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Crime

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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Marines arrested for crime ring

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Deangelo Gearing, Aaron Lee and Joshua Mathis made their first appearances in court today. They're accused of breaking into cars and homes. Full story...
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Another delay in 2002 murder case

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The family of a woman killed eight years ago is still waiting for justice. David Eugene Bryant has been sitting in jail after allegedly shooting his wife Gladys in 2002. Full story...
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Former deputy charged with computer crime still working with county computer system

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videoAll the SBI will tell us is what's on the arrest warrant, which says Charles Graham Smith Jr. was arrested Monday and charged for using a government computer to print someone else's DMV information to get into a night club. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man convicted of third DWI after hitting woman and baby with truck

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videoA woman recovers from stage four cancer, then gets hit by a drunk driver, but it was not the driver's first offense. Peter Generelly has now been convicted of his third DWI. He hit Patti Rippel and her baby last August not even 24 hours after he bonded out of jail for his second DWI. Full story...
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4-month-old boy taken from mom in NC found in SC

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Authorities say a 4-month-old baby taken from his mother in North Carolina was found alert and crying after spending seven hours in South Carolina woods with his alleged abductor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Two years later, Wilmington murder case still unsolved

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video Tuesday morning's murder in Wilmington has a connection to an unsolved Wilmington murder from two years ago. On this day in 2008 someone gunned down Emmitt Cinque Irving in front of his home on Grace Street. That's just a few blocks away from the Tuesday's fatal shooting. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate first murder of 2010

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video Wilmington Police are investigating a murder after the second shooting on the same downtown street this week. It's the first murder of the year in the Port City. The shooting took place in the 800 block of Rankin Street just after 5 a.m. Full story...
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