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ONLY ON 3: Mentally handicapped woman's bike stolen

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videoThe Spencer family says this is the second three-wheel bike they've had stolen in the last year and a half. They say they know it's only a bike, but it's extra special to their daughter Ashley. Full story...
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School PTO treasurer arrested for embezzlement

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A woman accused of stealing from an elementary school's PTO has been arrested. Dana Leigh Brooks was arrested in New Hanover County. She's wanted in Brunswick County on 12 counts of embezzlement. Full story...
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Ex-Craven County deputy charged in fatal crash

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Prosecutors say a Craven County deputy has been arrested after he lied about a fatal crash earlier this month. Full story...
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NC victims compensation panel to consider claims

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North Carolina's Crime Victims Compensation Commission will review 50 claims totaling more than $1 million when it meets this week. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds murder conviction of former student for officer's death

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a former university student for the fatal shooting of Winston-Salem police officer four years ago. Full story...
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DA Jon David looking for info in Soles investigation

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It's been nearly two years after an WWAY's reporting led to a SBI investigation into then-Sen. R.C. Soles. Now the District Attorney in Columbus County says his office is still looking into the case. Full story...
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John Edwards' criminal case delayed to July

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A federal judge is delaying the proceedings in the criminal case against John Edwards until July. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Middle school teacher suspended; Charged with cyberstalking student

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video A Burgaw Middle School teacher has been suspended. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says eighth grade teacher Megan Mantooth is charged with cyberstalking a student. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Wilmington crack dealer sentenced to 35 years

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A Wilmington crack dealer will spend decades behind bars. A federal judge sentenced Rushaun Necko Parker to 35 years in prison. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Deputy Sloan fired after prostitution arrest; WPD confirms passenger was male; Sloan says "no sex"

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Department fired Capt. Mark Sloan after being arrested Tuesday night for soliciting a prostitute and crimes against nature. Sloan says he could not talk about the situation in detail but did say that he had "good intentions" and it was "not sex." Full story...
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Shallotte woman arrested for fighting with knife

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a local woman last night after she was involved in an assault with multiple subjects. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brian Berger had no insurance during car crash, avoided victim

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video A week after being arrested on domestic violence charges, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger showed up 15 minutes late to an agenda briefing Thursday. But Angela Lilly was there early to see him. Full story...
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Berger's attorney, one other plead guilty to failing to file taxes

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The Department of Revenue says Sam Edwards of Ocean Isle Beach and Dennis Sullivan Jr. of Wilmington both admitted to five county of willful failure to file their state tax returns. Both men paid the taxes and interest they owed before entering a plea. Full story...
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Hundreds of dogs seized from Caldwell Co. kennel

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Caldwell County animal control officers are rounding up nearly 300 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Hudson. Full story...
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