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Independent investigator hired to look into Bladen County teen's death

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An attorney representing the family of a Bladen County teenager says they have hired an independent investigator to look into his death after an autopsy report said he died because of hanging. Attorney Allen Rogers said Thursday the family is questioning the autopsy report and is considering an independent autopsy. Full story...
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NC man guilty of conspiring to support terrorists

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A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel to either Syria or Yemen to join a jihadist group. Akba Jihad Jordan of Raleigh pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Full story...
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City of Wilmington supervisor arrested on cocaine charges

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videoDeputies with the New Hanover Sheriff's Office arrested a man on drug charges. City of Wilmington officials confirm that suspect is the stormwater supervisor -- and he's still on the clock. Full story...
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Police find shell casings at scene of two shootings overnight

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Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to two different places in Wilmington where shell casings were found early this morning. Full story...
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Police: Museum tooth thief arrested

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videoThe woman accused of stealing a rare tooth from a megalodon -- a giant, prehistoric shark -- was arrested Tuesday after trying to stash the stolen tooth in a bush near the exhibit. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Delivery driver facing charges in fatal hit-and-run

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videoA man accused of a hit-and-run crash that left a Wilmington man dead over the weekend made his first court appearance today. Full story...
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Bladen County woman pleads guilty to murdering woman with car

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videoA Bladen County woman has pleaded guilty to killing another woman with a car. Brittany Williams, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder today. Full story...
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WPD explains reasons for recent shootings

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videoIt seems there has been an increase in gun violence in the Port City, and in recent weeks, ShotSpotter reports have shown several instances of homes and vehicles being shot. Full story...
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Stolen UNCW seahawk returned to perch

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videoOfficials with the University of North Carolina Wilmington said the stolen bronze Seahawk statue located at the entrance of the Warwick Center on UNCW’s main campus is back home. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say shot at several people on porch Friday

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man they say shot at several people standing on the front porch of their home Friday night. Full story...
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Man arrested for deadly hit and run

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Wilmington Police have made an arrest in this weekend's fatal hit and run. Richard Pait, 24, of Bladenboro is booked in the New Hanover County jail on a $20,000 bond. Full story...
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Victim: Bullets hit home, one goes through wall

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videoWith three shootings happening this past weekend alone, it seems like gun violence is back on the rise in the Port City. Full story...
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Former New Hanover deputy pleads guilty to drug charges

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videoThe former lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office pleaded guilty to drug charges Monday. Full story...
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Armed robbery reported in Downtown Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police are investigating an armed robbery downtown. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo teacher charged with DWI, driving 103 mph

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A New Hanover County Schools teacher was arrested near Leland Saturday and charged with DWI. Trooper Sanders said William Bessmer was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle and had been traveling at 103 mph in a 55-mph work zone. Full story...
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