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Crime

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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Murdered father's beliefs keep killer son from death penalty

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video The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office says it's one of the most unique cases it's ever seen. John Heller pleaded guilty to second degree murder of his own father. He avoided the death penalty because his father, an attorney, was against it. Full story...
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Surf City insurance agent charged with embezzlement

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Nell Marie Griffin, 34, of 140 Douglas Drive, Holly Ridge; she is charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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Jacksonville High teacher arrested for sex with student; relationship may date to 2007

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A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a student. The arrest happened around 9:30 a.m. at the school. Full story...
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Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

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Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards. Full story...
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Police may find few answers as they hit streets with survey

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video Wilmington Police are stepping up efforts to figure out the biggest problem areas in the community. In what police call part of their focus deterrence program, officers will go door-to-door with a survey tomorrow. Full story...
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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs

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videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying break-in suspect caught on camera

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect caught on camera. He is wanted for a breaking and entering that took place in May at a home off Medallion Place in the Ogden area. Full story...
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Police, family hope billboard will help solve cold case murders

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video Wilmington Police hope a billboard on Oleander Drive can help generate leads in some unsolved murder cases. The family of Allison Jackson Foy believes the billboard could make the difference when it comes to the unsolved murder case of their loved one. Full story...
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4 injured in unrelated Goldsboro shootings

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Four people have been injured at two separate shootings in Goldsboro over the weekend. Full story...
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