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Peterson will get new trial in wife's 2001 death

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A judge has ruled that Durham novelist Michael Peterson will get a new trial in his wife's 2001 death. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue vetoes death-row racial bias bill

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former band teacher pleads guilty, relationship with student detailed

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video It's been nearly a year since a former North Brunswick High School band director was accused of sexting a student. Today Mark Riel pleaded guilty. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom as Riel entered his plea. Full story...
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$10,000 reward offered for return of stolen jewelry, silver

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The victim of a break-in that was reported Sunday afternoon is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of a rare gold necklace and / or the large quantity of heirloom silverware that was stolen. These items have sentimental value for the victim. Full story...
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Sandusky attorney: 'This is a fight to the death'

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Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case. Full story...
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Reward offered in search for Southport bank robber

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Police in Southport are looking for a man who robbed a bank this afternoon. Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove says it happened about 1:55 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank at Howe and W. West Streets. Full story...
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Victims' relatives differ on death row bill

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Family members of murder victims are meeting with North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in hopes of persuading her to make a decision on a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Perdue fundraiser to admit campaign finance violation

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A former top fundraiser for Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to appear in court Wednesday to plead guilty to a charge related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man gets life in prison for 2009 murder

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A Bladen County jury ruled Kevin Christopher Rogers killed Sean Maurice Lesane in 2009 and sent him to prison for life. Full story...
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SBI agent testifies that colleague botched tests

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Two State Bureau of Investigation agents who retested evidence from a 1993 murder trial found results that raise questions about whether a former colleague fabricated results that led to an innocent man spending 17 years in prison. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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Couple arrested after dog found eating gutted puppy

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videoDeputies arrested two people on animal cruelty charges after finding a dog eating the leg another. Full story...
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Investigation underway in fatal shooting at Virginia Tech

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An investigation is under way into the fatal shootings today at Virginia Tech. A gunman killed a campus police officer in a school parking lot and was later found dead, with a gun nearby, in another lot. Full story...
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Moore County deputy slain; suspect also kills self

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Authorities say a Moore County deputy has been shot and killed as he tried to arrest an Iraqi war veteran with an outstanding arrest warrant for not paying child support. Full story...
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Teen arrested after clerk turns tables during robbery attempt

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video For the second time in a month a Wilmington store clerk has turned the tables on a would-be robber. The owner of the store says the man who allegedly tried to rob the store is "lucky to be alive." Full story...
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