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Animals

Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog

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A man charged in a cocaine bust that led to the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff's K-9 will spend more than 11 years in prison. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Pender deputy defends how animal shelter is run

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video We've reported before about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Now shelter volunteers are unhappy with the facility's management, and they blame the sheriff's deputy now in charge. Lt. Keith Ramsey says he's just following protocol. Full story...
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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack

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video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering. Full story...
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Man bites police dog

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Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran. Full story...
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Second rabies case confirmed in Oak Island

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The State Lab confirms the second case of rabies this year at Oak Island. The Brunswick County Health Department says a fox sent to the lab Monday tested positive for the disease. Full story...
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Rehabbed sea turtles released back to the ocean

Now that the water is warm enough, once-injured sea turtles were released back into the wild today in South Topsail Beach. WWAY's Marissa Jasek captured the sights and sounds.

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Brunswick Co. Animal Services will join Sheriff's Office

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The Brunswick County Commissioners voted Monday night to move county animal services under the supervision of the Sheriff's office. Full story...
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Sea turtle nesting season showing mixed results

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videoAs the summer months approach, sea turtle nests are starting to pop up along area beaches. Some beaches are seeing a boom of turtle eggs, while others are off to a late start to the nesting season. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Services could join Sheriff's Office

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videoBrunswick County Commissioners will vote tonight on whether to move Animal Services under the Sheriff's Office. Both agencies say they are excited about the potential change. Full story...
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