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Former cop accused of chase denied bond

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videoHank Smith, the former police officer from North Carolina who police say led Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Tuesday night was denied bond Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Whiteville Friday night

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videoWhiteville Police confirm one man was killed in a shooting that happened just before midnight Friday. Full story...
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Detective went to former cop's house on child sex crimes call

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videoNew details are emerging about the former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase into South Carolina this week, including allegations of sex crimes involving a young child. Full story...
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Semi driver charged for roll over

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videoThere's new information on the accident that tied up traffic for six hours at a busy Wilmington intersection Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Man facing murder charge in businessman's death denied bond again

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Authorities in Onslow County have rejected three requests for bond for a man accused in the death of a business owner who was shot in the head as he slept. Full story...
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Suspect charged for shooting marine in bed

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A man is accused of trying to kill a marine sleeping in his bed. Full story...
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Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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Brian Berger released from jail

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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Suspect arrested for August murder

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August. The District Attorney's Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning. Full story...
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WPD investigating after officers find blood in roadway, victim at hospital

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Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a crime scene where officers found blood and evidence in the road, before later discovering a victim in the hospital. Full story...
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Police: Victim pulls pistol on trio trying to rob him with gun for sale

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videoWilmington Police say the victim of an attempted armed robbery pulled a pistol on the trio when they tried robbing him with the empty gun he was selling. Full story...
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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

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Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. Full story...
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More answers in the hot car death of a sheriff's K-9 deputy

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videoNew information in the case of a Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 deputy that died after allegedly being left inside a hot patrol car for about 24 hours. Full story...
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Neighbors react to cop accused of chase

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videoA former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase from Brunswick County into South Carolina was wanted on warrants that accuse him of threats against a woman and her children involving a rifle. Police were attempting to serve those warrants when they say Smith fled. Full story...
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Former cop accused of chase wanted for threatening woman, children

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videoA former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase from Brunswick County into South Carolina was wanted on warrants that accuse him of threats against a woman and her children involving a rifle. Full story...
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