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FIRST ON 3: UNCW Police believe personal info safe after Christmas break-ins

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video Usually winter break on campus is a quiet time for a university. But at UNC Wilmington, a Grinch took advantage of the Christmas peace to break-in to a couple of campus buildings. Full story...
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Two years later, murder victim's mother honors memory

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video It's been two years since the body of Tiffany Dawkins was found along the side of a road in Pender County. Despite the time that has passed her family is keeping her memory alive. Full story...
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Amber Alert ends as murder victim's kidnapped daughter found

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A little girl has been found safe in Virginia, but police are still looking for her father, who they suspect of killing her mother in North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputy on paid leave after shooting

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an apparent case of domestic violence last night ended with the people involved being shot by a deputy. Full story...
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Investigators believe Brunswick Co. inmate committed suicide

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Investigators say Steven Allan Myers, 21, of Cary, died Friday of an apparent suicide when he was alone in a cell at the Brunswick County Detention Center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Witness talks about early-morning shooting outside party

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video An overnight shooting in downtown Wilmington has police looking for answers. Shots rang out at an event at the Brooklyn Arts Center around 1 a.m. Despite the large crowd no one was hit. Full story...
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Police: Clerk socks would-be robber in gold store

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Police say a would-be robber who demanded money from a store clerk got a fistful. Before he could run off with any cash, the clerk at the We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville punched him in the nose. Full story...
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One dead, two hurt after Chadbourn shooting

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video One person is dead and two more are injured after a shooting this morning in Chadbourn. Although investigators are not releasing many details, neighbors say they are shocked by what happened. Full story...
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K-9 helps catch man after shots fired in Hillcrest

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer at the intersection of 13th and Dawson Streets heard gunfire from inside the housing project. He notified other WPD officers, and they converged on the area. on. Full story...
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The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.

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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend. Full story...
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Onslow shooting victim 'alert and talking with family'

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Deputies in Onslow County are investigating a shooting. Sheriff Ed Brown said a man was shot three times. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities

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video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft. Full story...
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Family of wanted man says armed agents were too much

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video Yesterday we told you armed federal agents surrounded a home in Castle Hayne as they tried to execute an arrest warrant. The man they were looking for, Gary Canady, was not in the home, and today the US Marshals Service continues to look for him. Full story...
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