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  • 1,500 gallons of wasterwater spill in Jacksonville

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 08:38:44 AM CDT

    JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County -

    1,500 gallons of untreated wastewater has spilled into several creeks in the Jacksonville area.

    A pipe collapsed in the area of Clyde Drive and Fenton Place and caused a block in the sewer line.

    The sewage spilled into a storm drain that flows into Mills Creek.

    City crews stopped the leak and replaced one segment of the pipe.

  • Two-year-old girl recovering after being bitten by timber rattlesnake in New Bern

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 04:15:44 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2016 05:33:34 PM CDT
    NEW BERN, Craven County -

    Riley Stone, 2, spent eight days at Vidant Medical Center in Greenvile recovering from the venomous bite.

    She was playing with her cousins outside her uncle's house near Bridgeton on July 20 when the snake bit her twice in the right leg.

    "Everybody hears their kid cry; there's the fake cry and then there's the real cry, and this was definitely the blood-curdling scream," said Mike Stone, Riley's father.

    Stone rushed Riley to meet an ambulance, which brought her to CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern. The hospital gave her CroFab, an antivenom, and then airlifted her to Vidant Medical Center for further care.

    Her treatment was overseen by Dr. Sean Bush, best known for his Animal Planet show "Venom ER."

    "A timber rattlesnake can kill you," Bush said. "Especially a big timber rattlesnake in a small child like this."

    Bush said the snake was around five feet long. He expects Riley to recover in about six months. She will likely always have some scars and numbness but should regain full range of motion in her leg.

    If you would like to donate to help Riley's family pay for the expensive treatment, you can do so by clicking here.

  • Man sentenced for killing his wife's lover

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 06:34:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2016 06:35:25 PM CDT
    KENANSVILLE, Duplin County -

    A Beulaville man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife's lover was sentenced Thursday morning.

    A judge sentenced Max Turner, 55, to a minimum of 17 years in prison. The sentence was handed down in Duplin County Superior Court.

    "I guess it's never really enough because what you want is to bring your loved one back but based on conversations with the family, I think they were satisfied with the sentence and guilty plea," said district attorney Ernie Lee.

    Turner pleaded guilty Wednesday to the February 5, 2013 shooting death of Jamie Fountain, 51. The shooting occurred while Fountain sat in his vehicle in Beulaville. Turner's wife was in the vehicle with Fountain at the time. Authorities said at the time that Fountain and Turner's wife had a romantic relationship.

    NewsChannel 12’s Josh Rogers was in the courtroom for the sentencing. He reports Turner hired a private investigator because he suspected his wife was having an affair. The defense said in Thursday’s court proceedings Turner’s personal life started in a downward spiral on his 30th wedding anniversary in December 2012.

    His wife was not in court and officials say they have not talked with her for some time.

    "She might as well have loaded the gun, as far as I am concerned. She is the one that started all of this," said Turner's defense attorney, Tim Smith.

    Officials said the fatal shot was to the heart. In court, Turner said "I wish I could take it back, I wish I could turn back the clock."

    Turner acquired a GPS tracking device from his private investigator, Shane Kennedy, and placed it underneath his wife's car. He then called Kennedy and asked, "what would happen if I caught someone with my wife and shot them?" Kennedy responded, "you would probably go to jail."

    Turner was informed by Kennedy that the GPS said his wife was in downtown Beulaville, and that's when Turner drove there with his son, Jeremy, who the defense claims was brought as a witness for any domestic or civil actions that might have been undertaken by Max Turner.


  • Men wanted for questioning in Richlands murder have been found

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 10:28:54 AM CDT
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    RICHLANDS, Onslow County -

    Two men who were wanted for questioning in regards to a murder in Richlands have been found by Onslow County Sheriff’s deputies.

    Investigators were looking for three men in all. One of those men, Shane Rehm, turned himself in at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. He is charged with murder and several other charges. Now deputies said they have also found the other two men, David Anthony Ray and Brycen Alexander Spatafora. There's no word yet if they will face any charges.

    Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Wiggs Road in Richlands Tuesday for a reported assault. Deputies discovered three men at the residence were assaulted by three other men. One victim, Martin Barsenas Meza, died as a result of numerous stab wounds to his body. The other two victims, his brothers Humberto Meza and Jesus Meza, were treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital and released.

    Deputies said this investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. You may remain anonymous when you call and any information that you provide which leads to an arrest and/or conviction may entitle you to a reward. Please refer to case 2016-14749 when calling about this incident.

  • Vanceboro Police report missing woman found safe

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 12:17:09 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 27 2016 08:31:43 PM CDT
    VANCEBORO, Craven County -

    UPDATE: Vanceboro Police Chief James Jenkins Jr. reports Brittney Collins has been located and she is fine. The Vanceboro Police Department wants to thank the public for their help.


    PREVIOUS STORY: The Vanceboro Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding a woman who went missing on July 22.

    Brittney Danielle Collins, 28, of 425 Ipock Street in Vanceboro, went missing on July 22. She was last seen at Play Date in New Bern wearing blue jean Capri pants and a shirt. She drives a 2003 burgundy Toyota Corolla with a N.C. tag TF-39167.

    If you know where Collins is or have any other information, call the Vanceboro Police Department at (252) 244-0440 or (252) 633-2357.

  • Max Turner pleads guilty

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 09:21:39 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2016 12:49:52 PM CDT
  • July 28 6 p.m. sports report

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 05:45:03 PM CDT

    The NFL season kicks into high gear as teams such as the Panthers and Redskins start training camp.

  • July 27 6 p.m. sports report

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 05:52:07 PM CDT

    Panthers, Pirates and baseball ... our 6 p.m. sports covers it all.

  • Bronx Zoo hatches its first baby penguin

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 09:21:09 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2016 10:20:56 AM CDT

    The first-ever blue penguin chick hatched at the Bronx Zoo is ready to join other birds on exhibit.

  • Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral

    Published On: Jul 28 2016 12:24:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 28 2016 01:10:25 PM CDT

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday with a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.