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Crime

Lone survivor pleads guilty to six crimes in 2013 Pizza Hut robbery

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videoThe lone surviving suspect from last fall's Pizza Hut robbery in Wilmington, which ended with police shooting the suspects, has pleaded guilty. Full story...
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Former President and Treasurer of Topsail Baseball Club charged with embezzlement

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video A former President and Treasurer, Thomas Dematteo, of the Topsail Baseball Club is charged with embezzlement. Full story...
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$10K reward offered for stolen guns

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videoInvestigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns. Full story...
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WPD: Man caught stealing from CFCC construction site

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video A man is jail and scheduled to make his first court appearance today after Wilmington Police say they caught him trying to steal from a college construction site last night. Full story...
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March hopes to give justice a voice

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videoOn the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, about 50 people showed up to march and rally in memory of those who are gone. They took their message to the street in the hot sun chanting, "No justice, no peace." Full story...
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Man leaving court arrested after car chase

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videoInvestigators in Bladen County say a man leaving court this morning led officers on a car chase. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, is charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator's license after a chase just after 10 a.m. Full story...
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Trio faces charges for UNCW statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have warrants for three men wanted for stealing a bronze seahawk statue from campus last month. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington face charges of felony larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property. Full story...
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Pender Co. man pleads guilty to running meth lab

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videoA Pender County man will spend about five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a meth lab. Full story...
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Police: Hit & run, chase end with car hitting building

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videoWilmington Police say the single-car crash that ended when the vehicle hit a pole and a building on Wooster Street this morning started with a hit and run in a restaurant parking lot. Full story...
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Leland man accused of setting stolen truck on fire

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A Leland man is in custody accused of stealing a truck, and setting it on fire in the woods. A news release said Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Jesse Lynn Williams, 27, at his home Wednesday. Full story...
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Anonymous tip leads to stolen seahawk statue

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videoUNCW says the seahawk statue stolen from campus last month has been found. According to a news release, CrimeStoppers got an anonymous tip Thursday. Full story...
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Former Charlotte mayor could be sentenced next week

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Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon could be sentenced as early as next week on a plea to a public corruption charge. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested after officers catch him with loaded Glock in hand

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Police say ShotSpotter alerts led them to a man who was caught firing a glock within Wilmington city limits, leaving a bullet hole in his neighbor's home. Full story...
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Charges dismissed against NC man in child sex case

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A North Carolina judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction in a child sex abuse case. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a judge overturned Michael Alan Parker's sentence Monday. A statement from The Duke Law School's Wrongful Convictions Clinic says Parker was released Tuesday. Full story...
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NC judge agrees agent's firing should be upheld

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An administrative law judge says the state's firing of a North Carolina crime lab agent linked to dozens of misreported lab results should be upheld. The judge ruled Tuesday the State Bureau of Investigation met its burden of proof for just cause to dismiss Duane Deaver in 2011. Deaver had petitioned the Office of Administrative Hearings to get his job back. Full story...
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