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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday December 11, 2017 -- and today, for some reason, is designated to be National Noodle Ring Day. Do with that what you will. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ... 23-year-old Lashaun Brower of Aberdeen died last night after being shot at a home on Meredith Drive. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports police received reports of a shooting shortly after 10:00 PM, and were told that the suspected shooter had fled from the scene. Brower was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A man wanted in connection with five robberies in Fayetteville was captured on Saturday in Leon County Florida, according to Fayetteville Police. 28-year-old Nicholas J. Rizzuto is linked with recent robberies at Metro PCS, Test Book Brokers, Boost Mobile, CVS, and a second robbery at a different Metro PCS location. He's being held in Florida pending extradition back to North Carolina. A probation search in Cameron last week resulted in drug-related arrests of three people. 31-year-old Patrick Lean Bullard and 31-year-old Venise Dawn Smith both face felony possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. They both will appear in court tomorrow, and 29-year-old Daniel Bullard is charged with possession of paraphernalia. He was released on a written promise to appear in court on January 23. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders remain unhappy over how an outside expert redrew some House and Senate districts at the behest of federal judges. Lawyers for the GOP legislators filed their critique of the special master's redistricting plans Friday. Attorneys for voters originally challenging districts wrote separately that they've got no objections to the changes and want the maps used in the 2018 elections. (AP) — Mecklenburg County officials say hackers failed in a second attempt to infiltrate their computer system. The foreign hackers redoubled their efforts after the county refused on Wednesday to pay a ransom. Earlier in the week, the first wave of ransomware hit county computers when an employee opened a fraudulent email. They're still recovering lost information. (AP) — Duke Energy says more than 39,000 customers in western North Carolina were without power as a result of the weekend snow. Of those outages reported Saturday, nearly 10,000 were in Buncombe County, with more than 6,200 in Henderson County and almost 5,200 in Macon County. More than a foot of snow fell in portions of the region. (AP) — Three people are dead and one injured after a man shot his family before killing himself in Charlotte. 37-year-old Antioco Andrade Chacon shot and killed his mother and wife and injured his daughter before killing himself inside an apartment. Today: Sunny, with a high near 53. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday December 8, 2017 -- and everyone's all excited about the possibility of snow! If you're a snow lover, though, don't get your hopes up -- there won't be much, and it won't hang around long. Now, here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A Jackson Springs man is dead after a collision between his car and a large truck carrying building materials... the accident took place just after 3:00 PM yesterday, on Roseland Road at South Pinehurst Street in Aberdeen. AberdeenTimes-dot-com reports 30-year-old Keith Lee Morris Junior died in the crash. The Highway Patrol says Morris ran a stop sign on South Pinehurst Street as he was texting while driving. The man accused of attacking a West Hoke Elementary School teacher was arrested yesterday in Robeson County... 34-year-old Michael Lee Nivens is charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly walked into the school late Monday afternoon and attacked the teacher with a metal object, inflicting serious injuries. Nivens is held in the Hoke County Jail on a 2-million-dollar bond. Fayetteville Police are requesting assistance in locating a missing teenage girl – Genazea Johnson is a 16-year-old black female, about 5 feet tall, and 120 pounds... she was last seen on November 28 along Lake Pine Drive. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them. Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey has implemented programs to lower the inmate recidivism rate. Many inmates spend years going in and out of the detention center, and these programs are designed to help them stay out of jail. Eligibility for program activities depends upon the inmate’s classification, their willingness to participate and demonstration of good behavior while at the Detention Center. (AP) - Many county services remained disrupted as local officials in Charlotte work to restore computer systems after a cyber attack. Mecklenburg County officials say that it could take days to restore compromised computer systems from backup data after they refused to pay ransom to a hacker. (AP) — Another state permit needed for a proposed natural gas pipeline in eastern North Carolina is being slowed. The state Department of Environmental Quality asked Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers for more information for an air quality permit for a compressor station to push gas downstream. A December 15 permit issuance deadline has been suspended. That decision now depends on sending and reviewing the information. Spirit AeroSystems, one of the world's largest independent suppliers of commercial airplane parts, says it plans to expand its operations at NC Global Transpark in Kinston, investing an additional 55-point-7 million dollars over the next five years. Governor Cooper welcomed the decision Thursday, describing it as a major step forward for eastern North Carolina and the state's aerospace industry. Today: Rain... possibly mixing with wet snow late in the day. High near 41. Tonight: Rain. Low around 34. Tomorrow: Rain likely, mainly before 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Thursday December 7, 2017 -- Pearl Harbor Day. And now, it seems, winter has set in. At least for now. Here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A suspect in the assault on a teacher at West Hoke Elementary School has been identified... Sandhills-Sentinel-dot-com reports that Michael Lee Nivins has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Nivins allegedly walked into the school on Monday, and assaulted a teacher, hitting her with a metal object. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to Nivins' arrest. 58-year-old Kelvin Leon Goins of West End has been arrested by Moore County Sheriff's deputies – he faces one count of breaking and entering, a count of larceny and one count of possession of stolen goods. Goins is in the Moore County Detention Center on a 10-thousand-dollar bond... …29-year-old Steven Richard Pellerino, also of West End, is also facing two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of larceny, and 2 counts of possession of stolen goods, and one of obtaining property by false pretense... he was taken to Moore County Detention Center under a 5-thousand dollar bond. The remains found last Saturday in Pender County have been positively identified as those of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office. Mariah vanished from her home on November 27th... the girl's mother's boyfriend, Earl Kimrey, is charged with disposing of her body. (AP) — Mecklenburg County says it won't pay a hacker ransom to unlock data on county servers held hostage by malicious software. Cyber criminals have demanded more than 23-thousand dollars to unlock the data. The county manager says the county has backup data and other resources to restore its computer system but that the process could be time consuming. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against four inmates charged with the deaths of four prison prison employees during an attempted jailbreak in October. Mikel Brady, Jonathan Monk, Seth Frazier, and Wisezah Buchman were all in court Wednesday as the district attorney in Pasquotank County announced the prosecutor's intention. This December motorists will not find significant holiday savings at the gas pump. AAA Carolinas says North Carolina's state average is currently $2.37, which is 29 cents higher than this time last year. South Carolina's state average is currently $2.24, which is 30 cents higher than this time last year. (AP) — Governor Roy Cooper has flipped the switch on North Carolina's official Christmas tree... The governor, first lady Kristin Cooper and hundreds gathered on the south side of the old Capitol grounds for the tree-lighting ceremony Wednesday evening. The event featured singing by one of Cooper's daughters and other holiday music. Today: Cloudy with rain likely... high near 48... Tonight: Cloudy with rain likely... low around 34... Friday: Cloudy with more rain... high near 42.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Wednesday December 6, 2017 -- and what's this? Snow? Well, if there is to be any, and it's still far from certain, it won't be much, it won't stay long, and it won't be until Friday. Just the normal North Carolina rollercoaster weather. Now here's your Sunrise News from WIOZ: A teacher at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford was seriously injured when she was attacked inside the school by an unknown man. According to WRAL-dot-com, the man walked into the school about 5:30 Monday afternoon, asked the teacher – who hasn't been identified – about a former employee, and then beat her with a metal object. No arrest have been made yet. The teacher is recuperating at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. 43-year-old David Clayton Hagen of Robbins has been arrested following a traffic stop. Moore County Sheriff's Deputies pulled Hagen over on Monday for a speeding violation, and Hagen gave consent to a search of his truck. Deputies found crystal meth, five grams of marijuana, some hydrocodone and Xanax... as well drug paraphernalia and more than 4-hundred dollars cash. Hagen will appear in court on December 12. A community group in Onslow County gathered last night to mourn the death and celebrate the memory of Mariah Woods, the 3-year-old reported missing last week. Since the discovery Saturday of remains believed to be the child in Pender County, a memorial of stuffed animals, balloons, cards and signs has been forming near Mariah's home. 32-year-old Earl Kimrey, Mariah's mother's boyfriend, is charged in connection with her death. (AP) — Nearly 375-thousand Duke Energy customers may have had personal and banking information stolen in a data breach. Duke says the customers paid a bill by check or cash at 550 walk-in payment processing centers – some in the Carolinas – since 2008. Those payments were processed by TIO Networks, which was hacked. TIO Networks is sending letters to notify those affected. (AP) - North Carolina lottery officials want to give the idea of offering online "scratch-off" tickets some more thought after hearing concerns from the state's retailers and social conservatives. The state lottery commission met Tuesday for its quarterly meeting, but discussion was muted about the next steps for considering digital instant games. (AP) — Authorities in Mecklenburg County say its servers have been hacked and are being held for ransom. The County Manager said someone opened an email they shouldn't have, helping the hacker to infiltrate the system. The hacker wants 23-thousand dollars or two bitcoin for the files, and gives the county until 1 o'clock this afternoon to make a decision. (AP) - The protester who climbed a Confederate statue in Durham to help topple it says she plans to fight rioting and property damage charges by going to trial. Takiyah Thompson was among nine protesters in court Tuesday on charges they tore down the statue. One defendant struck a deal to avoid a felony, while Thompson and others had their cases continued until 2018. Today: Rain... Temperature falling to around 50 by 11am. Tonight: Cloudy, with a chance of rain. Low around 38. Thursday: Cloudy, with a chance of rain. High near 47.

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