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Archive - Jan 14, 2014

Onslow County student charged with having weapons on school property

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videoA Southwest High School Student was arrested this morning for having weapons on school property. Full story...
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Freeman Park could get entrance ramp

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videoFreeman Park could get a Hatteras Bridge to help vehicles get on and off the beach. Full story...
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Carolina Beach changes rules for dogs on beach

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video Carolina Beach Town Council votes to ban dogs on the beach during summer season. Full story...
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D.A. says no crime in patrol car death

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The district attorney in Durham County says no charges will be filed in the death of a teenager who police say shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a patrol cruiser. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Lisa Gattuso

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videoElectives are often among the first budgets to get cut at schools, but some would argue they are some of the most important classes. That's why tonight's Teacher of the Week is getting more than just a big check from us. See who else steps up to honor her. Full story...
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Accused kidnapper and rapist out on bond charged with attacking victim again

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videoA man accused of rape, kidnapping, and assault was out on bond when investigators say he again committed those crimes and more as he victimized the same woman. He got out of jail when a judge decreased his bond from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring. Full story...
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Surf City officer humble after helping save boy's life

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video Two police officers are credited with helping to save a child's life after he fell from a balcony this weekend. First responders say when they arrived on the scene the child was unresponsive and in cardiac arrest. Full story...
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All lanes of US 17 back open after dump truck rolls, spills trash

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videoUS 17 is back open after an overturned dump truck closed northbound lanes near Winnabow this afternoon. Troopers say the wet road conditions caused the driver to lose control spilling garbage into the median. Full story...
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President's NC visit could hearten some Democrats

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President Barack Obama's visit to North Carolina is expected to focus on ways to improve a national economy that's recovering but not humming along. Full story...
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Judge nixes preliminary approval of $765M NFL concussion case

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A federal judge in Philadelphia has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players. Full story...
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Spending bill delays some flood insurance hikes

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videoHomeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill. Full story...
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NC DHHS secretary apologizes for privacy breach

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The head of North Carolina's troubled health department is apologizing for sending Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children to the wrong recipients, but says her agency is dealing with unprecedented changes as a result of the federal healthcare overhaul. Full story...
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StarNews: New ABC series to shoot locally

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videoA new ABC drama will film in the Cape Fear region this spring, which will be a busy time for local television crews. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher midday ferry runs canceled Tuesday for ramp repairs

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videoMidday departures on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route have been canceled for Tuesday in order to make repairs on the ramp and gantry at the Southport Ferry Terminal. Full story...
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Family says Charlotte police used excessive force

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A family is suing Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, saying the department used excessive force in the fatal shooting of a former Florida A&M football player. Full story...
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