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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

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A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington Police end downtown standoff in arrest of murder suspect

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video After several hours in a standoff, the Wilmington Police Department has arrested Andrew Bernard Adams, a murder suspect, at a house at 815 N. 6th Street. Full story...
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Soles found not guilty of assault; Jernigan denies previous claims of sexual relationship

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videoA judge has found former state Sen. R.C. Soles not guilty of assaulting another man. Frankie Jernigan claimed Soles hit him in the face with a metal cane back in September. Full story...
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Search for young woman leads to body buried in yard

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videoA grisly discovery for Wilmington Police officers searching for a missing person today. While looking for clues, officers found a body buried outside a downtown Wilmington home. Full story...
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Murder suspect arrested; may have hidden gun in rectum

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A man pulled over by a state trooper in Onslow County this week turned out to be wanted for murder in Georgia. And he may have hidden a gun in a very unusual place. Full story...
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3 killed at NC lumber company; gunman hurt

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Police say a gunman who opened fire at a lumber company targeted four of his co-workers, killing three of them and critically injuring the other person. Full story...
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Police: Store owner fired warnings before shooting robber

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Police say Charles Hickman, the owner of Waccamaw Outdoor Supply, shot the suspect after firing multiple warning shots. Full story...
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Man shot, killed after breaking into Chadbourn home

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videoA Columbus County man is dead after being shot during an alleged home break-in. Investigators are trying to figure out if the man was shot by a resident of the home or his own partner in crime. Full story...
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Cooper hails new NC law tracking meth ingredients

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says a new law that tracks the main ingredient used to make the drug methamphetamine is already producing impressive results. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot during robbery has died

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videoStore clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a a robber was shot and killed near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Interest in 'Teen Mom' arrest overwhelms sheriff's new spokesman

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videoLast night's arrest of "Teen Mom 2" star Janelle Evans may not have been too surprising given her criminal record. But for Brunswick County Sheriff's spokesman Del Routh, who is still fairly new to the job, the huge influx of media attention was a little overwhelming. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Site of deadly shooting working with sheriff to prevent future problems

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videoIt's been more than three weeks since a deadly shooting in Columbus County. Now the sheriff's office and the property owner where the shooting took place are working together to make sure this does not happen again. Full story...
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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

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An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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