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Crime

NC legislature approves bill to expunge felonies

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A bill to allow certain North Carolina felons to get a fresh start has advanced through the Senate and is now en route to the governor. Full story...
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NC House to take up law for minors who murder

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The North Carolina House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to get the state into compliance with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding sentencing for minors convicted of murder. Full story...
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DA's interns drink to learn

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video A group of interns from our district attorney's office took part in what's called a wet lab. It's an opportunity to learn about the process of administering sobriety tests as well as what it's like to blow a .08 and actually perform the tests. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It fires up for the Fourth

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video State and local law enforcement are out in full force this summer hoping to keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. Today kicked off "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Law enforcement has set up multiple check points across the state to keep impaired drivers off the road. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to indecent liberties with a minor

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A Leland man will spend at least a year behind bars after pleading guilty to sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. Full story...
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Murder convict may go free with new evidence

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A North Carolina man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder may be freed in a case in which law officers and prosecutors hid key details from defense lawyers. Full story...
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Fourth suspect in custody for allegedly bilking veteran

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A fourth suspect is in jail accused with ripping off a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Pamela Springer, 45, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under $100,000 secured bond, according to the jail's website. She's charged felony conspiracy. Full story...
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4 arrested after calling NC deputy for drugs

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Four people have been arrested after they called the wrong man about drug purchases. The man was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. Full story...
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Soldier killed, 2 wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

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Officials say one soldier was shot and killed and two others wounded at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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