Crime
Drifter pleads guilty to killing NC hikers in 2007
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 1:01pm.

A man convicted of murder in Florida and Georgia is accepting a life prison sentence without parole after pleading guilty in North Carolina to ambushing and killing an elderly couple hiking in a national forest.

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SBI: Grooms was drunk, on mephedrone at time of crash
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 4:31pm.

video Testimony today focused on test results in the trial of a man accused of hitting and killing two cyclists last year on River Road. Thomas Grooms faces two charges of second degree murder in the deaths of Trey and David Doolittle.

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Wilmington rally to focus on race, justice for slain Florida teen
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 4:11pm.

Tensions are rising nationwide because of the case of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a Neighborhood Watch captain in Florida. Protests have been held throughout the country. Now a Wilmington man is organizing another for this weekend.

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Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:16am.

Prosecutors have asked the federal judge overseeing the upcoming criminal trial of John Edwards to limit how much evidence can be introduced from the recent legal fight over ownership of a sex tape featuring the former candidate.

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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 11:11am.

Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records.

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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 9:09am.

Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message.

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Teen girls charged with murder
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Sun, 03/25/2012 - 9:29pm.

Two 16-year-old girls have been charged with murder and other charges for their roles in a North Carolina taxi driver's slaying.

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Drug expert testifies in Grooms trial; ex-girlfriend on stand Monday
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 4:51pm.

video The trial of Thomas Grooms continued today with more testimony from law enforcement officers and a self-described "party girl" the prosecution says has information on grooms the jury needs to know. Friday, the jury in the Grooms trial learned more about the man behind the charges.

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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:17pm.

Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed.

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Robbery suspect charged with murder after fatal car crash
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 2:52pm.

video A Columbus County man made his first appearance in court today to face charges of murder and other crimes after investigators say a robbery led to a deadly car crash. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says Lloyd Thomas Buffkin, 32, Sidney Cherry Rd. is charged with murder, common law robbery and assault on a government official.

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