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Archive for October, 2014

Man accused of raping child in Wilmington arrested in Georgia

Friday, October 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted by Wilmington Police for several sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Georgia.

WPD says the US Marshal Task Force arrested Augustin Garcia, 65, in Banks County, GA, for several warrants stemming from a WPD investigation. Garcia was wanted in connection with a report of sex offenses allegedly committed against a minor in May, June and July of this year, according to a WPD news release.

Police say Garcia left the state and traveled through other states in the southeast until he was arrested yesterday.

Garcia is charged with four counts each of first-degree rape, indecent liberties with a minor, incest with a child under 13 and crimes against nature.

He is currently in the Banks County jail. Investigators say he has waived extradition to Wilmington to face the charges.


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Halloween has scary history of drinking and driving

Friday, October 31st, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington police and deputies urge Halloween celebrations to be fun, and safe.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Booze It and Lose It” campaign starts tonight. Director Don Nail says nothing is scarier on this holiday than a drunk driver.

Last year, New Hanover County had 24 DWI arrests during this holiday. Residents say they’re planning ahead to not be on that list this year.

“Just in case, you never now. It’s always good to have a backup plan, because the last thing you ever want to do is get behind the wheel with anyone that’s ever been drinking. So, it’s always good to have more than one option,” Jill Arnold said.


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Expect lane closures on Snow’s Cut Bridge next week

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Crews will be closing lanes on Snow’s Cut Bridge next week to allow repairs to the span.

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Wreck causing traffic problems on S. College Road

Friday, October 31st, 2014

A multi-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer in the 3500 block of South College Road is tying up traffic

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DOT shelves plan to replace culvert near Greenfield for now

Friday, October 31st, 2014

The N.C. Department of Transportation has shelved plans to close South Third Street near Greenfield Lake.

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