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Violence

FIRST ON 3: Records show spike in prisoners injured in Bladen Co. jail

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videoRecords WWAY requested through the Freedom of Information Act from Bladen County show that eight inmates had to be taken to the hospital after jail fights in 2012. That's compared to six over the previous three years combined. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Suspect in cabbie beating charged with felony

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videoSurf City police have reviewed video of Marine Gunnery Sgt. John Adam Kinosh assaulting cab driver Charles Hawkesworth. The charges against Kinosh have been upgraded to one felony count of assault inflicting serious injury and a misdemeanor count of communicating threats. Kinosh is in a mental health facility in Wilmington and cannot be arrested until his release. Full story...
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Police: Marine attacks cabbie, flees to mental hospital

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videoPolice say a man who dedicates his life to protecting our country turned against a cab driver early Sunday morning. The only question now is why he brutally assaulted a man who was trying to help him. Full story...
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Deputies: Boy threatens baby sitter over homework

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Authorities in Rowan County have released a 13-year-old boy to the custody of his mother after he threatened his live-in baby sitter with a steak knife when she asked him about his homework. Full story...
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Sheriff investigates shooting death in Mount Airy

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The SBI and sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting death during a domestic assault in Surry County. Full story...
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1 killed in shootout during Goldsboro drug raid

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Authorities say one man was killed in a shootout with police during a drug raid in Goldsboro. Full story...
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Law enforcement to discuss gangs in NC conference

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Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are scheduled to meet in Greensboro to discuss ways to battle gang-related violent crime across North Carolina. Full story...
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Administration denies gang activity at West Bladen High School

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video Parents of students at West Bladen High School met tonight to discuss student safety in their school in relation to an incident that happened on campus last month. In November, there was at least one fight on campus that some people suspected was gang related. Thursday night, the school board said that was not the case, but some parents still disagree. Full story...
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Anti-violence rally hopes to promote peace and positivity

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video A recent rise in violence around our area motivated a local organization to try and "Stop the Violence." The "Nothing Other than the Truth” Foundation rallied together Saturday to try and change negative attitudes and mindsets. Full story...
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Local schools join forces to help fight bullying

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video Stopping the violence by breaking the silence is that what New Hanover County School officials are preaching to parents, students and faculty. Full story...
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