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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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UNCW releases report into alert system failure during shooting near campus

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A shooting near UNCW back in July posed a threat to students when the gunman ran through campus, but a campus safety alert system failed to notify students for hours. Today campus police finally released a report about what went wrong. Full story...
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Murder suspect's brother arrested in Creekwood killing

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video A second man has been arrested for a murder last week in the Creekwood community. Wilmington Police say Jermaine Hankins, 21, turned himself in yesterday. He is charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and first degree burglary. Police also charged his brother Tevin with the murder last week. Full story...
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Brunswick County man wanted after early-morning shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man involved in an assault. It happened just after 1 a.m. at a home on Clemmons Road in Bolivia. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA called special Grand Jury to indict mother of baby mauled

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videoWe have new information about the nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County. In a story you saw FIRST ON 3 online yesterday, the mother of the baby girl was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner's drug case continued

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We'll have to wait a little longer to see what becomes of an area politician's marijuana charge. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mother of baby mauled to death by dogs charged with involuntary manslaughter

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video The mother of the nine-day-old baby who was mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County last month was arrested on Friday after being indicted on one count of involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Man charged with stealing cash box from convenience store

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A 56-year-old Wilmington man is being held in the New Hanover county detention facility after an armed robbery early Friday morning. Full story...
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New Hanover High student-athlete arrested for Creekwood murder

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A New Hanover High School student-athlete has been charged with murder. Wilmington Police arrested Tevin Sh'qur Quintell Hankins, 17, for first-degree murder after a shooting in the Creekwood community earlier this week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

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video A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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