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Three dead in Fayetteville shooting that wounded deputies

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were hurt Wednesday morning in a shootout that left the suspect and two others dead, including a child. Full story...
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Laurence Lovette found not guilty in 2008 murder of Duke student

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A Durham jury has found Laurence Lovette not guilty in the murder of Duke University graduate student Abhijit Mahato in January 2008. Full story...
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Rocky Point man sentenced for 2012 murder

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videoA Rocky Point man will spend as long as the next two decades in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend two years ago. Full story...
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Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area

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Wilmington Police say four from Robeson County face charges for stealing a slew of items from stores around the area after officers found thousands in merchandise inside the rental car they were driving. Full story...
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Police still searching for suspect after Wilmington bank robbed

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videoWilmington Police have released photos of a man they say robbed the First Citizens Bank on S. 17th St. yesterday afternoon. Police say the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

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A Hampstead man plead guilty today in Pender County Superior Court. Jeffrey Brown, 37, plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine using a clandestine lab. Full story...
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Three teens charged in Durham bus explosion

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Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week. No one was hurt when what police called a "Draino bomb" exploded on a bus July 22. Full story...
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Teen charged after pictures of girl performing oral sex wind up on Instagram

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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Man tells police two people shot at him in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police are investigating after ShotSpotter alerted officers to N. 30th Street Sunday night in Creekwood. Full story...
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Police say man choked, dragged woman down street

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videoWilmington Police say a man was arrested after he choked, and dragged a woman down the sidewalk of Market Street. Full story...
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Police: Man wanted for shoplifting tried to knife worker

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery at the Belk in Independence Mall after allegedly trying to attack an employee with a knife. Full story...
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Woman police say hit, killed 2-year-old arrested again for DWI

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videoStevie Wallace, 28, the woman who police say hit and killed two-year-old Carter Gilson, has been arrested for her second DWI in five days. Full story...
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Two charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

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A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two men face multiple charges in the incident. According to police, 59-year-old Feng Liu was found lying unresponsive Wednesday. Authorities say Liu suffered serious head wounds and was taken to UNC Hospitals. He died Thursday morning. Full story...
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Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. Attorney Elliot Abrams, a member of LaRoque's defense team, said Thursday that the retrial has been moved from October to Feb. 2, 2015. Full story...
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