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Jurors see video of ex-cop interviewed about assault allegations

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videoThursday marked day two for the trial involving former Wilmington Police officer Wotzvely Perez. Perez is charged with assault on a female and sexual battery. The state called at least three people to the stand to testify, which helped shed new light on the case. Full story...
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Police make arrest in Carolina Beach arson

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Ron Christopher Gist, 33, is charged with the fire at 910 Carolina Beach Avenue North on June 29. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Children back home with mom after Amber Alert

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video Investigators say the boys were taken at gunpoint from their home on Will Anderson Road after their dad D.B. White bonded out of jail. Full story...
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Opening statements in trial of ex-cop accused of crime on duty

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videoProsecutors say former Wilmington Police officer Wotzvely Perez was carrying his badge and gun when he sexually assaulted a woman. The victim says the two became friends while she worked at a convenience store Perez often visited. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Deputies can't find man charged with strangling woman after ADA lets him out of jail

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video Last week, Brunswick County Assistant District Attorney Erin Holden dismissed strangling charges against Gary Ray Jones during a probable cause hearing. A woman told police she met Jones on the beach a few days earlier and that later he tried to strangle her. Full story...
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Troopers varying checkpoints to catch drunk drivers

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videoThey're not just your typical check points any more. To crack down on drunk driving, state troopers are targeting different areas throughout New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. As the temperature rises, so do the number of Highway Patrol check points in Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Trial begins for ex-cop accused of sexual assault on duty

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Former patrol officer Wotzvely Albert Perez is charged with assault on a female and sexual battery for an alleged on-duty incident that happened in December 2008. Full story...
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Petrolino delayed again in court

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Randi Petrolino might as well get comfortable at the New Hanover County Courthouse. The 19-year-old was back in court today for a shoplifting charge. Full story...
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Driver accused of kicking girls off school bus waits again

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The bus driver who allegedly kicked two 13-year-old girls off the bus and abandoned them in a crime-ridden part of Wilmington was back in court today. Doug Farrow is charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Delay in Petrolino case shows backlog at Raleigh lab

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videoRandi Petrolino did not show up for her first appearance in court today, but she didn't miss much. Prosecutors are waiting for her blood results to come back from the SBI lab in Raleigh, which could take up to a year. Full story...
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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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The robber is described as a white male, 6’ - 6’3”, small build, with short brown hair. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man framed for murder talks

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video A man wrongfully charged with murder was finally released from jail last week after investigators figured out he was innocent. ONLY ON 3, we talk with the man who paid the price for law enforcement's mistake. Full story...
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Killers move from death row to life sentences

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video Jamey Cheek and Kyle Berry took plea bargains in New Hanover County Court today. The two will spend the rest of their natural lives in prison. Full story...
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Suspects in jail for Leland shotgun theft

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Jeremiah Tumblin and Elliot Watkins are charged with breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced on federal drug charges

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A Wilmington man will spend the next 16 years in prison on federal drug charges. Charles Rudolph Clay, III, pleaded guilty in April to possession with intent to distribute crack and cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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