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Judge issues gag order in case of 5 slain SC kids

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A judge has issued a gag order in the case of a South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children. Local media outlets report Wednesday that Circuit Judge Thomas Russo approved the step in the case of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. Full story...
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Jury convicts former police chief on 2 of 3 counts

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video A Columbus County jury has convicted former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis on two of three counts in his drug trial. Full story...
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Local Realtors taking extra precautions in wake of AR murder

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video WWAY takes a local look at a story that's made national headlines. A Realtor in Arkansas was kidnapped and murdered while showing a house last week. What are local realtors doing now to make sure this doesn't happen in the Cape Fear? Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Man's body found under Whiteville bridge with several gunshot wounds

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video Officials need the community's help in identifying the man found dead in a creek under a bridge. Full story...
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NHSO: Scammer trying to take advantage of voter ID law

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating a possible fraud tied to voter information and the state's voter identification law. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Victim found in the backseat of car after shooting

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video There are new details on a deadly shooting on 9th and Orange Streets in Wilmington Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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Police: More than $20,000 of equipment stolen from construction site

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Wilmington Police said more than $20,000 of equipment was stolen from a construction site Tuesday. Full story...
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Wilmington police investigate shooting after multiple homes hit

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video ShotSpotter technology alerted Wilmington Police to shots fired in the 700 block of Nun Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Officers found 30 shell casings on scene. Several homes were hit and damaged. Full story...
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Navassa man from Honduras facing child sex charges

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A Honduran national arrested early Sunday in Brunswick County is accused of fondling himself in front of children and touching two girls in 2005 and 2010. Full story...
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Wilmington man convicted of 2012 robbery of Papa John's delivery driver

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videoA Wilmington man with an extensive criminal history is going to prison, and he could face up to twenty years behind bars after a conviction in federal court Tuesday. Full story...
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Black drivers searched more than white drivers according to WPD Internal Affairs Report

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videoIf you're a black male in Wilmington, you're more likely to get pulled over and searched at traffic stops. That's according to a 2013 Wilmington police Internal Affairs Report. Full story...
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UPDATE: Student shot twice; gunman turns himself in

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videoPolice in Albemarle said one student was shot at Albemarle High School Tuesday morning. Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said the suspected shooter is Jalen Russell. Halliburton said the shooting victim is 16-year-old Bernard Miller. Authorities corrected an earlier report that the victim was 17 years old. Full story...
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Union County man charged with second-degree murder

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A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge. Multiple media outlets reported that the indictment was handed up Monday afternoon against 25-year-old Joshua Houser. Kilah Davenport died March 13. Full story...
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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal shooting

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videoPolice have identified the victim in a shooting on 9th and Orange Streets in Wilmington. Police say 26 year old Martineze Vaughn died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Former police chief testifies in own defense; closings tomorrow

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video Closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis. Today Lewis took the witness stand in his own defense at the Columbus County Courthouse in Whiteville. Full story...
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