Scams targeting utility customers are on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release from Duke Energy, June 2020 was the highest single month on record for reported scam attempts targeting Duke Energy customers, hitting more than 4,000.
According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were serving a warrant for Gregory Paul Little at his residence on Tupelo Drive when they reportedly found drugs and a gun in his possession.
The New Hanover County District Attorney is in the process of either dismissing or reviewing around 89 pending cases connected to three officers terminated this week from the Wilmington Police Department.
A Superior Court judge ordered the release of additional police videos from the investigation into the disappearance and deaths of Stephanie Mayorga and Paige Escalera. Some footage shows the missing women’s vehicle, while obscured from ground-level view, was visible when a WPD drone flew over.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying individuals connected to separate incidents at the Scotchman Store located at 2192 Old Stage Highway in Riegelwood.
A judge ordered the release of WPD video that shows the extent of the search that took place on April 15, when a driver called 911 to report he saw a car smash into a wall. It was 19 days after that search that police located the car that contained the remains of two missing women.
Federal authorities in North Carolina say a man and woman from Las Vegas have been arrested and accused of using obituary postings siphon $13 million in fraudulent charges from the North Carolina Medicaid Program.
Some tourists walking on Front Street Monday were unaware anything had happened there the night before. Others said they came out of their hotel rooms Sunday night just as officers were launching tear gas.