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Gunman blasts car on NC interstate, robs occupants

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Police are looking for a gunman who blasted a car on Interstate 95 with a shotgun and then robbed the occupants when the vehicle stopped. Full story...
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AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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Pender moves home game vs. Whiteville after vandalism to field

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The Pender High School football team will play a home game away from home Friday because of damage to the football field. Full story...
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Strickland in jail under $25 million bond

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video A Tabor City teen with ties to former state Sen R.C. Soles remains in jail tonight. Yesterday Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in after five days on the run. Full story...
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"Frog" Strickland back in jail

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Allen "Frog" Strickland back in jail in Columbus County tonight after turning himself in to bail bondsman Mark Cartret. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 'Frog' still on the lam

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Tabor City Police say Allen "Frog" Strickland called Chief Donald Dowless Saturday and said he would turn himself in this morning. At last check, the teen has not shown up. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Surveillance video shows Strickland cut GPS off and run

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Even Hurricane Irene cannot stop another chapter in the strange story of a teen with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Law enforcement in Columbus County are on the hunt for Allen "Frog" Strickland. Yesterday the 19-year-old cut off his GPS bracelet, but that's just the beginning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Allen 'Frog' Strickland refuses to let Irene upstage him; Removes GPS monitor, on the run

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videoJust when you thought the story of Allen "Frog" Strickland couldn't get any stranger, well, move over Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Convicted contractor testifies against former ABC administrator

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video In day two of the Billy Williams trial, jurors heard testimony from a key witness: contractor Lee Cowper. Williams, the former New Hanover County ABC administrator is accused of making an illegal agreement with Cowper to build a two-story garage at Williams's home. Full story...
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Leland men arrested on cocaine charges

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office and ATF have arrested two men on various drug-related charges. The arrests come after a year-long investigation that ended with a search warrant at a home in Leland. Full story...
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Defense delayed again in NC nursing home slay case

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The trial of a man charged with killing eight people in a Moore County nursing home is being postponed again because of a juror's unspecified medical issues. Full story...
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Trial delayed for man in NC couple's deaths

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A federal judge has agreed to delay the trial of a man accused of killing a Hendersonville couple nearly four years ago. Full story...
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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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