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Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Full story...
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Arrest made in 2009 cold case murder

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videoAn arrest has been made in a 2009 cold case murder. New Hanover County District attorney Ben David says a grand jury last week indicted Larry Carl Gonzales, 52, for the murder of Alton Corey Vann. Full story...
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DC couple charged with Wilmington bank robbery

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videoWilmington Police have charged an out-of-state couple with a bank robbery that happened earlier this summer. Full story...
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High-power rifle stolen from pawn shop

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videoWilmington Police are looking for three suspects who broke into a pawn shop and stole a high-powered rifle. Full story...
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Bullets hit at least three Wilmington homes in two separate shootings

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videoSeveral Wilmington homes with adults and young children inside were shot at overnight, and police are still searching for suspects. Full story...
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All clear at SBHS after false alarm of suspicious people nearby

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videoA lockdown at South Brunswick High School and South Brunswick Middle School has ended. Full story...
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Evangelous finalist for Savannah chief

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video Wilmington's police chief is up for a top job in another city. Ralph Evangelous is a finalist to be chief in Savannah, GA. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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Missing Pender Co. teen found, Leland man charged

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a missing teen has been found and a Leland man charged in connection. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 dead, deputy suspended

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videoA Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 died last month after sitting in a hot squad car all night. The sheriff disciplined Kela's handler, but the punishment is not as harsh as some people think it should be. Full story...
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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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