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Inmates stabbed at South Carolina prison

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Authorities say at least five inmates have been stabbed with homemade knives after a fight at a South Carolina prison. Full story...
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State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use

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video First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear? Full story...
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Ron Hewett's son Justin named Fair Bluff Police Chief

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video There's a new top cop in the Columbus County town of Fair Bluff, and he has a familiar name. Justin Hewett replaces Marty Lewis, who was fired after being arrested last month. Full story...
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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack

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video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering. Full story...
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Ben David sworn in as NC DA Assoc. president

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The top prosecutor for New Hanover and Pender Counties is now the president of the North Carolina District Attorneys Association. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Leland store owner, manager charged with trademark violations

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The owner and manager of a Leland business have been charged with felony use of a counterfeit trademark. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust alleged meth lab

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Another methamphetamine lab bust in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit received information last week that a meth lab was being operated in Supply. Full story...
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Man bites police dog

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Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran. Full story...
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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

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Investigators say a Bladen County woman tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail, but landed herself behind bars instead. Deputies arrested Anicet Delgado Ibarra, 20, of Elizabethtown yesterday and charged her with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Rocky Point woman murdered; suspect in custody has history of violence

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videoA woman is dead, and a man is in jail after an early Saturday morning murder. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teen back in jail under $1M bond for posting on Facebook

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Less than 24 hours after taking a plea for inciting a riot involved in the shooting death of a high school football player, a Brunswick County teen is back in jail for violating his probation. Full story...
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'USA Today' story uncovers problem with criminal sentencing

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video A recent change in federal law means some folks may be wrongfully serving time in federal prison. Our story stems from an investigation in "USA Today" centered around a man from Elizabethtown sitting in jail for a crime he did not technically commit. Full story...
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Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

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Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police identify victim of suspicious death case

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a suspicious death that was reported at 10:23 p.m. on Thursday night. Full story...
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NC NAACP supports man who says he was wrongly imprisoned

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is speaking out in support of a man who says he's wrongly imprisoned for killing a man at his home in Georgia. Full story...
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