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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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4 arrested after calling NC deputy for drugs

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Four people have been arrested after they called the wrong man about drug purchases. The man was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Soldier killed, 2 wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

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Officials say one soldier was shot and killed and two others wounded at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes death penalty bias law rollback

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that rolls back a landmark North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to prove their sentence resulted from racial bias. Perdue's veto on Thursday is the second time she's stepped in to defend the Racial Justice Act. Full story...
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WPD U-Turn luncheon focuses on young women at risk

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video Wilmington Police say the purpose of the U-Turn luncheon is to bring struggling young women together with positive mentors to help them make a U-turn in their lives. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Autopsy confirms 3-year-old left at hospital died of blunt force trauma

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An autopsy confirms that a three-year-old in Brunswick County died earlier this year of blunt force trauma. Full story...
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Teen charged in alleged DWI crash that killed father

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A teenager is in jail charged with a drunk driving crash that killed her father early this morning in Brunswick County. Highway Patrol says Brianna Galloway, 18, of Lumberton, is charged with DWI and felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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NC legislators seek to comply with federal ruling

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North Carolina House members are trying to use the last days of the legislative session to comply with The US Supreme Court decision striking down automatic life sentences without parole for youths convicted of murder. Full story...
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Bolivia man pleads guilty, sentenced for 2009 drive-by shooting

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A Brunswick County man will spend at least two years in prison after pleading guilty to a 2009 drive-by shooting. Full story...
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