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Archive for June, 2014

Moped driver taken to hospital after hit and run

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Officers responded to the intersection of S. College Road and Randall Parkway in reference to a reported hit and run around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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Police investigating after hit and run crash near UNCW campus

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after dispatchers say officers responded to the scene of a hit and run crash at a Wilmington intersection early this morning.

Dispatchers say the call came in just before 2:30 a.m., reporting the crash at the intersection of College Road and Randall Parkway, which is at the corner of UNCW’s campus.

Wilmington Police, firefighters and EMS all responded to the scene, where we are not sure yet whether or not someone was hurt. Dispatchers say the crash was called in as a hit and run, but they would not say whether the driver hit was riding a moped or in another car at the time.

We are waiting to hear back from WPD to get more details about the crash, and will update this story when more information is available.


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Mayor Saffo, film industry supporters head to Raleigh for news conference

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Mayor Bill Saffo and Screen Gem Studios owner Bill Vassar will be holding a news conference on film incentives in North Carolina at the legislative building in Raleigh at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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UPDATE: Mayfaire situation with off-duty cop ends peacefully

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A police standoff that started at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday ended peacefully without incident around 11 p.m.

The Wilmington Police Department said in a news release that the male subject, who is an off-duty police officer, was taken into custody and transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for evaluation.

When officers responded to the call at the Reserve at Mayfaire, family members told police the subject barricaded himself in his apartment and threatened to commit suicide.

For more than 11 hours, police negotiators, SWAT officers, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and EMS were on the scene working to resolve the matter peacefully.

Police said there was no immediate threat to the public, and they allowed tenants to come and go from the complex during the stand-off. Police did have to block off some streets in the area.

Police are not releasing the person’s name at this time.


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First Alert Forecast: hot, humid pattern supports scattered downpours

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

An offshore high pressure system will continue to pump seasonably hot and humid air into the region.

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