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Wilmington leads state in violent crimes

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videoWhich North Carolina city do you think is most violent? Durham? Charlotte? Would you believe Wilmington? Recent crime numbers released by the FBI say it is. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged with murder

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A judge denied bond this morning for a Camp Lejeune Marine charged with murder. Investigators say 24-year-old Raul Torres-Almodovar killed 29-year-old Anneka Lasseter. Full story...
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Man arrested for SeaWitch fire

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A Carolina Beach man is in jail charged with setting fire to a restaurant. The fire broke out just before 4 a.m. Wednesday at the SeaWitch Cafe and Tiki Bar in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying credit card fraud suspect

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Store surveillance cameras got several pictures of the man. He is a Hispanic male with short dark hair. He left the scene in a white conversion type van with a ladder rack on the rear. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Bladen Co. investigators respond

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Thursday, we finally got a response from the Sheriff's Office. Chief Deputy Phillip Little told us the victim gave his investigators conflicting statements, and that factored into the way they handled the case. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Teen molested by uncle upset at lack of penalty

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video A 16-year-old molested by his uncle is upset that uncle is doing no active jail time, and won't have to register as a sex offender. Full story...
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Feds take over drug bust investigation

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After a two-month undercover investigation, deputies seized more than 45 pounds of marijuana, stolen weapons and money. Deputies say the drugs were worth more than $100,000. Full story...
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Jury seated in Oak Island murder trial

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It took two days for attorneys to pick the jurors for Joshua Kayne Caudill's trial. They began with more than 45 people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD cameras missed downtown tire slashings

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videoWilmington Police have no leads in a string of weekend tire slashings. In hopes of cutting back on mischief, a year ago WPD installed surveillance cameras downtown, but in this case, the cameras didn't catch any suspicious activity. Full story...
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Man charged with friend's murder after fight over drugs

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video 25-year-old Donte Anthony Caines is charged with second degree murder after investigators say he shot and killed his friend Gary Lydell Fisher at Caines's New Hanover County home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Suspect in DQ DWI crash an illegal immigrant

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Isaias Martinez-Garcia is an illegal immigrant. Martinez-Garcia is facing his fifth DWI charge in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Former Pender jail officer pleads guilty

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A former Pender County detention officer has been ordered into a sex offender treatment program after pleading guilty today. Full story...
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UPDATED: Tire slashing spree this past weekend in Downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police responded to several calls and say more than 10 cars had tires slashed on 2nd Street overnight Friday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Deputy quits after DWI charge

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The Sheriff's Office says Dep. Brandon Matthew Jordan was off duty when he was stopped Friday night by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Johnston County. Full story...
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Murder trial set to get underway

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Joshua Kayne Caudill is on trial for the murder of Oak Island restaurant owner Phillip Cook. Cook was found beaten to death on his porch in July 2007. Full story...
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