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Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Arizona

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Authorities in southern Arizona say they have arrested a fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina for kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Pima County Sheriff's officials say the Concord Police Department in North Carolina asked them to find 21-year-old Lindon Claridge, who reportedly was living in Tucson. Full story...
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Man exonerated by DNA after 30 years in prison to live in Bolivia

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videoOne of two men released from prison Wednesday after serving 30 years for a child murder they didn't commit will live with his family in Bolivia. Full story...
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Lone survivor pleads guilty to six crimes in 2013 Pizza Hut robbery

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videoThe lone surviving suspect from last fall's Pizza Hut robbery in Wilmington, which ended with police shooting the suspects, has pleaded guilty. Full story...
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FBI: Kidnap victim rescued with help of area agencies in elaborate international plot

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Federal agents say they rescued a South Carolina man in North Carolina with the help of several area agencies six days after the man was kidnapped as part of an international plot. Full story...
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Man arrested in death of Fort Bragg soldier

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A Hoke County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Fort Bragg soldier during a break-in at his home last October. Full story...
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Woman charged with attacking roommate

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an Ocean Isle Beach woman is behind bars while another woman recovers at the hospital. Full story...
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Payne to defend suspect in federal gang-related kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

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Shallotte attorney James Payne has been appointed to represent one of the suspects in a high-profile federal case. Jakym Camel Tibbs is charged in connection with the kidnapping of Frank Janssen, 63, who was taken from his Wake Forest home April 5. Full story...
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Five face kidnapping, robbery charges in Brunswick County

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Five people were arrested Tuesday in connection with two kidnappings and armed robberies last week, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office warrants show. Full story...
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911 call, dash cam reveal more about arrest of man out on bond for rape

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videoWe're learning more tonight about the arrest this week of a man accused of victimizing a woman not once, but twice since May. Deputies arrested Richard Teremaine Gore Monday. Full story...
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Prosecutors say case against accused rapist has been slow moving

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videoProsecutors say it's been difficult moving forward the case of an accused rapist who allegedly victimized the same woman again while out on bond. Richard Gore left jail Oct. 24 after a judge reduced his bond, but prosecutors say they did not consent to the reduction from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring. Full story...
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Accused kidnapper and rapist out on bond charged with attacking victim again

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videoA man accused of rape, kidnapping, and assault was out on bond when investigators say he again committed those crimes and more as he victimized the same woman. He got out of jail when a judge decreased his bond from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring. Full story...
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Teen charged with kidnapping his grandfather

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video A New Hanover County teen has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his own grandfather. The Sheriff's Office says late last night Tyler Balcombe, 18, asked his grandfather Robert Covil for a ride to pick up a friend in the Castle Hayne area. Full story...
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Man, woman arrested for Brunswick County robbery

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videoA man and a woman are in jail charged in connection to a robbery that occurred yesterday at a home on Moss Court in Leland. Deputies arrested Steven Isaha Evans, 21, of Wilmington, and Courtney Briona Jacobs, 20, of Leland early this morning. Full story...
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Beach Buggy taxi driver robbed at gunpoint, forced to drive around

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Police are searching for a couple of suspects they say pulled a gun on a taxi driver, and forced him to drive to different places in the area early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Man behind bars after reportedly robbing employer

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videoA Wilmington man is behind bars after police say he kidnapped, assaulted, and robbed his employer over a paycheck. Police say John Gatewood wasn't happy with the amount of money he earned from Manale Landscaping after a job in Leland. Full story...
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