August 12, 2008
3 Charlotte Men Arrested in String of Car Break-INS
By Staff Reports
BURLINGTON -- Three men from Charlotte have been charged with a string of vehicle break-ins that happened Thursday and Sunday in and near the Alamance Crossing shopping center.
Burlington police said the three men are being held in the Davidson County jail after deputies there made arrests Sunday.
Police said nine vehicles were broken into between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday outside a movie theater and a pair of restaurants.
Police discovered another six vehicles Sunday that had been broken into.
In each case, police said, someone cracked the lock on the driver's door, then entered the vehicle and took purses, GPS systems and, in one case, a dashboard TV and speakers. In one case, a stolen credit card was later used in Kernersville.
The three men arrested were Otis Reddung Howie, 23, of 1087 Griers Groves Road; Anuneakas Arsintchez Barnette, 27, of 1709 Brooksdale St.; and Quanregious Damont Jetton, 28, of 3854 Bullard St.
High Point police seeking clues in weekend shooting
HIGH POINT -- Police on Monday continued to investigate a Saturday night shooting, but so far no arrests have been made.
High Point Police said they were called to 304 Fourth St . just after 6 p.m. Saturday to investigate a shooting.
Gregory Walden, 28, and Barbara Walden, 35, were found shot in the road. They were taken to High Point Regional Hospital, but their wounds were not life-threatening.
Neither of the Waldens could be reached for comment.
Nonprofit awarded grant for kids' health initiative
GREENSBORO -- A Guilford County nonprofit that provides medical care for children from poor families has won a $10,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation.
The money is for Guilford Child Health's Take Charge Healthy Weight Initiative . In that program, nutritionists and health educators work with families to reduce children's body-mass index, an indicator of obesity. The program emphasizes exercise and eating more healthful foods.
The program has reduced or maintained level body mass index in 63 percent of its participants, compared with 37 percent in children who did not participate in the program, the agency has said.
State, Sierra Club combine on air pollution lawsuit
RALEIGH -- North Carolina has joined with the Sierra Club in court to get a decision quickly that could force 13 states to curb air pollution that wafts into the state.
The two parties filed a motion Monday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to quickly hear a request from the state, which wants federal air regulators to require power plants to cut pollution.
-- Staff Reports
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