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  • Hundreds of frozen food products recalled due to Listeria fears

    Published On: May 03 2016 01:42:33 PM CDT   Updated On: May 03 2016 02:06:01 PM CDT
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    Hundreds of frozen food products are being recalled due to Listeria concerns.

    CRF Frozen Foods announced that its expanding its recall of frozen vegetables and fruit with best buy dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018. In a statement, CRF said the company is performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    358 products, sold nationwide under 42 separate brands, are included in the recall.

    For a complete list of foods affected by the recall, click here.

  • SBI investigating former Wallace police officer for stealing lawnmower

    Published On: May 03 2016 01:07:29 PM CDT   Updated On: May 03 2016 05:45:47 PM CDT
    WALLACE, Duplin County -

    The State Bureau of Investigation and the Duplin County Sheriff's Office are investigating a former canine officer who turned himself in for reportedly stealing a lawnmower.

    NewsChannel 12’s Jessica Albert talked with the Duplin County Sheriff and reports the officer, Daniel Enrique Martinez, 27, of Magnolia, turned himself in on May 1. He was charged with larceny for stealing the lawnmower. The SBI’s warrant says Martinez was charged with stealing a lawnmower on April 21 with an estimated value of $10,480.

    Martinez is currently out on bail. He no longer works for the department after serving from Oct. 6, 2014 to April 27, 2016.

    Albert also reports deputies and SBI agents are looking for two more people in the incident but their names have not been released. Deputies and SBI agents are trying to determine if the individuals are part of other thefts that have been going on in Duplin County involving lawnmowers and other property.

    Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said he wanted to remind the public that this arrest does not represent all of the hardworking officers in the area.

    "It makes me extremely mad, because when something like this happens, the public tends to paint all law enforcement officers with the same brush, and I can tell you that is simply not the case," Wallace said.

  • Snake bites on the rise in Pitt County

    Published On: May 02 2016 06:59:20 PM CDT

    From January to the end of April last year, there were three bites in Pitt County. And so far this year, there have already been nine.

    GREENVILLE, Pitt County -

    People in North Carolina have a better chance of getting bitten by a snake than people living anywhere else in the country.

    That’s because a 2010 research study estimates the rate of snake bites in North Carolina is nearly five times higher than the national average.

    Snakes typically stay hidden until the warmer summer months. But Vidant Medical Center has been treating more snake bites this year than normal, both venomous and non-venomous. From January to the end of April last year, there were three bites in Pitt County. And so far this year, there have already been nine.

    “Almost across the United States, southern United States there tends to be a spike of snake bites in May. It's when the weather is definitely warm enough for the snakes to move for food to look for mates,” Dr. Sean Bush said.

    Bush is a snake specialist at ECU's Brody School of Medicine. He says he's not exactly sure why there are more snake bites this year. But he says it could have something to do with warmer weather patterns. Our StormTrack 12 meteorologists say April was about six degrees higher than normal.

    Bush says the best thing to do if bittne is to call 9-1-1 and go to the hospital. He says medicine has evolved over the years and 99 percent of people bit by venomous snakes do survive if they get proper treatment.

  • Man receives life sentence in Duplin County murder

    Published On: May 01 2015 08:20:21 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2015 08:21:52 PM CDT
    Herbert Stroud

    A Duplin County jury found a man guilty of first degree murder, among other charges.

    District Attorney Ernie Lee said Herbert Stroud, 71, was found guilty of killing Henry Bouyer, Jr., in August 2012.

    Lee said the jury deliberated for about five hours.

    Stroud was sentenced to life without parole.

  • Country music artist, N.C. resident Kellie Pickler to headline Camp Lejeune’s July 4 event

    Published On: May 02 2016 10:47:48 AM CDT   Updated On: May 02 2016 03:24:06 PM CDT
    CAMP LEJEUNE, Onslow County -

    Camp Lejeune’s 4th of July Celebration will be an even bigger bang than normal, for several reasons.

    Not only will the military installation celebrate its 75th anniversary, it will also celebrate the United States’ 240th anniversary. Topping it all off is the news that national country music recording artist Kellie Pickler will be performing in the concert on the night of July 4, just before the fireworks display.

    Pickler is a resident of Albemarle, N.C., located northeast of Charlotte. She was a participant on the fifth season of “American Idol,” placing sixth. She ended up with a recording contract and took off.

    She’s preformed in numerous concerts and made appearances in several television shows, including the 2013 “Dancing with the Stars,” where she won the Golden Mirror Ball. She’s also participated in eight USO Tours.

    In addition, this year’s celebration also includes musical entertainment performances of Camp Lejeune’s very own 2D Marine Division Rock Band, Duty Brass. The evening will be topped off with one of the best fireworks display in the area, guaranteed to “ooh” and “awe” the crowd.

    Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

  • Moped driver hit in James City on April 11 has died

    Published On: May 03 2016 05:31:56 PM CDT

    A moped driver who was hit by a car has died. The crash happened in James City on April 11.

  • Special concert held at West Craven High School to remember students who died

    Published On: May 02 2016 06:23:49 PM CDT

    A free concert was held Monday at West Craven High School to remember the two students who died in a wreck back in February.

  • Volunteer firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

    Published On: May 02 2016 05:13:14 PM CDT
  • May 3 6 p.m. sports report

    Published On: May 03 2016 06:34:09 PM CDT

    Brian North has news about a former ECU golfer in Charlotte and the choices for the Onslow Hall of Fame in our 6 p.m. sports report.

  • Sports Monday May 2, 11 PM

    Published On: May 02 2016 11:20:26 PM CDT