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May 12, 2022

North Carolina father accused in death of 3-month-old son 

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man is facing murder and abuse charges after his 3-month-old son died this week. a sheriff’s office said.  The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said Andrew Chance Weckesser, 27, was charged on Wednesday with murder for the death of his son, who died on Tuesday from his injuries, news […]

Oct 10, 2018

Man arrested in death of woman found in roadside bin

The body of a woman has been found in a container alongside a road in North Carolina. Citing a Goldsboro police release from Tuesday, news outlets report that 62-year-old Rocky Marciana Ashford was arrested in connection with the death of 59-year-old Contrena A. Wooten. Wooten’s body was found inside a container near the Salvation Army […]

Jun 28, 2018

State loses appeal of bungled death investigation award

  The state’s decision to challenge a ruling ordering the chief medical examiner’s office to pay more than $350,000 for botching a manner of death investigation has resulted in a costly backfire. The case centers on the death of Shannon Santimore’s husband, who shot himself while drinking with a friend. Police and the local medical […]

Aug 17, 2016

Criminal Practice – Misdemeanor Child Abuse – Toddler’s Drowning Death – Motion to Dismiss – Defense Evidence – Husband’s Testimony – Prior Incident

State v. Reed (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-294-16, 78 pp.) (Donna Stroud, J.) (Mark Davis, J., concurring) (Linda Stephens, J., dissenting) Appealed from Onslow County Superior Court (Charles Henry, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Defense evidence that did not contradict the state’s evidence is properly considered in determining whether the trial court should have granted defendant’s motion […]

Mar 12, 2015

Report: Raising legal age for tobacco would stop, delay use

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine. The report examines the public health impact of increasing the age to 19, 21 or 25. While it […]

Jan 9, 2015

Columbus County deputies say man killed

CERRO GORDO (AP) — Columbus County sheriff’s deputy say a man whose body was found in his home earlier this week had been killed. Sheriff Lewis Hatcher said in a statement that the man had been reported missing from his home in Cerro Gordo late Monday. The Fayetteville Observer reports that deputies returning to the […]

Dec 22, 2014

Man dies after arrest by Greensboro police

GREENSBORO (AP) — Greensboro police say a man banned from Wesley Long Hospital has died after being arrested. Authorities say in a news release that 60-year-old Steve Christian came to the emergency room just after 1 a.m. Sunday. Officials say he was escorted out of the building after becoming combative toward medical staff. An officer […]

Oct 3, 2014

Dog owner faces 15 to life in pit bull mauling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pit bull owner whose dogs fatally mauled a woman walking near his house faces the unusual prospect of spending up to life behind bars. Alex Donald Jackson, 31, faces a sentence of 15 years to life Friday after he was convicted of second-degree murder last month in the death of […]

Sep 26, 2014

Stewart says crash was ‘100 percent’ accident

HUNTERSVILLE (AP) — There were days when Tony Stewart couldn’t get out of bed. It was a chore to take a shower, to leave his room. The television was on, he would stare at it, and have no idea what he was watching. He didn’t care about racing. He didn’t want to talk to anyone, […]

Aug 20, 2014

Tort/Negligence – ‘Strategic’ Removal Waived Federal Defense in Products Liability Case

Wood v. Crane Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0811, 25 pp.) (Diaz, J.) No. 13 -1868, Aug. 15, 2014; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Blake, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In plaintiff’s suit against Crane Company alleging death from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, Crane was not entitled to assert another basis for federal court jurisdiction after the […]

Jul 22, 2014

Workers’ Compensation – Death Benefits – Average Weekly Wage – Fifth Method – Retiree – Lung Cancer

Lipe v. Starr Davis Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0687, 13 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) Appealed from the Industrial Commission. N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since plaintiff’s decedent was already retired when he was diagnosed with the compensable occupational disease of asbestos-related lung cancer, and since the Industrial Commission carefully considered all the methods set out in […]

May 16, 2014

Turkish mining company denies negligence

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish mining company defended its safety record Friday, four days after at least 284 people died in an underground blaze at its coal mine in western Turkey. A maximum of 18 miners remain missing and the final death toll will be around 300, the country’s energy minister said. The mining […]

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