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Columbus County moves to electronic warrant system

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The new computerized system, which starts tomorrow, lets officers print criminal processes for warrants, orders for arrests and summons when they're needed. That way, they won't have to carry around a bunch of unnecessary paperwork. Full story...
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New Hanover grad among arrested NC State football players

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A New Hanover High School grad is among four NC State football players facing misdemeanor drug charges after police found marijuana in their off-campus apartment. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jury seated in Pierce trial; opening arguments begin

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Attorneys have selected a jury for the trial of a man charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Wilmington police officer last year. Full story...
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Warrant issued for B.J. Wright

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A Columbus County judge has issued an arrest warrant for B.J. Wright, the man involved in numerous run-ins with state Sen. R.C. Soles. If caught, the judge has ordered Wright's bond set at $5 million. Full story...
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Police: man shoots, kills girlfriend

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A domestic dispute turned deadly last night Duplin County. 45-year-old Beverly Knowles is dead after police say her boyfriend shot and killed her around 9 p.m. Full story...
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Jury selection continues in murder trial

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video Before jury selection began in Anthony Pierce's murder trial, the judge set ground rules on how the trial would run. Full story...
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Trial begins in police officer's death

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video It's been more than a year since Wilmington Police officer Richard Matthews died after crashing into a tree during a high-speed chase. Today jury selection is underway in the trial of the man who led that chase, Anthony Pierce. He faces several charges, including second-degree murder. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BSL man in hospital after police standoff

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A Brunswick County man will likely face charges after a standoff with police last night in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Bullet hits man while he sleeps

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video A Wilmington man is lucky to be alive today, after being hit in the head by a stray bullet early this morning, while he was sleeping in his bedroom. Full story...
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Family asks for help solving Christmas weekend murder

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video There's a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who killed Tiffany Dawkins. Full story...
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Sheriff doesn't know where rescued dogs are

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Wallace said he had never investigated something of this magnitude, so he called the Wilson County Sheriff's Department for advice, and they led him to the Atlanta Humane Society and Norred & Associates, a private investigating firm in Atlanta. Full story...
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Reward being offered for info regarding murder of mother

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A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person (s) responsible for the murder of Tiffany Louise Dawkins. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Duplin County dog-fighting bust update

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video We were able to talk with Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace this morning and he gave us an update on this story. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former UNCW Asst. AD arrested for soliciting sex at Hugh MacRae Park

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video 39-year-old Thomas McKnight was arrested at Hugh MacRae park for committing crime against nature. It happened April 1 in broad daylight. Full story...
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DWIs up during Azalea Festival

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Highway patrol reports there were two major checkpoints in Wilmington Saturday. Friday there was one in Brunswick County. Full story...
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