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Man accused of posing as policeman to rape child

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Police in the town of Spring Lake northwest of Fayetteville are searching for man charged with posing as a policeman who then sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Area media outlets report that 28-year-old Nathan Lynn Cooley of Spring Lake is charged with first degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Fayetteville man accused of beating grandfather over $5

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Authorities in Cumberland County are accusing a Fayetteville man of beating his handicapped grandfather after an argument over $5. The sheriff's office says 18-year-old Michael Allen Jackson was angered when his grandfather refused to give him the money. Full story...
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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge's order

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Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge's order and get their client a new trial. The Fayetteville Observer reports that attorneys for the former Army captain have filed a motion arguing they should be allowed to appeal a ruling made last month. Full story...
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Three dead in Fayetteville shooting that wounded deputies

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were hurt Wednesday morning in a shootout that left the suspect and two others dead, including a child. Full story...
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Remains of soldier missing two years found, suspect charged

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Fayetteville police say that after a two-year investigation, the remains of missing soldier Kelli Bordeaux have been found and a person has been charged. Full story...
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Teen dies after being shot by Fayetteville police

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A teen has died after he was shot during a confrontation with Fayetteville police. Police were called around 6 p.m. Sunday by a woman who said she had been assaulted by her child's father. Lt. Todd Joyce says an officer confronted a suspect and took him into custody. Full story...
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Fayetteville woman killed in Washington Navy Yard attack

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videoA North Carolina family has gotten the worst news imaginable. Their loved one is a victim of the shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington Monday morning. Mary DeLorenzo Knight was an information technology contractor for the military and was at work in the Navy Yard building where the shootings occurred. Full story...
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Trial scheduled for mother of slain NC girl

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videoA trial date has been set for the mother of a slain 5-year-old Fayetteville girl. Full story...
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NC woman struck in head by neighbor's stray bullet

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A North Carolina woman is hospitalized after being struck in the head by a stray bullet that ripped through the wall of her apartment. Full story...
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Ceremony to remember Bladen Co. deputy, fallen NC officers

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North Carolina is paying tribute to law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty with the state's annual Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony. Attorney General Roy Cooper will deliver opening remarks at the event being held Tuesday morning at Village Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Full story...
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NC police investigating fire where 3 found dead

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North Carolina officials say a 25-year-old woman and her two children were found dead in a house fire in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Fayetteville announces task force on gun violence

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Fayetteville police have formed a task force in an attempt to curb the recent increase in local gun violence. Officials held a news conference Thursday to address concerns about the shootings, including three incidents at the same convenience store. A 67-year-old man was robbed and shot to death, and two suspects have been arrested in the case. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: North Carolina becomes twelfth state

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On November 21, 1789, the General Assembly, meeting in Fayetteville, ratified the United States Constitution, making North Carolina the twelfth state. Full story...
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Fayetteville man cleaning gun wounds 2 neighbors

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A Fayetteville man cleaning a handgun in an apartment accidentally shot two people in a neighboring unit. Full story...
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2 women charged in deadly Fayetteville shooting

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Authorities say two women are charged with killing a 43-year-old Fayetteville man during a robbery. Investigators say Bobby Boose was found shot to death in his home Friday evening. Full story...
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