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Nine sentenced in contraband cigarette conspiracy

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As described in the Indictment, the conspiracy was carried out by "the buyers", who repeatedly traveled from the Northeastern United States to North Carolina for the purpose of purchasing large quantities of cigarettes outside the normal flow of commerce. Full story...
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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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videoResults of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen. Full story...
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James Jordan murder case pulled from SBI report

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Independent reviewers have removed the murder of Michael Jordan's father from a list of cases mishandled by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation. Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Thursday that the case was pulled after a second look at documents. Full story...
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Communication a key crime-fighting tool

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video Policing Wilmington can be a tough task. Today WWAY got an inside look at the police station as lieutenants and detectives gathered to share some successes and talk about how they can continue to improve crime prevention. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Ukrainian women leave NC without pay

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The women left the Surf City area yesterday. The three say they never received their checks from the Waves Surf and Sports store in Surf City. Full story...
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New Hanover Deputies make arrest in heroin investigation

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Investigators say this arrest is a big one, and they're glad they made it. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Suspect pleads guilty in 2006 murder

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video Nearly four years after a Wilmington convenience store clerk was gunned down in his store, his killer admitted to the crime today. Full story...
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WPD's overnight crime report includes arrest for attempted murder

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An overnight crime report from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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Do you know David Joe Gadberry?

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His last known address is 545 Underwood Drive, Currie, NC. Mr. Gadberry is wanted by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle/Place for Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Full story...
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Neighbors say domestic trouble may have led to double murder-suicide

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videoA small community in Brunswick County is in mourning after three people died there over the weekend in an apparent double murder-suicide. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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15 charged with DWI in Brunswick County over holiday weekend

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team hosted three checking stations in the southern part of the county this past Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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DEA looking for Ebonics translators

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video Ebonics, or African-Americanized English, is causing headaches for the US Department of Justice. So the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to hire nine translators to listen to wiretaps especially in the Southeast. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust reputed gang boss

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Larry Ronald Capps, Jr., is the President of the local Cape Fear Chapter, Red Devils Motorcycle Gang. The Red Devils are an outlaw motorcycle gang which is affiliated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang. Items seized during the search warrant provided a great deal of proof of gang affiliation. Full story...
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UPDATE: Second bank robbery false alarm

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We were getting reports that a second bank was robbed today but it was a false alarm. This one is the Wachovia on Market Street in Porter's Neck. Ramon got there and was told there was some sort of mix-up. Full story...
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Another bank robbed in Wilmington

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A week after arresting a man in connection with two bank robberies, Wilmington Police are looking for another financial fugitive. A robber hit the BB&T on South College Road and Oriole Drive just before 10 a.m. Full story...
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