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Sunrise in the Sandhills Aberdeen Police are looking for help in identifying the person responsible for several vehicle break-ins that took place overnight Monday into early Tuesday morning. Police say the vehicles were left unlocked in the Sun Road, Forest Hills area, and in the Wood Green area. If you have any information on who may be responsible, please contact Aberdeen Police.
Aberdeen Times The Aberdeen Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance identifying the person or persons responsible for several vehicle break-ins that occurred in town overnight Monday.

According to police officials the person or persons responsible entered vehicles that were left unlocked in the Forest Hills area and the Wood Green area of Aberdeen looking for valuables to steal.

One person was caught on a video surveillance camera which is being shared here. The suspect appears to be a younger male possibly wearing a gray or other color hoody type jacket.

If you have any information on the whereabouts or identity of the subject please contact the Aberdeen Police Department at 910-944-9721 or the Tip Line at 910-944-4561

Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday May 1, 2017 -- and there's a chance we could see some heavy storms late this afternoon and evening. Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ... Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey is warning county residents about a couple of phone scams – in northern Moore County, many people have reported that they've been called by someone claiming to have damaged their vehicle, and then asking for personal information to pay for damages. Another scam involves callers saying there are warrants for failing to appear in court and needing money or they'll be arrested. The targets have been primarily older people. The Southern Pines Public Works Utilities Division will be performing system maintenance this week near 500 block of North Ashe Street, and the 700 block of Connecticut Avenue... crews will be on hand for traffic control, but it may become necessary to close the roads. Drivers on those roads should be aware and adjust routes and schedules accordingly. A 20-year-old man drowned in Jordan Lake Sunday after swimming with his girlfriend... WRAL-TV reports that the couple were swimming fully clothed when they began to have trouble. Bystanders were able to rescue the woman, but couldn't reach the man in time. Warnings have been issued about high water levels in the lake because of the recent heavy rains, and people were advised not to swim... ...WRAL-TV also reports that six kayakers on the Cape Fear River were rescued Sunday afternoon by emergency crews after their boats flipped in the water. Erwin police and fire officials said the kayakers—four men and two women—were traveling down the river from Lillington. The height and speed of the water due to the recent heavy rain caused the boats to overturn. Two people were shot early Sunday morning at a Fayetteville nightlcub. When police arrived at the Dab Lounge at about 1:15 AM, they heard shooting and saw people running away... both shooting victims suffered injuries that police say are not life-threatening. Their names were not released. (AP) — The body of a man missing since November has been identified by police as a victim of flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. A statement Fayetteville police identified the man as 49-year-old Rodney Terrell Williams was last seen during the torrential rains from the hurricane. He was reported missing on November 2. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's court system is speaking out for legislation ending the practice of 16- and 17-year-olds being automatically tried for crimes as adults. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin will hold a news conference today to back a "raise the age" measure that has bipartisan and law enforcement group support. North Carolina will be the only state with the practice now that New York is phasing it out.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Tuesday April 25, 2017 -- and a Flood Watch is in effect until 8 this morning. At 8:15, we'll be talking with Lorraine Tweed about the upcoming Pottery Crawl. Please join us! Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A flood watch remains in effect until 8 o'clock this morning for all of central North Carolina... The National Weather Service says saturated soil from heavy rainfall and occasional wind gusts up to 25 mph may result in a few downed trees and power outages. A man was found shot to death inside his Fayetteville apartment last night. Police say a family member went to the apartment on Alamance Road early in the evening and discovered the body of the man, who has not been publicly identified. Police say they don't think the shooting was a random incident. This Saturday, from 11 to 1, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA will provide the public an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Expired medications can be taken to the Seven Lakes Fire and Rescue building: 718 Seven Lakes North, West End. Expired medications left sitting around are susceptible to misuse and abuse and contribute to the high number of accidental poisonings and overdoses. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans have quickly completed their part in overriding Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a measure trying again to combine the state elections board and ethics commission. The Senate voted Monday night with no debate by a margin exceeding the three-fifths majority necessary to cancel a veto. The measure now goes to the House, where a similar vote means the bill would become law. (AP) — Republicans have unveiled legislation designed as a compromise to prevent North Carolina school districts from having to cut supplemental programs to reduce average class sizes in early grades. A bill approved by a Senate committee Monday would phase in the reductions for the maximum class sizes in kindergarten through third grades currently scheduled for next fall. Now those caps would have to be met in fall 2018. (AP) — Outside legal costs in the fight between Governor Roy Cooper and state legislative leaders have mounted quickly. A news service reported Monday that lawmakers and Cooper's office have paid or been billed more than 760=thousand dollars in attorneys' fees since January. That's in relation to litigation about laws approved just before Cooper took office that reduced his powers, used either to carry out or defend litigation filed by Cooper. (AP) — A 2009 law prohibiting Outer Banks retailers from providing plastic bags to customers would be repealed in a wide-ranging environmental measure that's gone through the state Senate. The bill approved Monday night on a mostly party-line vote favoring Republicans would do away with the program, which supporters say keeps beaches clean and protects wildlife.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday April 24, 2017. You know the Carpenters' song "Rainy Days and Mondays?" Well, today is a rainy day AND a Monday. And there's a flood watch in effect through tomorrow morning. Nonetheless, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A woman had to be cut out of an SUV after a crash near Carthage on Saturday night. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports the Jeep Grand Cherokee was badly damaged, but two of the three people inside were able to get out. A third person was pinned in the Jeep... Firefighters had to use power rescue tools to get her out. She was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries... the other two in the Jeep were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.| 46-year-old Faith Wilson Mather of Aberdeen was arrested by Moore County Sheriff's deputies on Friday and charged with providing contraband to an inmate at the Moore County Detention Center. She's accused of bringing drugs and a cell phone to an inmate. Now she's in the Detention Center on a quarter-million-dollar bond. Mather has a May 9th court date. In Fayetteville, a man found beaten inside his home on Friday night died on Sunday. WNCN-TV reports 62-year-old Jeffrey Brewington had been beaten and left unconscious, and there were items missing from his home. Fayetteville police ask that anyone who may have information on who may be responasible for Brewington's death contact them. (AP) — With the last freeze well behind them, North Carolina strawberry farmers are preparing for the second harvest. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said many growers were picking their crop at least two weeks early because of warm February temperatures. Freezing temperatures in March put production on hold, but since those conditions have passed, strawberries are ready for picking. (AP) — A food company is recalling frozen hash browns that may contain pieces of golf balls from stores in nine states. McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were inadvertently harvested along with the potatoes and chopped up. They say the pieces could be a choking hazard, but no injuries have been reported. The company is recalling 2-pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns and Roundy's Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns. (AP) — A law mandating when North Carolina public schools hold summer vacation is facing its strongest challenge yet from educators and legislators arguing more calendar flexibility would improve student performance. The tourism industry and a parents' group are defending the law, saying it helps preserve vacations and lets hotels and restaurants retain seasonal employees throughout the summer. North Carolina is one of two states that tell local schools when their year must start and end. (AP) — Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills _ one that tries again to shift authority away from Cooper in overseeing elections and a second that reduces the number of state Court of Appeals judges. Veto overrides appear likely. The vetoes mark the latest flashpoint between the GOP-controlled legislature and Cooper since the former attorney general narrowly defeated Pat McCrory in November. (AP) — An audit shows state elections officials found that about 500 ineligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 general election. But that wasn't enough to change the outcome of any race. The State Board of Elections report said the vast majority of the 508 cases were felons who didn't have their voting rights restored. The number represented only a small fraction of the 4.8 million ballots cast.

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