Posted on 18 June 2013.
Traffic backed up on I-77 at around 8am Tuesday after a minor wreck involving two trucks. It happened in the southbound lanes, south of Exit 28. This view is from the Westmoreland Road overpass. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
A minor three-vehicle wreck involving two tractor-trailers slowed traffic on I-77 southbound Tuesday morning just before 8am. Fire units from Cornelius and Huntersville responded along with Medic to the scene, which was just south of Exit 28. There did not appear to be any serious injuries.
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Posted in Exit 28 area, Fire calls, Photo of the Day, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Top Stories, Traffic alerts
Posted on 18 June 2013.
MOORESVILLE - A 53-year-old Mocksville man drowned while fishing with two others Monday night off the Stumpy Creek Access Area on Lake Norman, north of Mooresville. A preliminary investigation found that the men’s boat sank because its drain was not plugged, state wildlife officials said.
Divers recovered the body of Herbert James, of Mocksville, early Tuesday. They also later recovered the boat.
Iredell County officials said an emergency call came in around 10:30pm. The three men were fishing not far from the boat launch when their small boat with a trolling motor began taking on water.
“They were about 150 feet from the boat ramp and they noticed they were taking on water,” said Officer Hannah Shively of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which oversees the lake. “The vessel just started to sink, and eventually submerged.”
Two of the men were able swim to a cooler floating in the water, she said. They were rescued by another boater who came to the rescue after hearing cries for help. But the third man went under and could not be rescued.
Shively said the boat was recovered Tuesday morning, and had no drain plug.
The case remains under investigation.
Posted in Fire calls, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Public safety
Posted on 05 June 2013.
A personal watercraft ferries emergency workers out to a rescue site as an NC Air Natiional Guard helicopter hovers. (David Boraks photo)
Helicopters hovered over Lake Norman Wednesday as emergency workers from a half-dozen fire and EMS departments from Charlotte to Lincoln County continued three days of specialized water rescue training. The exercise concludes Thursday in a finger of the lake in eastern Lincoln County. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Davidson, Fire calls, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Photos, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Public safety
Posted on 25 May 2013.
A Charlotte man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Friday night after a shooting outside On the Roxx, a bar off West Catawba Avenue. Read the full story
Posted in Police blotter, Police Blotter, West Catawba Avenue
Posted on 24 May 2013.
Security camera caught the man attempting to rob the Fifth Third in Mooresville. (Mooresville Police Department)
Police think the robbery of a Fifth Third Bank in Huntersville and the attempted robbery of a Fifth Third in Mooresville on Friday may be related.
Mooresville police reported that a man tried to rob the Fifth Third at 329 N. Main St. on Friday morning just before 11am. An emergency call came in at 10:53am. Police issued a security camera photo and are asking for help identifying the suspect.
Mooresville police said they believe the incident is related to a robbery at Fifth Third Bank in Huntersville around 12:20pm. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Huntersville, Mooresville, Police blotter, Police Blotter
Posted on 24 May 2013.
A W.A. Hough High School student was struck by a pickup truck on Davidson-Concord Road Friday morning as he skateboarded near the entrance to the River Run and Bradford neighborhoods. He was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte with life-threatening injuries. Read more on DavidsonNews.net.
Posted in Bailey Road area, Fire calls, Police blotter, Police Blotter, River Run, Schools
Posted on 21 May 2013.
One of two men charged in an April 2012 murder on North Main Street has pleaded guilty to reduced charges in the case. Meanwhile, another suspect has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges and is awaiting trial. The two men were charged following the shooting death of 20-year-old Wilfred Arnold. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown and old Cornelius, Police blotter, Police Blotter, Public safety
Posted on 10 May 2013.
A man was seriously injured Thursday night in a one-car crash on Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road in Huntersville. Meanwhile, Concord Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery of a BB&T bank branch Thursday afternoon. Plus other items from Cornelius police files this week. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Police blotter, Police Blotter