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Wilmington man gets 25 years for 2011 drug bust

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videoA Wilmington man will spend 25 years in prison after admitting to federal drug and weapons charges. Earlier this year Leander Hands, 37, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin and possession of a firearm among other crimes. Full story...
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NHRMC reviews security procedures in wake of stabbing

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videoNew Hanover Regional Medical Center is reviewing its policies and procedures in the wake of a stabbing Wednesday night at the hospital. Full story...
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Judge says worker not guilty of sweepstakes charge

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A judge's ruling in a Catawba County sweepstakes cafe case is giving hope to operators in their battle to stay open in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man admits stabbing girlfriend at hospital, considers suicide

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videoA man is in custody today after stabbing his girlfriend at New Hanover Regional Medical Center last night. Today, Josef Anthony Randolph, 28, confessed to the crime during a jailhouse interview with WWAY. Full story...
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Police find gun stolen in 1991 during traffic stop

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videoA Bladen County man is charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm and stolen property after Elizabethtown Police stopped his vehicle for having a false tag. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD posts video of controversial arrests, chief applauds officers

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars after police say he stole about a dollar in change at a bank yesterday. But the way that police took Roy Smith II into custody has some asking if the they acted too harshly. Full story...
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Senate approves Goolsby's Racial Justice Act repeal

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videoThe state Senate agrees that the Racial Justice Act should be repealed completely in North Carolina as one way to restart executions after a more than six-year hiatus. Full story...
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Groups challenge Racial Justice Act repeal

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Opposition groups and some North Carolina lawmakers are voicing their disapproval of a bill they say will kick-start executions in the state. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 18-wheeler nearly hits man, continues driving

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video Wilmington Police are looking for the driver of an 18-wheeler who almost ran over a man. The man says the truck driver ran through power lines, nearly hitting him and then kept on driving. Full story...
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Jury selection begins in rape trial

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videoToday was the first day of jury selection for a rape case that happened almost three years ago. Full story...
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