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Seagulls create health hazards at county landfill

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videoSeagulls may seem more annoying then harmful, but what they are doing at the New Hanover County :andfill is potentially dangerous to employees and customers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man arrested for crimes against nature involving chihuahua

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videoA Brunswick County man is in jail charged with crimes against nature involving a dog. Full story...
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Fayetteville considers memorial for military dogs

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A Fayetteville group is proposing the creation of a memorial for dogs who have died while serving in the military. Full story...
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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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Pets rescued from overnight house fire

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Wilmington firefighters rescued three pets from an overnight house fire and had to use a pet mask to resuscitate a dog. The fire department says all the animals survived and are doing well. No humans were injured. Full story...
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WPD officer shoots dog that attacked K-9

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A Wilmington Police officer shot and killed a dog last night while searching for a suspect. Police say it started when a driver police stopped at about 9:43 p.m. in the 400 block of Evans Street jumped and ran. Full story...
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Police dog bites suspect's face during arrest

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videoA 16-year-old is in jail after Wilmington Police say he broke into a store and was bitten by a police dog. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Giant bird dies during round-up

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A sad ending to a story you saw Thursday afternoon. The large, emu-like bird who escaped from his pen yesterday has died. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Giant bird on the loose in Masonboro Sound area

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video UPDATE: New Hanover County Sheriff's Spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Animal Services provided assistance to the bird's owner and that the bird died of stress and exhausted. . Wilmington Police have been chasing an unlikely suspect along Masonboro Sound Road. They describe him as being about five feet tall, covered in feathers and quick on his feet. Full story...
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Raleigh police charge animal shelter volunteer with molesting dogs

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Seadon Collins Etienne Henrich of Zebulon was charged with four felony counts of crime against nature and three felony counts of disseminating obscenity, according to arrest warrants filed Thursday at the Wake County Magistrate's Office. Full story...
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Geese make home at Independence Mall

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video Independence Mall has some unexpected company: a pair of Canada geese have nested under one of the Dillard's arches. Full story...
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Black bear spotted in New Hanover Co. neighborhood

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A black bear has been spotted in a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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NHSO K-9 takes top honors for second year

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit won first place overall for the 2013 United States Police Canine Association Trials that took place last week in Holly Springs. Full story...
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