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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ex-wife of accused molester speaks out

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videoA man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl is out of jail on a $300,000 bond. Nathaniel Malpass is charged with several crimes including 3 counts of first degree sexual offense on a child. Neither he nor his attorney spoke to us on the record, but someone who knows Nathanial Malpass well did speak to us tonight, his ex-wife. Full story...
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Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young facing charges

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video Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young is facing several charges following an incident over the weekend. According to court documents, the 48-year-old Chapel Hill resident was arrested by a Raleigh police officer Sunday. Full story...
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Police: Man with kids in car charged after crack thrown from windows

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videoA man is in the New Hanover County Jail charged with multiple crimes after police say he threw crack cocaine out of his car while trying to avoid police all with two kids in the car. Full story...
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Daycare worker charged with biting child

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videoA Columbus County daycare worker has been charged with a felony after allegedly biting a child in her care. Joni Smith McMillan, 36, is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and assault on a child younger than 12, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Two women arrested for leaving kids unsupervised

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videoFour children are now in custody of the Onslow County Department of Social Services. Full story...
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Alleged child molester flees to Syracuse

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video Sgt. Eric Bailey with the Investigative Unit of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report in reference to allegations of child sexual assault. Upon further investigation, Arrestee Kirk D. Macleod was linked to several prepubescent girls, ages 8 to 12, whom he sexually assaulted. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Child abuse case expanding in Union County

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Officials investigating a Union County couple accused of handcuffing a boy to the porch with a dead chicken around his neck are now trying to determine if nearly three dozen children the couple cared for were abused. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly robbing ABC store

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videoPolice have a man in custody for the Monday armed robbery of the ABC Store in Burgaw. Full story...
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Laws about sex trafficking, child abuse, military funerals now in effect in NC

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videoNew laws ranging from sex trafficking to protecting military funerals are now in effect in the Tar Heel State. In all, North Carolinians have 42 new laws to abide by as of Sunday. Full story...
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NC deputies says child routinely chained in home

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Authorities in North Carolina say it appears the 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck was routinely handcuffed in the home. Full story...
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Marine accused of shaking baby to death

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant. Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend. Full story...
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Lawyer appears in court for mom charged in drowning of toddler

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videoA lawyer appeared in court Thursday morning on behalf of a Jacksonville mother, charged for the May drowning death of her toddler daughter. The suspect was already sentenced for the drowning of another child almost three years ago. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: The family of the man and his daughter wanted for incest speak out

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Detectives in Pender County charged Robert Earley and his daughter Natalie Earley with incest. Full story...
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