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Animal Services call turns into drug, gun charges

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videoAn Animal Services investigation landed a New Hanover County in jail on drug and gun charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the Animal Services Unit showed up to 4217 Parmele Road to take custody of two dogs and four puppies due to a dangerous dog violation. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting and chase Sunday, other shooting still unsolved

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videoTwo shootings, one in the 500 block of Maides Avenue and another at 10th & Castle Streets, are believed to be unrelated according to police. Full story...
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Man shot in knee when shots fired into car after Elizabethtown party

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Deputies are investigating after they say someone shot into a car with several people inside, hitting the driver in the knee. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with stealing $100,000 worth of camera equipment

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man for allegedly stealing $100,000 worth of camera equipment from a movie company he worked for. Kevin Shaun Martinek, 31, is charged with larceny by employee. Full story...
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Stabbing at McDonald's in Carolina Beach

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videoAn apparently planned fight between two teenagers might have led to a stabbing at a fast food restaurant in Carolina Beach Friday. But, witnesses said the teens who wanted the brawl didn't even end up in it. Full story...
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Man charged for breaking into Leland store, stealing lottery tickets

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videoA Leland man is charged with breaking into the front door of a convenient store and stealing thousands in lottery tickets from inside. Full story...
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Several drug-related arrests in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit was busy over the past week making several drug-related arrests. Several people face several charges to do with heroin, marijuana and meth. Full story...
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How does a convicted murderer go free?

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videoNo one saw this coming. Just when we thought there were answers, the search for Shannon Rippy continues on. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Thursday that a body found in Pender County Tuesday turned out not to be the body of Rippy. Full story...
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Body found in Pender not missing woman, suspect still charged with murder

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videoWilmington Police say a body found earlier this week in Pender County is likely not that of a Wilmington woman missing for several weeks. Full story...
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Man convicted of killing child charged with murder of missing Shannon Rippy

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videoThe search for a missing woman might have ended Tuesday night, but not the way family and friends had hoped. Last night police accused James Bradley, who was convicted of a 1988 murder, of killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk. Full story...
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Two women arrested for leaving kids unsupervised

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videoFour children are now in custody of the Onslow County Department of Social Services. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. deputies shoot, kill murder suspect; 2nd death under investigation

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videoInvestigators say Columbus County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a murder suspect in Tabor City overnight after they say he fired at them. Meanwhile they are also investigating a fire, where another man died. Full story...
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