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BSL mayor not guilty of assault, sexual battery charges

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A judge found Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White not guilty today of three counts of sexual battery and one count of assaulting a female. Full story...
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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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Leaders discuss community involvement for safer schools

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video Leaders in our community are trying to find a way to prevent violence in schools, like last year's shootings in Connecticut. Full story...
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Prostitution charge dropped against woman cited in botched WPD sting

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videoA prostitution charge against a woman cited during a botched sting operation last year that has led to a SBI investigation of the Wilmington Police Department has been dropped. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alleged victim testifies in sexual battery case against BSL mayor

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video The sexual battery trial of Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White, a former investigator in the Brunswick County District Attorney's Office, began today in Bolivia. Full story...
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SBI to investigate WPD

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video The State Bureau of Investigation will look into whether members of the Wilmington Police Department did anything criminal during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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Victim's sister to killer: 'Bon voyage... to hell'

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video A death penalty case in Brunswick County ended today before it began. Carl Alston, charged with the kidnapping, rape and murder of of a Leland mother more than four years ago pleaded guilty after four days of jury selection.

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Pennsylvania man in custody in connection to bombs found in self storage unit

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video The FBI on Friday confirmed that Istvan A. Merchenthaler, 42, was in custody. He faces charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that officials say defrauded $2 million from investors over seven years, according to media reports in Pennsylvania.

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NC among states penalized for being too lax on drunken driving

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama approved a piece of sweeping highway legislation, the U.S. Department of Transportation has penalized 33 states, North Carolina among them, for failing to comply with mandates aimed at curbing drunken driving. Full story...
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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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