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Prosecutors: SBI finds dozens more lab errors

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North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab has found dozens more cases of mishandled blood evidence. Full story...
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NC prosecutors say guilt clear in flagged cases

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North Carolina prosecutors say there is no doubt that scores of people are guilty despite the use of questionable blood evidence in their cases. Full story...
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Admitted bank robber makes court appearance

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A man who admitted robbing two Columbus County banks made his first appearance in court today. Investigators say 29-year-old Jonathan Bo Drye admitted robbing the first bank in Whiteville yesterday and the BB&T in Riegelwood last week. Full story...
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Deputies looking for attempted kidnapper

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a teenager. Police say around 11 a.m. today an 18-year-old female was selling magazines door to door in a neighborhood near Myrtle Grove Road. They say a man in a silver pickup truck pulled up beside the teen and asked her if she needed a ride. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland councilman charged with domestic assault

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Leland Police arrested a Leland Town Councilman over the weekend for domestic violence. Full story...
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Charlotte police find 2 gunshot victims in wreck

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they found two people shot to death in a wreck. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man arrested for armed robbery at Walgreens

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23 year old Alan Ryan Benson has been arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office for robbing the Walgreens on Carolina Beach Rd. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Mom arrested over teen fight speaks out

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video A mother arrested Wednesday for disorderly conduct during a street fight says she was simply defending her daughter. Police say Shadrica McKoy was egging on the fight and telling the teens to ignore police. We spoke with McKoy and got her side of the story. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Another mom arrested for allegedly egging on kid fight

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For the second time in a month a mother has been charged for her role in a fight involving children. The charges stem from Wednesday's fight on 12th Street in Wilmington involving dozens of kids. Full story...
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Arrest made in connection to early-morning murder

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video Wilmington Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting that killed a man early this morning. No one, though, has actually been charged with the murder. Full story...
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Store owner accused of lottery ticket fraud

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Police have charged the owner of a store in Dunn after investigators say he kept a customer's winning lottery ticket worth nearly $90,000. Full story...
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More 'Teen Mom 2' drama this week

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MTV "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was back in court Tuesday, but this time she wasn't on trial. Her on-again-off-again boyfriend Kieffer Delp was in court, charged with assaulting the young mom. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Critics say WPD underestimating gang problem

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videoWe told you last night about a fight on 12th Street in Wilmington involving about 50 young people. Many neighbors told us the fights were directly related to gangs and they happen every day, but a Wilmington Police spokeswoman said the fight was not gang-related. Full story...
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New details on man arrested for having sex with boy; UPDATED with Facebook link

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video According to his Facebook page, Mike Nobles, arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old boy, likes Rachel Ray, Two-and-a-Half-Men and WECT... Full story...
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BREAKING FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 50 kids involved in street fight

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video Wilmington Police Officers tell us about 50 kids started fighting near 12th and Chestnut Streets this afternoon. They say the fight continued down to 13th Street and then onto the playground at Rankin Terrace. Full story...
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