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Opening statements could begin today in Lovette trial

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Opening statements could be heard Monday in the trial of Laurence Lovette Jr. He's the second man charged in connection with the murder of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson. Full story...
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NC man crashes into DWI checkpoint, charge pending

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A North Carolina motorist could face charges once police decide why he crashed into their DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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Man charged with brother's murder

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One man is dead, and his brother is in jail as the prime suspect. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police looking for armed robbery suspect

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Carolina Beach Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect. Police say the suspect walked into a Scotchman gas station on Canal Drive last night and demanded money from the cashier. Anyone with information is asked to call Carolina Beach Police at (910) 458-1246. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hillcrest murder victim was Spider-Man store robber

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video The Spider-Man robber has been unmasked. Wilmington Police say a man killed in the Hillcrest community in October was the man who robbed several area stores disguised as Spider-Man. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Boy kidnapped during Ogden break-in

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video Every family fears having their home broken into, but one Wilmington family went though something worse. Their 10-year-old son walked into the house while two people were still ransacking the home making him a victim of two crimes. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Riel back in court, trial date set

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For the second time this week the former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sexting a student was in court. Mark Riel is charged with indecent liberties with a minor after allegedly sending an inappropriate text to a student in January. Full story...
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Ex-Marine charged with wife's murder under $1M bond

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video A former Marine accused of killing his ex-wife is in jail under $1 million bond. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters last night for the murder of his wife Kay at their home on Hanover Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies get warrant for bank robbery suspect

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives have obtained a warrant for a man they say robbed a Calabash bank this afternoon. Investigators say Christopher Wilson Scott, 32, of Little River, SC, robbed the Security Savings Bank at 10231 Beach Drive SW around 12:25 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man guilty of indecent exposure again

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A Brunswick County man has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, a crime he's committed before. The District Attorney's office says Benjamin Stroup Korb, 48, of Holden Beach, entered the plea Monday afternoon in to two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure. It stems from an incident in Holden Beach in August 2010. Full story...
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Minister arrested for indecent liberties with a minor

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a minister on multiple sex crimes, including five counts of indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of first-degree sex offense. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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Jury selection begins in Eve Carson's murder trial

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Jury selection is now under way in the case of one of the men charged with killing Eve Carson. About 50 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday morning in the case of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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