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Gunman surrenders in NC drugstore standoff after hostages released

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A gunman has surrendered after releasing three people he held hostage in a drugstore in North Carolina after a robbery attempt. Officers were called to the store shortly before 2 a.m. and exchanged gunfire with the man before realizing there were hostages in the store. Full story...
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Columbus County law enforcement addresses Green Acres crime

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video The Columbus County community of Green Acres used to be the place to be. After two men killed each other Thursday morning local law enforcement spoke out about crime in Green Acres, and how it quickly became one of the most dangerous areas in the county. Full story...
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Officers fired in SHP DWI case win reinstatement

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Two of the three North Carolina law officers fired in 2010 for not charging an off-duty state trooper suspected of drunken driving have won appeals to get their jobs back. The trooper involved has won reinstatement. Full story...
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Investigators: Teen, stepfather shoot and kill each other

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video A man and his teenage stepson are dead after investigators say they shot each other overnight. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says at 12:22 a.m. deputies with responded to a shooting at 163 Pine Circle Drive in the Green Acres community just east of Tabor City. Full story...
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Admitted Blood, SBI expert provide perspective on gangs

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video Wilmington's gang problem has dominated the news the last couple of months. Now we are getting an inside look at the issue. Last night we talked with an admitted gang member. And today we heard from an expert about what you can look out for. Full story...
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Charged with attempted murder, man claims innocence

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video This afternoon a Wilmington man appeared in court to face a charge of attempted first degree murder. Tonight Kolton Thompson sat down with us to try and clear his name for something he claims he still knows nothing about. Full story...
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Men arrested after chase have been in trouble before

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video A manhunt yesterday ended with two people arrested and charged with multiple offenses. This is not the first time the two men have been in trouble with the law. Full story...
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Two charged with shooting near Creekwood, third at large

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video Wilmington Police believe they have their man, or in this case men, involved in a shooting Thursday near Creekwood. Yesterday they charged Daiquan Jacobs for number of charges in the shooting. This afternoon it was Kolton Thompson's turn to appear in court. Full story...
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NC crime lab forensic advisory board to meet

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The head of a scientific advisory panel established to help improve North Carolina's state crime laboratory following a stinging audit three years ago says forensic upgrades are a continual process. Full story...
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Robbers get nothing after holding up Leland diner owner

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video A Leland restaurant owner was held up at gunpoint last night, but the crooks got away with nothing, police say. Full story...
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