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Brothers sentenced for roles in NC terror plot

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Two brothers have been sentenced to federal prison time for helping their father plan to carry out terrorist attacks against US military and other targets. Full story...
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Jury convicts Lovette of Carson murder

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An Orange County jury has found Laurence Lovette guilty of murdering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson in 2008. Full story...
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Wilmington teen arrested for Greenville mailbox bashing spree

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A Wilmington teen is out of the Pitt County Jail after police say he went on a mile-long mailbox wrecking spree. Full story...
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NC local prosecutor resigns from panel over veto

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A North Carolina district attorney has resigned from fellow Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's crime policy panel because she vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law focused on capital punishment and racial bias. Full story...
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Columbus Sheriff looking into whether to close down site of deadly weekend shooting

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video One man is dead and two women were hurt after a birthday party turned deadly over the weekend in Delco. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says the shooting at the Triple K Ranch may eventually lead to shutting down the facility at night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deadly shooting at Columbus County party, deputies searching for shooter

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Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says one man is dead and two women injured after a party turned fatal early Saturday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family says it caught cop peeping on teenage daughter

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video A scene no parent wants to stumble upon: A peeping Tom outside their daughter's window. A North Topsail Beach family says that's what happened to them. They were even more horrified when they say they realized the man outside their home was a police officer. Full story...
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Man arrested after arson at Wilmington home

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Wilmington Police say a house fire this morning was intentionally set. Investigators say Ronald Joseph Rose, 20, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering and arson. Full story...
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Judge: Former FEC heads may testify for Edwards

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A federal judge will not rule out two former Federal Election Commission members from testifying for former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards, who's defending himself against campaign finance violations while hiding his mistress. Full story...
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Reward offered for CB store robber

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The Carolina Beach Police Department is offering a reward for information leading the arrest of a man who robbed a store earlier this month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Suspect arrested for fire at Independence Mall

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Wilmington Police arrest a suspect after they say a fire was intentionally set at Independence Mall. Police arrested William Peacock, 48, who they say started the fire at Belk that caused it to be closed Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What prompts SABLE to take flight?

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video Law enforcement says the SABLE helicopter is a very effective tool to track down suspects or missing persons. This morning, though, Wilmington Police called in SABLE after a vehicle was broken into. Was that a good call? Full story...
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Using social media out of town could make your home target for thieves

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video The month of December sees a high rate of burglaries year after year, and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says many times people using social media are making themselves a target for thieves. Full story...
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Police not sure where, why NHHS student shot near campus

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Wilmington Police say a New Hanover High senior was shot in the leg near the school and was taken to the hospital. Police are still trying to figure out exactly where the shooting happened and just what happened to send a young woman to the hospital and close down the school. Full story...
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Peterson will get new trial in wife's 2001 death

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A judge has ruled that Durham novelist Michael Peterson will get a new trial in his wife's 2001 death. Full story...
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