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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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Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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Deputies searching for masked men after armed robbery at area ATM

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Deputies are searching for a masked duo they say used a gun to rob two men who were getting cash out of an ATM in an area shopping center late last night. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff: Internal investigation into Hewett death complete

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. Full story...
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WPD increasing patrols after recent rash of car break-ins around Greenfield Lake

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videoWilmington Police say several break-ins in the same area around Greenfield Lake means more police patrols there, along with warnings on how people who park there can avoid being the next target. Full story...
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WPD: Man facing several charges after using stolen gun to shoot at teen

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Police arrested a Wilmington man who, witnesses said, was firing a gun at a teenage girl early Monday morning. Full story...
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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

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Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected. Full story...
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License check results in five drug arrests

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According to spokeswoman Emily Flax, officers were performing a license checking station at Old Shallotte Road and McMilly Road in Shallotte around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They said they found 89 bags of heroin along with pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and a gun in one car. Full story...
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Wilmington woman facing several charges for hitting, killing moped driver

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A Wilmington woman faces several charges after police say she hit and killed a man on a moped and drove off before calling dispatchers to turn herself in. Full story...
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Man charged with sex crimes with a minor

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Onslow County authorities have arrested a man and charged him with sex crimes with a minor. Full story...
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Pender and Onslow County crack down on sex offenders

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video Pender and Onslow counties are cracking down on sex offenders. U.S. Marshals and several other agencies discussed a recent operation that targeted sex offenders. The project is called Operation Valor. They sent out 70 officers in divided teams to the homes of registered sex offenders in Onslow and Pender county. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty in Pender County murder

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41-year-old Tony Allen Harris plead guilty today in the 2012 murder of Debra Gail Long. Full story...
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WPD investigates midday shooting

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon. It happened near 13th and Castle streets. Full story...
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Former BSL police chief pleads guilty

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The former police chief of Boiling Spring Lakes has pleaded guilty to a crime involving his son. District Attorney Jon David says Emmett Ballree entered the plea today to willfully failing to discharge his duties as a police officer. Full story...
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