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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Attorney who accused trooper has court date for assault

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The Raleigh attorney who accused a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer of intimidating him and his wife has his own legal troubles. WWAY has learned Hoyt Tessener is due in Wake County Court Thursday on a simple assault charge. Full story...
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Murder victim's cousin says violence must stop

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videoA Wilmington teen is dead, and police are still searching for suspects after a shooting last night near downtown. Neighbors and family members are mourning the loss of Tony Harris Jr., who was affectionately known as T.J. He was shot near the corner of 5th and Harnett. Full story...
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Wilmington bakery among business targeted in TTY scam

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A Wilmington bakery was targeted in a statewide phone scam. Hot Pink Cake Stand on Front Street reported receiving several phone calls Wednesday from a TTY operator. TTY is a service used to aid hearing impaired people when using the phone. Full story...
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Smoke, fog to stick around till afternoon

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A dense smoke advisory is in effect for our area until 11 a.m. The smoke from the Juniper Road Fire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land has combined with fog to reduce visibility significantly. Full story...
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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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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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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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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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