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Report: Penn St. officials concealed sex abuse to avoid bad publicity

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video An internal investigation into the child sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State concludes that top school officials, including longtime football coach Joe Paterno, hushed up allegations against Jerry Sandusky for fear of bad publicity. READ THE FULL REPORT INSIDE Full story...
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Bladen deputies search for suspects in car break-ins

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help solving a rash of vehicle break-ins. They happened between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday in Clarkton. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced for child porn

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A Wilmington man will spend up to 15 years in prison on a federal child pornography charge. He could have been sentenced to up to 40 years behind bars. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly driving truck into bar, attacking man with machete

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A man is in jail after Wilmington Police say he drove his car into a bar and attacked a man with a machete. Full story...
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Police investigating death find pot grow house

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Police responding to a call about a man dead in his home stumbled upon a marijuana grow operation. Full story...
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NCIS helps local law enforcement crack cold cases

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video It sounds like a crossover episode of two TV crime dramas: NCIS and cold case. But in Brunswick County this week, it's a joint effort trying to solve some real life murder mysteries. Full story...
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One arrested, one at large after attempted moped theft sparks UNCW safety alert

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A report of armed men trying to steal a moped led to a safety alert at UNCW overnight. Wilmington Police say they got a call from a man who said two men tried to shoot him when he caught them trying to hotwire his moped near Campus Edge Apartments. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with cutting neighbor with machete

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with cutting his neighbor with a machete. Full story...
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Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog

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A man charged in a cocaine bust that led to the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff's K-9 will spend more than 11 years in prison. Full story...
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NC hearing held on reworked Racial Justice Act

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Prosecutors and defense attorneys have worked out a few details on how four North Carolina death row inmates will have their sentences reviewed under the reworked Racial Justice Act, but lawyers expect the cases to take years to resolve. Full story...
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