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Sunrise in the Sandhills Today, January 9th, is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and on behalf of everyone at Star 102.5FM , WIOZ 550AM and Sandhill's TV 3 we would like to thank all Law Enforcement officers for their dedication to duty and their passion for keeping Moore County safe! 2019-01-09T13:48:47+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday January 7, 2019, and we're one week into the new year. Guess that means the free trial period is over... Here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: Southern Pines Police are looking for Claude Christopher Miles – he's charged with First Degree Kidnapping and two counts of Robbery with a Firearm, in connection with TWO armed robberies at Little Caesar's Pizza on 15/501 in Southern Pines, one on December 17, and one on Saturday January 5. Miles is a black male, 5’9”, 165 pounds, with a bald head and a black beard. He has a tattoo on his left hand that reads “Soup” and one on his left forearm that reads “Tribal.” He should be considered armed and dangerous. A third arrest has been made in connection with a shooting that killed one person and injured another outside Cameron on December 29. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports 51-year-old Jerome Hobbs Sr., of Fayetteville, was taken into custody on Saturday. He faces one count of Murder and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, and is held without bond in the Moore County Detention Center. 43-year-old James Antonio Carter of Aberdeen has been charged with Felony Death By Motor Vehicle, DWI, and several other violations, in connection with the death of 72-year-old Evon Hughes of Southern Pines in a head-on collision on US-1 near Pinebluff early on New Year's Day. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports Carter is being held on a 100-thousand-dollar bond. Six people were injured... four of them children... in an accident at US-1 and Murray Hill Road Sunday. One of the vehicles overturned, and the driver was ejected, and the other vehicle suffered extensive damage. SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports six people were taken to the hospital, though none of the injuries was considered life-threatening. An Aberdeen man was rescued from a pond drain pipe on Saturday afternoon... SandhillsSentinel-dot-com reports he was clearing debris from the pipe when he waded into the pond and pushed down on the debris with his foot... the debris gave way and his leg was sucked into the pipe, trapping him in the pond. Firefighters were called, and he was freed... he was not injured. (AP) — 26-year-old Randy Brower of Kernersville faces charges of negligent child abuse after his 5-year-old son accidentally shot himself in a fast-food parking lot. Police say the boy unbuckled himself from a booster seat on December 30, and took the handgun from a pocket in the back of the car’s passenger seat at a Wendy’s in Randleman. The boy remains in critical condition. (AP) — Prison officials say an inmate was found dead after an apparent suicide. 39-year-old David Burleson died Saturday at Scotland Correctional Institution in Laurinburg. Prison staff found him unresponsive around noon. Medical staff and paramedics were unable to resuscitate him. No word on the exact cause of death. He entered prison most recently in June 2018 as a habitual felon related to charges in Burke County. Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain... Low around 46. Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Merry Christmas! From all of us here at WIOZ and Muirfield Broadcasting.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday December 21, 2018 -- winter arrives this evening at 5:23 EST. And, of course, it's the shortest day of the year. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: The Moore County Law Enforcement Officers Association has announced the recipients of the James W. Wise Police Officer of the Year Award. Southern Pines Police Officers Jason Perry and Sean Lowery, working together as an investigative team, were selected as this year's award winners. Perry and Lowery concluded a yearlong narcotics investigation which became known as “Operation Leader.” Their combined efforts led to the federal indictment of multiple members of a local drug trafficking organization. (AP) - The North Carolina NAACP and several local chapters have sued in federal court challenging the new voter photo identification law. They contend it suffers the same discriminatory flaws as a 2013 voter ID law struck down previously by federal judges. Some voters filed a separate state court lawsuit challenging it right after legislators overrode Governor Roy Cooper's veto of their voter ID bill. Unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths increased by 34 percent since 2016. 1,884 opioid deaths were reported this year. North Carolina health officials say that's due to the increase in illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl. The rate of patients receiving opioids from five or more prescribers from five or more pharmacies, an indicator of ‘doctor shopping,’ decreased over 70 percent. (AP) - Authorities say a skull found along train tracks in Robeson County belonged to a man struck and killed by a train earlier this year. The Robeson County Sheriff's Office that says the skeletal remains found December 11 belong to 24-year-old Varcy Locklear, who was struck and killed in late October. Two flu-related deaths were reported by state health officials, bringing the total so far this flu season to eight. WRAL-dot-com reports that both deaths took place between December 9 and the 15th. During the 2017-2018 flu season, nearly 400 flu-related deaths were reported in North Carolina... the highest death toll in a single flu season since flu deaths were first reported, in 2009. (AP) – Governor Roy Cooper's administration says it's provided thousands of pages to Republican legislators who've questioned a 58 million dollar side deal Cooper's office reached with utilities planning to build a natural gas pipeline. GOP leaders sent multiple requests for information this year about last January's memorandum of understanding reached with Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers. (AP) - Election officials say a Columbus County sheriff's candidate shouldn't have taken office while formal protests in the race are pending. The county elections board was told this week not to issue a certificate in the race between incumbent Lewis Hatcher and challenger Jody Greene. Greene was sworn in, but the spokesman says Hatcher should still be serving. Today: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers... High near 61. Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of showers during the early evening, then gradual clearing... Low around 39. Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

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