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Archive for June, 2014

WPD: Attempted armed robbery reported while officers still on scene nearby

Monday, June 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say the second of two robberies was reported while officers were still on the scene of the first crime less than a block away.

Wilmington Police say the first call came in around 12:15 a.m., reporting an armed robbery in the 300 block of Darlington Avenue. Officers say the two victims told them they were walking home when two men approached them, one of which pulled out a handgun and pointed it at them. Officers say the robbers demanded that the female victim hand over her purse. When she did, police say the suspects then told them to walk away and not look back.

Then shortly after midnight, as officers were still searching the area there, another call came in reporting an attempted robbery just a block away in the 200 block of Darlington Ave. That’s where police say two men who had already spoken with police about the previous robbery just an hour before were also approached by a robber.

Police say the two victims were walking near Courts & Sports Bar & Grill when a man walked up to them, asking for a cigarette. When the suspect pulled out a handgun, officers say one of the two victims asked him if he was crazy with cops still right up the street. Police say the would-be robber then took off running, and the two victims ran to their apartment complex to make contact with the officers still on the scene of the first robbery.


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Police search for man who stole puppies

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A post on Facebook helped a woman get back 10 puppies that were stolen from her home Sunday afternoon

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Justices: Can’t make employers cover contraception

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.

Contraception is among a range of preventive services that must be provided at no extra charge under the health care law that President Barack Obama signed in 2010 and the Supreme Court upheld two years later.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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Man taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

Monday, June 30th, 2014

A man was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center early Sunday

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New Hanover Regional simulates mass emergency

Monday, June 30th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover Regional Medical Center prepared for a mass emergency Monday morning.

Staff and law enforcement simulated a shooting at UNCW that left more than a dozen victims.

The victims were taken to the emergency room where staff moved them through the operating room.

A hospital spokeswoman says these drills help with communication between EMS, ER staff, and county and city officials.

“Being proactive is huge. It is a huge part of every healthcare system; testing processes, taking a proactive approach and just being prepared,” said Martha Harlan, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “I mean you want to count on us if it’s your family member or you.”

After the drill staff evaluated how and what they could do next time. They say they will re-evaluate the process again in a couple of days.

Harlan said these drills are completed periodically and help staff to test process.


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