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Crime

Mother, daughter charged with ripping off elderly couple

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videoA mother and daughter in Brunswick County have been charged with allegedly ripping off an elderly couple they cared for. Shirlie Smith, 54, and Ashleigh Walker, 27, each face two counts of exploitation of an elder or disabled adult. Full story...
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Former detention officer arrested for indecent liberties with a child

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Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office arrested a former Detention Officer on one count of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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School lockdown over as deputies catch break-in suspects

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video The final day of class at Wrightsboro Elementary School lasted a little longer than planned thanks to a lockdown as New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tried to solve a home invasion. Full story...
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Jury quick to find man guilty of murdering wife

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video It did not take long for a Columbus County jury to come to a verdict in a 2011 murder case. Jurors took about half an hour to find Elijah Jones guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of his estranged wife. Full story...
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Bladenboro couple robbed while unloading groceries

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who robbed a Bladenboro couple at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries at their home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Anonymous tip lands alleged mailbox vandal behind bars

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested a man, who they say damaged seventeen mailboxes, in Supply last week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect released after charges dropped

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videoTyron Seabrook is home with his wife after Wilmington Police admitted they no longer have enough evidence to charge him. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says after the key witness changed his story, he asked prosecutors to drop the charges against Seabrook. Full story...
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16-year-old among alleged peeping victims

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video A warrant for a New Hanover County man is shedding more light into his arrest this week for secret peeping. Duncan Hart Wilkie appeared in court yesterday on two felony charges of secret peeping. Full story...
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Teen charged with killing infant son

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail accused of killing his own baby. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Lee Richardson early this morning and charged him with first degree murder in the death of four-month-old Colton Richardson. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case

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video A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped. Full story...
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