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Trial begins for man accused of murdering an elderly woman

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videoThe trial for a man accused of murdering an elderly woman begins. After several days of delays due to a flu outbreak, the murder trial of 53-year-old Richard Grissett finally started this afternoon. He's accused of killing 86-year-old Linnie Mae Ward at her home in November 2012. Full story...
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Pender Co. sheriff candidate charged with DWI

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videoA candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own. Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving. Full story...
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Cromartie gets at least 35 years after pleading guilty to Proutey murder

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videoA Wilmington man charged has pleaded guilty for his involvement in the December 2012 shooting death of Joshua Proutey. Christopher Cromartie pleaded guilty this morning to second-degree murder and robbery of the CFCC student. Full story...
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Bond reduced for lone surviving suspect of Pizza Hut robbery

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The only suspect to survive a police shooting at a Wilmington restaurant last fall had his bond reduced today. A judge agreed to reduce Jalani Smith's bond from $1.5 million $600,000. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty in murder of Camp Lejeune Marine

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A man has admitted to shooting and killing a Camp Lejeune Marine in 2012. Full story...
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Police looking for suspects in robbery of delivery driver

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Wilmington Police are looking for three people involved in robbing a food delivery driver over the weekend. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it happened around 11 p.m. Friday after the driver made a delivery to 119 Dapple Ct. Full story...
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Men 'smoking dope' on woman's porch leads to gun charges

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A woman's complaint of a group of men sitting on her porch "smoking dope" landed one of the men in jail on gun charges. Full story...
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New ad pits old sheriff against current district attorney

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videoIt's not every day you see a democrat buy an ad supporting a republican, but that's exactly what a former sheriff did and more. Full story...
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NC man jailed after dragging deputy with car

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Authorities in Lincoln County say a man is accused of dragging a sheriff's deputy with his car and spitting blood on him during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Deputies bust man for allegedly selling heroin out of home in Creekwood

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say was selling heroin out of a home in Creekwood. Full story...
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Winnabow man wanted for assaulting pregnant woman caught

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has tracked down a man who was wanted for multiple assault charges after allegedly attacking a pregnant woman. Full story...
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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest

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videoAfter a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes. Full story...
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Trial in murder of elderly woman delayed until Monday

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Opening arguments in the trial for a man charged with a 2012 murder will have to wait until next week. District Attorney Jon David says Richard Grissett's trial has been put off until Monday after the judge called in sick. Full story...
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Woman charged with sister's murder likely to stay in jail

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videoA woman charged with her sister's murder will likely stay in jail after making her first court appearance this afternoon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Woman charged with sister's murder after Carolina Beach shooting

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videoA woman has been charged with her sister's murder after a shooting this morning in Carolina Beach. Carolina Beach Police say the first calls came in just before 7:30 a.m. reporting shots fired near condos in the 600 block of Carolina Beach Ave. S. Full story...
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