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Man arrested after he reportedly 'flipped out,' attacked cop

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A man is in jail after witnesses and police say he "flipped out," abandoned his young sister and allegedly attacked a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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Three break-ins at Wilmington restaurant in three weeks

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video For the third time in three weeks, Salt Works II has had a brick thrown through its windows. The owners of the restaurant on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington are angry and offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: One year after Pine Valley murder, victim's family looking for answers

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video The morning of July 4, 2011, Carol Ann Johnson, 59, was found dead in her home off Pine Valley Drive in Wilmington. Now on the anniversary of her murder, her family continues to search for answers in hopes her case will not go cold, and that her killer is caught. Full story...
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StarNewsOnline.com: 15-year-old suspect in delivery driver murder to be tried as adult

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A judge ruled Tuesday that a 15-year-old accused of murder in the robbery and killing of a food delivery driver last month will be tried as an adult, Assistant District Attorney Dru Lewis said. Full story...
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Legislature overrides death penalty bill veto

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The Legislature is cancelling Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of legislation rolling back a state law giving North Carolina's death row prisoners a method to seek a reduced sentence because of racial bias. Full story...
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Four arrested, baby in protective custody after drug deal goes bad

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A man who says he was the victim of a crime wound up in jail over the weekend along with the people he said tried to rob him. The arrests also left a baby in protective care. Full story...
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City's urban arborist arrested on child sex abuse charges

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The city of Wilmington's urban arborist was arrested Thursday on a fugitive warrant stemming from charges of sexual abuse of a child under 12, according to the US Department of Justice. Full story...
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NC legislature approves bill to expunge felonies

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A bill to allow certain North Carolina felons to get a fresh start has advanced through the Senate and is now en route to the governor. Full story...
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NC House to take up law for minors who murder

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The North Carolina House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to get the state into compliance with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding sentencing for minors convicted of murder. Full story...
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DA's interns drink to learn

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video A group of interns from our district attorney's office took part in what's called a wet lab. It's an opportunity to learn about the process of administering sobriety tests as well as what it's like to blow a .08 and actually perform the tests. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It fires up for the Fourth

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video State and local law enforcement are out in full force this summer hoping to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Today kicked off "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Law enforcement has set up multiple check points across the state to keep impaired drivers off the road. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to indecent liberties with a minor

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A Leland man will spend at least a year behind bars after pleading guilty to sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. Full story...
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Murder convict may go free with new evidence

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A North Carolina man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder may be freed in a case in which law officers and prosecutors hid key details from defense lawyers. Full story...
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Fourth suspect in custody for allegedly bilking veteran

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A fourth suspect is in jail accused with ripping off a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Pamela Springer, 45, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under $100,000 secured bond, according to the jail's website. She's charged felony conspiracy. Full story...
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