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Archive - Apr 24, 2013

Mother, aunt saw girl hit, killed by log truck

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video The aunt of Alyiah McKenzie Morgan, 7, says she and the girl's mother were waiting for the first grader to get off the bus yesterday in front of their home on US 421 as they did every day. The aunt tells WWAY they saw Aliyah get off the bus. They also heard a log truck coming down the road and tried to yell to Aliyah not to cross the road, but it was too late. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' stars hit red carpet for Hollywood premier

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videoHundreds of people lined the streets of Hollywood to get a glimpse of the cast of "Iron Man 3." Full story...
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3 Perdue backers plead guilty to misdemeanors

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Three of former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue's supporters are paying fines after pleading guilty in a case growing from an investigation of the Democrat's 2008 campaign finances. Full story...
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Lawyers discuss blood analysis in Peterson case

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The attorney for a Durham novelist who's been granted a new trial in the 2001 death of his wife says a State Bureau of Investigation agent gave false and misleading testimony, meaning the trial was flawed. Full story...
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PA player tells of shooting in NC murder trial

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A football player from Pennsylvania says he was texting and talking with his girlfriend moments before a shooting in a Durham parking lot in which a teammate was killed and he was wounded. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs bill to combat sex trafficking in North Carolina

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory signed Bill 122, into law Wednesday, which requires sex traffickers to register as sex offenders after they serve their prison sentence. Full story...
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Girl, 9, conscious and talking after being struck by SUV

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A 9-year-old girl hit by a sport utility vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews Drive and 17th Street was conscious and talking after she was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and doesn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries, a Wilmington Police Department sergeant said. Full story...
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Building History: Hart Cottage

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video Good things come in small packages. This little gem is part of a larger building collection, but it has its own history. We're featuring Hart Cottage in this week’s Building History Full story...
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Political strategist stabbed in Raleigh home dies

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A Democratic political strategist stabbed in her Raleigh home has died. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Wednesday that 31-year-old Jonathan Broyhill has been arrested. Full story...
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Prank bombs led to scary situation for Wilmington neighborhood

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video Wilmington Police continue to investigate after multiple acid bombs exploded in the 600 block of South 10th Street last night. Residents were evacuated around 10 p.m. and asked to leave for an hour. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' set for Hollywood premiere tonight

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videoAfter spending several months flying high in harnesses over the Cape Fear River, roaming the streets of downtown Wilmington and swimming to the depths of Screen Gem's water tank, the stars of "Iron Man 3" are suiting up once again... in black ties and dresses that is. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Office of Management and Budget says algorithms reason Brunswick Co. moving to Myrtle Beach MSA

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videoThe Federal Office of Management and Budget now says the reason the Census Bureau is considering moving Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area is based on algorithms. Full story...
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Berger's DWI case continued

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was back in court this morning, but not for very long. A judge continued the DWI case against Berger until June. Full story...
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Sheriffs hope for more state lab techs to speed up cases

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Law enforcement leaders from across the state are meeting in Wrightsville Beach this week for the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association meeting. They're discussing topics including how to get case work done faster to help the people involved in a case. Full story...
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NC House Dems ask for changes on immigration bill

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Democratic lawmakers are asking the architects of a North Carolina House immigration bill to tone down some of its enforcement measures. Full story...
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