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Independent investigator hired to look into Bladen County teen's death

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An attorney representing the family of a Bladen County teenager says they have hired an independent investigator to look into his death after an autopsy report said he died because of hanging. Attorney Allen Rogers said Thursday the family is questioning the autopsy report and is considering an independent autopsy. Full story...
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Man arrested for deadly hit and run

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Wilmington Police have made an arrest in this weekend's fatal hit and run. Richard Pait, 24, of Bladenboro is booked in the New Hanover County jail on a $20,000 bond. Full story...
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Wake County schools experience three deaths in a week

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Officials with the Wake County Public School System are offering sympathies after the deaths of three students in separate incidents in the past week. Full story...
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NC high school player dies after collapse

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A high school football player in North Carolina has died after he collapsed before a game last weekend. Wake County Schools announced Monday that Isaiah Langston of Rolesville High School died after collapsing on the field before Friday night's game with Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. Full story...
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NC man charged in teenager's hit-and-run death

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Authorities say a Clayton man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 13-year-old boy waiting for a school bus at his home. Multiple media outlets report 28-year-old Efren Vences was in court on Wednesday, and he apologized for the death of Keith Jones. Vences is charged with felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by a motor vehicle. Full story...
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Cary man pleads guilty in wife's death in 2008

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A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Raleigh. Full story...
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Hickory teen dies in wreck, driver charged

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A Hickory teen has died in a wreck and another teen has been charged with driving while impaired. Local media outlets reported that 17-year-old Jay Robertson died in the wreck Sunday evening. The 17-year-old who was driving the car also has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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Spring Lake man convicted in toddler's death

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A jury has convicted a Cumberland County man of first-degree murder in the beating death of his 16-month old son two years ago. The sheriff's office says 31-year old Evans Aine II of Spring Lake also was convicted Monday of felony child abuse and sentenced to life without parole. Full story...
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Two-year-old, teen shot to death in Halifax County

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Authorities in Halifax County say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just hours before a 2-year-old girl was killed when shots were fired into her home. Full story...
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Deputies: Ash man facing murder charge found dead in Brunswick Co. Jail cell

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Deputies say a man who was behind bars at the Brunswick County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell early this morning after an apparent suicide. Full story...
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WPD: Man dies after jumping from Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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A Wilmington man is dead after police say he jumped from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge early this morning. Full story...
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Funeral services set for Wilmington's 'Troll Lady'

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videoFuneral services are planned July 19 for Minna Kuuskoski, a Wilmington storyteller, artist and puppeteer who was beloved as the Troll Lady. Full story...
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Marine dies during fitness test at Camp Lejuene

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videoA Marine died during a fitness test at Camp Lejeune Friday morning. According to base officials, the 39-year-old male Marine collapsed during the run portion of a semi-annual physical fitness test this morning. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man killed while crossing Carolina Beach Rd.

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Highway Patrol has confirmed one man is dead after trying to cross the road at the 5300 block of Carolina Beach Road near the Lowes Foods and Burger King. Full story...
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Woman accused of killing boyfriend found dead in Onslow County

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A woman charged with killing her boyfriend in Beaufort County has been found dead in Onslow County. The sheriff's office says firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm Tuesday night at a home in Richlands. Full story...
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