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Archive for September, 2014

WPD investigating after officers find blood in roadway, victim at hospital

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a crime scene where officers found blood and evidence in the road, before later discovering a victim in the hospital.

Wilmington Police say they got an alert for shots fired in the area of Orange and S. 14th streets around 11 p.m. yesterday. That’s where they say officers found blood-spatter, sandals and sunglasses at the scene, but no victim or shell casings.

They say witnesses who were nearby told officers there was a fight in the street before they heard gunfire. Police say when they went to the hospital to see if any victims showed up there, they discovered a man who told them he was pistol-whipped by another man in the street.

Police say since the victim’s story was different from what witnesses at the scene reported to officers, WPD is still investigating.


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H2GO to interrupt service to some Leland customers, issue boil advisory

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

H2GO plans to interrupt water service to the business district of Village Road in Leland Thursday night.

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Suspected arrested for August murder

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August.

The District Attorney’s Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning.

Early on the morning of August 23, police responded to a ShotSpotter alert at the corner of 6th and Wright streets. They found Lane, 33, and Danny Miller, 52, both shot multiple times. Lane later died from his injuries.

Pridgen is also charged with attempted murder in the shooting.


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Sawmill Point making plans for next project

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The developer of the Sawmill Point apartment complex has submitted plans for another multifamily project in the city.

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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

SMITHFIELD, NC (AP) — Johnston County’s district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that District Attorney Susan Doyle sent letters to more than a dozen businesses this week. Doyle warns that authorities have evidence showing each business is operating illegally.

She says she’ll start filing criminal charges beginning Nov. 1.

State lawmakers banned sweepstakes games that use entertaining displays in 2010. The North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the law in 2012.

Those businesses still operating say their games use revised computer software that makes them legal. Different court rulings have come down in various cases around the state.

Doyle said Wednesday that her office and the sheriff’s department sent letters to 14 businesses.

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

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