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Crime

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Accused child molester released on bond

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A man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year old girl made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom Monday. Nathaniel Malpass is charged with multiple crimes, including three counts of first degree sexual offense on a child. Full story...
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NC man captured on video riding on back of car

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Police in North Carolina say a man clung to the back of a moving car as it drove down an interstate highway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Keith Trietley said Monday that the man was trying to stop a woman who drove off after the man assaulted her inside a store. A police report said the man grabbed the woman's arm and pulled her down during an argument. Full story...
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Police looking for man wanted for stealing puppies

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videoWilmington Police are searching for a man they say stole 10 puppies from a home then tried to sell them on Facebook, but the owners were hot on his trail. Full story...
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Yearlong investigation leads to five suspects arrested

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Wilmington Police say a yearlong drug investigation involving multiple agencies has led to five arrests. Investigators says they arrested the suspects after residents in the neighborhood made numerous complaints about suspicious activity at 2345 Louisiana Ave. Full story...
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WPD: Attempted armed robbery reported while officers still on scene nearby

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Police are investigating after they say the second of two robberies was reported while officers were still on the scene of the first crime less than a block away. Full story...
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Police investigating after man sitting outside apartments shot in stomach

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videoPolice are investigating after they say a man who was sitting outside a Wilmington apartment building was shot in the stomach. Full story...
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Man arrested for child molestation charges

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video A Wilmington man was arrested Friday on charges he molested a minor. Full story...
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Crack dealer convicted as habitual felon again

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A Shallotte man is heading back to prison after being convicted again for being a habitual felon. Full story...
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Officers graduate from training for handling mental health issues

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videoSome area law enforcement officers celebrated today the completion of special training. Some say recent situations involving police force would have turned out differently if officers would have gone through this course. Full story...
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Sheriff putting inmates to work in New Hanover County

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videoNew Hanover County roads are cleaner thanks to criminals. Today, the sheriff announced a new inmate work crew. Full story...
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Authorities: 4-decade fugitive from NC used dead boys' IDs

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Investigators in Iowa are crediting facial recognition technology with helping them capture an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973. Full story...
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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

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North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify. Full story...
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NHSO demotes, suspends two lieutenants

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon has suspended two of his lieutenants and demoted them after internal affairs investigations. Full story...
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Police chief defends secrecy during standoff with suicidal officer

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videoIt took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
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Tabor City man heads to prison for 2013 shooting

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A fight over a $5 poker game has earned a Tabor City man up to five years in prison. A judge sentenced Prentice Reaves to 40 to 60 months in prison after a jury convicted Reaves of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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