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A crane tipped over yesterday while driving piles as part of the City of Hickory’s Windridge Subdivision Bridge Replacement Project in the Snow Creek area. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

No one was injured, but approximately seven homes did lose power as the result of the mishap. Duke Energy restored power to those homes by early afternoon. Emergency Services responded to the scene as a precautionary measure.

The crane was operated by a subcontractor, Dane Construction out of Mooresville. The crane sustained unspecified damages.

52-year-old Gregorio Cisnero of Virginia Ridge in Connelly Springs was arrested by Hickory Police at about 10:30 this morning (November 11) on three counts of felony indecent liberties with children. His arrest stems from a report from Child Protective Services in August of this year in which the victim told a counselor about inappropriate touching.

Cisnero was processed at H.P.D. headquarters and then released on a $10,000 secured bond. He will appear in Superior Court on November 14 in Newton.

25-year-old Jagarian Dazijuan Duncan of 9th Avenue S.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police at about 9:30 last night (November 10) on one felony count of possession with intent to sell or deliver a schedule VI controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Duncan is accused of possessing 4.2 grams of marijuana. He was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond set at $7,500, secured. Duncan has since been released. He will appear in District Court tomorrow in Newton.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:30

Hickory Man Faces Felony Robbery Charge

23-year-old Jordan Craig Wilburn of 20th Avenue Drive N.E. in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police just before three o’clock yesterday afternoon (November 10) on one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.

Wilburn was taken into custody at his residence without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $10,000 secured bond. He has since been released. An appearance in District Court was set for tomorrow in Newton.

33-year-old Steven Ray Lingle of Hudson was killed early this morning in an accident involving a motorcycle and a car.

The accident occurred at about 5:20 a.m. as Mr. Lingle drove a Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on 8th Street Drive S.E. A 1997 Toyota Avalon driven by 27-year-old Matthew Irving Lyon was traveling northbound on the same street when Lyon attempted to turn left onto 11th Avenue Court. The motorcycle crashed into Lyon’s car as the Toyota turned across the southbound lane.

Mr. Lingle was taken by Catawba Co. E.M.S. to Frye Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Mr. Lyon was not injured.

The Hickory Police Department’s Traffic Unit is conducting an ongoing investigation. Charges are pending. A Police spokesperson said that neither speed nor impairing substances appear to have been factors in the accident.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:51

Hickory Elks to Host Veterans Day Ceremony

The Hickory Elks Lodge 1654 will host a Hickory Veterans Day Ceremony this evening (November 11) at seven o’clock.

Veterans will be recognized during the ceremony, as well as active-duty service men and women. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. After the 7 p.m. Ceremony, the Elks Lodge will provide dinner for all attendees.

The Hickory Elks Lodge is located at 356 Main Avenue N.W. in Hickory. For more information, call 828-322-2527.

Two potential cases involving Feline Panleukopenia were discovered at the Catawba County Animal Shelter on Sunday morning, November 9.

During the morning cleaning and feeding, two cats were found deceased in their cages. Staff immediately conducted tests to determine the potential cause of death and notified the Veterinarian for the Humane Society of Catawba County, which provides medical care for all animals in the facility. Test results showed a potential for the Feline Panleukopenia virus.

Feline Panleukopenia is a highly contagious, often fatal, viral disease in cats that is seen worldwide. The virus is spread by direct contact with infected animals or their secretions. Contaminated food dishes, litter boxes, bedding and the clothes or hands of people who have treated an infected cat are other common routes of exposure.

Due to the highly contagious nature of the virus, the determination was made that all felines that were potentially exposed were humanely euthanized. The total number of felines euthanized was 87.

Jane Bowers, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Catawba County, says the staff is confident that no recently adopted cats were exposed to the virus; however, anyone who did adopt a cat recently and has any questions or concerns should call 828-466-7171 or call Mark Pettit at 828-465-8228.

Monday, 10 November 2014 17:06

Lenoir Woman Faces Felony Meth Charges; More

44-year-old Betty Diane Reed of S.E. Applegate Court in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police Friday (November 7) on charges of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia (four counts), felony maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce, driving while license revoked, no liability insurance and driving or allowing a motor vehicle to be driven with no registration.

Reed was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $51,500, secured. She was scheduled to appear in District Court today (November 10) in Lenoir with another court date on December 4 for the vehicular offenses.

33-year-old Erin Althea-Ernesta Scott of Calico Road in Lenoir was arrested by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers Friday (November 7) on charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts), driving while license revoked and expired registration card or tag.

Scott was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $12,000, secured. She was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today (November 10) in Lenoir with additional court dates coming up on December 2 & 18.

28-year-old Michael Allen Lovelace of Hayes Street in Harmony was arrested yesterday (November 9) by Caldwell Co. Sheriff’s Officers on felony charges of larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen goods or property and larceny of a firearm. He was taken to the Caldwell Co. Detention Center with bond set at $30,000, secured. No court date is currently listed.