11PM News Web Update

11PM News Web Update


something that we should be doing AN EMERGENCY DISASTER DRILL –TOOK PLACE AT PITT- GREENVILLE AIRPORT. 9 — TAKES YOU INSIDE– THE TRAINING EXERCISE. PLUS…A SUSPECT HAS PLEADED GUILTY — IN THE 2017 MURDER OF AN ONSLOW COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY. HEAR WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE CASE. ..AND A NASH COUNTY MAN ON THE RUN ARRESTED IN ARIZONA– IS HEADED BACK TO OUR STATE. THE LATEST ON THE EXTRADITION OF A HUSBAND ACCUSED OF KILLING WIFE… GOOD EVENING. I’M SHAYLA REAVES. THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. KEN WATLING IS ON ASSIGNMENT. TONIGHT… FIRST RESPONDERS TRAINED FOR DANGEROUS SITUATIONS AT PITT-GREENVILLE AIRPORT. THE LIVE DISASTER DRILL TOOK PLACE ON AIRPORT GROUNDS. PARTICIPANTS PRACTICED RESPONSE TO A SIMULATED PASSENGER PLANE CRASH. THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION REQUIRES THE TRAINING— EVERY TREE YEARS. ORGANIZERS SAYS PREPARATION IS KEY TO SAVING LIVES. THERE WERE NO SCHEDULED AIRPORT FLIGHTS — AT THE TIME OF THE EXERCISE. PARTICIPATING AGENCIES INCLUDED PITT COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT…THE PITT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE…GREENVILLE POLICE..THE RED CROSS…AND OTHER FIRE AND E-M-S DEPARTMENTS. SOME HOPEFUL FUTURE FIREFIGHTERS GOT HANDS ON TRAINING EXPERIENCE TODAY AT STATION SIX… ‘GREENVILLE FIRE RESCUE’ HELD A ‘DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FIREFIGHTER’ SEMINAR FOR STUDENTS FROM D-H CONLEY HIGH SCHOOL. THEY RECIEVED A TOUR OF THE STATION… SOME BEHIND THE SCENES TIPS… AND GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN A COMBAT TRAINING EXERCISE. THE TRAINING INCLUDED EXERCISES LIKE THE DUMMY DRAG, THE KEISER SLED AND PRACTICING AIMING WITH THE HOSE. “Today we have exposed these kids to what we do on a daily basis here at Greenville Fire/Rescue. It gives them an opportunity to take textbook and make real life application to it in a real world setting.” THE STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED IN FIREFIGHTER ONE AND TWO CLASSES AT SCHOOL. THESE CLASSES TEACH THEM THE BASICS AND EXPERIENCES LIKE TODAY ALLOW THEM TO USE WHAT THEY’VE LEARNED. FOR THE FULL STORY, GO TO WNCT DOT COM. TRACKING CRIME NOW.. IN ONSLOW COUNTY, A MAN HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO MURDER AND ROBBERY CHARGES IN THE FATAL SHOOTING OF AN ONSLOW COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY IN JACKSONVILLE IN 20-17. “WILL WELCH JUNIOR” PLED GUILTY TO A CHARGE OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER AND A CHARGE OF ROBBERY WITH A DANGEROUS WEAPON. INVESTIGATORS SAY IN JULY 20-17, WELCH JR. SHOT “WILLIAM CLIFTON”… AT WOODLANDS PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, NEAR THE SOCCER FIELDS. WELCH’S CO- CONSPIRATOR, CAITLYN RIDGEWAY, WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH MURDER IN THIS CASE. ALSO NEW TONIGHT, A MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF HIS WIFE WILL BE EXTRADICTED BACK TO NASH COUNTY 58- YEAR-OLD LYNN KEEL WAS ARRESTED SUNDAY NEAR TUSCON, ARIZONA. HE IS CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF 38- YEAR-OLD DIANA KEEL. KEEL’S BODY WAS FOUND IN EDCOMBE COUNTY LAST WEEK. SHE DIED AS A RESULT OF MULTIPLE STAB WOUNDS. LYNN KEEL WILL BE BACK IN NASH COUNTY TOMORROW MORNING. ACROSS NORTH CAROLINA… LAWMAKERS HAVE FILED A BILL IN RALEIGH—FOCUSED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT. THE MEASURE TARGETS EXISTING LAWS….AND MAKING CHANGES! 9-ON- YOUR-SIDE’S COURTNEY ALLEN BREAKS DOWN THE DETAILS OF THAT BILL FOR US TONIGHT.. THIS BIPARTISAN BILL HAS ALREADY GAINED 56 CO-SPONSORS IN UNDER 24 HOURS… GARNERING SUPPORT FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. TODAY, I WENT TO THE REAL CRISIS CENTER IN GREENVILLE TO LEARN MORE. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRACY KENNEDY SAYS THE PART OF THE BILL THAT STANDS OUT TO HER THE MOST IS REMOVING THE WORD ‘FORCIBLE’ WHEN CLASSIFYING RAPE. SHE SAYS RAPE IS NOT ABOUT WHETHER IT IS FORCEFUL, ONLY CONSENSUAL. LAWMAKERS ARE ALSO TRYING TO CLARIFY LANGUAGE WHEN IT COMES TO INTOXICATION. THEY HOPE TO MORE CLEARLY DEFINE WHAT MENTAL INCAPACITATION LOOKS LIKE… INTENDING TO PROTECT VICTIMS INSTEAD OF BLAME THEM. “to know that the law is stating that because someone is intoxicated, that does not state that they are not a victim, and we are not going to allow for their intoxication to be the defense for our perpetrators anymore.” ALSO, THE LAW IS AIMING TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES REGARDING THINGS LIKE SPIKING SOMEONE’S DRINK. FURTHER DETAILS AND THE FULL BILL CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE, WNCT.COM COURTNEY ALLEN 9OYS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE CELEBRATING IN LUMBERTON TONIGHT…TO HONOR “HANIA AGUILAR.” TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HER 14TH BIRTHDAY. SHE’S THE LUMBERTON GIRL WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY “MICHAEL MCLELLAN” KIDNAPPED.. RAPED.. AND MURDERED.. LAST YEAR. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER SAID HER BODY WAS SO BADLY DECOMPOSED THAT AN OFFICIAL CAUSE OF DEATH COULDN’T BE DETERMINED.. BUT DEATH BY SUFFOCATION IS SUSPECTED. “ALL HANDS AND HEARTS SMART RESPONSE” IS A NON- PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN WORKING ON HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS. VOLUNTEER GROUPS HAVE BEEN WORKING IN CRAVEN AND PAMLICO COUNTIES TO HELP FAMILIES GET BACK INTO THEIR HOMES. TODAY A VOLUNTEER CREW WORKED AT A 90 YEAR OLD WOMAN’S HOME IN BAYBORO. VOLUNTEERS SAY IT’S INCREDIBLY POWERFUL TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THESE FAMILIES. “Obviously there’s a great need around here and there’s still homes that we are trying to get to and to be able to help them in this manner it huge” THE VOLUNTEER GROUP IS REPAIRING INSULATION AND REPLACING DRY WALL. ARNOLD SAYS THE CRITICAL REPAIR PROCESS IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETE IN 3 WEEKS. THE “ALL HANDS AND HEARTS SMART RESPONSE” NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IS A VOLUNTEER GROUP THAT HAS PROGRAMS ALL OVER THE GLOBE. RIGHT NOW, THE PROGRAM ASSISTING HURRICANE FLORENCE RECOVERY EFFORTS… IS LACKING VOLUNTEERS. VOLUNTEERS SAY– AFTER A STORM, PEOPLE MAY ASSUME THE RECOVERY PROCESS IS OVER, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE HERE IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA. “Even in Texas from Hurricane Harvey we still have homes we are working on. And this project in particular when you don’t hear about it, not only do we lose funding, but we also lose volunteer interest, so we definitely need people to come here in particular” IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, YOU CAN APPLY ON “ALL- HANDS-AND-HEARTS- DOT-ORG TO REGISTER. MEANWHILE… MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN STATE GRANTS AND LOANS WILL GO TO EASTERN CAROLINA GOVERNMENTS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE. GOVERNOR ROY COOPER SAYS 16-POINT-5 MILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL HAS BEEN AWARDED. GRANTS WERE GIVEN TO ATLANTIC BEACH… JONES COUNTY, MAYSVILLE, EMERALD ISLE AND TRENTON. LOANS WENT TO JONES COUNTY, PAMLICO COUNTY, AND EMERALD ISLE. DOMINIQUE THANKS. ALSO IN GREENVILLE — PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS TO WIDEN EVANS STREET — MAKING IT FOUR LANES INSTEAD OF TWO ! OFFICIALS HOPE THE CHANGE EASES TRAFFIC– BUT SOME HOMEOWNERS AREN’T HAPPY– SAYING THE PROJECT WILL COST THEM LAND! 9 ON YOUR SIDE’S DILLON HUFFMAN SPOKE TO A HOMEOWNER TODAY….AND HAS MORE. THIS IS THE ROAD WERE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT HERE — EVANS STREET FROM WHERE IT 4 LANES AT GREENVILLE BLVD DOWN TO COOPER STREET IN WINTERVILLE. IVE BEEN UP AND DOWN THIS ROAD ALL DAY TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THEY 4 LANE THIS ROAD. SOME PEOPLE TELLING ME THEYRE UPSET BECAUSE THEY don’t WANT TO LOSE LAND, OTHERS SAYING THEY don’t HAVE AN OPINION AND OTHERS SAYING THEY don’t KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT THE PROJECT TO HAVE AN OPINION. THIS IS AN EMAIL I GOT FROM NCDOT TODAY SAYING THE PLANS HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED AS FAR AS HOW MUCH LAND THEY WILL TAKE FROM PEOPLE. THERE ARE SOME PRELIMINARY PLANS ONLINE. MARIE RAMSEY AND HER HUSBAND HAVE LIVED IN THEIR HOME ALONG EVANS STREET FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS. SHE SAYS — FOR THE MOST PART, THEY’RE HAPPY WITH WHERE THEY LIVE. “You feel like youre in the country but youre in the city” NC-DOT PLANS TO 4 LANE EVANS STREET AS WELL AS ADD BIKE LANES AND A SIDE WALK. THAT MEANS — THE RAMSEYS WILL LOSE PROPERTY. “Id rather it didnt happen but i understand the project is necessary” NECESSARY — BECAUSE OF THE TRAFFIC. ‘The road is very busy and it stays that way all the time just about” THE ROAD WORK IS SET TO BEGIN IN 2021 — BUT FOR NOW — MARIE IS JUST WANTING TO KNOW HOW MUCH LAND SHE’LL BE LOSING. “At this point i think we will just take whatever is offered, we do like living here and we dont want to move again” THERE IS A MEETING TONIGHT TO DISCUSS THIS PROJECT AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN JERRY JACKSON FOR A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER NOW. JERRY, HOW ARE WE LOOKING? ECU FORECAST The game weather looks very pleasant this weekend, but winds will be strong Friday. POLLEN FORECAST Pollen levels will be elevated over the next few days. LIVE EYE 9 CAMERA Clouds continue to persist in several counties at this time. RADAR No severe weather is detected, but a few thunderstorms are possible later tonight. CURRENT CONDITIONS Our local temperatures vary by location, and air pressure is currently falling. Winds are still blustery in several locations. PRECISIONCAST Our local model is showing an approaching high pressure system this weekend. This should provide us with quiet, sunny skies. Another round of showers will be possible by next week. MOBILE APP You can FOR JOINING US, HAVE A

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