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Trial begins in case of NC nursing home shootings

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Lawyers for a man accused of killing eight people at a North Carolina nursing home say their client was addled by prescription drugs and depression at the time of the 2009 shootings. Full story...
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Judge grants change of venue in stepmom's trial

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A judge has granted a change of venue for the trial of a North Carolina woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in shooting near UNCW, release victim's name

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video Wilmington Police have released the name of the victim of Friday afternoon's shooting. David Carroll, 42, is at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Carroll is in fair condition. Police have officially charged Reginald Gagnier with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hit & run suspect in court, has several prior charges

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videoThe woman accused of hitting 21-year-old Cody Khan earlier this month and then driving away was in court facing numerous charges this morning. It was a busy day in court for Kane, who had to be in two separate courtrooms for four separate charges. We attempted to catch up with Kane after court, asking her if she had anything to say to Khan's family. Full story...
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Chase suspect makes first appearance

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Laquinn Damon Hines is charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, misdemeanor hit and run, speeding to elude arrest, driving during revocation and wreckless driving. Full story...
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NHSO nets robbery suspects, stolen weapons in sting

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies say they've caught two men accused of stealing weapons and jewelry from a house. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's cousin arrested after chase ends with crash involving suspect, police car

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video Police say they arrested Laquin Hines. Relatives say Hines is the cousin of Al'Quon Flowers, who's been missing since last week. Full story...
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Man shot downtown off Wright Street

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Wednesday night police responded to a call on Wright Street in downtown Wilmington, and a shooting happened at that scene after they left. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Missing man's family looks for closure

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videoIt has been more than a week since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers went missing. Brunswick County deputies and Wilmington Police are still looking for the man whose family says his background may have had something to do with the incident. Full story...
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Pitt county woman charged with animal cruelty

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Authorities in Pitt County have charged a woman with animal cruelty after 76 dogs, cats and rabbits were rescued from her home. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family of man injured in hit & run asks for prayers

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videoA man hit by a car on S. College Road earlier this month is still recovering at the hospital. Cody Khan was visiting friends in Wilmington when he was hit by a car over the Fourth of July weekend. Today his family spoke exclusively with WWAY. Full story...
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Former college basketball star faces drug charges

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A former college basketball star has been arrested and accused of operating a sophisticated marijuana growing operation from his North Carolina home. Full story...
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Rockers, cops subject of federal gun probe

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A federal investigation is under way after pictures surfaced of rock stars with firearms in Rowan County. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has learned a former Rowan County police officer works with musicians like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Bret Michaels. WSOC received photos of the musicians at the Rowan County Peace Officers Association, where they were brought to fire guns. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mother indicted for trying to give razor blade to murder suspect son in jail

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Charges against a mother accused of smuggling a razor blade to her son in jail have been dropped, so that she could be indicted. Full story...
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Shallotte cop arrested for insurance fraud

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A Shallotte Police officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law. A SBI spokeswoman confirm that agents arrested Eric King yesterday for insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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