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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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Shooting rampage death toll rises to 6

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6 people have now died after a shooting rampage in Greensboro five days ago. Full story...
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County Commissioner Brian Berger arrested, shares his side of the story

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video Police arrested New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger after he violated a domestic violence protection order. The order was issued against him in September, requested by his ex-girlfriend, Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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Wife of 2010 murder victim charged with his death

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The New Hanover County District Attorney's office says the wife of a man killed last year has now been charged with his death. Full story...
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Police use SABLE helicopter to catch dangerous driver

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video The SABLE helicopter was hard at work last night chasing a drunk driver trying to evade police. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department tried to stop the vehicle earlier in the day, but without success. Full story...
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Toll of NC murder-suicide rises to 4 as son dies

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A North Carolina woman's weekend rampage through her family has claimed the life of her second son. Full story...
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Teen charged with student's dragging death

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A 16-year-old Elizabeth City student has been charged with murder after authorities say he dragged another teen to death. Full story...
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Mom gets prison time for teen's drinking death

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A North Carolina woman will spend more than a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a teen died from alcohol poisoning he suffered during a party at her home. Full story...
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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

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A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery. Full story...
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Wife of outgoing Carolina Beach police chief charged with assault

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video Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8, Younginger told Alicia Lachance, "I want to strangle you," "I want to beat the hell out of you," "I want to kill you". Full story...
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Robbery suspect shot by clerk makes court appearance, has lengthy record

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The robbery suspect shot by a store clerk last week made his first court appearance this afternoon. Joseph Ryan Anderson was in a wheelchair and could not put his left hand on the Bible during his video appearance from jail because of his injuries. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

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If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says marketing fraud is all too common. Full story...
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Cops: Woman kills 2, wounds 4, then kills self

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An eight-year-old girl is the second murder victim of a woman who killed her son, left three other children fighting for life and shot her ex-boyfriend in a bitter love triangle. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Video from inside store as clerk shoots robber

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video One day after a Wilmington convenience store clerk shot a would-be robber, we're getting a look at the shooting and hearing more from the store owner. Full story...
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Six-month investigation leads to drug, weapons bust

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video Wilmington Police say a six-month investigation has taken a huge stash of drugs and stolen weapons off the street Five men face a number of charges. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says investigators believe these suspects were big suppliers in the area. Full story...
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