THE PINE NEEDLE
PO BOX 1510
253 OLD MAIN
PEMBROKE, NC 28372

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Phone: 910-521-6204

Email: pineneedle@uncp.edu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(AP) — North Carolina authorities have arrested two people in
connection to the fatal shooting of a teenager. News outlets report
a 17-year-old boy was arrested Sunday and charged with involuntary
manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Tyjuan Jaquar Gibson.
Twenty-year-old Joseph Daquan Scott was arrested and charged with
making a false police report. Salisbury police say the 17-year-old,
Gibson and other teenagers were at Scott’s house last week. They say
firearms were present and the 17-year-old shot Gibson. Police say he
and another person took Gibson to a hospital, where he died. Authorities
say Scott then falsely reported his car stolen to the Rowan County
Sheriff’s Office, which found the abandoned vehicle and two weapons.
Authorities determined the incidents were related. It’s unclear if
the 17-year-old or Scott has a lawyer.


• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has traced an ongoing
E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in the Central Coastal
region of California. Lettuce from other parts of the U.S. and Mexico
is safe to eat, the CDC says. However, if you’re not sure where your
romaine lettuce came from, err on the side of caution and throw it out,
health experts say. A total of 43 people in 12 states have been infected
in this outbreak. No deaths have been reported.


• After Van Dyke was convicted of murder in the death of Laquan
McDonald in 2014 three other officers were at the station are scheduled
to go on trial Tuesday on charges they tried to cover up for him.
The charges against Officer Thomas Gaffney, former Officer Joseph
Walsh, and ex-Detective David March include obstruction of justice,
official misconduct, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. The
trial will focus on “consistently false information that could not have
been submitted except for an agreement to write consistently false
information,” Assistant Special Prosecutor Brian Watson said at a
hearing in the case last month.


• (AP) — North Carolina authorities have increased security at a high
school after investigators say they found a homemade explosive in an
abandoned vehicle nearby. It wasn’t clear if there was a link between
the device and the school. But the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said
Sunday that investigators combed North Lenoir Senior High School
over the weekend as a precaution. The investigation began Saturday
after an all-terrain vehicle used for maintenance was stolen from the
school. The vehicle was found a short distance away, and while deputies
searched the area they found another vehicle in a field and saw
what they described as a homemade explosive inside. Sheriff Ronnie
Ingram said surveillance video showed no one had entered the school,
but they searched campus to make sure there were no hazards.


• The Camp Fire’s death toll has increased to 88, while 203 remain
missing, the Butte County Sheriff said during a Monday night news
briefing. The wildfire, the deadliest and most destructive in California’s
history, was contained on Sunday after burning for 17 days. It
ravaged 153,336 acres (240 square miles).Of the 88 dead, 54 have
been tentatively identified. Another 16 have been positively identified.
Of those 16, 13 were residents of Paradise — the town nestled
in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, charred to an eerie wasteland of
burnt-out cars and home foundations.


• A Fayetteville man was charged Monday with being a fugitive from
justice from Will County, Ill., where he was wanted for dumping a
woman’s body in a hole, according to documents.Deiontae Shawnrico
McMillian, 24, will be charged with concealment of a homicidal
death when he is extradited to Illinois.He is accused of putting the
body of Danica Shernay Ford, of Concord, in a hole in a wooded area
in Joliet, which is about 25 miles southwest of Chicago.


• A driver trying to park a minivan in Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown
careened over a curb and onto a sidewalk Monday night, killing one
person and injuring six others, authorities said.At least two of the
injured victims were in critical condition; two others had injuries
that were serious but not life-threatening, police said.Police and fire
officials responded to the corner of Canal and Forsyth streets about
6:47 p.m., where they said that minutes earlier, a 70-year-old man had
tried to park a minivan. But in so doing, they said, the man had hit the
gas rather than the brakes, and the minivan mounted a curb, smashing
two fruit carts and striking several victims.

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