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Charges added in NC shooting of Pennsylvania teammates

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The Texas man charged with killing a Pennsylvania high school football player and injuring another in a parking lot in North Carolina faces nine additional charges. Full story...
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Defense lawyers for veteran charged with murder say PTSD was cause of crime

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Lawyers for an Iraqi War veteran facing a possible death sentence if convicted of killing his 10-month-old stepdaughter say he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he beat her to death in their Raleigh home two years ago. Full story...
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Shoplifter struck and killed in Asheville

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Authorities say a 21-year-old shoplifter running from police has been struck and killed by a car in Asheville. Full story...
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Victim says Columbus commissioner stole personal documents

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videoThe alleged victim claims chairman Giles Byrd broke into her house and stole personal documents. And it turns out Byrd has a history of charges ranging from misdemeanor stalking to assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strickland posts $1M bond two hours after hearing

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video Once again, a high bond won't keep a teen with ties to R.C. Soles behind bars very long. The 19-year-old with no job and no known source of legitimate income is on his way out of the Columbus County Jail after posting a $1 million bond. A deputy at the jail said at 12:40 p.m. Allen "Frog" Strickland was waiting to be fitted with a GPS device. He was released at 1:04 p.m. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m. Full story...
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Police say woman purposely wrecked car, killing a passenger

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Raleigh police say a woman deliberately crashed her car into a tree, killing a passenger and injuring two others. Full story...
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One dead, one hurt after domestic dispute leads to shooting at hospital

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A woman is dead and a man hurt after a shooting at a hospital in Whiteville this morning. Law enforcement sources tell WWAY that a domestic dispute involving two men and a woman led to the shooting outside Columbus Regional Healthcare System around 7 a.m. Full story...
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Two Fort Bragg soldiers face teen murder charges

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says the two men charged with killing a North Carolina teen and dumping his body are soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Labor Day campaign revs up

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Labor Day holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted through Monday, Sept. 5, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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StarNews Circulation Manager busted for embezzlement

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video Police arrested StarNews Circulation Manager Richard Scott Wiggs Monday and charged him with stealing money from the newspaper. According to the StarNews, investigators say he stole more than $100,000 over a two year period. The paper's parent company, The New York Times, say he he stole at least $52,000. Full story...
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Authorities find wreckage of stolen airplane

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Authorities are searching for survivors after an airplane that was reported stolen from a Chapel Hill airport crashed in Alamance County. Full story...
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Defense in terror case seeks to block witness

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Defense lawyers for North Carolina men accused of being members of a terrorist conspiracy are seeking to block a proposed prosecution witness. Full story...
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Former Army official sentenced for bribes involving equipment for wounded soldiers

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A former Army acquisition official from Colorado has been sentenced to six years in prison for extorting money from companies looking to provide stretchers to military vehicles. Full story...
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Police seize $200,000 worth of marijuana

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies find a major marijuana operation and arrest one. Deputies executed search warrants at two separate homes and found more than 220 marijuana plants. Police say most of the plants seized were mature plants ready to be harvested. Full story...
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