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JDNews fails to retract article in Joshua Block trial after they posted “fake news” during trial

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After an article that was posted by the Jacksonville Daily News on their Facebook page early Tuesday evening, in which they referred to themselves as “real news”, News In Onslow had to be honest with them and inform them that they are, in fact, “fake news.”

Monday, December 18, 2017, after a week-long trial, 26-year-old MarineJoshua Aaron Block, was found not guilty on both the felony involuntary manslaughter and the felony passing a stopped school bus charges. Block, a Staff-Sergeant at New River, was acquited even after Onslow County DA, Jamie Askins presented evidence to prove that he hit and killed 16-year-old Dixon High School student David Palacio on March 27, 2016, while the school bus was stopped with its red light’s on and stop arms extended.

In Block’s testimony, he said that the red lights and stop arm were not out as he approached the bus but that he did see flashing yellow lights, which are indicative that a bus is about to stop and drivers need to be cautious. In fact, as a general rule in any driving situation, all yellow lights mean caution. Witnesses said that as David was hit, the bus stop arms started to come out, while the bus driver, Janie Lee, testified that she didn’t see Palacio or Block at the time of the accident.

The Jacksonville Daily News published an article on Block’s testimony during the trial in Onslow County Superior Court which was blatantly done to in order to taint his testimony and sway the juror’s decision comes that fateful Monday morning in December. However, despite the false report published by that “real news” agency, he was found not guilty.

In the article, the screenshot is below, you will clearly see where the JDN alleged that “Block testified he did not see the bus’s flashing lights at the time of the incident on Dawson Cabin Road.”

In Block’s testimony, he stated the opposite of what the outlet posted.

During cross-examination, Block’s attorney, Ed Bailey, confirmed the testimony with North Carolina Highway PatrolmanSean Springs and specifically asked him if Block had, in fact, told him that he saw flashing yellow lights, as he approached the bus. Trooper Springs replied, “Yes“.

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In the JDN’s desperate attempt to gain followers to make their agency appear more credible, they claimed that their “Reporters and editors are trained professionals who adhere to the highest standards of journalistic integrity.”

The simple fact that they posted an article with clearly false information had their employees done their jobs and FACT CHECKED prior to publishing seems to contradict the above statement and shows their obvious lack of integrity in local reporting.

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  1. John

    February 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    It’s JDN they only care about money ask them why they NEVER stated the cause of death for Mr Stevenson. Could it be all that adverting money? If a Marine shot himself in the head in front of all his coworkers it would be all over that rag.

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    February 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm

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    February 14, 2018 at 7:01 pm

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VIDEO: Black Rose Tavern accused of kicking out Black man for charging phone

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A Jacksonville man says he was kicked out of a Midway Park bar Tuesday after he was trying to charge his phone. 

Jacksonville resident Kenneth Foster lost power at his home because of Hurricane Florence and needed to charge his phone, but when he went to Black Rose Tavern in Midway Park to charge it, he was kicked out.

“I left Hungry Howies to go to Black Rose Tavern to get a drink and I needed to charge my phone,” Foster said. “I saw children charging their phones.”

Foster said that when he asked the owner of Black Rose Tavern, John Bova, if he could charge his phone he was met with the reply that “this ain’t that type of bar”.

Bova, however, is claiming that Foster walked in the door, and, without asking, plugged in his phone.

“He walked in the door and plugged in his phone, and my wife who was the bartender walked over and asked him if she could help him and asked if he needed something to drink. He told her that he needed to charge his phone.”

Bova told News In Onslow that Foster began getting hostile with his wife, which is when he stepped in, told Foster that he could not charge his phone and informed him that he needed to leave.

Bova explained to Foster that they are a private club and that he cannot just walk into their place business and plug in his phone.

It was after being told to leave that Foster pulled out his phone and started recording.

Foster said Bova grabbed his phone and bruised his finger but he will not be pursuing criminal charges.

“I know the man racist,” Foster told News In Onslow.

The bar owner said that he is not racist and that his business is diverse.

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Red Cross say there no-show at 2 Onslow Locations was a big mistake

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When you talk about scamming, you think of the American Red Cross. A non-profit organization that accepts donations and never help people like their mission say they do. Some citizens of Onslow County, North Carolina can tell you about their experience with the non-profit organization and what happened Tuesday, September 18th.

Tuesday, officials in Onslow County told local residents that the American Red Cross would be feeding them in different locations throughout the county, but at two locations the non-profit never came.

Two of the locations, Richlands Library, and New River Shopping Center had people waiting nearly three hours for American Red Cross meals that never came and now the organization is saying it was a ‘big mistake’.

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American Red Cross representative Charlotte Rodriguez told local reporters, “It was a big mistake that we should not have made.” 

It’s funny how the organization acknowledged their wrong but never apologized to the people they wronged.  Always want you to donate your money but have a hard time with integrity. 

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American Red Cross was a no-show to feed Onslow County citizens

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Hundreds of citizens in Onslow County, North Carolina was waiting to be fed by the American Red Cross at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, but they didn’t show up.

Onslow County Government posted on their Facebook page Tuesday the locations the American Red Cross would be feeding at and at least two of those locations was a no-show.

Locations Below:

Swansboro Library

Richlands Library (No Show)

Sneads Ferry Library

1380 Piney Green Rd. (Parking lot/shopping center)

New River Shopping Center (by Planet Fitness) (No Show)

The public was notified that the organization would be feeding at 4 PM but that time was later changed to 5 PM.

Local residents who showed up at Richlands Library and New River Shopping Center locations told News In Onslow that the organization was nowhere to be found.

Look at some of the comments posted on the Onslow County Government Facebook page about this BELOW:

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