6 days ago
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Second suspect arrested in March shooting

A second man faces charges tied to a shooting in Bolivia back in March.
1 week ago
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Clarkton man wanted for murder turns himself in

A murder suspect is now in custody after he turned himself in to Bladen County Police Saturday morning.
William Bernicki New Hanover County Jail
1 week ago
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Out of hospital and in jail: William Bernicki charged with Monkey Junction murder

The man accused of shooting and killing Brittany Fullwood and then shooting himself last month is now charged with first-degree murder.
2 weeks ago
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Woman accused of arson, assault, and shooting truck with man inside

A 23-year-old Johnston County woman faces several charges in Brunswick County.
Regina Ripa court
2 weeks ago
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Wife called 911 hour before fatal shooting of Dean Ripa

"My husband is attacking me." That's one of the statements a caller made to 911 Saturday afternoon, an hour before Dean Ripa was shot and killed in his apartment above the Cape Fear Serpentarium.
2 weeks ago
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FIRST ON WWAY: New charges, higher bond for Monkey Junction murder suspect

The validated Hells Angel member charged with stabbing two men and shooting one of them is now charged with first degree murder.
Dean Ripa and Mark Kositch
2 weeks ago
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Friend on Cape Fear Serpentarium owner killed: ‘He was a good soul’

"I'm just shattered. I mean, they were like a family to me. Him and his wife and his son...and now, you know, I'm just...my world's gone,"
Cape Fear Serpentarium
2 weeks ago
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Murder victim identified as Cape Fear Serpentarium owner Dean Ripa, wife charged

The man found shot to death in the apartment above the Cape Fear Serpentarium has been identified as Dean Ripa, 60, a well known man among the reptile community.
2 weeks ago
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Stray bullets hit woman and son, 2 arrested, 2 wanted

A Tabor City man wanted for a variety of crimes throughout Columbus County is one of two men still wanted for a shooting last week that injured two innocent bystanders.
Hakeem Kili Gaines (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office)
3 weeks ago
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Man pleads guilty in 2014 murder of 16-year-old

A Chadbourn man could spend the next 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old boy.