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$10K reward offered for stolen guns

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videoInvestigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns. Full story...
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Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective

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videoAn attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Sheriff Ron Hewett jailed on federal weapon charge

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videoFormer Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett is back behind bars after being accused of possessing a firearm as a felon. Full story...
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Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues

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videoA Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground. But as a joint task force of local, state and federal agencies investigates, she says the blaze may have been far less sinister. Full story...
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Owner says fire that destroyed business was arson

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After four hours of battling the flames crews finally have extinguished a fire at a Wilmington business. Now a joint task force made up of the Wilmington Fire Department, New Hanover County Fire Rscue and the ATF is trying to figure out what started the fire. Full story...
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Deputies make raw heroin bust at Wilmington apartment

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office at ATF say a six-week investigation led them to bust a man with more than 44 grams of raw heroin at a Wilmington apartment. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation centered around Vincent Bruce Jackson transporting heroin from neighboring states to New Hanover County. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

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video Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington. Full story...
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Three charged in Brunswick County cocaine bust

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videoThree people are in jail after local, state and federal agents busted a cocaine operation in Brunswick County. Full story...
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WFD: 'Unusual circumstances' surround fire death

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A Wilmington Fire Department spokesman says there are "unusual circumstances" surrounding a house fire where a man was found dead today. Full story...
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