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WPD arrests four wanted by FBI

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Wilmington Police say they've arrested four people who were wanted in Greensboro and by the FBI. A police spokeswoman says it started with officers pulling over a suspicious vehicle just before 11 p.m. on Stradleigh Road. Full story...
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Onslow County teacher/coach quits after sex crime charge

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videoAn Onslow County teacher and coach has quit his job after being charged with a sex crime involving a child. John Tobias Sweeney, 36, of Jacksonville is charged with solicitation of a child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. Full story...
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StarNews: FBI opens probe into police K-9 attack

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videoThe FBI is investigating a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer's decision to send his dog through an open car window when the suspect appeared to surrender at the end of a lengthy chase, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. Full story...
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FBI, BCSO ask for help finding teen missing since 2011

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videoThe FBI and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are looking for new tips to find a teenage girl who has been missing for more than two years. Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen getting into a car outside of South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes on May 5, 2011. Full story...
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Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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FBI releases images of 2 men at Boston Marathon

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video The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public's help in identifying them. Full story...
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Suspect linked to pipe bombs to remain in custody

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videoA man connected to bombs found in storage units in Wilmington and Pennsylvania will stay in jail. A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled today to keep Istvan Merchenthaler, 42, behind bars. Full story...
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Pennsylvania man in custody in connection to bombs found in self storage unit

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video The FBI on Friday confirmed that Istvan A. Merchenthaler, 42, was in custody. He faces charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that officials say defrauded $2 million from investors over seven years, according to media reports in Pennsylvania.

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Family looking for help finding teen nearly two years after disappearance

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videoA Brunswick County family is looking for help finding a teenage girl missing for nearly two years. Rachel Natacha Owens was last seen on the morning of May 5, 2011, getting off her school bus at school in Boiling Spring Lakes and getting into a small dark color car. Investigators say the car may have had a South Carolina tag. Full story...
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One in custody as bomb investigation continues

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video One person is in custody as state and federal agents continue an investigation of bombs found at a storage unit on Carolina Beach Road yesterday. Full story...
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