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Sandusky attorney: 'This is a fight to the death'

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Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case. Full story...
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Reward offered in search for Southport bank robber

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Police in Southport are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says it happened about 1:55 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank at Howe and W. West Streets. Full story...
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Victims' relatives differ on death row bill

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Family members of murder victims are meeting with North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in hopes of persuading her to make a decision on a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Perdue fundraiser to admit campaign finance violation

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A former top fundraiser for Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to appear in court Wednesday to plead guilty to a charge related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man gets life in prison for 2009 murder

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A Bladen County jury ruled Kevin Christopher Rogers killed Sean Maurice Lesane in 2009 and sent him to prison for life. Full story...
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SBI agent testifies that colleague botched tests

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Two State Bureau of Investigation agents who retested evidence from a 1993 murder trial found results that raise questions about whether a former colleague fabricated results that led to an innocent man spending 17 years in prison. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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Couple arrested after dog found eating gutted puppy

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videoDeputies arrested two people on animal cruelty charges after finding a dog eating the leg another. Full story...
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Investigation underway in fatal shooting at Virginia Tech

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An investigation is under way into the fatal shootings today at Virginia Tech. A gunman killed a campus police officer in a school parking lot and was later found dead, with a gun nearby, in another lot. Full story...
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Moore County deputy slain; suspect also kills self

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Authorities say a Moore County deputy has been shot and killed as he tried to arrest an Iraqi war veteran with an outstanding arrest warrant for not paying child support. Full story...
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Teen arrested after clerk turns tables during robbery attempt

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video For the second time in a month a Wilmington store clerk has turned the tables on a would-be robber. The owner of the store says the man who allegedly tried to rob the store is "lucky to be alive." Full story...
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NC woman charged with buttocks injections gone bad

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An exotic dancer looking to enhance her backside is out of work and a North Carolina woman is accused of injecting the dancer with a disfiguring potion. Full story...
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Sandusky released on bail after sex abuse charges

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Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is out of jail after posting bail a day after being hit with new child sex abuse charges. Full story...
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Teenager arrested after allegedly trying to steal police officer's truck

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A 17-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly trying to break into an off-duty Wilmington Police officer's truck. Full story...
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Attorneys for Durham novelist accused of murder continue attack on SBI agent

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Attorneys for a Durham novelist serving a life sentence for the murder of his wife are continuing their attack on the work of a State Bureau of Investigation agent who testified at the trial. Full story...
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