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Man pleads guilty to theft of winning $1 million scratch-off ticket

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A Wilmington man charged with the theft of a winning lottery ticket that his wife claimed, pleaded guilty this month to stealing the ticket from the gas station where he worked. Full story...
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Deputies: Man who wanted to buy gun tried to steal gun with gun

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Investigators in Bladen County say a man who wanted to buy a gun instead tried to use it to steal it. The Sheriff's Office says Rodney Autry Jr., 22, of Elizabethtown, told the victim he was interested in buying his handgun. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Police make arrest for attempted murder

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An Elizabethtown man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot out the back window of a moving car last night. Full story...
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Student under investigation for having knife on school bus

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A Brunswick County Schools student is under investigation after the child reportedly had a knife on a school bus. Full story...
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Marine sought in baby's death kills himself

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Authorities are scheduled to discuss the details after a U.S. Marine wanted for questioning in the death of his 11-month-old child was found dead. Full story...
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WPD: Narcotics unit violated department procedures

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video An internal review by Wilmington Police has found violations of procedures by the Narcotics Enforcement Unit. WPD this morning issued a statement about the investigation in response to requests from media outlets including WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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NHSO sergeant earns K9 instructor certificate

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has two new tools to help fight crime. Sgt. James Croom recently completed more than 400 hours of training to become the first certified K9 officer instructor in the county. Full story...
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Coastal Carolina University student dies in shooting

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videoA student at Coastal Carolina University has died after a shooting near the campus in Conway. The search for the shooter continues. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Suspect in restaurant robbery got out of prison two weeks prior

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videoMore than a week after a customer was robbed while standing in line at a Wilmington fast food restaurant, a suspect is in custody. Full story...
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