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ONLY ON 3: Shooting suspect says victim molested him

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video The suspect in a shooting near the UNCW campus last month says he was actually a victim. Reginald Gagnier says he doesn't remember shooting David Carroll, but he says Carroll is the reason why he can't remember and the reason the shooting happened at all. Full story...
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Why did FBI agent call 911 to help 'Frog' at Soles's house?

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video The R.C. Soles-Allen Strickland saga continues in Columbus County, but now a federal agent is involved. Recently a special agent with the FBI called Columbus County 911 after he got a call from Strickland. The agent told an operator that the former senator may have assaulted the teen. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's dad says car that took him found

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It's been almost three weeks since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers was last seen in downtown Wilmington. Today, there still is no sign of Flowers, but we do have some new information on the case you'll see FIRST ON 3. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police catch driver who ran after fight with girlfriend led to car accident

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A woman at the scene told WWAY it started when she got in a fight with her boyfriend who then drove away and ran the stop sign at St. Andrew's, T-boning another car. The man then got out of his car and ran away. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Drugs, ex led to 'Teen Mom' probation violation

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MTV's "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is out of jail on a $10,000 secured bond. Police arrested the reality star from Oak Island last night on a probation violation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Strickland case delayed; you can have TCPD phone numbers, too

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videoAnother day and yet another court date for a young man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Couple indicted in NC dismemberment death

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A grand jury has indicted a man and wife on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Kinston woman whose dismembered body was found last month in Texas. Full story...
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NC man charged with using boy as stun gun shield

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Gastonia police have arrested a man they say tried to use a boy to shield the man from officers and their Taser. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender commissioner faces third DWI; colleagues did not know

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video Pender County Commissioner David Williams heads back to court in Mecklenburg County next month on a DWI charge. He was pulled over in Matthews in December. Fellow commissioners say they were shocked when we told them the news today and had no clue that this had happened Full story...
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Arson believed to be caused by person who used pass key to enter building

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A report from Asheville police says investigators believe the person who started a blaze that killed a firefighter used a pass key to get inside the medical office building where it started. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Kure Beach commissioner resigns after pot charge

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A Kure Beach commissioner arrested on drug charges has resigned. Barry Nelder's resignation is effective today. Full story...
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Strickland turns self in after more vandalism at Soles's house

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video Another strange chapter in the relationship between R.C. Soles and a teenage boy. Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in this morning after yet another vandalism incident at the former senator's house. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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School counselor charged with murder faces federal charges

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A Columbus County man already charged with murder now faces separate federal criminal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Brown last week of 20 counts of wire fraud, two counts aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements. Full story...
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