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WPD says WECT misreported story on "robbery spree"

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The station originally reported, "Police in Wilmington are on the lookout for a man believed to have committed at least three robberies on Tuesday morning," and that the Taco Bell and Travel Lodge on Market St. were robbed as well as a home. A spokesperson for WPD says none of that is true. Full story...
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Spider-Man suspect wanted for robbery

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Sunday morning, a man wearing white gloves and a Spider-Man mask entered a gas station at 604 South College Road. He had a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes. Full story...
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NC teen tells 911 he shot father, stepmother

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Police say a 15-year-old is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of his father and stepmother in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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Arrest made in May murder outside club

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More than four months after a man was shot to death outside a Wilmington club, police have made an arrest for the crime. Garry Orlando Hines, 18, is charged with the first degree murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, 20, of Burgaw. Full story...
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Strickland gets plea deal, jail time

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video The Tabor City teen accused of repeatedly damaging and trespassing at the home of former state Sen. R.C. Soles will spend some time in prison. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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BCSO identifies suspect in Wednesday shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detective have identified the suspect in a shooting Wednesday night. Justin Antwain Garvin, 19, is wanted for assault in a shooting at Stevenson Mobile Home Park in Stevenson Road in Supply. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Officers did work at Leland chief's house on town time

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video We are still uncovering more details of alleged corruption within the Leland Police Department. We've told you all week about issues with the department and Police Chief Tim Jayne. We've learned today that Jayne has had officers do work on his home and around his neighborhood for other homeowners. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES UPDATE: BCSO finds shooting suspect

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Unit arrested Christopher Joseph Kelly, 19, last night on Cumbee Road off Highway 17 near Supply. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies search for Supply shooter

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It happened in Stevenson Mobile Home Park on Stevenson Road just after 10 p.m. Investigators say someone fired multiple shots into the home from a vehicle hitting a man inside. Full story...
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Cowper gets probation, fine in ABC scheme

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The contractor who admitted ripping off the New Hanover County ABC Board will avoid jail time. A federal judge today sentenced Lee Cowper to three years probation and a $25,000 fine. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Grandfather charged in case of baby mauled by dogs

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The grandfather of a nine-day-old girl mauled to death by dogs has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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BB gun fired at Charlotte school bus, one injured

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Police in Charlotte say someone fired a BB gun at a school bus, injuring one passenger as it carried students home from an elementary school. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors have begun introducing their case against three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks. Full story...
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Watchdog group slams John Edwards indictment

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A government watchdog group wants to support John Edwards in a campaign finance case against the former presidential candidate. Full story...
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