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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Louisville beats not Seate 75-65 Pace 18city seeks to rewrite Public records Law Sel by Rochelle Moore tunes staff writer keeping detailed records of every alarm system owner in the City Isnit enough As the Wilson City Council seeks legislation that would prevent Public oversight of the program. Rep. Susan Martin a Wilson has drafted legislation that seeks to exempt All information related to the alarm registration pro Gram from the . Public records Law. Martin said Friday she Isnit certain if she will file the Bill by an april i deadline of she does she will continue to explore the Issue and is seeking feedback from the Public. A i Haven to decided about introducing it yet a Martin said. A i will continue researching even if i do file due to deadlines. It still does not mean the Bill will be heard in committee and rep. Jean Farmer butter Field a Wilson was asked but Hasni to signed onto the Bill to Date. Farmer butter Field said she is still doing her Homework particularly with respect to the Public records implications. The draft Bill states that a Public record As defined in state Law does not include a any record or information compiled maintained. Received or generated by a City pursuant to an alarm registration the act theoretically would Only apply to the City of Wilson but . Press association attorney Amanda Martin has concerns about local Bills that can eventually turn into statewide legislation. The Public records Law is set in place to allow Public inspection by All residents of records held Ltd maintained by the government. Open government attorneys fear the broadly worded proposal could erode Public records Law. The Public records and Public information compiled by the agencies of North Carolina government or its subdivisions Are the property of the people a according to . General statute 132-1 b. Therefore it is the policy of this state that the people May obtain copies of their Public records and Public information free or at minimal Cost unless otherwise specifically provided by Law Quot some information is protected As confidential by Law including Legal counsel to Public boards criminal investigations some of the personnel records of government employees see Law Page 2a a Mhz Rumm a matter of safety German Arroyo Correa said he was a Little bit nervous Riding the school bus again it was the first time in six months since German and his sister Areli had gotten Hack into their Normal bus routine after an oct. 2 crash left them both seriously injured and it happened As German a fourth grader and his sister Areli a Kinde Gartner walked to their Rock Ridge elementary school bus that Early morning. I hey were hit by a Ford explorer. But the school bus was stopped. Tho hashing lights and Stop Arm were activated the Driver tied but was later arrested. Its a scenario that local school officials and . Highway patrol troopers Are trying to prevent in an Effort to Stop Drivers from breaking the Laws governing stopped school buses. And they Are cracking Down on Drivers who choose to ignore the Law and put children a lives at risk each Day Quot this is a serious matter Quot said . Highway patrol 1st German Arroyo Correa and Jennifer Lewis talk about the oct. 2 incident where Arroyo come and his sister Areli were struck by a vehicle after the Driver failed to yield for a stopped school bus. Bad co Ville i times sgt Wayne Finch who is Over troop a District 5, which covers Wilson and Greene counties a a i hats Why we Are taking our time and our resources to apply to this Finch said several months ago he met with school officials about teaming up to tackle the problem and there was one particular area that had a heave concentration of Stop Ann violations Rock see safety Page 5a 1-2c 4-h show and Sali Mote photos and a list of winners. I mostly sunny Hilo ii Rocky mount confronts felons change or go to prison by Janet Conner Knox times staff writer getting into trouble is nothing new for Tyriek Shabaz Battle Battle 21, admits his troubles breaking the Law Are his own fault Battle has been in and out of prison a lot in his Short lifetime Rocky mount police list him As a validated gang member and night now he is in Nash county jail for a probation violation he took a Job and did t Tell his parole officer his w hereabouts. Battle said his Misbehaviour started in school a i have always liked to be the Center of Battle said i think it started when i was in Middle school i would a up because i wanted the kids to like but now Battle said going Back and Forth to jail has got him thinking about How he might change his life Rocky mount police and Federal gov eminent agencies would like to help Battle and other felons by giving them the tools to turn Thomi lives around the goal is to reduce staggering recidivism rates that persist nationally Rocky mount has the distinction of being one of the most violent Small cities statistically in the country officials want that to change Strong warnings fifteen felons came this past week to w hat Law officials then Retei to As a a Call a Large scale Frank intervention program to put felons on notice change or go to prison see program Page 2a a we a a i a in met a a i in a a Mohawk a a Mohawk if 40% Oft i smart strand carpet in. N students Cross a Road As traffic Waits for a stopped school bus tuesday. Brad Coville i times Highway patrol schools heighten stopped school bus enforcement by Olivia Neeley times staff Witter

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