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Archive for August, 2014

Local cops are keeping our crosswalks safe

Monday, August 25th, 2014

With thousands of students back in Wilmington you are likely to see more officers patrolling the streets.

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Roland-Grise parents taken aback by cluster grouping model

Monday, August 25th, 2014

This year, when assigning student schedules, Roland-Grise embraced the cluster grouping model

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Locations lose right to sell alcohol forever due to crime history

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Two business locations in Wilmington have lost their ability to sell alcohol forever due to a history of violence sometimes involving drugs and gang members. The Chestnut Food Market property located

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Business Notebook – Chinese order means work for GE Aviation

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A Chinese airline has ordered 82 Boeing planes worth a list price of $8.8 billion

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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge’s order

Monday, August 25th, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge’s order and get their client a new trial.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that attorneys for the former Army captain have filed a motion arguing they should be allowed to appeal a ruling made last month.

Senior U.S. District Court Judge James Fox ruled attorneys failed to establish during a 2012 hearing that McDonald should not have been found guilty of the February, 1970 slayings.

The judge also denied what is called a certificate of appealability which allows attorneys to appeal.

Attorneys for the 70-year-old MacDonald are seeking a new trial citing a new federal report that discredits a government witness.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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