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Archive for September, 2014

Police: Craigslist ad becomes attempted robbery

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police said A ‘For Sale’ ad on Craigslist lead to three arrests after it turned into an attempted robbery. Police said the victim turned the tables on his attempted robbers and ended up pulling a gun on them.

It happened around 12:45 Wednesday afternoon off of Lullwater Drive. Police said a man posted an ad for a rifle for sale on Craigslsit. After arranging a meeting to show the rifle to three men, police said one of them grabbed the gun from the victim and pointed it at him.

Police said the victim then grabbed another gun and made all three suspects lay on the ground before calling police. Though it’s not illegal, Wilmington police say selling weapons on Craigslist is a bad idea.

“Because it could be a recipe for disaster and in this case it could have been very dangerous,” Linda Rawley, the Wilmington Police spokeswoman said. “So you have a victim who is armed and suspects who are armed. It could have wound up being a tragedy.”

Edvis Galloway, 24, Savon Hardaway, 18, and Kalmeaice Williams, 38, are all charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. All three had their first court appearance today and remain in jail under a $500,000 bond.

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TRUTH TRACKER: U.S. Senate ads

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Candidates, parties and groups have run at least $25.3 million of ads in the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, according to The Center for Public Integrity. With so many ads touting and attacking Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis, it's hard to know what to believe.

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Man rescued Wednesday at Kure Beach dies

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The man was about 60 years old and was on vacation with his family from the Raleigh area.

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Disturbing trend of toddlers testing positive for drugs in NHC

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

New Hanover County is seeing a disturbing trend of young children testing positive for drugs.

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DOG COURT: Dog bite causes $8,000 in damage

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One man took his neighbor to Dangerous Dog Court after he says his Boston Terrier bit him.

Rich Miller says the bite caused him around $8,000 worth of medical damage.

Reports say Gotti Arne’ ran off his owner’s property and bit Miller and Miller’s Shi Tzu.

“If I wasn’t there I think my dog would have been dead and my wife would have been bitten up pretty good,” Miller said.

Gotti’s owner Damon Arne’ says Gotti never goes out without a leash and this is the first time something like this has ever happened.

“It’s never been aggressive before, never been aggressive since,” said Arne’. “The dog sleeps with my 8-year-old.”

Since the incident, the Arne’s put Gotti through obedience training with professional dog trainer Diane Gallagher.

Gallagher says the dog did show some aggression toward other dogs but as since been rehabilitated. She contributes the aggressive behavior to Gotti’s upbringing as a rescue dog.

The panel did not see enough evidence to dismiss the charge.

“How it got out, why it got out, in my opinion, all of that can be forgiven, but it bit somebody,” one panelist said.

Gotti’s owners were found guilty of violating New Hanover County code concerning dangerous dogs.

The case will be continued to superior court.


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