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Crime

Two-county sting busts puppy mill

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video In a two-county sting operation sheriff’s offices coordinated to bust a dog breeding operation Friday afternoon. It was profitable for the owners, but deplorable for the animals. Full story...
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Jury finds Berger not guilty in appeal of protective order violation

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video A Brunswick Count jury has found New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger not guilty of violating a protective order. Berger had appealed an earlier ruling that he had violated the order back in November. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shallotte firefighter charged with DWI

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Highway Patrol arrested a Shallotte firefighter this week for allegedly driving drunk, but he's still on duty. Full story...
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Wilmington man involved in chase that killed cop sentenced

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A drug dealer involved in the chase that led to the death of a Wilmington Police officer will spend 20 years in federal prison. Full story...
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Investigators say Normandy Drive shooting was murder-suicide

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Detectives now say the shooting death of two people earlier this week was a murder/suicide. Full story...
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Man accused of threatening deputy with golf club

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A Bladen County man is in jail accused of threatening a sheriff's deputy with a golf club. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it arrested Joseph Lewis Branch, 57, of 73 Graham Blanks Rd. in Riegelwood Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Suspects wanted in connection to shooting have been caught

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Two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting in Brunswick County last week have been caught in another state. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff says inmate commits suicide, investigation underway

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An investigation is underway after the Pender County Sheriff's Office says an inmate committed suicide this morning in the county's jail. Full story...
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Army sergeant convicted of maltreatment sentenced

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An Army sergeant found guilty of maltreatment and assault has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, demoted to specialist and forced to forfeit one month's pay for his role in the alleged racial hazing and suicide of Pvt. Danny Chen. Full story...
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Police identify suspect who threatened to jump in river

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Wilmington Police have released the name of a man they say threatened to jump into the Cape Fear River yesterday after a chase. Jaqun Orlando Copeland, 20, is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and three felony counts of probation violations. Full story...
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