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Camp Lejeune sergeant pleads guilty to bribery charge

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videoA Camp Lejeune gunnery sergeant pleaded guilty in federal court to a soliciting bribes from a government contractor while deployed to Iraq. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Battered Columbus County inmate speaks

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video 24-year-old Daniel Davis was in the Columbus County Detention Center for a probation violation when he says the unthinkable happened. Full story...
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Bladen Co. jail beating victim back in hospital

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video The man severely beaten in the Bladen county jail last week is back in the hospital. Joshua Ward's wife, Amanda, tells us he was showing signs of improvement, but after being released from the hospital Friday, he suffered a chronic headache. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: David says his office 'monitoring' jail beating case

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video Last week, WWAY broke the story of Joshua Ward, who was badly beaten in the Bladen county jail. Former jailer Marcus Hubbard told us that kind of violence is nothing new at the Bladen county jail. He said his complaints would often times fall on deaf ears. Full story...
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Budget, economy, crime hot topics in State of the City address

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video Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo admits that the issues and challenges facing his city are many, but despite those issues Saffo says that progress is being made on multiple fronts. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Former drug dealer aims for second chance

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video Petey Powell, 38, grew up on Red Bug Road, in the small town of Hallsboro. He remembers his dad doing whatever he could to keep his family out of poverty but was eventually lured by the money he could make in dealing drugs. Petey was just a little boy when he drugs became a regular part of his life. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff investigating jail beating

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videoThe Columbus County Sheriff's Office is looking into a beating in the county jail that sent an inmate to the hospital. Daniel Lynn Davis was hit so hard his jaw was broken. Full story...
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Officials: Thousands lost cash in Ky.-based scheme

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Tens of thousands of people in the United States and abroad may have lost millions in what federal and state officials are calling a classic pyramid scheme being run by a Kentucky-based company. Full story...
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Shots fired lead to car chase

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videoDeputies arrived at 7212 Morley Ct. around 9 o'clock Friday night after reports of possible gun shots fired. Phillip Michael Donaldson II was inside the home and in possession of a handgun and long gun. He had fired the gun towards the ground on his property. Deputies advised Donaldson of county ordinances against discharging a firearm in the county. He agreed that he would not discharge the firearm again. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Bladen Co. jailer says violence nothing new at jail

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video Three days after 30-year-old Joshua Ward was beaten by several inmates, a former jailer says he saw similar violence first-hand. "I have seen many cases where inmates will assault another inmate," Marcus Hubbard said. Full story...
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