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  • At least 14 injured in Emerald Isle deck collapse

    Published On: Jul 04 2015 08:03:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2015 04:46:17 AM CDT
    EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County -

    At least 14 people were injured when a deck collapsed at an oceanfront home Saturday evening.

    According to Emerald Isle Police Chief Jeffrey Waters,  emergency crews were called to an oceanfront home at 4403 Ocean Drive for a deck collapse at 6:59 p.m.

    Vacationers, mostly from Virginia according to Emerald Isle Town Manager Frank Rush, were posing for a family photo when the structure beneath them gave way.

    Police are reporting that at least one victim was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and another was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. At least two others are in critical condition.

    The severity of injuries to the remaining victims are not known at this time, however 14 people were transported to the hospital from the scene.

    Neighboring agencies were called in to assist in transporting and dealing with the victims. Indian and Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Western Carteret all sent Fire and EMS units to the scene.

    Authorities are now investigating the situation including looking into exactly why the deck collapsed.

  • Woman makes awesome viral Facebook video about NC shark attacks

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 05:15:55 PM CDT

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    HAMILTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

    A video, which you can click here to view, features a Tennessee woman’s “summer safety tips” after the recent shark attacks off the North Carolina coast has gone viral.

    MyFox8 in High Point posted this story. Veronica-Pooh Nash Poleate posted the video to Facebook late last month and it currently has more than 6.4 million views, over 40,000 likes and about 214,000 shares.

    In the video, Poleate shares her thoughts on the shark attacks off the Carolinas coast this summer and ways to avoid them.

    “I’m not going to the ocean, because that’s the shark’s house,” she said in the video. “The shark has the right to eat you up if you in his house. When chickens come in my house, guess what? They get ate.”

  • Man nearly drowns at Atlantic Beach

    Published On: Jul 04 2015 04:08:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2015 08:53:33 PM CDT
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    ATLANTIC BEACH, Carteret County -

    According to officials in Atlantic Beach a man nearly drowned in the ocean Saturday afternoon.

    Atlantic Beach Deputy Fire Chief Mike Simpson told NewsChannel 12 a man was pulled from the water sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. near the Oceanana Pier. CPR was administered and the man was revived at Carteret General Hospital, according Capt. Casey Arthur. Officials say the man has been transferred to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment.

    Earlier, officials had reported the man had passed away.

    Deputy Chief Simpson said the man is a Hispanic male in his late 20s or early 30s.

    Officials said winds and surf have been very strong and they have responded to several calls throughout the day rescuing and assisting beachgoers.

    We're still working to learn more information concerning what led to the near drowning incident and the man's identity. Stay with NewsChannel 12 as we continue to gather details on this developing story.

  • Washington police arrest 10 on felony drug charges

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 07:14:21 PM CDT

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    WASHINGTON, Beaufort County -

    Washington police conducted a drug sweep on June 30 and arrested 10 people in the process.

    The arrest come in the wake of an ongoing narcotics investigation. Listed below are the individuals arrested, their charges and bond.

    The first five arrested, on the top row from left to right:

    Pierre Lamont Woolard age 30 of West MLK drive charged with manufacture, sell or deliver controlled substance within 100 feet of a school and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $10,000.

    Darrin Edward Albritton Sr. age 48 of Market Street was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substance within 100 feet of a park and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $50,000

    Andre Quamane Shelton age 25 of Manual Drive was charged with two counts of trafficking in opiates or heroin.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Clarence Earl Pierce age 61 of Bridge Street was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substance within 100 feet of a school and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Andre Jerome Spencer age 39 of Market Street was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $200,000.

    The last five arrested, on the bottom row from left to right:

    Tito Ray Collins age 41 of West MLK Drive was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substance within 100 feet of a park and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Kenneth Justin Tucker age 26 of East 8th street was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Kashon Eugene Moore age 20 of Alderbrook Circle was charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Tashombee Keishawn Jones age 22 of Pierce Street was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule III controlled substance.  Bond was set at $15,000.

    Antonio Laquan Brooks age 34 of Smaw Road was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver MDA/MDMA (Extacy) and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $5,000.

  • Woman spots shark off NC coast

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 08:20:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2015 12:04:45 PM CDT
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    Photo: Anna Korman

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. -

    We're learning of another shark sighting off the North Carolina coast. It happened along the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills.

    Anna Korman shot video of a fisherman hooking the shark Friday morning. Korman said the shark was about six-and-a-half feet long. The fisherman threw it back in the water shortly after catching it. Korman said she is in town on vacation and has been worried about getting in the water after the recent shark attacks off our coast.

  • Crystal Coast tourism and business boom July 4th weekend

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 10:14:24 PM CDT
  • Tennessee couple file first same-sex divorce case

    Published On: Jul 04 2015 11:24:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 05 2015 04:35:37 AM CDT

    A Tennessee couple have filed to the first divorce case in the state.

  • Shark flips fisherman out of kayak

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 05:36:44 PM CDT

    A Florida angler was close to becoming a shark's lunch after it flipped the fisherman over in his kayak in the middle of the ocean.

  • San Francisco pier slaying victim's family speaks out

    Published On: Jul 03 2015 09:29:11 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 04 2015 05:03:29 AM CDT

    The father of a woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier says her killer was "evil personified."