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Archive - Mar 8, 2013

SBI to investigate WPD

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video The State Bureau of Investigation will look into whether members of the Wilmington Police Department did anything criminal during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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Victim's sister to killer: 'Bon voyage... to hell'

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video A death penalty case in Brunswick County ended today before it began. Carl Alston, charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of of a Leland mother more than four years ago pleaded guilty after four days of jury selection.

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All-WWAY Full Court Press Basketball Team - Friday night sports - March 8

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videoOn Friday night we unveiled the All-WWAY Full Court Press Basketball Team. It's certainly a prestigious honor to be recognized as one of the top five players in the WWAY viewing area. On Friday UNCW's Keith Rendleman earned All-CAA honors in men's basketball and the UNCW baseball team beat VCU. Plus more!

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Pennsylvania man in custody in connection to bombs found in self storage unit

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video The FBI on Friday confirmed that Istvan A. Merchenthaler, 42, was in custody. He faces charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that officials say defrauded $2 million from investors over seven years, according to media reports in Pennsylvania.

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NC Supreme Court split on public records case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is leaving unresolved a public records case, specifically whether private police records should be as transparent as those from municipal law enforcement agencies. Full story...
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MetLife hired McCrory's former firm for NC deal

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Gov. Pat McCrory's office says his involvement was very limited ahead of the decision to offer insurance giant MetLife Inc. up to $94 million in state incentives to move 2,600 jobs to North Carolina. Full story...
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Explore with George: Art for All: 3

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video Do you often find yourself wishing there were more fine arts marketplaces around here? This weekend, you're in luck. "Art for All: 3" is happening at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington today and tomorrow. WWAY's George Elliott stopped by to check it out.

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Southport marina drowning ruled suicide

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video Two boaters found a man dead, floating in the water around 10 a.m. at the Southport marina. Shuford Martin, 56, was seen an hour earlier on his wheelchair near the boat ramp. Southport Police have ruled the death a suicide. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. talk cooperation

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video New Hanover County and Wilmington leaders came together this morning for a power breakfast at the Wilmington Convention Center. The goal of the event was expanding cooperation between the two governing bodies and when it comes to the region's economic development strategy.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former Leland cop not among those who lost certifications

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice now says one of five former Leland Police officers it said had lost their law enforcement certification was not part of the criminal investigation. Full story...
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