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Drug cases dismissed after probe into former officer

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As a result of an investigation into former New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics lieutenant Joey LeBlanc, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office dismissed drug cases handled by LeBlanc against eight people. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for Army general in sex case

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Jury selection has started at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general facing court-martial on sexual assault charges. Full story...
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UPDATE: Nearly 1,800 arrested for DWI in 'Booze It & Lose It' campaign

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State transportation officials say almost 1,800 motorists were arrested on North Carolina highways for driving while impaired during an Independence Day operation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD investigates a series of sex assaults in Downtown Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police say three women were sexually assaulted over the past few weeks. But, what they are mostly concerned about is the fact that none of the victims can remember the attacks. Full story...
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Company, owner to pay $19M for Leland Superfund site, back taxes

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A company and its owner have pleaded guilty in federal court for violations of environmental regulations that led to a Superfund site in Leland. Full story...
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UPDATE: Woman tells intruder to leave her home, gets shot in shoulder

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Deputies are investigating after a woman was shot during a home invasion in Wilmington overnight. A spokesperson with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a woman, Darla J. Scott, was asleep in her bed, when she woke up to a man in her bedroom. Full story...
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Shallotte man charged with sex crimes against child

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A Shallotte man is behind bars charged with sex crimes against a child. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested Christopher Lewis Green, 29, for three counts of crimes against nature, three counts of second degree sexual offense and three counts of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Decade old missing person case now murder investigation

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videoA former Wilmington man is behind bars in Jesup, GA, for murder. The Wayne County (GA) Sheriff's Department arrested Waylon Vernon Russell, 42, formerly of Wilmington Thursday and charged him with the 2002 murder of his father Ronald Wilbur Russell, 64. Full story...
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Police report: Hairston got rental from 'Fatts'

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina basketball's P.J. Hairston told police on the night of his June arrest on a drug charge that he was given the rental vehicle he was driving to visit friends in Atlanta. That's according to a detailed police report. Hairston also tried to switch places with one of two passengers before arriving at the license checkpoint, according to a copy of the report, which was obtained by The News & Observer of Raleigh and reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday. The report said Hairston said he had received the SUV two hours before the traffic stop from a man he identified as "Fatts." Rental records show Haydn "Fats" Thomas, a convicted felon facing pending drug charges, rented the 2013 GMC Yukon. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Full story...
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Trial scheduled for mother of slain NC girl

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videoA trial date has been set for the mother of a slain 5-year-old Fayetteville girl. Full story...
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