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Archive for May, 2014

Developer to extend Nutt Street

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Extension will serve new apartment complex

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Marine who fell from Osprey identified

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Marine who died after apparently falling out of an MV-22 Osprey during a training flight over Bladen County Monday night has been identified by family.

An Illinois newspaper reports a family in Coal City, IL, says the Marine was Steven Hancock. His body was found in a blueberry field off US 701 near White Lake Tuesday afternoon.

While the Marine Corps has said it would not release the name of the victim until 24 hours after notifying the family, Hancock’s mother told The Herald-News of Joliet, IL, earlier Tuesday the Marine Corps had notified her Monday evening that he was missing from the flight.

It is still unclear how Hancock fell out of the Osprey during the flight. Investigators say he was the crew chief on the Osprey and should have been tethered in the rear of the aircraft.


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Teen charged, another sought for string of Burgaw car break-ins

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Burgaw Police have arrested a teen and are looking for another in connection to more than a dozen car break-ins this spring.

Police arrested Michael Scott Rivenbark, 17, yesterday afternoon in connection with the crimes that have happened since March. Rivenbark was booked under $255,000 bond charged for 19 felony motor vehicle break-ins, 11 felony counts of possession of stolen property, 13 misdemeanor larcenies and two misdemeanor counts of possession of stolen property

Investigators also have warrants for Tyrekic Murphy, 17, of Burgaw. If you know where he is, call the Burgaw Police Department at (910) 259-4924 or your local law enforcement agency.

Police also want any other potential victims to report the crimes so they can fully investigate this crime spree.


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Day 28: Calvary Cemetery owner Jack Krupica now owes city $300 for not cleaning up

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Twenty-eight days after the owner of Calvary Cemetery promised families their loved ones’ finally resting place would be cleaned up, the mess remains.

Monday grass was still uncut and overgrown. So now it looks like the City of Wilmington may takeover the clean-up.

City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said the property has been re-inspected and is still out of compliance, although it looks like a little bit of clean-up has been done.

Talbert said the city has begun fining owner Jack Krupicka $100 a day. She said as of Monday, the city was also preparing to get price quotes for the clean-up costs. A lien will be taken out on the property to recoup the city’s costs, if it cannot get the issue resolved with Krupicka.


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Family and friends to honor Bladen Co. native murdered last year

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Family and friends will take time tonight to honor a Bladen County native murdered a year ago.

Melissa Huggins-Jones’s 8-year-old daughter found her body May 14, 2013, in her Raleigh apartment. Three people were later charged with her death, which investigators say was a random crime.

Huggins-Jones’s cousins have planned a ceremony in her hometown tonight to honor her. They will release lanterns at The Venue at White Lake’s Regal Resort. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is open to the public.


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