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FIRST ON 3: Body found in Wilmington woods, woman charged with murder
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:57am.

Johanna Christine Leitch, 38, is in jail and charged with killing Richard Alvey Partello III, 43, in the homeless encampment where both had been staying.

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WWAY's Friday night sports - Dec. 16
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:28am.

The third Full Court Press for the 2011-2012 high school basketball season is in the books. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region. Click the Full Court Press icon on our homepage to watch Friday's Full Court Press. This includes highlights from victories by Ashley, Coastal Christian, East Bladen, West Bladen, Topsail, Brunswick CC and the UNCW women.

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ONLY ON 3: Family says it caught cop peeping on teenage daughter
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:58pm.

video A scene no parent wants to stumble upon: A peeping Tom outside their daughter's window. A North Topsail Beach family says that's what happened to them. They were even more horrified when they say they realized the man outside their home was a police officer.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Berger launches e-mail battle with fellow commissioners after being thrown off boards
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 11:58pm.

video A day after fellow commissioners removed him from most public boards on which he was a member, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger launched an e-mail fight with fellow commissioners.

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USO building celebrates 70 years
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 8:38pm.

The Hannah Block Historic USO Building in downtown Wilmington is celebrating it's 70th anniversary this year. The World War II building on Second and Orange Streets has been open since December 1941 and still offers the same charm of years past.

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Donnell Holmes weighs in at 226 for bout
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:03pm.

Pender County native Donnell Holmes will put his impressive pro boxing record on the line on Saturday in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Holmes will fight Bowie Topou.

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Patrick Murphy, big-city police chief who urged restraint during turbulent era, dies at 91 in Wilmington
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 5:27pm.

Patrick V. Murphy, a police reformer who urged officers to hold their fire as head of the New York, Detroit and Washington police during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, died Friday. He was 91. Murphy died of a heart attack at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., his son, Gerard Murphy, said.

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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. Social Services Board cancels next two meetings
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 5:23pm.

The Brunswick County Social Services Board has scheduled two meetings scheduled before the end of the year, according to an e-mail from director Patricia Connelly. The move comes just days after a board meeting erupted in controversy when Chairman Charles Warren kicked board member Pat Sykes and a Brunswick Beacon reporter out of the meeting.

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