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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

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Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to bombs in Carolina Beach Rd. storage unit

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videoA Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty today in federal court to several crimes, including some connected to the discovery of explosives in a New Hanover County storage unit. Full story...
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Man accused of killing roommate makes first court appearance

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The man accused of killing his former roommate in a 2009 cold case made his first appearance in New Hanover County this morning. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine faces child rape charge

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine has been arrested and accused of raping a pre-teen girl. Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore said in a statement Monday that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Robert J. Myers of Union City, IN, is being held by civilian authorities in Jacksonville. Full story...
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Police searching for robber who threw victim to the ground

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Police are searching for the man robbing a man of his wallet with a gun. Full story...
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Police: Juveniles steal car, found with stolen gun

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Police arrest two juveniles in connection with a stolen vehicle incident that turned into much more. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: No injuries reported in Wilmington shooting

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videoPolice say there was another shooting in Wilmington tonight, but no one was hurt. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man accused of sex crimes with children out on bond

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videoThe man accused of sex crimes involving both a 4-year-old and a 10-year-old is out of jail on bond tonight after he appeared in court on his latest charges. Full story...
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Whiteville man convicted in wife's death 14 years later

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A Whiteville man will spend more than five years in prison after his conviction for killing his wife 14 years ago. According to a news release from District Attorney Jon David, John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 53, was convicted Thursday of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of 36-year-old Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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Habitual felon convicted for stealing from apartment complex

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A Supply man will spend as much as 10.5 years in prison after being convicted yesterday of stealing from a Wilmington apartment. Full story...
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UPDATE: AMBER Alert for 2-year-old boy canceled

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An AMBER Alert has been canceled for a missing 2-year-old. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver charged with DWI, four go to hospital after crash on US 421

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videoA driver has been charged with DWI after a four-car crash that shut down several lanes on US 421, causing big back-ups near the Isabel Holmes Bridge around 5 p.m. Thursday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man charged with child sex crimes again

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videoA man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl is back in jail tonight facing new charges of sexual misconduct with a child. Full story...
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Man charged with assaulting EMTs helping girlfriend

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videoA Tabor City man is charged with felony assault on emergency personnel after EMTs went to his home yesterday to assist his girlfriend. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect charged with throwing urine on jail guard

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videoA Wilmington teen in jail on a murder charge is in more trouble after allegedly throwing urine on a jail guard. Shelby Lentz is charged with second-degree murder in the January death of Martin Yakimovich. Full story...
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