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Landfill, neighbors seeing results in battle with birds

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videoAfter being pooped on a number of times, workers at the New Hanover County Landfill are taking aim at their avian enemies. After getting a federal permit in may allowing the landfill to cull their seagull population, workers say they are seeing results. Full story...
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Two women charged with stealing puppy at knifepoint

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videoTwo Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner. WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday. Full story...
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Pender Co. horse dies of EEE

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videoThe Pender County Health Department says a four-year-old miniature stallion has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It's the third case of EEE reported in North Carolina so far this year and second case reported in our area. Full story...
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Despite new complaints, tour shows good conditions at Pender Co. Animal Shelter

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video In these dog days of summer, the Pender County Animal Shelter is still battling serious allegations. This time, critics have taken to Craigslist with their accusations. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Former investigator says no problems with birds at service station

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videoA former animal cruelty investigator says there are no problems with birds being raised at a Brunswick County service station. Full story...
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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Complaints filed about dozens of birds at Shallotte service station

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video An automotive service station with exotic birds for sale is ruffling some feathers. Complaints from people range from the birds being kept in hot conditions to too many of the animals in one cage. Full story...
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NC woman arrested for dragging dog behind car

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Authorities say a Kinston woman was arrested for dragging a puppy behind her SUV. Police charged 26-year-old Jennifer Marie Wilson with felony cruelty to animals and driving while intoxicated. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Full story...
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Woman goes to extremes to find missing dog

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videoLosing a pet is painful. Now one woman is going to extreme lengths and getting help finding her missing dog from a Good Samaritan who donated $3,000 for a reward. Full story...
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Rescued pit bulls may return to owner

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videoSix pit bulls Wilmington Police found at an empty house a week ago may soon be reunited with their owner. Full story...
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Pit bulls rescued by police could soon be put down

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videoWilmington Police rescued six pit bulls from a home at 2834 Ward Street Friday, but there may not be much of a future for the animals. Full story...
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Racoon in New Hanover Co. tests positive for rabies

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videoA raccoon from New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. It's the fifth confirmed case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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28 sea turtles head back to ocean after treatment

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video It's an annual rite of summer for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers loaded up once-injured sea turtles and headed for the beach, where cheering fans greeted the reptiles to watch them hit the water. Full story...
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Suspect takes off, deputy shoots and kills dog

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Brunswick County deputies are looking for a man who ran after they tried to serve warrants and wound up killing his dog. Full story...
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