New Hanover County News
WPD: Woman arrested for weekend hit-and-run
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 2:35pm.

The driver police think struck and seriously injured a pedestrian early last Saturday morning has been arrested. Erica Nicole Kane is charged on with Felony Hit and Run, as well as the additional charges of Expired Registration and Expired Inspection.

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Hoyt Tessener not guilty of assault; Says trooper situation is "embarrasing"
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Fri, 07/08/2011 - 10:08am.

A Raleigh attorney who accused two state troopers of intimidating him and his wife was in Wake County Court Thursday to face a simple assault charge he received in December. Hoyt Tessener was accused of punching a bar manager in the face after a misunderstanding over a bar tab.

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ONLY ON 3: Three rescued after boat capsizes
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:40pm.

video Three boaters are safe this morning after their boat capsized. New Hanover County dispatch says it happened on the ocean side of Rich's Inlet north of Figure Eight Island.

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Big Shots AAU basketball tourney in Myrtle Beach brings out big name college coaches
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:36pm.

video July is one of the few months college basketball coaches can watch high school basketball players in person. Loads of college coaches watched the hoops action in Myrtle Beach on Thursday. WWAY was there to see the coaches watch the Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team that is based out of Wilmington.

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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 10:07pm.

video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: As HP investigation nears end, a look at differing stories
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 3:47pm.

video It's been more than a week since WWAY broke the story involving a Raleigh couple who accused two Highway Patrol troopers of crossing the line. The Highway Patrol says an internal investigation underway since the allegations came to light will soon come to a close.

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Sunken skiff passengers cited for underage drinking
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 3:43pm.

Five young men face legal consequences for underage drinking after their skiff sank inland near Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday, July 5. One of the young men was hospitalized that day due to his intoxication; a warrant stands for his arrest for boating while impaired.

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Cigarette blamed for fire that killed Wilmington man
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 8:27pm.

An elderly man is dead after an afternoon fire in Wilmington, and investigators say an improperly discarded cigarette was the cause.

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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Customer says dress shop did not deliver as promised
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 5:15pm.

video Ordering a dress for a special occasion is an exciting time for a woman. But when the dress does not arrive quickly, and then even more time goes by, that excitement turns to stress.

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UPDATE: Police find part of car involved in hit & run
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 3:54pm.

Police now have an idea of the car they're looking for after a hit and run vehicle crash that put a college student in the hospital over the weekend. Wilmington Police say they've found a mirror from the car at the scene.

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