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Sandhills411 Breaking News: The Silver Alert issued for the two missing Moore County residents have been cancelled. Subjects have been located and are safe.
Sandhills411 The Moore County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for two people who are the subject of a Silver Alert. Clyde Hobert Hussey (age 86) and Annie Carolyn Hussey (age 76) were last seen at approximately 0030 hours this morning at First Health - Moore Regional Hospital. They left the hospital travelling in a red in color 2018 Toyota RAV-4, bearing NC Registration HD-88121. Unknown direction of travel. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Clyde Hobert Hussey and Annie Carolyn Hussey, please contact the Moore County Sheriff's Office at (910) 947-2931 or your local law enforcement agency.
Sandhills Sentinel NEWS AROUND THE STATE for Tuesday, June 19th:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who died in his home from a drug overdose.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that 67-year-old William Earl Hendrix of Fayetteville was indicted by the Cumberland County grand jury and was arrested June 15. It was not known if he has an attorney.

Twenty-five-year-old Heather Coffman was found unresponsive in the bathroom of Hendrix' home in 2015. She died at the scene.

District Attorney Billy West said Hendrix is accused of providing the woman with a controlled substance and she then overdosed. West said it's one of the first indictments for a drug overdose in Cumberland County.

An autopsy determined that Coffman had heroin, cocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone in her system.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first day candidates can file to run for North Carolina judgeships brought out more than 120 people seeking seats on the bench this November.

Filing began at noon Monday for over 150 District Court or Superior Court seats, along with one spot on the Supreme Court and three on the Court of Appeals. Filing ends June 29.

The legislature pushed back filing this year when deciding there would be no judicial primaries in 2018 while considering changes to judicial election boundaries and how to choose judges. Top vote-getters in each race — no matter how many candidates — will be the winner.

Judicial election district changes in a bill Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed last week and others in another bill on his desk could complicate candidate filing.

BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina has been placed on unpaid leave after troopers say he was driving while impaired in his personal vehicle.

The state Highway Patrol said 44-year-old Tyler Kishpaugh drove his Mazda SUV over the center line on NC Highway 184 in Avery County around 12:50 a.m. Saturday.

Kishpaugh has been an officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 2001.

Troopers said in a news release that Kishpaugh was arrested and charged with DWI after roadside tests and was taken to the Banner Elk Police Department where he refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

Charlotte Police Chief Kerr Putney said in a statement he is disappointed with Kishpaugh's arrest and has placed the officer on leave without pay.

It wasn't known if Kishpaugh had a lawyer.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 130 people have been arrested or cited by police at North Carolina's Legislative Building during six weeks of non-violent action as part of a national civil rights movement seeking largely liberal-leaning demands.

The last batch of arrests for the Poor People's Campaign in North Carolina occurred Monday, when General Assembly police took away 13 demonstrators chanting in front of the Senate chamber's doors. Legislative Police Chief Martin Brock said they would be charged with second-degree trespassing.

The campaign began in Raleigh and other state capitals May 14. About 150 people who attended Monday's rally across from the Legislative Building heard from speakers talking about poverty, religious discrimination and immigration before going inside.

The six-week campaign reaches a climax this Saturday in Washington for a "Stand Against Poverty."

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general.

Authorities say Christian Desgroux had a charter helicopter pilot land on a soccer field last November at the corporate campus of SAS Institute in Cary.

According to federal agents, Desgroux told a security officer he was picking up a female employee to take her to Fort Bragg for a classified briefing.

He was charged with a federal count of pretending to be a military officer. His defense attorney, Andrew McCoppin, wrote in a court filing last week that his client plans to plead guilty and he won't object to a conclusion that he was sane at the time of the incident. McCoppin didn't respond to a message Monday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man and woman have been found shot to death in a car in North Carolina.

Greensboro police say there were called to an apartment parking lot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

News outlets reported that the victims were 21-year-old Caitlin Christina Heath and 21-year-old Eric Eugene Johnson Jr., both of Greensboro.

Officers say the deaths are being investigated as homicides. Officers have not released other details of the investigation.

No arrests have been made.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Forecasters are warning of dangerous heat in North Carolina this week.

The National Weather Service said the heat is expected to run at least through Thursday.

Forecasters said high temperatures from Charlotte to Raleigh to Wilmington are expected to be in the upper 90s. But forecasters say including the effect of humidity, the heat index will range from 103 to 109 degrees every day.

The weather service said once the heat index tops 90, people are at much higher risk for sunstroke, heat crams and heat exhaustion if they have prolonged exposure to the heat.

Heatstroke is a medical emergency where the person's body temperature reaches 106 degrees or higher. A person can become unconscious and needs emergency medical assistance. Heatstroke can be fatal.

Today: 100/76, partly sunny, hot
Wednesday: 99/77, T-storm in PM
Thursday: 96/73, T-storm in PM

Thought for Today: "Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it."– George Lucas

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Sandhills Sentinel Sharing from Southern Pines Elementary PTA. Please text 877877 for the nearest location for free summer meals for students.
Southern Pines Police Department PRESS RELEASE

June 17, 2018

Southern Pines Police Department
Announces a Suspicious Death Investigation

The Southern Pines Police Department announces a suspicious death investigation. On June 17, 2018, at 5:11 p.m., the Southern Pines Police Department responded to 150 Cox Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina after receiving a report that there was a deceased male at this location. Members of the Patrol Division located Robert Glenn Davis, 65 years of age, inside the home where he resided. While evidence at the scene indicates Mr. Davis sustained a gunshot injury, the manner and cause of Mr. Davis’s death are not definitively known at this time, and an autopsy will take place later this week.

This investigation is active and ongoing. No further details or information will be released at this time, but will follow at the appropriate time as dictated by the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031 or the Crime Tip Line at (910) 693-4110.


Captain Charles Campbell
910-692-2732 x2865
Sandhills411 Community Reminder: Fun event this weekend in the Lowes Foods parking lot in Southern Pines.
Southern Pines Police Department Southern Pines Safety Day
Stop by Lowes Foods Southern Pines on Saturday June 30,2018 from 10:00am - 2:00pm for this free event.
Moore County Sheriff's Office Detention Offices Alan Frye and Mary Sheffield complete the FTO course at North Carolina Justice Academy.

The 40-hour course is for Field Training Officers who will be assigned the responsibilities of training new detention officers during their field training periods.
Sheriff Neil Godfrey is offering a Reward for information on two separate Home Invasions in Moore ... from Moore County Sheriff's Office : Nixle              Sheriff Neil Godfrey is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for two separate Home ...
Moore County Sheriff's Office Moore County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Amy Wendler and SGT Christy Brown are recognized for their outstanding service to the citizens of Moore County during the Employee Recognition Luncheon.
Southern Pines Police Department Please join the Southern Pines Police Department today as we remember Lieutenant Klingenschmidt.

June 15, 2013, Lieutenant Klingenschmidt was participating in a community orientated policing event in support of an organization he held close to his heart, Special Olympics.

He was leading a motorcycle ride when he was involved in a single vehicle crash. He was transported to First Health Montgomery Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Lieutenant Klingenschmidt served with the Southern Pines Police Department for 36 years.

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