TWO men were injured in a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. The chopper plummeted into a road in Eden just before 2pm on Wednesday afternoon. Did a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina? A chopper crashed in a residential neighborhood in North Carolina with three people aboard. The helicopter, which belongs to Duke Energy Corporation power company, crashed into a wooded area in Eden. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has reported that the Bell 429 helicopter plummeted to the ground while the pilot was conducting power line work. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board said it will investigate the incident. Authorities say the two men who sustained injuries were responsive but the extent of their injuries are unknown. Most read in US News HEARTBREAKING LOSS Girl, 6, with 'no underlying health problems' dead from Covid RELIGIOUS … [Read more...] about Did a Duke Energy helicopter crash in Eden, North Carolina?
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FOUR out of the seven deputies involved in the deadly warrant-serving confrontation with Andrew Brown Jr are back on active duty. Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten said on Thursday that after review of bodycam footage, the officers were returned to patrol from administrative leave as they did not fire their service weapons during the April 21 incident. The other three who did fire will remain on leave until the North Carolina Bureau of Investigation completes its work. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while the three remaining on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. "After reviewing the preliminary conclusions of the independent investigators conducting the internal review, and after carefully examining the body camera footage of the incident with my own staff, it's obvious that four of the deputies never fired their weapons and … [Read more...] about Four North Carolina deputies suspended over Andrew Brown shooting return to work as three who fired guns remain on leave
Enterprising pubs have created a brand new “package holiday” of countryside, chilled drinks and home-cooked meals – by turning their beer gardens into pop-up campsites. Faced with lost revenue from months of enforced closures, hostelries around the UK have been thrown a lifeline with permission to set up a temporary camp or glampsite for up to 56 days of the year, thanks to a relaxation in “permitted development” rights. With more than a third of landlords concerned for the survival of their business after Covid restrictions, holidaymakers staying over at their campsites could save hundreds of our rural pubs from going under. Dan Yates, founder of pitchup.com , said: "Pubs that offer camping and caravan sites are a great choice for an outdoor break. It’s also a super way for tourists to help secure the future of the precious village pub." Check out these pubs with camping and caravanning... 1. Duke of York, Buxton, Derbyshire What a grand old site this is! March … [Read more...] about Pubs are opening camping and caravan sites for the summer – top 7 to bookmark
TRAVELLERS who closed a school after setting up camp in the playground have now shut a further two schools with the same stunt. They were booted out of Rhyl High School in North Wales after a few days but drove 20 miles to find a new temporary home on Monday night. Nine caravans were today parked on rugby fields in Mold shutting two schools which share the same campus. Pupils at Alun School and Ysgol Maes Garmon have been told they will have to home school outraging parents. Sian Phillips, 41, whose son goes to Alun School, said: "I am angry they have come here especially after being at another school in Rhyl. "They have no right to be here. The police and council should be able to get rid of them as this is affecting so many kids. "It's outrageous they are not booted out straight away. "Our children's education will suffer especially after all the disruption of coronavirus." One mum, whose 13-year-old daughter is off school, said: "It's disgusting that they … [Read more...] about Two schools closed after ‘travellers’ set up camp on playing field days after encampment at another school 20 miles away
ANDREW Brown Jr’s family are demanding to see body cam footage from his shooting amid growing anger and several expected protests His family dispute the police account of what happened during the shooting on April 21 in North Carolina - and now demand to see bodycam footage. The dad-of-10 was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21. The Brown family are preparing for a funeral, which will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3), with a eulogy delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton. Memorials for the dead man begin with two weekend walk-through viewings. One of Mr Brown’s relatives has given CNN a different account of what happened that disputes the official one. The relative said that Brown started backing up his car "and they started shooting the front windshield of his car”. "And then he took off to go across the yard and they started shooting the back window of his car,’ he added. That contrasts with … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Family demand body cam footage ahead of Monday funeral as anger grows & protests due