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NC judge releases terrorism beheading plot suspect

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A federal judge is allowing the release of a North Carolina woman charged in a plot to behead witnesses who testified against a homegrown terrorist. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Arrests made in connection to death of high school football player

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's investigators say they have charged several people in the death of 19-year-old Marcus Hankins. They have been charged with inciting a riot. Full story...
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Perdue friend asks judge to throw out flights case

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A friend of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has asked a judge to throw out criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes provided to the Democratic politician. Full story...
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Vigil held on murdered woman's birthday

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videoA crime scene became the site of a vigil this evening, as the community gathered to remember a young woman, the victim of a brutal murder Full story...
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Jordan's former coach arrested again

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The man who coached Michael Jordan at Laney High School is back in jail tonight. Clifton "Pop" Herring is in the New Hanover county jail under a $600 dollar secured bond for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge. Full story...
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'Run and You're Done' law hasn't yet paid out in New Hanover Co.

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videoLast night we told you about a new law that lets law enforcement seize and sell cars that lead them on chases. There are a handful of cases in New Hanover County that have fallen under the "Run and You're Done" law. So far, though, none have paid off. Full story...
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Family, friends mark murder victim's birthday with candlelight vigil

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Family and friends of a woman killed in Wilmington early this year continue to mourn her loss. Tonight they'll mark what would have been her 25th birthday with a candlelight vigil. Full story...
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Edwards adds sex tape case lawyers to defense team

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Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has added two Greensboro lawyers who recently represented his mistress in a legal fight over the couple's sex tape to the defense team for his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD uses robot to defuse more than bombs

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videoA peaceful, safe outcome to a police standoff is not an easy task, but thanks to a recent addition to the Wilmington Police Department, that has become the norm. After the department used its bomb disposal robot in two recent standoffs, we wanted to see how it worked. Full story...
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New law lets sheriff's office seize vehicle involved in chase last week

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videoCriminals who run from flashing lights face more punishment than just spending time behind bars. The "Run and You're Done" law that went into effect in December, allows law enforcement to seize chase vehicles and sell them at auctions. All the money goes to the county school board. Full story...
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Two men sentenced in 2009 Elizabethtown murder

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Two men have been sentenced in the shooting death of a teenager at an Elizabethtown McDonald's in 2009. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' Evans in and out of jail after cyberstalking charge involving online fans

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videoMTV's "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was back in jail today. The reality star is no stranger to the spotlight or jail time, but this time, she may be taking the fall for her fans. Full story...
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Young found guilty of killing pregnant wife

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A Wake County jury has found a Raleigh man guilty of beating his pregnant wife to death in 2006 and then establishing an elaborate alibi to cover his tracks. Full story...
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North Carolina Inmate charged in prisoner death

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A North Carolina inmate has been charged with killing another prisoner. An autopsy report released Monday says 51-year-old Jimmy Griffin suffered trauma to his head during an assault, resulting in fatal bleeding and swelling in his brain. Full story...
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Former Perdue staffer pleads not guilty to charges

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A former aide to Gov. Bev Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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