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Crime

Loan officer sentenced to 19 years in prison

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A Gastonia loan officer has been sentenced to 19 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million restitution after pleading guilty to charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme. Full story...
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Mom arrested for smuggling weapon to murder suspect son

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It looks like a Brunswick County mother and son may get to spend Mother's Day together in jail. Full story...
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Chadbourn Town Manager indicted for impersonating officer

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A Columbus County grand jury has returned indictments against Chadbourn's town manager, including one for impersonating an officer. Full story...
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Sentencing continues Monday in quadruple murders

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A sentencing hearing will continue Monday for a man convicted of four murders in Columbus County. Full story...
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DWI charge for driver accused of hitting deputy

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Investigators say a drunk driver hit a deputy's car earlier this week in Brunswick County. William Earl Williamson, 58, is charged with DWI and assault with a deadly weapon on a governmental official among other charges. Full story...
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Police search for bank robber

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed a bank this morning. It happened at the Wachovia at 4195 Market Street around 11 a.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teen Mom's case dismissed

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video Brunswick County's "Teen Mom 2" star is out of some trouble for a change. A judge dismissed four charges against Jenelle Evans after her accuser failed to show up for court again. Full story...
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Highway Patrol worker charged with possessing child pornography

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The Apex Police Department arrested a North Carolina Highway Patrol employee on Thursday after finding child pornography in his home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Checkpoint yields DWIs, fugitives

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video Some Cinco de Mayo partiers got a surprise on the way home from the bars last night: a DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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'The Credit Doctor' pleads guilty

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According to the Indictment, James Goddard submitted hundreds of false credit card and lines of credit applications in the names of multiple individuals or businesses to various banks. Goddard called himself the Credit Doctor of North Carolina and touted his specialized skills included obtaining credit for newly formed businesses as well as credit repair, charging a 15% fee on each credit line he obtained. Full story...
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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death

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A Wake County jury has found a Cary man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thomas guilty of four murders

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video A Columbus County jury has returned guilty verdict on four counts of first degree murder against Danny Thomas. Full story...
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B.J. Wright given options on bond

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A Columbus County judge has given a troubled teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles a couple of options to get out of jail. Full story...
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Stepmom of Zahra Baker Pleads Not Guilty

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The woman accused of killing her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter has entered not guilty pleas in a Caldwell County courtroom for four felony counts. Full story...
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Columbus Co. murder trial goes to jury

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videoA quadruple murder trial in Columbus County is coming to an end. Late this afternoon the jury was read the charges against Danny Lamont Thomas, who's accused of killing for people. Tomorrow the jury will start deliberations. Full story...
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