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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

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videoAn Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Dog Court upholds decision to euthanize family's pit bulls

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video New Hanover County Dog Court is back in session. Today, the court heard a case we told you about last week. A family's dog was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in its own backyard. Today the Romanos and the Tookers met again in Dog Court to find out what will happen with the Tookers' two pit bulls. Full story...
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Justices hear appeal of Marine convicted of killing pregnant comrade

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A former Marine convicted of killing a fellow Marine wants his conviction overturned. Today the state court of appeals heard arguments from both sides in the case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim of robbery that sparked UNCW lockdown speaks out

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video A lockdown at UNCW earlier this week began after an armed robbery at a nearby restaurant. Today one of the victims of that robbery spoke out. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman pleads guilty to killing her boyfriend

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Mattie Kelly plead guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Burglary in Columbus County. Ms. Kelly told the officer that she had just killed her boyfriend. Ms. Kelly then told the officer the name of her boyfriend, Edward Jerome Jackson, and the location of his body Full story...
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NC prosecutors want Racial Justice Act struck down

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North Carolina's prosecutors are almost unanimous in calling on legislators to repeal a law that allows defendants on death row to appeal their sentences by showing evidence of racial bias. Full story...
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Judge sets start of John Edwards trial for Jan. 30

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A federal judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin Jan. 30, a week earlier than the date prosecutors and defense lawyers had sought. Full story...
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UNCW back to normal after lockdown overnight

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Things were back to normal at UNC Wilmington today hours after police searched for an armed robbery suspect on campus prompting a lockdown. It all started when a man reportedly robbed two women at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Hardee's on South College Road. They say he headed toward the woods on campus, which led campus police to an issue a campuswide alert. Full story...
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UPDATE: Students to report to class as usual, after search for gunman locks down UNCW

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Classes are going on as scheduled at UNC Wilmington after the campus was locked down overnight. The security measure was put in place around midnight after a man reportedly robbed at least one person in the parking lot of a Hardee's on South College Road and then ran off through campus. Full story...
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Son shoots mom's boyfriend after she's hit with beer can

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Paul Lewis Sawyer was shot in the thigh with a shotgun Sunday morning following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, Tina McDaniel. Sawyer allegedly struck McDaniel with a thrown beer can and her son retrieved a shotgun and shot Sawyer. Full story...
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Arrest made in Wednesday restaurant robbery

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies have made an arrest in the robbery of a fast food restaurant Wednesday night. Stevan Shawn Hess, 22, is charged with common law robbery, larceny from a person and attempted larceny. Full story...
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Hearing on 'Fatal Vision' case evidence postponed

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A hearing for the former Army surgeon convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters at Fort Bragg more than 40 years ago has been postponed until next year. Full story...
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Deputies search for Bojangles robber

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Investigators say around 10 p.m. a white man wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt. black shirt with white skulls and black pants with black face paint entered the Bojangles at 7155 Market Street. Full story...
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Campbell University on lockdown amid standoff on campus

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Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus. Full story...
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