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Anonymous tip leads to drug bust

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Another anonymous tip led Wilmington vice and narcotics detectives to make another drug bust over the weekend. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Sheriff's Dept. charges woman with filing false reports, sprayed graffiti on her own home

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department has charged Kimberley Wilkins with 22 counts of filing false reports. She said vandals kept marking her house with graffiti. Investigators say she was doing it herself - then calling the sheriff's department. Full story...
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Fatal DWI crash suspect has prior drunk driving record

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video Thomas Paradise apparently failed to learn his lesson the first time he got behind the wheel drunk. Paradise has five prior drunk driving convictions from various states on his record. Full story...
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80-year-old suspect in death of wife suffering from Alzheimer's

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether an 80-year-old man shot and killed his wife at an Alzheimer's care center before turning the gun on himself. Full story...
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NJ double murder suspect caught in Whiteville

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video US Marshals have arrested an accused murderer in Columbus County. Lance Fulton was on the run from New Jersey and was staying with relatives at a Whiteville apartment complex. Full story...
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Man shot outside bar near UNCW

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Just after 2 a.m. officers heard gunshots in the alley next to the bar, where they found a man on the ground. Witnesses say he was shot during a fight with an unknown white man in his 20s. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies searching for burglary suspect

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He is a suspect in a first degree burglary that occurred on February 16 in the area of Green Swamp Road in Supply. Full story...
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Wilmington Police search for purse snatchers

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The victim says a man approached her in the shampoo aisle of a store and started a conversation with her. She stepped a few feet away from her cart, and when she stepped back, her purse was gone. Full story...
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Scammer who targeted NC vacationers sentenced

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The lure of our area as a vacation destination has earned an Arizona man five years in federal prison. Full story...
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Man killed, cousin injured by alleged drunk driver

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videoOne man is dead and another recovering after being hit by an alleged drunk driver over the weekend. It happened in a trailer park off NC 904 near Ramsey Ford Road in Columbus County. Full story...
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Argument leads to Oak Island shooting

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An Oak Island man is in the hospital being shot and crashing his car Saturday. It all happened outside the Moose Lodge on Long Beach Road in Oak Island. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Soles back in court after sentencing issue

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video Sen. R.C. Soles was back in Columbus Court today. Judge D. Jack Hooks called for the hearing after seeing our report last week that Soles has a prior criminal conviction. WWAY is the ONLY Wilmington TV station with a crew in Whiteville. We will have live coverage starting on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 p.m. Full story...
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Investigators say incident at school not rape

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says an incident at Ashley High School was not a rape after all. Full story...
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Police waiting to charge speeding deputy

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video A lot of you have written in on-line asking why Lewis hasn't been charged yet. Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause explained why. Full story...
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Guilty plea not first from Soles

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Today was not the first time Sen. R.C. Soles pleaded guilty to a crime. In 1970, he led police on a high speed chase near Fayetteville. Full story...
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