Police find explosives, body in Charlotte home
1 year ago
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Police find explosives, body in Charlotte home

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found explosive devices in a home where a man's body was found. A statement from police said the body of 65-year-old Alva Richard Brewer was found in the house on the city's south side after a call to police on Monday.
Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland
2 years ago
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Explosives detonation cause of boom felt in downtown, Leland

This time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning. No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region.
Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse
2 years ago
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Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington.
Indictment returned in pipe-bomb case
2 years ago
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Indictment returned in pipe-bomb case

A federal indictment was handed down last month in connection with the discovery of pipe bombs in a Wilmington storage unit in February. Istvan "Steve" Merchanthaler, 43, is charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a non-registered firearm.
Explosives truck crashes, closing I-85 in NC
3 years ago
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Explosives truck crashes, closing I-85 in NC

Motorists on Interstate 85 in North Carolina are forced to detour, and homes and a school are evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying explosives overturned. The North Carolina Transportation Department says the Monday morning crash in Archdale near High Point is expected to keep I-85 closed in both directions until Monday evening.
FIRST ON 3: Bomb squad called in for explosives found in Brunswick County
4 years ago
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FIRST ON 3: Bomb squad called in for explosives found in Brunswick County

Bomb experts are working to dispose of a crate of dynamite found in rural Brunswick County. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman April Stanley says it was found in the 7800 block of Pireway Road near Ash.