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  • Open Window Shows Missing Tucson Girl Was Abducted, Parents Say

    Open Window Shows Missing Tucson Girl Was Abducted, Parents Say

    (TUCSON, Ariz.) — Isabel Mercedes Celis’ window had been pushed open and the blind was pushed to the side when the 6-year-old disappeared from her Tucson, Ariz., home this weekend, her parents said, and police said they have found a “suspicious … entry point.” Celis’ parents said they last saw their daughter Friday night around 11 p.m. in her bedroom.  When Celis’ father went to wake her up on Saturday morning, she was gone, but the window was open, police said.  There was no broken glass. “She was checked on at about 8 o’clock so they can start their day.  […]

  • Marine Allegedly Stabs Another Marine to Death

    Marine Allegedly Stabs Another Marine to Death

    (WASHINGTON) — One Marine allegedly stabbed another Marine to death early Saturday morning in Washington, D.C., according to police. Michael Poth, 20, allegedly fatally stabbed Philip Bushong once with a pocket knife after the two got into an argument during which Poth used a homophobic slur against Bushong. Bushong, 23, was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The stabbing occurred around 2:40 a.m. Saturday in front of a sporting goods store across from the Marine Barracks in southeast Washington. “At this time, it does not appear they knew each other,” Metro Police Department homicide detective Lt. Robert […]

  • Lee Early College student honored by VFW

    SANFORD–Lee Early College senior Hannah Cowfer, has been honored by the Veterans of foreign wars for her winning essay in the organization’s Voice of Democracy essay competition.  The topic was, “Is there pride in serving in our military?”  Cowfer won at both the local and district levels and was runner-up at the state level. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.

  • Superintendent Jeff Moss tells the GA about lost positions locally

    RALEIGH–Speaking to the a education oversight committee, Lee County Schools’ Superintendent Jeff Moss said he has lost about 45 positions and has had to remove some social workers and other support positions.  He said,”we’ve reached the limit.  We do want to partner with you.  You can’t do it alone.  We can’t do it alone.”  According to WRAL, Moss, along with Superintendents from Alleghany, Jones, and Winston-Salem/Forsyth counties, told the committee that numbers are crucial, but added that “we can’t forget the reason we are here is because an educator helped us get where we are.”  Moss said our teachers will continue to do […]

  • Early voting underway

    SANFORD–Registered voters began casting ballots all across the state Thursday for the May 8 Primary.  Locally, 143 votes were casts at the two polling places-the Elections Board at 225 South Steele Street and the McSwain Extension Center on Tramway Road.  According to reports from Elections Director Nancy Kimball, 48 voters cast ballots at the McSwain Center and 97 at the Elections office.  Early, or one-stop voting will continue through May 5.  Several Independent and Unaffiliated voters questioned the ballots yesterday.  Tune in to the WWGP 10:04 A.M. local news Friday, when Kimball will explain the issue. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on […]

  • Two robbers were treated at CCH and released and jailed in Harnett County

    BROADWAY–WWGP news reported Thursday on a robbery that occurred at a Harnett County convenience store Wednesday afternoon.  According to reports from WRAL, a planned drug deal ended in a robbery and a chase in which 2 people were shot.  Witnesses told investigators that two men stole $60 at knifepoint from a man outside a convenience store on U.S. Highway 421 in Lillington after arranging a drug deal with the man.  The robbers then fled the area in a vehicle.  The victim chased after the robbers and forced their vehicle off the road near the intersection of U.S. 421 and Seminole Road in Broadway.  The victim fired […]

  • Feeling safe locally

    SANFORD–A recent community assessment indicated that many citizens did not feel safe in certain locations in the city and county when they were outside.  The Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Sanford Police Department have collaborated with LeeCan and are committed to ensuring the safety of citizens.  Safe time locations, days and times will now be patrolled providing that sense of security that was requested.  If you would like for Safe Time to come to your area, contact Pamela Glover at the Lee County Health Department. More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.