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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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Deputies: Shooting ends in deadly crash

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the crash resulted in a fatality; however, bullet holes were found on the driver's door and front left fender of the vehicle. Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Columbus County

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videoOne person is dead after a shooting last night in Columbus County. Investigators say it happened at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Golf Course Rd. and Union Valley Rd. located northwest of Whiteville. Full story...
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Detectives investigate after woman robbed at gunpoint in own front yard

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Detectives are investigating after a woman was robbed in her own front yard in a New Hanover County neighborhood early Tuesday. Full story...
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Police arrest suspected serial robber

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video Wilmington Police say they've caught who they believe is a serial robber. Police arrested Erik Greyson Huggins, 29, early this morning for the robbery of a taxi driver at knifepoint on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Southport police chief apologizes after employee arrested

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video Southport's police chief is speaking out after one of his employees was arrested over the weekend. Last week the Brunswick County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about Anthony Buntyn, a clerk for the Southport Police Department. Saturday deputies arrested Buntyn and charged him with disseminating obscenity and impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Death penalty case gets started in Brunswick County

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videoA death penalty case is underway for a man accused of raping, killing and setting a mother of two on fire in 2008. A couple hundred potential jurors filed in to the Brunswick County Courthouse today for the trial of Carl Alston. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. teacher busted for DWI over weekend

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video A teacher at Snipes Academy of Arts & Design was arrested for DWI and speeding Sunday according to police reports. Records show Wilmington Police arrested Olivia Grace Williams, 30, around 2 a.m. Sunday at 1180 Market Street. Full story...
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