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Archive - Feb 7, 2013

UPDATE: Two people in custody after shots fired in Wilmington

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video Two people, one adult male and one juvenile male, are in custody tonight after a shots were fired on Montgomery Avenue. Full story...
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StarNews: Woman's guilty plea ends sex-trafficking case

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videoAs the 18-year-old had sex with man after man - 34 in all over a four-day-period - Alexandrea Berte collected the money. Berte, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge in connection with her involvement in an interstate sex-trafficking scheme that set up makeshift brothels in Wilmington and Winston-Salem. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, according to court documents. Full story...
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One dead in BSL wreck

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videoOne person is dead after a car crash in Boiling Spring Lakes. Police say the accident happened on East Boiling Spring Road between North Shore Drive and Nassau Drive. Full story...
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Crews respond to potential chemical leak

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New Hanover County Fire Services and Emergency Management responded earlier tonight to what was believed to be a release of sulfur dioxide. Full story...
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Topsail student arrested for slashing tires

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videoA Topsail High School student is charged with multiple crimes in connection with slashed bus tires at the school. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Bladen Co. Sheriff responds to jail beating

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videoMore than three weeks after a man was severely beaten inside the Bladen County Jail, the sheriff is finally speaking out. Full story...
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New nutrition labels could come at high price for stores

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videoThe Food and Drug Administration is proposing a rule requiring stores to label prepared, unpackaged foods with nutritional information, and if they don't follow the rules, they could face jail time. But the software to test these foods could be pricy. Even so, some businesses are on board. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced on drug trafficking charges

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A Wilmington man was sentenced to 24 years in prison and five years of supervised release when he gets out. Full story...
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NC DMV computers down statewide due to power loss

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A power outage at the Raleigh headquarters of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has disrupted the agency's services. Full story...
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New River Inlet project done

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videoThe Town of North Topsail Beach has successfully completed its New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project. This effort benefits commercial and recreational boaters and the residents of the Town who reside at its north end. Full story...
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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

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video Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month. Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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NC universities panel weighs in on UNC scandal

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A panel overseeing how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill allowed and responded to academic fraud says it was not able to get to the bottom of every detail, but accepts earlier investigations that cleared athletics officials. Full story...
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