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Crime

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man arrested for armed robbery at Walgreens

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23 year old Alan Ryan Benson has been arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office for robbing the Walgreens on Carolina Beach Rd. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Mom arrested over teen fight speaks out

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video A mother arrested Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a street fight says she was simply defending her daughter. Police say Shadrica McKoy was egging on the fight and telling the teens to ignore police. We spoke with McKoy and got her side of the story. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Another mom arrested for allegedly egging on kid fight

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For the second time in a month a mother has been charged for her role in a fight involving children. The charges stem from Wednesday's fight on 12th Street in Wilmington involving dozens of kids. Full story...
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Arrest made in connection to early-morning murder

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video Wilmington Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that killed a man early this morning. No one, though, has actually been charged with the murder. Full story...
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Store owner accused of lottery ticket fraud

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Police have charged the owner of a store in Dunn after investigators say he kept a customer's winning lottery ticket worth nearly $90,000. Full story...
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More 'Teen Mom 2' drama this week

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MTV "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was back in court Tuesday, but this time she wasn't on trial. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend Kieffer Delp was in court, charged with assaulting the young mom. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Critics say WPD underestimating gang problem

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videoWe told you last night about a fight on 12th Street in Wilmington involving about 50 young people. Many neighbors told us the fights were directly related to gangs and they happen every day, but a Wilmington Police spokeswoman said the fight was not gang-related. Full story...
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New details on man arrested for having sex with boy; UPDATED with Facebook link

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video According to his Facebook page, Mike Nobles, arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old boy, likes Rachel Ray, Two-and-a-Half-Men and WECT... Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 50 kids involved in street fight

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video Wilmington Police Officers tell us about 50 kids started fighting near 12th and Chestnut Streets this afternoon. They say the fight continued down to 13th Street and then onto the playground at Rankin Terrace. Full story...
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WPD: No leads on puppy killer despite reward

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WPD investigators have been unsuccessful in locating the person(s) who killed two puppies on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. In response to media coverage, several animal welfare organizations have pledged money for a reward for anyone supplying information that leads to an arrest. Pledges currently total more than $2,000. Full story...
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WPD: Man robbed at knifepoint downtown

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The male victim, age 25, reported that he was in a bar drinking with a man he did not know by name. According to the victim, the two agreed to go somewhere else to get a drink. The victim said he stopped to sit on one of the benches on Water Street when a third person (male voice) came up behind him and held a knife to his neck. Full story...
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Mount Olive man guilty of dog-fighting charges

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A Duplin County man has pleaded guilty to federal dog-fighting charges after an undercover sheriff's investigator purchased a pit bull from him last year. Full story...
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Fetus protection legislation gets first hearing

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North Carolina lawmakers who want to punish people who harm a fetus at any stage of development want to make clear that ignorance of a woman's pregnancy is no excuse. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Co. school bus driver charged with DWI

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A Brunswick County school bus driver is off the job tonight after being arrested for driving drunk. Full story...
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Internet cafe in Calabash robbed

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At approximately 5:15 am on March 15th, two subjects entered Calabash Internet Cafe, located at 1224 River View Drive, concealing their identity through masks. The employees were forced to hand over an undetermined amount of US currency before fleeing the business. Full story...
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