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WXII 12 News headlines from 11 p.m. Sept. 18

WXII 12 News headlines from 11 p.m. Sept. 18


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>>A WOMAN IS BEHIND BARS AFTER
A MASSIVE APARTMENT FIRE. THE BREAKING DETAILS COMING UP. TALITHA: PARTS OF HOUSTON TEXAS,
STILL UNDERWATER DUE TO ONE OF
SEVERAL TROPICAL SYSTEMS. WE’RE TRACKING THEIR LATEST
PATHS TONIGHT. KENNY: WE BEGIN TONIGHT IN
GREENSBORO WHERE AUTHORITIES ARE
INVESTIGATING A FIRE THAT’S
FORCING MANY PEOPLE TO FIND
ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY FOR THE
TIME BEING. BRIANA: POLICE SAY A WOMAN WHO
ANSWERED THE DOOR WITH A GUN SET
THIS FIRE INTENTIONALLY. ALEEN SMITH IS FACING A NUMBER
OF CHARGES NOW, INCLUDING
BREAKING AND ENTERING AND ARSON. KENNY: BRANDON BATES IS LIVE AT
THE LEGACY CROSSING APARTMENTS
ON HAHNS LANE TONIGHT, BRANDON
A LOT GOING ON HERE. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? REPORTER: A LOT GOING ON. IT STARTED WITH A DOMESTIC
DISPUTE AT THIS APARTMENT
COMPLEX OFF THE CORNER OF
FRANKLIN BOULEVARD AND HAHNS
LANE. OFFICIALS SAY THEY RESPONDED TO
THAT DOMESTIC CALL, WHEN THEY
GOT HERE THEY WERE MET AT THE
DOOR BY A WOMAN ARMED WITH A
SHOTGUN AND SHE WAS TAKEN INTO
CUSTODY. THEN THIS HAPPENED. THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE
APARTMENT BUILDING CAUGHT FIRE
QUICKLY. THIS VIDEO WAS GIVEN TO US BY
ASHLEY EFIRD, WHO WHO LIVES DOWN
THE STREET. NEW INFORMATION SHOWS THAT
21-YEAR-OLD ALEEN SMITH WAS
CHARGED WITH BREAKING AND
ENTERING, LARCENY AFTER BREAKING
AND ENTERING, POSSESSION OF A
WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION, AS WELL AS SHOOTING A GUN IN
CITY LIMITS AND ARSON. AGAIN WE WERE TOLD ON SCENE THE
WOMAN HAD A SHOTGUN IN HER
POCKET. TO BE CONSIDERED A WEAPON OF
MASS DESTRUCTION THAT WOULD’VE
HAD TO BE A SAWED OFF SHOTGU
WE’RE TOLD NOBODY WAS INJURED
HERE, WHICH IS GREAT NEWS, BUT
25 PEOPLE ARE DISPLACED FROM THIS APARTMENT COMPLEX. REPORTING LIVE IN GREENSBORO,
BRANDON BATES, WXII 12 NEWS. TALITHA: WE ARE FOLLOWING UP ON
TWO RECENT INSTANCES OF DEADLY
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. GREENSBORO POLICE SAY A MOTHER
OF FOUR WAS SHOT AND KILLED
EARLIER THIS MONTH BY HER
ESTRANGED HUSBAND IN A CREDIT
UNION PARKING LOT WHICH IS WHERE
SHE WORKED. AND IN BURLINGTON, A HUSBAND AND
WIFE RECENTLY SEPARATED WERE
FOUND SHOT TO DEATH ALONG WITH A
MAN REPORTEDLY DATING THE WOMAN
INVOLVED. WXII 12 TALKED WITH A LOCAL
EXPERT IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO
FIND OUT WHAT VICTIMS CAN DO TO
SURVIVE THEIR SITUATIO
MEREDITH HOOKS MANAGES THE SAFE
ON SEVEN PROGRAM. SHE SAYS THE TWO WEEKS AFTER A
VICTIM TAKES BACK CONTROL IS THE
MOST DANGEROUS TIME. SHE SUGGESTS THEY FILE FOR AN
EMERGENCY RESTRAINING ORDER,
CONTACT POLICE, OR CALL 911 OR A
CRISIS HOTLINE IF IN IMMEDIATE
DANGER. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTERS ARE
ALSO A LIFE-SAVING RESOURCE.>>THE SHELTER CAN BE A LIFE
SAVER BECAUSE IT’S A SPACE WHERE
THEY CAN BE PHYSICALLY SAFE AN
ALSO ACCESS HELP WHERE THERE WAS
NONE AVAILABLE
BRIANA: IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW NEEDS THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC
VIOLENCE HOTLINE, THE NUMBER IS
RIGHT HERE ON YOUR SCREEN. 800-799-7233. WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON
WXII12.COM AS WELL. JUST CLICK ON THIS STORY. KENNY: NEW TONIGHT, A MAN FACES
MULTIPLE SERIOUS CHARGES AFTER
POLICE IN BURLINGTON SAY HE
FIRED MULTIPLE SHOTS AT
OFFICERS. OFFICER CONNOR PRATT STOPPED
MARKELL BUCHANAN NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF KEY AND RAUHUT
STREETS TO SERVE FELONY ARREST
WARRANTS. WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAY BUCHANAN
TOOK OFF ON FOOT AND FIRED SHOT
AND THE OFFICER, ALONG WITH
RESPONDING LIEUTENANT MARK
YANCEY. NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT ONE HOME
WAS STRUCK NEARBY. BUCHANAN IS BEING HELD WITH NO
BOND RIGHT ONW, PENDING HIS
FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TOMORROW. THE 19-YEAR-OLD ACCUSED OF
PLOTTING TO SHOOT UP HIGH POINT
UNIVERSITY IS UNDERGOING A
MENTAL EVALUATION. A JUDGE ORDERED PAUL STEBER BE
INVOLUNTARILY COMMITTED TO
CENTRAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN
BUTNER. HE WAS TRANSFERRED LAST WEEK. OFFICERS FOUND A PISTOL AND A
SHOTGUN IN HIS DORM ROOM ON
AUGUST 27. HE IS DUE IN COURT NEXT MONTH. TALITHA: A NEW PSA IS A GRIM
REALITY OF WHAT A GROWING NUMBER
OF SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE FACED
WITH. WE DO WANT TO WARN YOU THIS AD
THAT STARTS OFF SHOWING SCHOOL
SUPPLIES TAKES AN EMOTIONAL AND
SHOCKING TURN AS STUDENTS USE
THEIR NEW GEAR WHEN A GUNMAN
ENTERS THE SCHOOL. THE CLIP COULD BE UPSETTING FOR
SOME.>>MY PARENTS GOT ME THE
SKATEBOARD I WANTED. IT IS PRETTY COOL.>>I GOT MY PHONE TO TEXT MY MOM
.
TALITHA: THE PSA RELEASED BY
SANDY HOOK PROMISE HAS BEEN
WATCHED MORE THAN 5 MILLION
TIMES SINCE JUST THIS MORNING. THE NONPROFIT GROUP FORMED AFTER
THE 2012 MASSACRE THAT LEFT 20
CHILDREN DEAD. THEY HOPE TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR
SIGNS OF VIOLENCE IN CHILDREN
AND SAY TURNING AWAY AND
PRETENDING THE PROBLEM DOESN’T
EXIST WILL NOT SOLVE THE
PROBLEM. WINSTON-SALEM POLICE SAY NEW
TESTING HELPED THEM SOLVE A
25-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE. JOHN ALFORD IS EXPECTED IN COURT
NEXT WEEK. HE’S FACING RAPE AND KIDNAPPING
CHARGES. HE WAS ALREADY BEING HELD BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR
UNREALTED CRIMES. INVESTIGATORS SAY ALFORD RAPED A
WOMAN IN NOVEMBER 1993. THE CASE WAS MARKED INACTIVE A
FEW MONTHS LATER. BUT EVIDENCE WAS RECENTLY TESTED
AS PART OF THE STATE’S SEXUAL
ASSAULT KIT TESTING INITIATIVE,
AND THAT HELPED POLICE MAKE AN
ARREST. KENNY: NORTH CAROLINA’S ATTORNEY
GENERAL IS PREPARING TO MAKE A
MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT RELATED TO
TESTING SEXUAL ASSAULT KITS. WXII 12 WILL BE THERE AS JOSH
STEIN AND OTHER LEADERS MAKE
THAT ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE STATE
CRIME LAB IN RALEIGH. A COUPLE YEARS AGO, IF YOU
RECALL, A STATEWIDE INVENTORY
REVEALED MORE THAN 15,000
UNTESTED RAPE KITS IN LAW
ENFORCEMENT CUSTODY. SOME AS OLD AS 30 YEARS. LEGISLATION HAS BEEN PASSED TO
GET MORE TESTED, AND JUST
YESTERDAY, STATE LAWMAKERS
ADVANCED A MINI-BUDGET SPENDING
BILL THAT ADDRESSES THE ISSUE,
THAT IS CURRENTLY ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK AWAITING HIS
SIGNATURE. TALITHA: NEW TONIGHT, STATE
AGENTS ARE INVESTIGATING
VANDALISM REPORTED AT A
MOCKSVILLE TOWN BOARD MEMBER’S
HOME. POLICE CHIEF PAT REAGAN TELLS
US OFFICERS WENT OUT TO AMY
VAUGHN-JONES’ HOUSE LAST NIGHT. THE STATE BUREAU OF
INVESTIGATION CONFIRMS IT’S
LOOKING INTO THE DESTRUCTION OF
CAMPAIGN SIGNS, COMMUNICATION OF
THREATS, AND THREATS TOWARD
ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS. VAUGHAN-JONES WAS AT THE CENTER
OF CONTROVERSY AFTER THE REMOVAL
OF MOCKSVILLE POLICE
DEPARTMENT’S THERAPY CAT,
SERGEANT BUTTERS. YOU CAN READ MUCH MORE ON THE
VANDALISM INVESTIGATION AND OUR
PREVIOUS COVERAGE ON OUR THE
WXII 12 WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP. KENNY: ONE DAY AFTER HIGH POINT
UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCED A ONE
BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT OVER
THE NEXT 10 YEARS, CITY LEADERS
ARE MARKING ANOTHER STEP FORWARD
IN ITS DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON
FOR SOME TIME. THEY, ALONG WITH DEVELOPERS,
BROKE GROUND THIS MORNING ON
MARKET CENTER. IT’S ON NORTH ELM STREET, NEXT
TO BB&T POINT STADIUM. ONCE IT IS FINISHED, THIS
PROJECT WILL INCLUDE APARTMENTS
AND A HOTEL, ALONG WITH SPACE
FOR OFFICES AND BUSINESES. LEADERS HOPE THE INVESTMENT WILL
DRAW MORE PEOPLE DOWNTOWN.>>THE GROUNDBREAKING TODAY WAS
THE FIRST OF FOUR TO FIVE
BUILDINGS THAT ARE ON THE WAY. THE PRIMARY TENANT IS GOING TO
BE A FOOD HALL ON THE FIRST
FLOOR WHICH IS KINDA LIKE YOUR
FOOD COURT AT THE MALL BUT ALL
THE RESTAURANTS IN IT ARE GOING
TO BE LOCAL. KENNY: THE GOAL IS TO HAVE
MARKET CENTER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
THIS APRIL. TALITHA: THE COMMUNITY WILL COME
TOGETHER TOMORROW IN DOWNTOWN
WINSTON-SALEM TO RAISE AWARENESS
FOR INFANT MORTALITY. THE 10TH ANNUAL WALK A MILE TO
SAVE OUR BABIES EVENT KICKS OFF
AT 11:00 A.M. AT GOLER MEMORIAL
AME ZION CHURCH ON PATTERSON
AVENUE. REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:30
WALKERS WILL BE PUSHING EMPTY
STROLLERS TO HONOR ALL NEWBORNS
WHO HAVE DIED AND BRING
ATTENTION TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY
CAN DO TO LOWER INFANT MORTAILITY RATES. THE FORSYTH COUNTY INFANT
MORTALITY REDUCTION COALITION IS
HELPING ORGANIZE THE EVENT
KENNY: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS UPPING
SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN, IN THE
FIRST CONCRETE RESPONSE TO THE ATTACK ON A MAJOR OIL FACILITY
IN SAUDI ARABIA. HE SAYS DETAILS ON THOSE
SANCTIONS WILL COME OUT BEFORE
THE END OF THE WEEK. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO
SPENT THE DAY IN SAUDI ARABIA,
COORDINATING THE RESPONSE, WITH
THE POTENTIAL OF MILITARY ACTION
STILL VERY MUCH ON THE TABLE. POMPEO CALLED THE ATTACK AN ACT
OF WAR. EARLIER TODAY THE SAUDI
GOVERNMENT DISPLAYED DRONE AND
MISSILE PARTS THEY SAY ARE
REMNANTS FROM THE STRIKE, AND
ARE LINKED TO IRAN. IRAN DENIES INVOLVEMEN
COMMITMENT 2020 NOW, NORTH
CAROLINA’S JUNIOR U.S. SENATOR
THOM TILLIS IS FEATURING
PRESIDENT TRUMP IN HIS FIRST AD
FOR HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN. THE COMMERCIAL AIRING STATEWIDE
INCLUDES FOOTAGE FROM A TRUMP
RALLY WHERE THE PRESIDENT CALLED
TILLIS A WARRIOR. THE REPUBLICAN’S CAMPAIGN SAYS
IT PLANS TO SPEND $2 MILLION ON
ADS. SENATOR TILLIS IS FACING A
PRIMARY CHALLENGER. RETIRED INVESTMENT EXECUTIVE
GARLAND TUCKER IS ALSO RUNNING
FOR THE GOP NOMINATION. TALITHA: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATE BERNIE SANDERS IS
TAKING HIS CAMPAIGN TO NORTH
CAROLINA STARTING TOMORROW. HE’S GOING TO BE SPEAKING AT UNC
CHAPEL HILL THURSDAY EVENING AT
5:30. FRIDAY, HE WILL MAKE TWO STOPS
IN GREENSBORO, TOURING THE
INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS
CENTER AND MUSEUM IN THE
MORNING, THEN HOSTING A TOWN
HALL AT BENNETT COLLEGE AT 1:30. SPACE FOR THE TOWN HALL IS
FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. DOZENS OF NEWLY DRAWN
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS ARE BEING
REVIEWED BY A PANEL OF STATE
JUDGES. THE HOUSE AND SENATE APPROVED
THE NEW MAP ON TUESDAY A DAY
AHEAD OF TODAY’S DEADLINE. THE OLD DISTRICTS WERE RULED
UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE THEY
FAVORED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES. AN OUTSIDE EXPERT WILL HELP THE
JUDGES REVIEW THE MAPS. THE FINAL DISTRICTS WILL BE USED
IN NEXT YEAR’S ELCTIONS. KENNY: MEDICAID EXPANSION IS
ONCE AGAIN ADVANCING WITH
BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE NORTH
CAROLINA STATE HOUSE. THE HOUSE HEALTH COMMITTEE VOTED
TODAY FOR AN EXPANSION MEASURE. IF IT GOES ALL THE WAY THROUGH,
IT WOULD SEND — IT WOULD SET
WORK REQUIREMENTS AND PREMIUMS
FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
LOW-INCOME ADULTS WHO ENROLL. THE BILL HAS BEEN ON HOLD, SINCE
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE
GOVERNOR CAN’T AGREE ON A
BUDGET. EVEN IF THE FULL HOUSE APPROVES
AN EXPANSION PROPOSAL, SENATE
REPUBLICANS ARE STRONGLY
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