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Feds release details of Causey's crime

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The US Attorney's Office today released details of the guilty plea entered yesterday by Brian Causey and three other men in a fraud case. Causey is the son of former New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey, who is currently running for New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Causey's son pleads guilty in federal court

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Brian Causey admitted to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Prosecutors say he and three other men were involved in a money-making property scheme about a decade ago. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Veteran shot during card game says guns are not the answer

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videoThe male victim, age 70, and others were playing cards in the back yard of a residence. The victim and another man argued. The suspect/shooter pointed a handgun at the victim and fired, striking the victim in the head. Full story...
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Chadbourn woman flags down officer, admits to murder

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videoChadbourn Police are scratching their heads today after a woman flagged down an officer early Sunday morning and admitted to killing her boyfriend. What she asked for next has police stumped. Full story...
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Man charged with killing brother makes court appearance

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videoDale Duncan is charged with first degree murder. Police say Duncan shot his brother Randall twice, once in the chest and once in the back, with a shotgun Monday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Man charged with brother's murder

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video Wednesday evening Columbus County Sheriff's deputies charged Dale Duncan with the murder of his brother Randall Duncan. Investigators say Dale shot his brother twice with a shotgun Monday night at Dale's home near Tabor City. Full story...
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WPD says text tips helping solve crimes

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videoHave you witnessed a crime in your area and want to tell police, but you're worried you won't stay anonymous? Then maybe you should Text-a-Tip. Wilmington Police have used the program for a couple of years, and they say it's working. Full story...
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Cold case suspect makes first court appearance

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Elton Robbins is accused of shooting and killing Alice Holmes and dumping her body in Castle Hayne back in 1999. He faces one charge of first degree murder and one charge of first degree kidnapping. Full story...
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Pill trafficker receives lengthy sentence

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Deputies arrested Ritchie Carson last winter after surveillance video caught him using a cinder block to break into the stores. Full story...
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Man accused of killing brother with shotgun

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A 43-year-old Columbus County man was shot and killed last night. Investigators say his own brother pulled the trigger. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant who drove into DQ to be deported

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The illegal immigrant who drove his car into a Wilmington Dairy Queen back in May pleaded guilty to habitual drunk driving today and will be deported. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies crack cold case

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Deputies arrested 45-year-old Elton Eugene Robbins. He's charged with the murder and kidnapping of Alice Holmes back in May 1999. Full story...
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Appeal denied for former state Rep. Wright

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The NC Court of Appeals has upheld a felony conviction against former state Rep. Thomas Wright. Wright, who represented parts of New Hanover and Pender Counties, was expelled from the legislature before being convicted in 2008. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigating 2nd murder of the year

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating the death of a 23-year-old Wilmington man on Sunday morning as a homicide, according to a statement from a department spokesperson. Full story...
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11 days later, suspect still on the loose

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The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office promised a victim her alleged attacker would be arrested the same day he was indicted. Eleven days later, the Sheriff's Office has had no luck finding him. Full story...
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