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Archive for September, 2014

UPDATE: Victim’s family calls for convicted murderer to remain on death row

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A local death row inmate, Shan Carter, who is charged with several counts of first degree murder is coming back to court this week to get a new trial.

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Cats killed, dismembered bodies left on lawns

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Something disturbing is happening to people’s cats in one Wilmington neighborhood. Police say a person is to blame for killing cats in a brutal way.

Randy Leonard found something disturbing in his front yard Monday morning. It was half a cat. Cut, almost surgically, and then placed there.

“It was just shocking to see something like that lying there,” said Leonard who lives off of Pine Valley Rd. in Wilmington. “That’s when we contacted the authorities.”

Now, police are involved. Judy Evonko is a supervisor at Animal Services in New Hanover County. She says this is the second cat found and killed like this in that area.

“It’s sad. It’s hard to imagine somebody could do something like that,” Evonko said.

She says though, someone is doing ‘something like that.’

“Some serial killers start out that way,” Evonko added, “But, you know you hate to speculate anything like that.”

That’s why they are investigating. In this neighborhood, with flyers going up for other missing cats, neighbors are unsettled to say the least.

“I was very disgusted,” said Leonard, and sick that there’s people going around that even do this type stuff.”

The owners of the cat that was killed were notified of what happened to their pet.

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Child pornography part of investigation of former officer

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The investigation began Sept. 7 when a woman found 15 to 20 pictures of a young child

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NC official: Japanese trip will pay dividends

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s top economic development official says the state is aggressively trying to land a foreign automaker.

As part of the plan, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visited Japan last week where she met with business interests.

Decker did not disclose details Monday of the meetings, but says she feels good about the state’s chances for a plant that would employ up to 5,000 people.

Decker says the state is currently in multiple conversations with auto makers in Asia and Europe.

She says automakers have told her they plan to build new plants in the United States within the next three to five years because of the rebounding economy.

The state has assembled three potential sites – each with about 1,200 acres – for a large manufacturer.

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

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Anti-Hagan group holding rallies this week in NC

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A conservative fiscal watchdog group is holding more than a dozen meetings across North Carolina this week seeking to build opposition to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as she seeks re-election in November.

The “Call Out Kay” tour by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity began Monday, with stops scheduled in Asheville, Hickory and Greensboro. They say they will have nationally-known guests at several rallies, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and national AFP head Tim Phillips.

The Hagan critics say she should be singled out for supporting President Barack Obama’s signature health care overhaul, as well as on environmental and tax policies.

Americans for Prosperity has spent millions of dollars on television ads critical of Hagan, particularly for the health care law.

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

9/22/2014 12:28:12 PM (GMT -4:00)

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