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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Autopsy: Mangum's boyfriend died from 1 stab wound

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An autopsy reveals that the boyfriend of Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum died from a single stab wound. Full story...
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Edgecombe commission chair caught in gambling raid

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The chairman of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners was among the 10 people charged after a raid of illegal gambling operations last weekend. Full story...
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Elderly Windsor man kills wife, turns gun on himself

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Authorities say an 87-year-old man shot and killed his 86-year-old wife in their Windsor home, then turned the gun on himself. Full story...
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3 arrested after child tossed into pool is injured

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Investigators say three adults have been arrested in Beaufort County after a 4-year-old child was seriously injured as they tried to throw her off a roof into a swimming pool last month. Full story...
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Duplin Co. dog-fighting 'legend' gets five years in prison

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A 78-year-old North Carolina man described as a legend in the dog-fighting world will spend five years behind bars, the maximum a federal judge could impose. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies ask for help to find gunman

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Detectives are looking for help finding a gunman. They want to talk with anyone who may have been in the area of Grissettown last night between 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with breaking into store, stealing skateboard

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with breaking into a store on N. 4th Street late Monday night. Full story...
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Leland woman arrested for insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Lakeia C. Freeman, 28, of 136 Parsley St., Leland; she is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Roommate mutilation case delayed until October

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The case of a Catawba County man accused of shooting his roommate to death and mutilating his body has been delayed until October. Full story...
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UNCW trying to figure out how emergency system failed

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video It took more than two hours for students and staff at UNCW to find out about a shooting near campus Friday. The university has acknowledged that its response to the gunman and a search for him on and around campus was unacceptable. Now the school is trying to move past the communication lapse by finding out what went wrong and how to make things better. Full story...
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Jury finds Brunswick Co. man not guilty of assault on deputies

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video Back in 2007 Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies shot a man, who was also charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer. George Cooper says he never pointed a gun at the officers much less fired it, and today a jury at the Brunswick County Courthouse agreed with him. Full story...
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Testimony focuses on nurse in 2009 NC shooting

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Testimony in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people at a Moore County nursing home is focusing on the lone victim who was not a resident of the facility. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim, suspect's family tell different stories of Friday shooting near UNCW

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videoOne gun. One shot. One arrest. But two different stories. Friday afternoon's shooting near the UNCW campus left 42-year-old David Carroll with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, but it's what led up to the shooting that is in question. Full story...
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Trial begins in case of NC nursing home shootings

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Lawyers for a man accused of killing eight people at a North Carolina nursing home say their client was addled by prescription drugs and depression at the time of the 2009 shootings. Full story...
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