover County Jail could not provide information about the status of Naulege Johnson.

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Five face kidnapping, robbery charges in Brunswick County

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Arrests were connected with two kidnappings and armed robberies.

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