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Crime

Standoff suspect heads to court

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The man police say caused an hours long standoff in Wilmington last night heads to court today. James Lorrie Hall, 66, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and communicating threats. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man arrested for plow theft

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Bladen County deputies have arrested a Clarkton man for allegedly stealing a plow out of a field. Alston Lynn Collins, 31, of 356 Bridgers Rd. is charged with felony larceny and possession of stolen property. Full story...
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UPDATE: Morning car chase tied to suspicious death of child

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video What looked like two separate crimes in Brunswick County now appear to be very closely connected. Shallotte Police say a car chase that ended with a crash involving sheriff's deputies came on the heels of the suspicious death of a young child. Full story...
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Tense Police standoff has safe ending

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It was a tense scene in Wilmington for several hours as police were involved in a standoff near Greenfield Lake. Police say it all began as a domestic assault and escalated from there. Investigators say a woman was assaulted at a home on 1314 south 7th street. She was transported to the hospital. Full story...
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New law aims at keeping prescription drugs off the streets

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video Prescription drugs have become a threat. That's the message from law enforcement officers today. They came together to talk about a new law that could affect your next trip to the pharmacy. Full story...
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Marine charged with crash that knocked out power

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A Jacksonville Marine is in jail charged in a drunk driving crash that left people in the dark. Highway Patrol charged Sean Henry Brant with DWI. Full story...
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Judge sets April trial date in John Edwards case

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The federal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April. Full story...
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Close friend of Perdue pleads not guilty

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A close friend of Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes he provided. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. detention officer under investigation after fight over poker machine

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video A fight over a video poker machine has turned into an internal affairs investigation at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman sentenced in father's stabbing death

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A Jacksonville woman will spend at least nine years in prison for the 2010 stabbing death of her father. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted on dog fighting charges

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North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations. Full story...
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Mayfield indicted on larceny charges

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Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been indicted in Caldwell County on four counts of felony larceny, one week after he was indicted in neighboring Catawba County. Full story...
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Baber found guilty of first degree murder

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Matthew Lee Baber was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of killing James Murdock in a 2008 drive-by shooting. Full story...
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27 charged after Robeson County dog fighting raid

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North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states. Full story...
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Critics quiz Durham DA over feud with NC judge

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Durham County's embattled top prosecutor is facing critics who charge she's not fit for the office for feuding with a judge. Full story...
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