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Family of missing teen hold vigil one year after his disappearance

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It was one year ago when 18-year-old Al'quon Flowers went missing, but his loved ones are still hopeful there will be new leads in the case. Full story...
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Update: Saturday night's murder victim identified, family claims gang was involved

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videoThe victim in last night's fatal shooting has been identified as 22-year-old David Terrell McPhatter, of Riegelwood. Family members told WWAY that gang members were responsible for the shooting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brawl breaks out at West Columbus High School

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video A brawl broke out at a Columbus County high school this week. When it was all said and done, more than a dozen students were suspended. Now they all face charges. Full story...
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Gang worries lock down 6 NC prisons this year

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North Carolina prison officials concerned about gang violence are locking inmates in their cells at high-security prisons statewide. Full story...
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Suspects plead guilty in 2009 Bladen County murder

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video An Elizabethtown murder investigation is now closed. More than three years ago, a shootout at a fast food restaurant ended with a 19-year-old dead. Today, the last two defendants entered a plea in court. Full story...
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NC judge delays Latin Kings gang rackets trial

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A federal judge is postponing a racketeering trial for six North Carolina gang members, including one who ran for Greensboro City Council. Full story...
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Greenville forms youth crimes and gangs task force

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Greenville's police chief has formed a youth crimes and gangs task force as one response to recent violence involving East Carolina University students at apartment complexes. Full story...
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Ex-city council hopeful charged as NC gang leader

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A North Carolina man who twice ran for Greensboro's City Council is among 13 people who federal prosecutors say were members of the Latin Kings gang indicted on racketeering charges. Full story...
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Administration denies gang activity at West Bladen High School

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video Parents of students at West Bladen High School met tonight to discuss student safety in their school in relation to an incident that happened on campus last month. In November, there was at least one fight on campus that some people suspected was gang related. Thursday night, the school board said that was not the case, but some parents still disagree. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect is brother of missing teen

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videoA source close to the family says Garry Orlando Hines, who was arrested Saturday for the murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, is the brother of Al'Quon Flowers. Flowers went missing back in July, just two months after Blanks was killed outside of Club 609. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Missing man's family looks for closure

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videoIt has been more than a week since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers went missing. Brunswick County deputies and Wilmington Police are still looking for the man whose family says his background may have had something to do with the incident. Full story...
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Greenville police blame gangs for 7 shootings

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Police in Greenville say an ongoing gang war is behind seven recent shootings and several home invasions. Full story...
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Fayetteville hosting gang training conference

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Cumberland County authorities are getting together with other law enforcement agencies in North Carolina to educate themselves on how to handle gangs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Mom arrested over teen fight speaks out

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video A mother arrested Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a street fight says she was simply defending her daughter. Police say Shadrica McKoy was egging on the fight and telling the teens to ignore police. We spoke with McKoy and got her side of the story. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Critics say WPD underestimating gang problem

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videoWe told you last night about a fight on 12th Street in Wilmington involving about 50 young people. Many neighbors told us the fights were directly related to gangs and they happen every day, but a Wilmington Police spokeswoman said the fight was not gang-related. Full story...
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