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Crime

Record number of fake distress calls concern for Coast Guard, boaters

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video The US Coast Guard says it has received more fake distress calls this year than ever before. Now some boaters are concerned about what this means for their real distress calls. Full story...
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Arson suspected in car found on fire in yard

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Wilmington Police and the Wilmington Fire Department are investigating after a car was found on fire in the 600 block of Jennings Drive Friday morning. Full story...
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Man arrested after trying to drive away from police with 4-year-old

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Wilmington Police say a man is behind bars after he tried to run from officers Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl

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videoLast month a man who claimed he was dying of terminal cancer was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Now a Wallace woman is also behind bars for sex crimes with the same victim. Full story...
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Onslow County man charged with exploitation of a minor

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An Onslow County man is charged with exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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2012 embezzlement case ends in guilty pleas

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videoAn embezzlement case in Brunswick County has finally come to an end. This week two women pleaded guilty to charges from 2012. Full story...
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Man wanted for stealing booze in Carolina Beach

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videoCarolina Beach Police and New Hanover County ABC Board investigators are asking for your help in identifying a man they say he stole around $175 worth of vodka and bourbon from the Carolina Beach ABC store. Full story...
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McCrory names Collier as acting SBI director

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Bernard Collier II as acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation as part of a legislative reorganization of North Carolina's law enforcement. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say beat another with oak tree branch, took off with cash

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video Police arrested a wanted Wilmington man they say used a tree branch to beat another man and then took off with cash from his pocket in May. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect now behind bars in Brunswick Co.

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives say a Wilmington man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is now in custody. Full story...
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Veteran Charlotte police office charged with sex offenses

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 26-year veteran of the department is facing multiple sex charges following an investigation. Police said Wednesday that Officer Reginald K. Harris is charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature. Officials say the charges stem from an investigation that began last month. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Schools superintendent pleads guilty

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videoFormer Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth has pleaded guilty to a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Ex-wife: 'How could you do this to our daughter?'

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videoA man accused of sexually exploiting children and performing sex acts on a dog is trying to have his charges thrown out. Full story...
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Two-year-old, teen shot to death in Halifax County

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Authorities in Halifax County say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just hours before a 2-year-old girl was killed when shots were fired into her home. Full story...
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NC minister facing indecent liberties charge

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 64-year-old Methodist minister with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident involving two young girls. A statement from police on Tuesday said 64-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was arrested after officers were called to Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening. Full story...
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