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Crime

School district says despite recent staff arrests, students safe at school

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video An Ashley High School teachers assistant is out of jail after being charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. He's the second TA at a New Hanover County High School charged with a crime against a student this month. Full story...
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NHSO: Family of thieves busted

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they've made arrested suspects in a breaking and entering that show crime can be a family business. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ashley High School assistant teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student

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A New Hanover County teacher is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. The victim is a student at Ashley High School, where White worked, according to an arrest warrant. Full story...
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Grooms case goes to jury

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video A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of hitting and killing a father and son cycling on River Road last year. Thomas Grooms took the stand in his own defense during his murder trial. He is accused of killing David and Trey Doolittle last April. Full story...
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Drifter pleads guilty to killing NC hikers in 2007

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A man convicted of murder in Florida and Georgia is accepting a life prison sentence without parole after pleading guilty in North Carolina to ambushing and killing an elderly couple hiking in a national forest. Full story...
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SBI: Grooms was drunk, on mephedrone at time of crash

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video Testimony today focused on test results in the trial of a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists last year on River Road. Thomas Grooms faces two charges of second degree murder in the deaths of Trey and David Doolittle. Full story...
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Wilmington rally to focus on race, justice for slain Florida teen

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Tensions are rising nationwide because of the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Neighborhood Watch captain in Florida. Protests have been held throughout the country. Now a Wilmington man is organizing another for this weekend. Full story...
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Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young

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Prosecutors have asked the federal judge overseeing the upcoming criminal trial of John Edwards to limit how much evidence can be introduced from the recent legal fight over ownership of a sex tape featuring the former candidate. Full story...
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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter

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Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message. Full story...
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Teen girls charged with murder

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Two 16-year-old girls have been charged with murder and other charges for their roles in a North Carolina taxi driver's slaying. Full story...
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Drug expert testifies in Grooms trial; ex-girlfriend on stand Monday

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video The trial of Thomas Grooms continued today with more testimony from law enforcement officers and a self-described "party girl" the prosecution says has information on grooms the jury needs to know. Friday, the jury in the Grooms trial learned more about the man behind the charges. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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Robbery suspect charged with murder after fatal car crash

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video A Columbus County man made his first appearance in court today to face charges of murder and other crimes after investigators say a robbery led to a deadly car crash. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says Lloyd Thomas Buffkin, 32, Sidney Cherry Rd. is charged with murder, common law robbery and assault on a government official. Full story...
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Investigators found liquor bottles, straw with "white substance" in Grooms's car

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video Thomas Grooms was driving south on River Road last year when witnesses say he hit and killed Trey and David Doolittle. Witnesses today explained in great detail what they believe happened that Sunday morning when the Doolittles were hit and killed while riding their bicycles. Full story...
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