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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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FIRST ON 3: Magistrate explains decision not to arrest Soles

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The magistrate who issued a criminal summons for R.C. Soles yesterday says there was no reason to arrest the former senator, who was accused of beating a man. Magistrate Tucker Ward says it left to his discretion either to arrest Soles or to serve him with a criminal summons. Full story...
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Former pro wrestler arrested again for driving while impaired

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Former professional wrestler Matt Hardy is facing a driving while impaired charge for the second time in less than a month. Full story...
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Soles charged with assault with a deadly weapon

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video The controversy surrounding R.C. Soles continues as the former state senator once again faces criminal charges. Soles is accused of beating a man on his property Saturday morning. Full story...
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Update: Man dead after Creekwood shooting; ambulance carrying 2nd victim involved in crash

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Wilmington Police say one man is dead and another hurt after a shooting in the Creekwood community Wednesday night. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday at 1005 North 30th Street. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmom gets up to 18 years in girl's murder

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A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the murder of her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter. Full story...
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Local insurance agent arrested on alleged embezzlement charges

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A local insurance agent has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says Earl E. Gay, 58, of Leland is charged with 14 counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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Two men arrested after over $20,000 of stolen property found at residence

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Two men were arrested after over $20,000 worth of stolen goods was found at a house in Onslow county. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Southport man pleads guilty to statutory rape

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Brunswick county man pleads guilty to statutory rape. The District Attorney's office says 22-year-old Joshua Benjamin Higgins of Southport pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for incidents that occurred with a 13-year-old girl in 2009. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Sasser defends bond policy

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video As you saw ONLY ON 3 last night, in the last four months, hundreds of people in Columbus County, including some with violent charges, have been issued unsecured bonds. The judge responsible for the new bond policy spoke to WWAY this afternoon to defend the policy. Full story...
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