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Archive - Apr 17, 2013

Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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Signing day for senior athletes

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videoWednesday marked the first day of the spring signing period for high school seniors who intend to play sports in college. It's national letter of intent day. Full story...
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Back home, area runners recount marathon bomb experience

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video In the wake of the marathon bombing runners from New Hanover County are back from Boston. Eleven marathoners from around the area took part in the race. After all that's happened, several we spoke with say they are glad to be home. Full story...
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Wilmington attorney headed to prison for mortgage fraud

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Closing attorney Jeff Taggart sentenced to three years in prison for mortgage fraud scheme. Full story...
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Water searches easier for NHSO thanks to new gadget

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videoThe depths of the sea and the bottom of big bodies of water are no longer a big problem for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. New technology used to search for a missing man in the Northeast Cape Fear River yesterday makes the job easier. Full story...
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Chad Porter hopes to inspire people to help fight cancer

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Porter Financial Group & Cape Fear Family Day Present "A Night For Chere". Your chance to hear Chad Porter's my story LIVE. If you read the Star News Article and want to hear me tell it please join us. Chere Rice was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in December 2012. Chere is a pillar in the community and we owe it to her to help her in anyway. Full story...
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Feds deny reports of Boston suspect in custody

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Police and reporters have converged on the federal courthouse in Boston -- amid conflicting reports on whether a suspect is in custody in the bombings that killed three people and wounded more than 170 at the Boston Marathon. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputies arrest man for trailer thefts

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they were looking for in connection to a series of utility trailer thefts. Full story...
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Bill to change NC redistricting has many sponsors

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House Republicans and Democrats backing changes to how legislative and congressional districts are drawn every ten years say their proposal would create fair maps no matter which party is in power in North Carolina. Full story...
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