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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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FIRST ON 3: WPD says pit bull attacked two of its police horses

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video On Wednesday 20 March 2013, a pitbull that was with his owner but not on a leash, attacked two WPD police horses as the Mounted Officers were passing through 2nd and Chestnut Streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neglected dog recovering

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videoDeputies found a dog that was barely skin and bones about two weeks ago in a Brunswick County home. Officers say he was on the brink of death. Now the dog's owner is in jail, and the pup is recovering. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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