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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

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Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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No charges filed in viral dog photo case

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videoNo charges will be filed against anyone involved in a viral photo that showed a dog hanging from a leash at a New Hanover County dog grooming business. Full story...
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Why did stories on dog picture, child sex abuse elicit much different reactions?

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videoThe photo of a dog hanging has gotten a lot of attention over the past few days. The story on our website got 132 comments and nearly 40,000 reads in just 48 hours. But why did a story about a couple facing more than 100 sex crimes with a child got far less reaction? And why are some comments even more violent than the alleged offenses? Full story...
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Owner 'can't fault police' after dog shot and killed

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videoWilmington Police shot and killed a dog after it attacked two people including its owner last night. Stephen Bowen says police and EMS were outside waiting for him and his hospice nurse to take him to the hospital for treatment before the attack. Full story...
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WPD: Brister back to work tomorrow, K9 doing well

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videoWe are learning more about a Wilmington Police officer and his K-9, who have been off the streets since November. There have been a lot of questions about how the dog involved is doing. Today, we tried to get some answers. Full story...
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WPD to say goodbye to euthanized K9

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The Wilmington Police Department will say goodbye next week to one its dogs that had to be put down last month. K9 Arko was euthanized because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. The 11-year-old canine served with the Wilmington Police since 2005 and was due to retire this month. Full story...
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WPD K9 euthanized because of medical condition

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The Wilmington Police Department has had to put down one of its police dogs. K9 Arko was euthanized Friday because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dog found on bridge reunited with owner

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videoThere is a happy ending to a story we first told you about last night. A Chihuahua found roaming the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge yesterday evening is back home. Full story...
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Lost dog stops traffic on Cape Fear Memorial; couple searches for owner

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videoA dog caused a slow down Wednesday evening over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson say they were going with the normal flow around 6 p.m. into Wilmington when cars started slamming on the brakes. Full story...
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Dash cam video released in K9 biting incident

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videoDash cam video released Monday gives a closer look at what happened when a Wilmington Police K-9 officer unleashed his police dog on a suspect who police say drove through a DWI checkpoint and led them on a chase Nov. 1. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man bitten by WPD K-9 tells his side of story

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video The SBI is investigating the involvement of a Wilmington Police Department K-9 in the arrest last week of a man involved in a police chase. Tonight the suspect tells his side of the story. Full story...
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Man scares off two coyotes, protects dog from attack

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videoA daring decision to scare off an animal may have saved a dog’s life. Early this morning a Bladen county man found himself face to face with two coyotes that were ready to pounce on his pooch. Full story...
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Rescued pit bulls may return to owner

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videoSix pit bulls Wilmington Police found at an empty house a week ago may soon be reunited with their owner. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man arrested for crimes against nature involving chihuahua

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videoA Brunswick County man is in jail charged with crimes against nature involving a dog. Full story...
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