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WPD: Woman arrested for weekend hit-and-run

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The driver police think struck and seriously injured a pedestrian early last Saturday morning has been arrested. Erica Nicole Kane is charged on with Felony Hit and Run, as well as the additional charges of Expired Registration and Expired Inspection. Full story...
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Hoyt Tessener not guilty of assault; Says trooper situation is "embarrasing"

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A Raleigh attorney who accused two state troopers of intimidating him and his wife was in Wake County Court Thursday to face a simple assault charge he received in December. Hoyt Tessener was accused of punching a bar manager in the face after a misunderstanding over a bar tab. Full story...
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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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Operation Firecracker results released

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State and local police across North Carolina made nearly 1,200 arrests for drunken driving offenses during the July Fourth holiday period. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Columbus Co. hog farm pleads guilty to dumping waste into stream

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Freedman Farms, Inc. and its president, William B. Freedman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern to violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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GA woman accused of plot to kill ex-husband in NC

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A Georgia woman has been arrested and accused of trying to hire a man to kill her husband at a restaurant in North Carolina. Full story...
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Murder investigation waiting on autopsy

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Still no word what killed a woman found dead in her home Monday. Full story...
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Appeal denied in moped DWI

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The NC Court of Appeals has found no error in the trial of a Carteret County man convicted of being a habitual drunk driver after police arrested him on a moped in a busy Morehead City parking lot. Full story...
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Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty

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The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Full story...
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Jury: Casey Anthony not guilty of murder

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A jury in Orlando, FL, has found Casey Anthony not guilty in the murder of her two-year-old daughter Caylee. Full story...
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Onslow County couple charged with fireworks fire

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The fire started Sunday night when a couple was using fireworks in their back yard in the Half Moon area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murdered woman's fiance found body, neighbors stunned

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video A woman found dead in her Wilmington home was discovered by her fiance, according to a 911 call. Listen to the call inside. Full story...
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Woman found dead in Pine Valley Drive home

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video A Wilmington neighborhood is shocked and looking for answers after a woman was found dead in her home early this morning. Police say the victim was 59-year-old Carol Johnson. Full story...
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Teen dies after being found shot in head in crash

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Authorities say an 18-year-old who played quarterback for Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville has been killed. Full story...
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