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ONLY ON 3: Man beaten in Bladen Co. Jail probably should not have been there

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videoA Bladen County woman says her husband is fighting for his life tonight after being beaten while in jail. And making the whole thing even more upsetting is that Joshua Ward maybe should not have even been behind bars in the first place. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hear 911 call from Elizabethtown school threat

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videoPolice are still searching for a man they say robbed a bank in Elizabethtown Friday, and they're wondering if he's connected to a bomb threat at a nearby school around the same time. We now have the 911 call someone at the school from the bomb threat. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mistrial, dismissal end case against mom in baby mauling death

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videoA Bladen County family can start the healing process after a judge ruled the 2011 death of a nine-day-old girl was an accident. Full story...
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Jury deliberates fate of mother whose baby was mauled to death by dogs

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videoA 12 person jury is set to return to court Wednesday in Bladen County to determine the fate of a 19-year-old accused of involuntary manslaughter after her 9-day-old baby was mauled to death by dogs in 2011. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Police identify suspect in bank robbery

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video Police say Elizabethtown is a quiet community that rarely has much crime, but that changed today with two major incidents just minutes apart. Full story...
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Bladen Co. native to be enshrined in Astronaut Hall of Fame

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video A Bladen County native will be inducted this spring into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. Curtis Brown of Elizabethtown is one of three astronauts who will be enshrined during a ceremony at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Full story...
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Former trooper charged in Christmas Eve shooting

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videoA former Highway Patrol trooper is charged with two felonies in a Christmas Eve shooting in Bladen County. Herbert Paul Weissinger is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alleged bullying by deputy's daughter turns violent in Bladen Co.

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videoIn Bladen County, one mother says her daughter has been dealing with a bully for months. She says nothing is done because the bully's father is a deputy. Now, the situation has turned violent, and this time, it was all caught on camera. Full story...
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Investigation continues into Christmas Eve shooting

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video The investigation continues into the shooting of a man and his son in Bladen County Christmas Eve. Investigators say the two were shot after a dispute about alleged trespassing. Full story...
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Father and son shot in Bladen Co. on Christmas Eve

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video The Bladen County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a father and son were shot in Garland on Christmas Eve. Full story...
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Two men shot in Bladen Co. after dispute

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff's Office says two men were shot this morning after a dispute. Full story...
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Observant neighbor stops thieves, cracks theft ring

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video Deputies in Bladen County say an observant neighbor led to four people being arrested for allegedly stealing ATVs. Full story...
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Candelight vigil scheduled in Elizabethtown for shooting victims

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video Elizabethtown Baptist Church along with the Elizabethtown Fire Department will hold a candlelight vigil on the lawn of the Bladen County Courthouse Monday at 5:30 pm. Everyone is invited to attend the vigil. Full story...
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Wallace Leinwand dies at 88

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videoA Bladen County legend is no longer with us. Wallace Leinwand died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Full story...
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East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

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videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced. Full story...
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