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Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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videoElizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on drug and other charges. Full story...
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NHSO: Increased presence helped at Masonboro Island

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's says an increased law enforcement presence helped deal with the often rowdy crows at Masonboro Island yesterday. Full story...
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Jury convicts Jenrette on two counts of murder

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A Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of two murders in 2007. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 20-year-old charged with DWI after crash injures boy

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videoHighway Patrol says a 20-year-old woman was drinking before she hit an eight-year-old boy with her car last night. Full story...
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NC toughens rules for inmates' home leaves

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The state Department of Public Safety is making it tougher for inmates nearing the end of their sentences to make home visits. But the move falls short of North Carolina prosecutors' request that the governor scrap the program. Full story...
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Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home invasion in Wilmington

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videoFour suspects are in jail and a fifth is in the hospital after a home invasion overnight in Wilmington. Full story...
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Question on jury trials could soon reach NC voters

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North Carolina voters could decide next year whether some defendants should be given the option to waive their right to a jury trial. Full story...
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As shootings continue, police emphasize community help

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videoDespite a call by area clergy for a cease fire, police responded to yet another shooting in Wilmington yesterday. Police say bullets hit three apartments in Creekwood and one car. Full story...
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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs. Full story...
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Former counselor pleads guilty to murder

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A former school counselor will spend 20 to 34 years in prison for a 2011 murder. Michael Shawn Brown pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in Columbus County Superior Court. Full story...
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