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Archive - Jun 30, 2011

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Video gives look at interaction between couple & trooper they accused

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video Two state troopers are off the streets after a Raleigh couple accused the duo of wrong doing. WWAY broke this story Tuesday, and tonight we take a closer look at what happened after the traffic stop last week near Wrightsville Beach. We’ve obtained video from inside the Wrightsville Beach Police Department that tells a slightly different story than what the couple has told. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shark bites girl at North Topsail Beach

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video A family from Pennsylvania was excited to be visiting North Carolina for the first time, but their trip to North Topsail Beach did not end on a good note. The Cartwrights 10-year-old old daughter was bitten by something in the knee-deep water that led to her being airlifted to an area hospital. You'll hear EXCLUSIVELY from them later on NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Frucci returns home from Bermuda; says he's ready for his next adventure

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video After nearly a month alone at sea, Greg Frucci returned home to Wilmington Thursday night. Although he is happy to be reunited with family and friends, he says he's already ready to go back out on the water. Full story...
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16-year-old found shot to death in Wilmington

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State Supreme Court halts Judge Jolly's order; DA David can proceed with traffic court

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video Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David says he's ready to move forward with a traffic court program after the North Carolina Supreme Court decided in his favor earlier this month. Full story...
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As smoke moves south, crews make progress on Pender fire

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video Waking up this morning you may have smelled or seen smoke where you live. As winds in the Cape Fear region shifted, smoke from the Pender County fires is pushing southward affecting residents down the coast and across the state line. Full story...
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Wilmington man shares $250,000 Mega Millions prize with family

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Donald Holliday, an electrician from Wilmington, plans to share the $250,000 prize he won playing Mega Millions drawing with his family. Holiday matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball in the June 14 drawing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Troopers on desk duty after being accused of intimidation

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Trooper Edward Wyrick Jr. and Trooper Andrew Smith have been placed on administrative duty after allegations that Wyrick intimidated a Raleigh woman during a traffic stop. Full story...
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WWAY NewsChannel 3: The station WECT watches to get its news

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Habits are hard to break. We understand that. But having bad habits mean you might be missing out. These last two weeks are a perfect example. If you watched WECT, you wouldn't know that... Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: MLK back open after man rescued from marsh below

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video Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from MLK Parkway into the marsh below. MLK was shutdown heading out of downtown for more than an hour as they worked. Full story...
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