Fayetteville http://wunc.org en Fayetteville Police Ready To Silence Sirens For Veterans In Crisis http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-police-ready-silence-sirens-veterans-crisis <p></p><p>Police and community leaders in Fayetteville are working on a local incarnation of the Silent Siren program to help veterans in an emergency.</p><p></p><p>Fayetteville police responded last week to a call from a woman whose husband, a soldier, was parked outside a Walmart threatening to kill himself. Police approached the stand off without lights, sirens and shouting.&nbsp; They were able get the soldier help.</p><p></p><p>Fayetteville wants to expand that gentle approach for emergencies involving veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:31:02 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35737 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Police Ready To Silence Sirens For Veterans In Crisis Fayetteville Considers A Tax Hike To Cut Crime http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-considers-tax-hike-cut-crime <p></p><p>Fayetteville's city leaders are considering a property tax hike to fight crime.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Officials say the proposed budget would raise taxes an average of $60 per year on a $150,000 house.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Mayor Nat Robertson said the money would be used to put more officers on the street.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>“Our chief of police has asked us for 67 new employees,” Robertson said. “That includes 50-some-odd credentialed employees and support staff for them.”</p><p></p><p>Robertson stressed the spending plan is just a proposal, so far.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:08:34 +0000 Eric Hodge 35347 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Considers A Tax Hike To Cut Crime United Steelworkers Union Reaches Deal With Goodyear, Calls Off Strike http://wunc.org/post/united-steelworkers-union-reaches-deal-goodyear-calls-strike <p>The United Steelworkers Union has reached an agreement with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company that will avoid a strike at several facilities across the country, including the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville.<br><br>The negotiations were over a four-year labor agreement for 8,500 hourly employees at six plants. Terry Brewington is Vice president of the Fayetteville office of United Steelworkers. He said his union was fighting for cost of living raises, more vacation time for new hires and increased wages for people hired after 2006. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:35:03 +0000 Sam Sanders 19832 at http://wunc.org United Steelworkers Union Reaches Deal With Goodyear, Calls Off Strike Fayetteville Ranks Fifth In Nation For Property Crime http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-ranks-fifth-nation-property-crime <p>The FBI says Fayetteville has the fifth highest rate of property crime in America, according to analysis of crimes rates for large cities in 2012. The figures come in the same week the Fayetteville City Council voted to pass up a tax increase that would have raised money for 15 new police officers. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:36:09 +0000 Sam Sanders 17889 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Ranks Fifth In Nation For Property Crime Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 82 http://wunc.org/post/salmonella-outbreak-sickens-82 <p>The number of people sickened by salmonella traced to a Fayetteville area hotel has risen to at least 82.&nbsp; Officials say the outbreak happened earlier this month at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux.&nbsp; Buck Wilson is the public health director for Cumberland County.&nbsp; He says finding the precise cause is challenging.&nbsp; Fri, 24 May 2013 21:19:21 +0000 Eric Hodge 15974 at http://wunc.org Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 82 Fayetteville Identifies With PTSD After A Traumatic Experience http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-identifies-ptsd-after-traumatic-experience <p>Mental health experts in Fayetteville are hosting <a href="http://host7.evanced.info/cumberland/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=34977&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=info&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=4/1/2013&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=">a community forum</a> on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder a week after the bombings at the Boston Marathon.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:31:15 +0000 Will Michaels 14078 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Identifies With PTSD After A Traumatic Experience Fayetteville Police Department Chooses Medlock as New Chief http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-police-department-chooses-medlock-new-chief <p>A new chief has been hired for the Fayetteville Police Department.<br><br>Harold Medlock accepted the job as top cop in Fayetteville today. He appeared at a news conference with his wife to be formally introduced as chief. Medlock comes to Fayetteville from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department where he served as deputy chief. He says he won't begin his new duties until mid-February.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:11:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 7385 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Enacts Limits On Number Of Dogs http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-enacts-limits-number-dogs <p>Fayetteville's city council has approved new dog limits. Starting July 1st, people living in apartments will only be able to keep two dogs, and people living on less than a half acre will be limited to three. Cumberland County approved the same ordinance earlier this month. Three council members voted against the measure, saying the city should focus on problem dogs. But Cumberland County animal control director John Lauby says the new restrictions will make people safer.<br> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2428 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Considers Scrapping Primaries http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-considers-scrapping-primaries <p>Municipal primary elections could be on the chopping block in Fayetteville. The City Council has voted to explore the idea of eliminating the biennial primaries, and their 84-thousand dollar price tag. Fayetteville's mayor is among those who've raised concerns about the potential change. The mayor wonders if ditching the primaries could unfairly benefit incumbents. But Councilman D.J. Haire, who proposed the measure, doesn't share that worry.<br> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3502 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Police Change Search Procedures http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-police-change-search-procedures <p></p><p>Fayetteville's City Council has taken steps to address a perception of racial bias in its police force. Civil rights groups have complained about a greater frequency of police searches on black residents than white ones. The Council voted Monday night to require at least one documented reason for asking for a consent search. Drivers and occupants still will have the right to refuse. City Manager Dale Iman says it's still up to each officer to determine what's a reasonable pretext to ask to search someone. But Iman says they have to document that reason now. Tue, 11 Oct 2011 23:45:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7365 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Police Change Search Procedures