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Crime

NC Highway Patrol releases Labor Day crackdown numbers

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videoHighway Patrol releases "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink & Drive" campaign totals for Labor Day holiday. Full story...
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Indictment returned in pipe-bomb case

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videoA federal indictment was handed down last month in connection with the discovery of pipe bombs in a Wilmington storage unit in February. Istvan "Steve" Merchanthaler, 43, is charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a non-registered firearm. Full story...
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NC Appeals Court: New trial in jogger's death

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Cary man convicted of strangling his wife five years ago. Full story...
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Fayetteville police car stolen, wrecked

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A woman has been taken into custody after a Fayetteville police car was stolen and wrecked. Police say four vehicles were involved in the crash Monday afternoon. Full story...
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UPDATED: Warrant out for arrest in deadly Jacksonville nightclub shooting

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Authorities say a nightclub shooting in Jacksonville has left one man dead. Investigators of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office have identified a person of special interest, Sherodnie Smith, B/M, 27 yoa of Jacksonville, NC. Sherodnie Smith has an outstanding warrant at present for a Parole Violation. Full story...
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Convicted ex-lawmaker Wright on track for early prison release

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Former Wilmington lawmaker Thomas Wright is expected to only serve his minimum prison sentence because of his participation in work programs, according to the Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Fayetteville cop on administrative leave following DWI charge in Wilmington

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Police say an off-duty Fayetteville Police officer has been charged with driving while impaired in Wilmington. Kevin Smith has been placed on administrative leave and an internal investigation will also be conducted. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate shots fired in Creekwood

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videoWilmington police are investigating after reports of shots fired early Saturday morning near the 900 block of North 30th Street in the Creekwood community. Full story...
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911 caller also witness who shot at Wilmington robbery suspect

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video WWAY has audio of the 9-1-1 call after a violent robbery off of Old Eastwood Road Thursday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Women charged with break-ins involving young children, 2 suspects sought

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videoTwo young women are charged with home invasions in Brunswick County, where some of the victims were young children. Full story...
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