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FIRST ON 3: Teen killed in Creekwood was charged with murder in 2007

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One man has died and a second male victim is being treated at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Investigators currently are canvassing the neighborhood and interviewing potential witnesses. Full story...
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Robbery suspects shot dead by NC Pizza Hut worker

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Police say a North Carolina pizza restaurant worker being herded toward a cooler pulled a gun and shot and killed two robbers. Full story...
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Former deputy under investigation working as apartment courtesy officer

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video Illegally accessing a government computer system. Former New Hanover County Sheriff's Cpl. Charles Smith is charged with doing just that. As the investigation heated up, Smith quit his job as a cop. Now, though, we found an apartment complex claiming Smith is its courtesy officer. Full story...

Area men arrested for insurance fraud

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Sometimes tough times call for desperate measures. In this economy, people are coming up with ways to get a little bit of cash in their hands even if it means breaking the law. Full story...
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Oak Island drug roundup leads to hundreds of charges

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videoAlmost 300 felony indictments. More than 50 misdemeanor charges. It took 21 months, but officers say Operation Ocean Storm blew away the drug industry on Oak Island. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three busted for staging accident for insurance money

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrests of three people who Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege were involved in a staged traffic accident in rural Pender County in an effort to receive nearly $30,000 from insurance companies. Full story...
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Wilmington to implement committee to regulate downtown bars

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video It's easy to point the finger as to why downtown Wilmington has such a bad reputation, but there's no denying there's a problem. As the Wilmington Police Department tries to reduce violence surrounding the late night bar scene the Wilmington City Council is taking it's own steps. Full story...
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Investigations continue into Leland fires

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There were three fires last week, including one that destroyed the Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church. Full story...
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Police say drug suspect was "CEO" of Wilmington heroin

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video Police say he was the head of the company when it came to selling heroin, but now he's behind bars. Narcotics detectives describe Arthur Curtis King as the CEO of the Wilmington heroin supply. They say he worked his way on up just like an employee working for a big corporation. Full story...
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Suspect in woman's slaying to return to NC from NY

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The man accused of killing a North Carolina police chief's daughter and dumping her body in a self-storage unit has waived extradition from New York. Full story...
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Suspected heroin dealer, drugs off street after early-morning bust

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Investigators say the arrest of 50-year-old Arthur Curtis King of Wilmington is the conclusion of a six-month investigation by WPD's vice unit. Full story...
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Suspect caught in killing of NC chief's daughter

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Michael Neal Harvey was arrested Monday morning in Niagara Falls, NY, in the killing of Valerie Hamilton. Hamilton's body was found over the weekend in a self-storage unit in North Carolina. Full story...
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20/20's Elizabeth Vargas discusses tonight's focus on Tim Hennis case

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videoThe murder of a Fort Bragg wife and her two young daughters in their Fayetteville home made headlines back in the 1980s. It was a mystery that played out for more than 25 years, including here in Wilmington, as suspect Tim Hennis was found guilty, later acquitted, then tried again after two decades of freedom. Full story...
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Man arrested for larceny

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office needs your help! Full story...
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Police charge teacher with breaking student's arm

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A Fayetteville teacher is accused of breaking a five-year-old student's arm while trying to apply what's called a therapeutic hold. Full story...
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