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Police say woman purposely wrecked car, killing a passenger

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Raleigh police say a woman deliberately crashed her car into a tree, killing a passenger and injuring two others. Full story...
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One dead, one hurt after domestic dispute leads to shooting at hospital

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A woman is dead and a man hurt after a shooting at a hospital in Whiteville this morning. Law enforcement sources tell WWAY that a domestic dispute involving two men and a woman led to the shooting outside Columbus Regional Healthcare System around 7 a.m. Full story...
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Two Fort Bragg soldiers face teen murder charges

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says the two men charged with killing a North Carolina teen and dumping his body are soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Labor Day campaign revs up

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Labor Day holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted through Monday, Sept. 5, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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StarNews Circulation Manager busted for embezzlement

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video Police arrested StarNews Circulation Manager Richard Scott Wiggs Monday and charged him with stealing money from the newspaper. According to the StarNews, investigators say he stole more than $100,000 over a two year period. The paper's parent company, The New York Times, say he he stole at least $52,000. Full story...
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Authorities find wreckage of stolen airplane

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Authorities are searching for survivors after an airplane that was reported stolen from a Chapel Hill airport crashed in Alamance County. Full story...
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Defense in terror case seeks to block witness

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Defense lawyers for North Carolina men accused of being members of a terrorist conspiracy are seeking to block a proposed prosecution witness. Full story...
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Former Army official sentenced for bribes involving equipment for wounded soldiers

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A former Army acquisition official from Colorado has been sentenced to six years in prison for extorting money from companies looking to provide stretchers to military vehicles. Full story...
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Police seize $200,000 worth of marijuana

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies find a major marijuana operation and arrest one. Deputies executed search warrants at two separate homes and found more than 220 marijuana plants. Police say most of the plants seized were mature plants ready to be harvested. Full story...
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Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute

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The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief. Full story...
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Perdue keeps NC crime head to lead combined agency

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The head of North Carolina's public safety agency is getting more responsibilities for the same salary. Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that Reuben Young will be secretary of the newly restructured Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shooting suspect says victim molested him

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video The suspect in a shooting near the UNCW campus last month says he was actually a victim. Reginald Gagnier says he doesn't remember shooting David Carroll, but he says Carroll is the reason why he can't remember and the reason the shooting happened at all. Full story...
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Why did FBI agent call 911 to help 'Frog' at Soles's house?

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video The R.C. Soles-Allen Strickland saga continues in Columbus County, but now a federal agent is involved. Recently a special agent with the FBI called Columbus County 911 after he got a call from Strickland. The agent told an operator that the former senator may have assaulted the teen. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's dad says car that took him found

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It's been almost three weeks since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers was last seen in downtown Wilmington. Today, there still is no sign of Flowers, but we do have some new information on the case you'll see FIRST ON 3. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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