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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

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Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Full story...
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Suspended NASCAR driver Mayfield faces new charges

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Former NASCAR racing driver Jeremy Mayfield faces new criminal charges. Full story...
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Brunswick County jail death investigation concludes

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Following an investigation by the SBI, Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David has concluded that no criminal charges are warranted and no further action will be taken on this matter by his office. Full story...
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Trial underway for 2008 Calabash drive-by murder

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video After more than three years in the court system a fatal drive-by shooting has now gone to trial. Investigators found the body of James Murdock on Pineclair Drive in Calabash May 8, 2008. Full story...
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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot and attacked by five men. Full story...
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Thieves hit several buildings at UNCW

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video During early morning hours over the weekend, campus employees discovered signs of forced entry in Kenan Auditorium, Alderman Hall and James Hall. Full story...
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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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