Archive - May 5, 2011
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Redistricting wars begin; public hearings held throughout state
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 10:35pm.

video Well, it’s that time again. The war over redistricting has begun. Every ten years, new lines are drawn for the Tar Heel state's Senate and House districts. The Senate and House redistricting committees are holding public hearings across 36 different sites throughout the state. Folks were given a chance to voice their opinions to the committee about how they prefer to see those lines drawn.

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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Group apologizes for trying to spay neutered cat
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 10:00pm.

video We told you yesterday about a woman whose cat was returned to her with half its ear missing and an incision in its stomach. Today, we talked to the group responsible about why it caught a tame cat and why it could not identify the gender.

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Army finds no evidence of link in Fort Bragg infant deaths
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 9:14pm.

The U.S. Army has completed an investigation of 10 infant deaths at Fort Bragg without finding any evidence of a common environmental link or of crimes.

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House budget has state set school layoff policy
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 4:18pm.

The state budget approved by the North Carolina House includes language that says policy governing impending school layoffs will be set in Raleigh and not by local school boards.

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Cops bike to DC to honor fallen officers
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 3:49pm.

Law Enforcement United is cycling to Washington, DC, to honor fallen officers. More than 20 officers are making the thousand-mile trek over a 10-day span. Four wilmington police officers are among the group.

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'The Credit Doctor' pleads guilty
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 3:40pm.

According to the Indictment, James Goddard submitted hundreds of false credit card and lines of credit applications in the names of multiple individuals or businesses to various banks. Goddard called himself the Credit Doctor of North Carolina and touted his specialized skills included obtaining credit for newly formed businesses as well as credit repair, charging a 15% fee on each credit line he obtained.

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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 3:12pm.

A Wake County jury has found a Cary man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife.

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Pender shelter dogs spared
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 3:06pm.

It looks like a happy ending for the dogs at the Pender County Animal Shelter.

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