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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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WPD: No leads on puppy killer despite reward

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WPD investigators have been unsuccessful in locating the person(s) who killed two puppies on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. In response to media coverage, several animal welfare organizations have pledged money for a reward for anyone supplying information that leads to an arrest. Pledges currently total more than $2,000. Full story...
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WPD: Man robbed at knifepoint downtown

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The male victim, age 25, reported that he was in a bar drinking with a man he did not know by name. According to the victim, the two agreed to go somewhere else to get a drink. The victim said he stopped to sit on one of the benches on Water Street when a third person (male voice) came up behind him and held a knife to his neck. Full story...
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Mount Olive man guilty of dog-fighting charges

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A Duplin County man has pleaded guilty to federal dog-fighting charges after an undercover sheriff's investigator purchased a pit bull from him last year. Full story...
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Fetus protection legislation gets first hearing

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North Carolina lawmakers who want to punish people who harm a fetus at any stage of development want to make clear that ignorance of a woman's pregnancy is no excuse. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Co. school bus driver charged with DWI

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A Brunswick County school bus driver is off the job tonight after being arrested for driving drunk. Full story...
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Internet cafe in Calabash robbed

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At approximately 5:15 am on March 15th, two subjects entered Calabash Internet Cafe, located at 1224 River View Drive, concealing their identity through masks. The employees were forced to hand over an undetermined amount of US currency before fleeing the business. Full story...
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Church pianist arrested for raping a minor

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After further investigation Michael Nobles was additionally charged with five counts of Crimes Against Nature, Statutory Rape and Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Full story...
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NC poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

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A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the US Supreme Court steps in. Full story...
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NC safety officials warn against drunk driving

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Those who pull out all the stops for St. Patrick's Day could find themselves stopped by police at drunk-driving checkpoints this week as part of a statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign. Full story...
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Supreme Court to hear arguments on NC executions

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that could change how the death penalty is administered. Full story...
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NC court orders new trial for ASU student's killer

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North Carolina's Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2005 slaying of an Appalachian State University student. Full story...
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