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Wife of outgoing Carolina Beach police chief charged with assault

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video Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8, Younginger told Alicia Lachance, "I want to strangle you," "I want to beat the hell out of you," "I want to kill you". Full story...
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Robbery suspect shot by clerk makes court appearance, has lengthy record

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The robbery suspect shot by a store clerk last week made his first court appearance this afternoon. Joseph Ryan Anderson was in a wheelchair and could not put his left hand on the Bible during his video appearance from jail because of his injuries. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies warn of mail scams

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If you have been targeted by foreign scam artists in the last few years, you are not alone. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says marketing fraud is all too common. Full story...
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Cops: Woman kills 2, wounds 4, then kills self

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An eight-year-old girl is the second murder victim of a woman who killed her son, left three other children fighting for life and shot her ex-boyfriend in a bitter love triangle. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Video from inside store as clerk shoots robber

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video One day after a Wilmington convenience store clerk shot a would-be robber, we're getting a look at the shooting and hearing more from the store owner. Full story...
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Six-month investigation leads to drug, weapons bust

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video Wilmington Police say a six-month investigation has taken a huge stash of drugs and stolen weapons off the street Five men face a number of charges. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says investigators believe these suspects were big suppliers in the area. Full story...
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Middle school tutor, coach arrested for indecent liberties with 12-year-old girl

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A middle school tutor and coach is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a student. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jammie Lynn Locklear, 36, of Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Clerk makes good on promise to defend store, shoots would-be robber

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videoA would-be armed robber got a taste of his own medicine today when the convenience store clerk pulled out a gun of his own. After being held up last month, the clerk vowed to protect himself and be prepared for future threats. Full story...
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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

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videoAn Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Dog Court upholds decision to euthanize family's pit bulls

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video New Hanover County Dog Court is back in session. Today, the court heard a case we told you about last week. A family's dog was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in its own backyard. Today the Romanos and the Tookers met again in Dog Court to find out what will happen with the Tookers' two pit bulls. Full story...
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Justices hear appeal of Marine convicted of killing pregnant comrade

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A former Marine convicted of killing a fellow Marine wants his conviction overturned. Today the state court of appeals heard arguments from both sides in the case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim of robbery that sparked UNCW lockdown speaks out

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video A lockdown at UNCW earlier this week began after an armed robbery at a nearby restaurant. Today one of the victims of that robbery spoke out. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman pleads guilty to killing her boyfriend

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Mattie Kelly plead guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Burglary in Columbus County. Ms. Kelly told the officer that she had just killed her boyfriend. Ms. Kelly then told the officer the name of her boyfriend, Edward Jerome Jackson, and the location of his body Full story...
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NC prosecutors want Racial Justice Act struck down

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North Carolina's prosecutors are almost unanimous in calling on legislators to repeal a law that allows defendants on death row to appeal their sentences by showing evidence of racial bias. Full story...
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