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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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NHSO K-9 takes top honors for second year

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit won first place overall for the 2013 United States Police Canine Association Trials that took place last week in Holly Springs. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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One wanted, one charged in dog fighting case

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videoOne man is in jail and another is wanted in connection with dog fighting in Columbus County. Fair Bluff Police say they have received multiple reports of dog fighting in the area of Hamer Street, but with no information about the people involved. Full story...
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Jury deliberates fate of mother whose baby was mauled to death by dogs

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videoA 12 person jury is set to return to court Wednesday in Bladen County to determine the fate of a 19-year-old accused of involuntary manslaughter after her 9-day-old baby was mauled to death by dogs in 2011. Full story...
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City council redefines leash law

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video The council approved an amendment requiring dog owners to keep their dogs on a visible and tangible leash when not on private property. Full story...
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UPDATE: Mill puppies adopted; still more dogs that need homes

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videoBecause there are no laws against dog-breeding operations in North Carolina, some refer to our state as puppy mill central. But a two-county sting in southeastern North Carolina has been busted, and the owners pleaded guilty. The animals are now being cared for by rescue groups around the area. One of those groups helping to foster the mill puppies held an adoption Saturday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Puppy Mill operators plead guilty

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video A couple accused of running a puppy mill has pleaded guilty to two dozen counts of animal cruelty in Brunswick County. Amelia and Andrew Millis entered their pleas today. Full story...
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Doggie discrimination: Black, brown, big dogs harder to adopt out

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video Doggie discrimination? It's a phenomenon some animal shelters face. It turns out, some people overlook dogs because of the color of their fur. Full story...
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Covering the Carolinas: Family robbed, pet dog strangled

One Pitt County family is trying to put the pieces back together. Not only did thieves break into their car, but investigators say they also killed the family dog. Deputies arrested three people in connection with that break-in and several others.

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