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Judge agrees to delay in Cannon sentencing

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A federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon in his public corruption case. Area media outlets report the hearing is now scheduled for Oct. 14. U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney agreed Thursday to a defense request to move the hearing from Sept. 25 so a New York psychiatrist can testify in Cannon's behalf. Full story...
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Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

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Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. They soon learned Carnes was wanted for escaping from prison in Huntersville, North Carolina, in August 1973, when he was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store. Full story...
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Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Arizona

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Authorities in southern Arizona say they have arrested a fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina for kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Pima County Sheriff's officials say the Concord Police Department in North Carolina asked them to find 21-year-old Lindon Claridge, who reportedly was living in Tucson. Full story...
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Dad accused of killing five children returns to SC

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The man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama has been returned to South Carolina to face murder charges. Lexington County sheriff's spokesman John Allard says Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was driven to the jail Thursday afternoon. Allard says his first court appearance is Friday. Full story...
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Teacher charged with threatening neighbor back at work

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videoA teacher charged with threatening her neighbor is back at work after a brief suspension. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman says Wanda Leggett returned to work today. Full story...
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Shoplifting suspect who led police chase found dead in jail cell

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videoA man who led police on a cross-county chase after they confronted him about a shoplifting allegation was found dead this morning in his jail cell. Full story...
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Brunswick County deputies arrest man wanted for felony charges

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A Leland man who was wanted for several felony charges by Brunswick County deputies is now behind bars after he was arrested late last night. Full story...
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Dash Cam video released of chase and crash

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videoNew information on a high speed chase in Brunswick County that happened Monday afternoon. Southport Police released dash cam video of the chase and crash. Full story...
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UPDATE: ADA reacts to first sentencing under new sex trafficking law

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videoA Wilmington man will spend at least 11 years in prison after admitting to sex trafficking, the District Attorney's Office says. It's the first sentence handed down for such crimes under a law that went into effect last year. Full story...
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Source says Rice video sent to NFL

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videoA law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. Full story...
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Castle Hayne man sentenced to decades in prison for sex crimes involving child

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videoA Castle Hayne man will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex crimes. 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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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Charges upped in June crash after passenger dies

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videoWilmington Police have upgraded the charges against a driver involved in an alleged drunk driving crash earlier this year after one of his passengers died. Full story...
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Judge rules Berger violated probation

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video Three months since his latest arrest, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger finally learned his fate today. Full story...
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