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Woman accused of killing dogs by locking them in bathroom

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videoAn Onslow County woman is accused of killing two dogs by leaving them locked in a bathroom without food for a month. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 dead, deputy suspended

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videoA Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 died last month after sitting in a hot squad car all night. The sheriff disciplined Kela's handler, but the punishment is not as harsh as some people think it should be. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 deputy left in squad vehicle dies

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A Duplin County K-9 deputy left in a squad vehicle was found dead the next day Full story...
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BSL Police looking for alligator killer

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The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department is looking for information for who killed an alligator. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter trying to clean up from roach infestation, stem cat eye infections

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videoCockroaches, eye infections and chemical pesticides. These are just a few of the complaints we've received about the Columbus County Animal Shelter in Whiteville. Full story...
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Pooches take a plunge at Legion Stadium Pool

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videoTonight pups of all shapes and sizes ran down to the Legion Stadium Pool for the Pooch Plunge. The annual event takes place the week after Labor Day, when the public pools are no longer open to human swimmers. Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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WPD: Would-be armed robbers scared off by pit bull

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Police say two would-be robbers caught following another car to a Wilmington home were scared off by the homeowner's pit bull. Full story...
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Bladen horse one of two to die of EEE

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State health officials are warning owners to vaccinate their horses after two horses in North Carolina, including one in southeastern North Carolina, died recently of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE, within the past two weeks. Full story...
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Two cases of Eastern Equine Enchephalitis confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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Dead bear helps biologists track population

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videoA black bear was found dead in the median of US 17 in Holly Ridge this morning. Highway Patrol say a truck hit the bear around 9 p.m. Full story...
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More than 100 farm animals rescued from Belville home

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video Brunswick County Animal Protective Services rescued more than 100 farm animals from a neighborhood in Belville today. They received a complaint about the conditions at the home owned by Mary Stoltz on Hidden Branches Drive. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with molesting dog

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A Wilmington man remained in custody Friday, charged with molesting a female dog, according to police. Jose Vasquez, 46, of 5011 Peachtree Lane, is being held on $250,000 bail on a charge of crimes against nature. Full story...
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Kids get hands-on lesson with search and rescue dog

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videoAt Greenfield Lake Park, kids got a hands-on lesson on what it means to be a search and rescue K-9. Jorga is more than just a pretty face. She finds missing kids, hidden evidence and even lost keys. Full story...
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Oak Island beaches to continue welcoming dogs

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video A huge turnout at Tuesday night's meeting led the Oak Island Town Council to make a decision about banning dogs on the beach. Full story...
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