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ONLY ON 3: Riel back in court, trial date set

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For the second time this week the former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sexting a student was in court. Mark Riel is charged with indecent liberties with a minor after allegedly sending an inappropriate text to a student in January. Full story...
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Ex-Marine charged with wife's murder under $1M bond

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video A former Marine accused of killing his ex-wife is in jail under $1 million bond. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters last night for the murder of his wife Kay at their home on Hanover Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies get warrant for bank robbery suspect

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for a man they say robbed a Calabash bank this afternoon. Investigators say Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, of Little River, SC, robbed the Security Savings Bank at 10231 Beach Drive SW around 12:25 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man guilty of indecent exposure again

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A Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, a crime he's committed before. The District Attorney's office says Benjamin Stroup Korb, 48, of Holden Beach, entered the plea Monday afternoon in to two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure. It stems from an incident in Holden Beach in August 2010. Full story...
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Minister arrested for indecent liberties with a minor

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a minister on multiple sex crimes, including five counts of indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of first-degree sex offense. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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Jury selection begins in Eve Carson's murder trial

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Jury selection is now under way in the case of one of the men charged with killing Eve Carson. About 50 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday morning in the case of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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Judge denies defense motion in UNC leader's death

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A judge has denied a defense motion to prohibit prosecutors from introducing evidence from the slaying of a Duke University graduate student in the trial of a man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago. Full story...
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2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

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A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Full story...
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Occupy protestor arrested in Wilmington

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Occupy Wilmington protestors have been getting a lot of attention, but not always the type they wanted. The group protesting Wall Street greed as well as local issues was one member less after an arrest Sunday night. Full story...
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Women arrested for Thanksgiving night fight in Walmart

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The early start to Black Friday brought some great deals to the table after this Thanksgiving, but at the Walmart in Whiteville, it also brought violence. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former teacher accused of sexting avoids jail, trial delayed

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The former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student avoided jail by showing up for court this morning. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom for Mark Riel's hearing. Full story...
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