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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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Former social worker pleads guilty to defrauding state of $120,000

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This investigation showed that Stuckes signed up fraudulent and ineligible Department of Social Services clients and received the benefits for herself in the excess of $120,000. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man attacked with machete

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Upon arrival deputies obtained information on victim, Bersain Hernandez that he had been stabbed by a person at the residence. After thorough investigation, deputies obtained information that Jose Barron had stabbed Hernandez with a machete. Full story...
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Two teens charged with having high grade marijuana

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During a routine traffic stop on June 24th at approximately 10:00 pm on Hwy 74 a pound of high grade marijuana was seized from a Toyota 4-Runner driven by a Robert Weaver Wood. The marijuana’s street value is estimated at $6,000. Full story...
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Former soccer coach charged again for sex with player

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Brian Reardon, 24, was previously arrested by the New Hanover County Sheriff's office for having a sexual relationship with one of his players, but an investigation with another law enforcement agency showed the acts extended beyond county limits. Full story...
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Marines arrested for radiator theft

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A pair of Marines are in jail accused of stealing from a business. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested Cpl. David C. Dayberry, 22, and LCpl. Codie S. Brewster, 20, today. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis on why she dismissed Oak Island Fire Chief's DWI

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video Slowly but surely we're getting some answers about why a judge threw out a fire chief's DWI charge two weeks ago. Tonight, those answers are coming from the judge who made the ruling. Full story...
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