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Police still searching for suspect after Wilmington bank robbed

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videoWilmington Police have released photos of a man they say robbed the First Citizens Bank on S. 17th St. yesterday afternoon. Police say the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty in methamphetamine case

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A Hampstead man plead guilty today in Pender County Superior Court. Jeffrey Brown, 37, plead guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and manufacturing methamphetamine using a clandestine lab. Full story...
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Three teens charged in Durham bus explosion

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Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week. No one was hurt when what police called a "Draino bomb" exploded on a bus July 22. Full story...
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Teen charged after pictures of girl performing oral sex wind up on Instagram

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail charged with posting sexually explicit photos of a 16-year-old girl online. Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives arrested James Rudolph Brown IV, 19, of Earla Loop Road in Bolivia, for first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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Man tells police two people shot at him in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police are investigating after ShotSpotter alerted officers to N. 30th Street Sunday night in Creekwood. Full story...
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Police say man choked, dragged woman down street

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videoWilmington Police say a man was arrested after he choked, and dragged a woman down the sidewalk of Market Street. Full story...
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Police: Man wanted for shoplifting tried to knife worker

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery at the Belk in Independence Mall after allegedly trying to attack an employee with a knife. Full story...
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Woman police say hit, killed 2-year-old arrested again for DWI

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videoStevie Wallace, 28, the woman who police say hit and killed two-year-old Carter Gilson, has been arrested for her second DWI in five days. Full story...
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Two charged in fatal attack on UNC professor

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A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has died after an attack near campus, and two men face multiple charges in the incident. According to police, 59-year-old Feng Liu was found lying unresponsive Wednesday. Authorities say Liu suffered serious head wounds and was taken to UNC Hospitals. He died Thursday morning. Full story...
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Another trial delay for former NC lawmaker

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The new trial for former North Carolina Rep. Stephen LaRoque has been delayed again. Attorney Elliot Abrams, a member of LaRoque's defense team, said Thursday that the retrial has been moved from October to Feb. 2, 2015. Full story...
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Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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Deputies searching for masked men after armed robbery at area ATM

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Deputies are searching for a masked duo they say used a gun to rob two men who were getting cash out of an ATM in an area shopping center late last night. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff: Internal investigation into Hewett death complete

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. Full story...
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