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Wilmington man pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

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A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Matthew Bryan Warford entered the plea to transportation of child pornography yesterday at the federal courthouse in New Bern. Full story...
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Man involved in chase that killed WPD officer sentenced in federal court

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Nearly three years after a Wilmington Police officer was killed in a car chase, a man involved in the chase is sentenced for drug possession and other charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors complain about dangers from bar

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video Some neighbors say a Wilmington bar is causing major problems, including shootings and drug use, but the bar owner says his business is going above and beyond to improve the community. Full story...
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Mom, girls charged after fight at school

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A New Hanover County mother is charged for assaulting a teenager during a fight at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Attorneys asking for racial fairness to be ensured in murder trial and statewide

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Attorneys are asking the judge in the Racial Justice Act hearing to ensure fairness in the case of Marcus Robinson as well as in the North Carolina court system. Full story...
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Drugs not found during autopsy of woman who killed five children and self

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Autopsies show a North Carolina woman who killed five children, wounded a former lover and killed herself in November had no drugs in her system, but investigators found a bag containing cocaine. Full story...
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Belville mayor not guilty of sexual battery charge

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from an incident at his home last fall. The 70-year-old was found not guilty of sexual battery. Full story...
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Shooting in Wilmington sends two to hospital

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Wilmington Police are looking into a shooting late last night that sent two people to the hospital. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man says Leland cop helped ex steal from his home

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video More than a week after Tim Jayne was fired as Leland Police Chief, accusations from his days in office continue to come to light. One Leland resident says the police have been harassing him for months he says they helped his ex break into his home and steal from him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pender commissioner's DWI case delayed again

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More than a year after he was arrested for his third DWI charge, a Pender County Commissioner's court case was delayed again today. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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2008 Edwards campaign defends 2011 spending

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A lawyer for John Edwards is defending his campaign's 2011 spending, saying the expenses were related to last year's criminal probe of the former presidential candidate and a federal audit. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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The first meeting by a General Assembly committee examining death penalty cases and racial bias in North Carolina again shows sharp differences about whether changes to the Racial Justice Act are needed. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn to plead guilty

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A prosecutor in a case against a North Carolina woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York City hospital more than two decades ago says she will plead guilty Friday to criminal charges. Full story...
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