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2 more indicted in pill-swapping scheme, officials say

Channel 9 learned a physician and another woman were indicted on charges because they were part of a scheme to swap painkillers in a case involving Rowan County Dr. Orrin Walker.

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Wendy Michelle Hamrick of Rockwell and Dr. Cheryl Tan McGuinness of Mooresville are the latest suspects in this investigation.

McGuinness, a family practitioner in Mooresville, supplied Walker with hydrocodone pills without a prescription from 2011 up to February of this year, according to the indictment.
 
Walker and his wife Abby were indicted in July for allegedly writing 200 fake prescriptions for hydrocodone pills.
 
Rowan County authorities said the couple organized the crime with the help of teachers and staff from three local schools.
 
They believe the couple committed the crime to feed their own drug habit.
 
Channel 9 went by the home of McGuinness.

The woman inside wouldn't answer the door, but said McGuinness didn't live there.

Hamrick, who was also named in the indictment, bought hydrocodone pills from a Kannapolis pharmacy between October 2012 and November 2012, according to authorities.
 
Authorities said the prescription was written to Hamrick illegally by Walker.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:45:04 -0400

CMS approves operating budget

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools approved the operating budget for this school year with thousands of extra students now in the school system.
 
The board approved the proposed budget in May with the state enrollment projects but had to wait for the county and state to pass their budgets before they could adopt theirs.
 
The board said more than 3,000 students that weren't part of their budget planning have enrolled.
 
Many of them are coming from charter schools.
 
CMS leader say more than 145,000 students are enrolled in county schools this year and that's up 8 percent since just 2009.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:49 -0400

Elderly couple says they were robbed, assaulted at home

An 89-year-old man and his wife want to warn the public after they said they were robbed and assaulted by men posing as Duke Energy workers. 

The couple told Channel 9 why they believe they were targeted at their Rowan County home.

"I was hurt, I was mad, upset," said Betty Graham.

Her husband Glenn Graham was left with bruises after the attack.

The imposters said they needed to look at their power lines.

Glenn Graham walked the men to the backyard where they said they were looking for power poles.

"I said not that I know of," he said. "The more they went on, the more I was kind of getting kind of fishy about it."

He said one of the men grabbed him and hit him.

Glenn said the man stole his wallet and took his wife's purse and then the men fled.

"As old as I am, 89 years old, I couldn't get up too fast,” he said. “When I got up, got up here, they were done leaving."

The Grahams said the suspects left in a white vehicle with a radio antenna.

They also believe the suspects could've been following them since they'd just been to the bank that afternoon.

Both suspects were white men. One was heavy set, wearing faded blue overalls and was about 50-60 years old.

The younger man looked to be 20-30 years old with a slim build, wearing faded blue Bermuda shorts and a sweatshirt.

 Call police with any information.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:57:18 -0400

Enterovirus strain confirmed in SC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory confirmed the first cases of the EV-D68 strain of enterovirus in two residents of South Carolina's Upstate region, the state Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Tuesday night.

"We requested lab support from the CDC shortly after this virus was on the rise in other parts of the country," said State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell. "We also asked hospitals who see a significant increase in cases of enterovirus respiratory infections or an increase in severe viral respiratory illness to notify us.

"This evening's lab confirmations serve as a reminder that there are steps you can take to protect yourself against this and other respiratory illnesses," she said.

Prevention measures include general measures to prevent viral respiratory infections, such as:

1. Good hand hygiene - Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

2. Good cough etiquette - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

4. Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.

5. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

6. Stay home from work or school if you are ill and seek consultation from a health care provider.

Additional information regarding EV-D68 can be found on the CDC's website: http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/ev-d68-states.html 

Due to federal privacy restrictions, DHEC is unable to provide additional information concerning the patient, including details about physical condition, possible hospitalization, age, sex and residence.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:33:57 -0400

Former teacher to register as sex offender after guilty plea

A Huntersville teacher accused of inappropriately touching and texting a student pleaded guilty Tuesday.
 
Former Hopewell High School teacher David Allison was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but that will be suspended if he successfully completes 24 months of probation. 

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He denied touching the student but admitted to having an inappropriate relationship. Allison will have to register as a sex offender.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:04:59 -0400

Officials: Man arrested in sweepstakes scheme

Federal investigators arrested a Costa Rican man they said was part of a sweepstakes scheme involving Charlotte.

Investigators said Marco Hernandez had all his wire transfers routed and processed in Charlotte, according to a criminal complaint.

Officials said Hernandez would tell victims they won prize money but they needed to send him money for refundable insurance fees and taxes.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:43:29 -0400

Family seeking answers one year after slaying

Natasha Anderson still remembers the day she learned her nephew was shot and killed. 

“I think about him constantly,” she told Eyewitness News Tuesday.

A year ago this week she said Terrell Jones was at Club 935 on Summit Avenue in West Charlotte when he got into a fight with someone over a woman.  They said he left the club and the gunman followed him to his apartment complex off Arrowood Road.

After the shooting police released surveillance pictures from inside the club and asked for help finding a person of interest.  Tuesday officers said they were able to find the man and question him, but he was not charged.

Anderson and her mother said they are still hoping for an arrest.

"I want justice, justice for his killing,” she said.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:23:23 -0400

SC doctors not testing for respiratory virus

Doctors at Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill told Channel 9 they have seen several people who showed symptoms of what could be enterovirus 68.

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However, the medical center is not currently running tests for the virus but treating the symptoms.

Doctors said the state has not required testing at this time.

As of Tuesday, there were no confirmed cases of the virus that attacks the respiratory system, according to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Six cases have been reported in North Carolina, however health officials are not saying which counties or cities have those cases.

Health officials: 6 children in NC have enterovirus

Pediatricians like Dr. Deanna Lutz at Piedmont Medical Center said there is reason for concern based on what she's seeing this year.

"We usually have a lot of kids that have respiratory illness but not this early and we're seeing it a lot sooner," Lutz said.

The enterovirus 68 has sickened hundreds of children nationwide. It's not a new bug but has made a surprise appearance this year.

Doctors are concerned because older children in their mid-teens are getting sick and typically healthy children are as well.

Lutz said the virus usually begins like the common cold but then causes wheezing and restriction and inflammation of the airways. The illness can be very serious, sometimes requiring oxygen for the infected child.

However, medical privacy laws prevented Lutz from telling Channel 9 or the public if any of the sick children she has seen had enterovirus 68. We were also told that the hospital can't say if any cases have come in.

Tuesday afternoon, Channel 9 called more than half a dozen county health departments in the Charlotte area and none of them could discuss any possible cases they've seen.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison spoke out about this issue Tuesday telling reporters they are doing everything they can to raise awareness in the schools.

"We're trying to stay informed, working with the county and state agencies and making sure that like any type of virus or health issue, that we're staying in front of it," he said.

Doctors said, as with all viruses of this kind, it's best to wash your hands frequently and keep hands away from your mouth and nose.

 

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:36:46 -0400

Charlotte ranks No. 1 for Best-Value Big City

Charlotte made the No. 1 spot for Time Magazine's Best-Value Big City list.

The magazine ranked cities with a population of more than 500,000 people.

The Plaza-Midwood and Mountain Island Lake neighborhoods were highlighted in the report.

It said Plaza-Midwood features new businesses and that even during the economic downturn, the area held its value well.

The report also touted Mountain Island Lake as family-friendly, with spacious homes for a low price.

Cary, North Carolina was also on the list at No. 19.

Chapel Hill made the No. 36 spot.

To read Time's full rankings, click here.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:15:33 -0400

9-year-old recognized for saving toddler from almost drowning

First responders across Charlotte honored regular people in the community who have done extraordinary things on Tuesday.

Among the honorees was a 9-year-old Corey Blocker. He saved the life of a 3-year-old.

Corey was recognized with a Citizens First Responder Award from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for saving the toddler’s life.

On July 12, Corey was swimming in the pool at Waterford Lakes Apartments when he noticed the 3-year-old underwater. Friends thought the little boy was just playing, but Corey knew he’d been underwater too long.

“He was in the water, and I thought he was drowning,” Corey said. “I thought he could’ve died if I left him in the water.”

Corey pulled the child out and took him to his mother, who performed CPR.

“I told him afterward ‘I am so proud of you, oh my God if you wouldn’t have grabbed him he wouldn’t have made it,’” said Corey’s mother Shemeka Sewell.

Corey is happy for the honor, and calmly said he would do it all again.

“It feels good to be a hero,” Corey said.

Corey was 8 years old when he performed the heroic act, two weeks before his 9th birthday.

The event was hosted an organized by the Charlotte Rotary Club.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:12:09 -0400

All Best Western rooms to get CO detectors after 3 Boone deaths

All Best Western hotel rooms will be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors after three people died inside the same Best Western room in Boone.

The board of directors established the new policy during its September meeting.

Carbon monoxide detectors will be installed in all guest rooms, all rooms where fuel is burned and also rooms that share a wall with a room where fuel is burned.

The policy will go into effect Dec. 1.

It was more than a year ago that a police investigation found carbon monoxide killed three people who stayed in the same motel room in Boone.

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They determined an improperly installed exhaust system allowed carbon monoxide to leak from the pool heater to Room 225.

Daryl and Shirley Jenkins died in April.

Two months later, Jeffrey Williams died in the same room.
        
The hotel's former manager, Damon Mallatere, faces three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:11:48 -0400

Mother says SRO pepper-sprayed autistic daughter

A local mother said her daughter with autism was punched and pepper-sprayed by a school resource officer, and beaten so bad she had to be hospitalized.

Channel 9 confirmed the Cleveland County District Attorney is now investigating the incident.

The officer was asked to be moved out of the school.

The 15-year-old hasn't been back there since the incident Friday. Her mother said emotionally she is in no condition to return to class.

"Things like this just should not happen," Kristina Wilson said.

She said her daughter Tiana still can't understand what led to the incident.

"While your child is at school they are supposed to be safe,” she said. “And (they) are the people that are supposed to make them safe."

Wilson said there was a confrontation between Tiana and a resource officer on campus and got a call from the school that her daughter was in the hospital.

She found her daughter bleeding and in tears.

"I was devastated,” Wilson said. “I couldn't do it. I could even listen to her tell me what happened."

Wilson said Tiana had several bruises and reeked of pepper spray. She said Tiana told her the officer tried to restrain her, then wrestled, sprayed her, then hit her.

“She didn't do anything,” Wilson said. “She doesn't know why this happened. She didn't do anything."

Wilson said because of her daughter’s special needs, the school has a written plan of action to follow if there is a problem.
She said it wasn't followed Friday.

School officials said they cannot talk to Channel 9 about issues involving students.

Kings Mountain police are also not commenting.

The chief said they are investigating and they have asked the DA to review the incident and determine if charges should be filed.

The officer is still listed as a resource officer at the school.

"I just know that this should never happen again,” Wilson said. “Not to my child or anyone else's child."

Wilson said they may have to find another school. She said once this matter is resolved, she is not sure if she or her daughter will feel safe at Kings Mountain High School.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:55:44 -0400

Parents furious over delays with Union County school buses

Union County parents are furious over delayed school buses they say are causing anxiety for students and stress for parents.

"As of now there's no solution and it seems like daily, it's just getting worse," said parent Heather Pugh.

Pugh said her two children have often waited nearly an hour to catch a school bus home. Monday, Pugh said she received a message from the principal at Piedmont High School to notify her the students were being "double-bussed" that day.

"Where they're taking one group of students home, and coming back and getting the other students, so the children were in the cafeteria for a lengthy amount of time," Pugh said. "It's very poor planning."

Some district administrators, including the director of transportation, have had to volunteer to drive bus routes so all routes were covered.

Other parents said the constant turnover of bus drivers means some bus stops are missed or students not picked up for the day.

"For us, personally, we feel anxiety," said mother Allison Rutledge. "They expect our children to be there. Our children expect for them to be there as well. But they're not."

A UCPS spokeswoman denied any bus driver shortage to Channel 9, maintaining that "all routes are covered" for the district's 30,000 students who ride the bus.

The spokeswoman admitted there had been some delays, and said the district was waiting to fill 28 vacant bus driver positions.
But she said all the candidates had been selected, and were awaiting their CDL certification from the state. As well, she said "most students are getting to school in a timely manner."

"Then we need to review what a timely fashion's definition is," Rutledge said. She, along with Pugh, showed Channel 9 correspondence with the UCPS director of transportation that seemed to indicate otherwise.

In one email, Dr. Richard Kingsberry wrote, "We are working each day to train and hire qualified Bus Drivers to meet our ever demanding need for qualified Bus Drivers. Once we have an adequate number of bus drivers, buses will be more timely and efficient. Thank you for your patience and believe me I am aware of the problem and it is being addressed."

"We definitely have a situation that needs immediate attention," Pugh said.

District officials said Kingsberry was not available for an interview on Tuesday.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:53:21 -0400

Bags of cash stolen from Indian Land HS kiosk at Panthers game

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said someone stole bags of cash from the Indian Land High School kiosk at Bank of America Stadium.

The theft happened during the Panthers vs. Steelers game Sunday night.

Police don’t know who swiped the bags.

They said there was around $1,700 inside.

Someone working at the kiosk noticed the money was gone about an hour after kickoff.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:44:40 -0400

Real or hoax? Woman claims to have had a third breast implanted

A woman who goes by Jasmine Tridevil, said she recently underwent surgery to get a third breast, according to Buzzfeed News.

She reportedly paid $20,000 for a third breast, which she sought because she "wanted to turn off guys," according to an interview with 102.5 The Bone. (full interview).

Tridevil is a licensed massage therapist and saved up the money for two years, calling dozens of doctors. She would not reveal the name of the doctor who carried out the procedure.

Nilesh Sojitra, a plastic surgeon from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, decried the doctor’s actions, saying that Tridevil may have needed psychological help rather than surgery.

“The actions of the surgeon are unethical and they have acted in a way where no reasonable plastic surgeon would,” Sojitra wrote.

Tridevil said she wants to pursue a career on reality TV.

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE (102.5 The Bone)

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:43:25 -0400

U.S. Senate ads: Ordinary citizens or professional actors?

You see all sorts of "regular" people in ads for the U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis.

So Action 9's Jason Stoogenke went through campaign finance records, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, various published reports and even school websites to check each of these people to see if they are who they say they are and whether they were paid for appearing in the commercials.  It turns out: They're the real thing.

Hagan is running a whole series of "Tell Thom Tillis" ads where people, directly or indirectly, talk about how Tillis's House leadership apparently let them down. 

"Sheree" says she's a UNC Charlotte student and is. 

"Anna" says she's from Black Mountain.  She is (last name Stearns) and Stoogenke found out she's a paralegal

"Justin" says he's a teacher in Charlotte, and he is with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  He was with McAlpine Elementary last year and teaches at Community House Middle this year.  In fact, he was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in 2011.  Stoogenke found out Justin (last name is Ashley) sent the Charlotte Observer an op-ed piece, urging Tillis not to cut a certain education program which the General Assembly did away with.  It appears he didn't violate any CMS rules about political activity.

Even Hagan's ads where people don't talk, where they are just there interacting with Hagan out in the community, aren't actors either. 

And Tillis's ads don't use paid actors either.  They are also volunteers working for free, like the woman reading the newspaper and the short-order cook in the commercial talking about the various jobs Tillis held growing up. 

The same goes for the "outside" groups buying air time in this race.  "Heidi" from Raleigh -- in a "Women Vote" ad for Hagan -- is Heidi from Raleigh. 

Shawn Jackson-- in a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad for Hagan -- is from Raleigh, too.  She was vice president of the school PTA.  And, Stoogenke's told, her husband is co-founder of a Raleigh political communications firm, Nexus Strategies
 
On the Tillis side, Judy Wilburn, in a "Carolina Rising" ad, is a teacher of 26 years.  She does work for Yadkin County schools and spent the last 17 years helping students with special needs.

The only time the advertisers come close to using actors is in one case.  A nonprofit says, sometimes just for background video, it will use "stock" images of people that could pop up in other ads around the country.  Action 9 found at least two examples of images of students, images that are available to other advertisers.

Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:36:08 -0400

Police: 2 Charlotte doctors charged in prescription drug bust

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested two optometrists in connection with a prescription drug bust.

Detectives with the CMPD’s Pharmaceutical Diversion Unit arrested doctors Benjamin Hobbs, 37, and Samuel Hobbs, 40, for their role in a prescription fraud investigation.

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Investigators began an investigation after they were alerted to suspicious prescriptions.

The informant said that prescriptions were filled and returned to both men at the Clear View Eye Care, OD.

The victim told police both men wrote them prescriptions for hydrocodone and requested they return to the practice with the filled prescription.

Once at the practice, a portion or all of the prescription pills were removed from the victims’ prescription bottles containing hydrocodone, police said.

Detectives determined that both doctors have prescribed a large amount of hydrocone pills for patients.

Both men were both charged with trafficking opiates, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and larceny.

Anyone with information concerning this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers 704-334-1600.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:04:13 -0400

Iredell Co. residents to vote on property tax increase

People who live in Iredell County could see a significant property tax increase if a school bond referendum on the November ballot passes.

Supporters said the $131.5 million is needed while others are concerned its putting the county in more debt.

Mooresville resident Vicki Sawyer said a tax increase is needed to pay for additions and renovations for schools.

"The growth is here in southern Iredell County and we as a school system need to address that growth," Sawyer said.

The cost to pay for that growth is part of a $131.5 million school bond referendum that the county commissioner voted to place on the November ballot.

If approved it will raise property taxes for all Iredell County residents by nearly 9 percent, and not everyone is OK with that.

"There is still a tremendous amount of people and Iredell County who are unemployed and this will create a burden for them," said resident Bryan Shoemaker.

$79.5 million will pay for a new middle school, renovations and additional classrooms at several schools in the Iredell-Statesville School District. Those schools include North Iredell High School, Cool Springs Elementary, Statesville Middle School, South Iredell High school and Brawley Middle School. Another $12 million will pay for a new health and sciences building at Mitchell Community College.

The remaining $40 million will pay for a new gym, auditorium and renovations at Mooresville High School. Some of those renovations include HVAC repair, renovations to classrooms at two campuses, the demolition of the old auditorium and more. For a full breakdown of how the money will be used to renovate each school click here http://www.ourschoolsfirst.com/support-our-schools-first/

Now it's up to residents to decide if it's worth voting for.

"Anytime you take on debt there is a certain amount of risk involved,” said Shoemaker.

Its risks that one principal said are worth a child's education. 

“We are providing a tremendous service to children and families in Iredell county however we are doing so in substandard facilities," said Boen Nutting, principal at Mt. Mourne School

If the school bond referendum passes, Mt. Morne School will move to Brawley Middle School which is a much bigger campus. The principal at Mt. Mourne said it will alleviate space allowing access to more than 200 students currently on a waiting list.

At Mooresville High School, officials showed cracks in the walls and damaged areas from years of water intrusion. Built in the 1950s, officials said there are too many health and safety issues to leave the auditorium and gym as is.

"It has been deemed structurally unsound. There is no Plan B if this doesn't pass. There is no money in the coffers to fix that," Sawyer said.

If approved the tax hike will go into effect next summer.

While most of money is going to repair several schools in Statesville some are upset $40 million is going to just one school in Mooresville.

Residents will get to voice their concerns at a public forum at the regularly scheduled commissioners meeting on Oct. 7.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:55:11 -0400

Police: Man shot after fight in Mint Hill parking lot

A man was shot after a fight in Mint Hill, Mint Hill police said Tuesday.
 
The incident happened at 2:51 p.m. Tuesday in the 4700 block of Margaret-Wallace Road in the Idlewild Plaza parking lot.
 
By the time police arrived after being called to a fight in the parking lot, the people involved had left.
 
Police said witnesses told them two men were involved in a fight and one of the men was shot. The man who was shot was found at a local hospital and is being interviewed by a detective.
 
Mint Hill police said they are working to gather more information.
 
Anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation is asked to call Mint Hill Police Dispatch at 704 889-2231.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:30:38 -0400

Officials: Person injured after Rozzelles Ferry wreck

A person has life-threatening injuries after a wreck Tuesday afternoon, according to officials.

The wreck happened on Rozzelles Ferry Road, north of Interstate 85.

Three utility poles were taken down by the wreck. Check back to wsoctv.com for updates to this developing story.

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Published: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:15:28 -0400