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ONLY ON 3: Strickland case delayed; you can have TCPD phone numbers, too

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videoAnother day and yet another court date for a young man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Couple indicted in NC dismemberment death

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A grand jury has indicted a man and wife on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Kinston woman whose dismembered body was found last month in Texas. Full story...
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NC man charged with using boy as stun gun shield

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Gastonia police have arrested a man they say tried to use a boy to shield the man from officers and their Taser. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender commissioner faces third DWI; colleagues did not know

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video Pender County Commissioner David Williams heads back to court in Mecklenburg County next month on a DWI charge. He was pulled over in Matthews in December. Fellow commissioners say they were shocked when we told them the news today and had no clue that this had happened Full story...
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Arson believed to be caused by person who used pass key to enter building

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A report from Asheville police says investigators believe the person who started a blaze that killed a firefighter used a pass key to get inside the medical office building where it started. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Kure Beach commissioner resigns after pot charge

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A Kure Beach commissioner arrested on drug charges has resigned. Barry Nelder's resignation is effective today. Full story...
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Strickland turns self in after more vandalism at Soles's house

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video Another strange chapter in the relationship between R.C. Soles and a teenage boy. Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in this morning after yet another vandalism incident at the former senator's house. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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School counselor charged with murder faces federal charges

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A Columbus County man already charged with murder now faces separate federal criminal charges. A federal grand jury indicted Michael Shawn Brown last week of 20 counts of wire fraud, two counts aggravated identity theft, two counts of arson and one count of making material false statements. Full story...
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Wright out on $1.027M bond, Soles subpoenaed to testify against 'Frog'

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video He has no job and no known source of income, but a Columbus County man with ties to R.C. Soles is a free man after someone posted another big bond for him. Full story...
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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Autopsy: Mangum's boyfriend died from 1 stab wound

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An autopsy reveals that the boyfriend of Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum died from a single stab wound. Full story...
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Edgecombe commission chair caught in gambling raid

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The chairman of the Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners was among the 10 people charged after a raid of illegal gambling operations last weekend. Full story...
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Elderly Windsor man kills wife, turns gun on himself

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Authorities say an 87-year-old man shot and killed his 86-year-old wife in their Windsor home, then turned the gun on himself. Full story...
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3 arrested after child tossed into pool is injured

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Investigators say three adults have been arrested in Beaufort County after a 4-year-old child was seriously injured as they tried to throw her off a roof into a swimming pool last month. Full story...
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