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Police looking for suspect after woman's wallet stolen at store

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Wilmington Police are looking for a woman they say took another woman's cell phone, keys and wallet from the Walmart on Sigmon road last month. Full story...
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Men wanted for stealing from dead man's home

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Investigators say the men broke into the boarded up house on Mercer Avenue where 69-year-old Luther Weeks died after his oxygen tank exploded. Full story...
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Deputies bust two illegals for having cocaine

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video Another big bust for New Hanover County drug agents. Officers with the drug unit say they've busted two drug dealers who also happen to be illegal immigrants. The investigators say their bust involved a very ordinary children's toy. Full story...
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14 DWI cases dismissed after officer resigns

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More than a dozen DWI cases lost, because a cop quit the Southport Police Department. The officer resigned in the face of an investigation by the SBI. Now Brunswick County prosecutors are dealing with the set-back. Full story...
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Teen charged with huffing after wreck in court

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Randi Petrolino sat anxiously inside the New Hanover County Courthouse for a hearing on a shoplifting charge. We showed up to see if the 19-year-old would talk to us. Full story...
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Bond increased for murder, arson suspect

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The bond for the woman charged with setting a fire that killed her aunt and cousin has been increased to $10 million. Autopsies show the two died of smoke inhalation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Did Assistant District Attorney mess up another DWI case in Brunswick County?

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video Remember the story we told you about a few weeks back, about the Oak Island Fire Chief who's DWI appeal got thrown out of court because the Assistant District Attorney handling the case wasn't prepared? We've learned that that ADA most likely messed up another DWI charge this week. Full story...
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Man shot and killed at Harrells Raceway

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Authorities say a man has been shot to death after an argument at Harrells Raceway. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Busy start to holiday weekend for WPD

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Last call downtown was the start of problems for Wilmington Police this holiday weekend. Officers working downtown encountered large crowds and responded to several fights when bars closed at 2 a.m. Saturday. Full story...
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WPD helps deputies catch suspect from the sky

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The Sheriff's Office called the K-9 unit and SABLE, the Wilmington Police Department's helicopter, to track down a man they say assaulted his girlfriend before running into the woods. Full story...
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Deputies catch suspects in Dollar General attempted break-in

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two men allegedly involved in the attempted robbery of the Dollar General store in Southport. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with murder of aunt, cousin in fire

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video A woman is accused of setting a fire Wednesday that killed her aunt and 12-year-old cousin, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office investigators. Full story...
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Killer pleads guilty before testimony begins in trial

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The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 14-year-old Columbus County boy pleaded guilty to two counts of murder today, just as testimony was set to begin in his trial. Full story...
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Law enforcement launches holiday drunk driving enforcement

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videoThe 4th of July is just days away, and that means time for fireworks and fun. It also means one of law enforcement's busiest weekends when the fun gets out of control. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies look for man who tried to break into Dollar General

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help finding a suspect who tried to break in to a Dollar General last night. It happened in the Southport area in the 1700 block of Southport-Supply Road. Full story...
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