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Second suspect arrested in Burgaw car break-ins

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videoA second suspect wanted in connection with a string of car break-ins this spring is in jail after being arrested yesterday. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with growing marijuana and mushrooms

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A Wilmington man is facing several charges after a late night drug bust by Wilmington Police uncovered a house filled with marijuana and Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms. Full story...
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Former administrator at Wilmington Plastic Surgery arrested

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A former administrator with Wilmington Plastic Surgery is behind bars. According to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office website, Guy Williams was arrested and booked Thursday night for allegedly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wilmington Plastic Surgery. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. resident charged with string of sex crimes with child from '90s

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a man who used to live in the county for multiple sex crimes involving a child. Full story...
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Soldier charged with assaulting Marine, woman at Surf City bar

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videoA Fort Bragg soldier is out of jail after being charged with assaulting a Marine and a woman earlier this month at a Surf City bar. Full story...
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Police say repeat offender caught breaking into unlocked cars

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Police have arrested a man they say they caught breaking into cars at a Wilmington apartment complex. Officers responded to the Berkshires at Pecan Grove apartments in the 3400 block of Wilshire Blvd. after a concerned citizen called to report someone breaking into a car. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teen allegedly beaten by boyfriend opens eyes, communicates with friends

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videoHannah Connaway's friend Claudene Williams says Connaway has opened her eyes and is communicating with friends and family. They say she was talking hoarsely, telling them she loves them and is happy to see them. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leland woman says she lost $5,400 in jury duty phone scam

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videoA 63-year-old woman says she is still shaken up after a man fooled her out of thousands of dollars. She is not the first victim to fall prey to this scam that now has the attention of federal investigators. Full story...
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Byrd appointed new director of NC state crime lab

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John A. Byrd has been named the new director of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Byrd's appointment on Wednesday. Full story...
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Man facing charges for making threats, assault after hit and run

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Wilmington Police say a man who threatened another driver and rammed into him with his car on Market Street yesterday faces several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run. Full story...
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Fishing line started fight that left girl in coma, boyfriend charged with attempted murder

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videoAn 18-year-old man is behind bars after police say he beat his 17-year-old girlfriend then dragged her across the ground before choking her Friday night. The girl is now in a medically-induced coma, and her alleged attacker is charged with attempted first-degree murder. Full story...
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Sheriff's Office warns about jury duty call scam

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating phone calls some county residents have been getting from someone fraudulently claiming to be with the Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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FBI agent joining NC elections investigations team

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North Carolina's elections board is hiring a longtime FBI agent involved in recent corruption and campaign finance investigations. The State Board of Elections announced Tuesday that Chuck Stuber will join its investigation team next month. Full story...
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Former State Representative Thomas Wright released from prison

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videoFormer State Representative Thomas Wright is out of prison after more than six years behind bars, following fraud and obstruction of justice convictions. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff's Office investigating Delco death

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Delco man who died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center last night. Full story...
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