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FIRST ON 3: Fired Leland cop Blasingame sues town

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videoA former Leland police officer has sued the town claiming it fired him improperly. John Blasingame was fired in 2012. Two years later, he filed a lawsuit against the town first in state court, then in federal court. Full story...
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Supply man wanted for sex crimes involving child

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Supply man wanted for multiple sex charges including indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington Police say man trying to buy pot shot in butt

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videoWilmington Police say a man who was shot in the butt last night was trying to buy pot from a dealer when a group of teens robbed him. Full story...
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Man exonerated by DNA after 30 years in prison to live in Bolivia

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videoOne of two men released from prison Wednesday after serving 30 years for a child murder they didn't commit will live with his family in Bolivia. Full story...
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Man shot on Princess Place Drive

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videoA man was shot in Wilmington Wednesday evening. New Hanover County dispatch says a man was shot on Princess Place Drive and Mosley Street around 6:00 p.m. Full story...
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Business owner says scammer targeting small businesses

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video A Wrightsville Beach restaurant owner says he was scammed, and it could happen to other small businesses. The owner of Banks Channel says he thought he was saving money until a sales representative forged his signature and cost him a lot instead. Full story...
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Operation Clean Sweep targets wanted felons

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videoToday several state and federal agencies served 50 warrants and arrested 35 people in New Hanover County for drug-related crimes. The Sheriff's Office says it has been working on Operation Clean Sweep for more than 10 months now. Full story...
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Two NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

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A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case. Full story...
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Kinston police say death of 1-month-old a homicide

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Police in Kinston say the February death of a 1-month-old boy was homicide. Area media outlets reports the Kinston Department of Public Safety says in a statement that police responded to a residence on Feb. 18 regarding the death of Caden Williams. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger moved to Central Prison for behavior issues

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is no longer in the New Hanover County jail. He has been moved to Central Prison in Raleigh. Full story...
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Driver charged with 4th DWI after Saturday morning crash

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videoPolice say a Burgaw man has been charged with his fourth DWI after a traffic crash Saturday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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Lone survivor pleads guilty to six crimes in 2013 Pizza Hut robbery

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videoThe lone surviving suspect from last fall's Pizza Hut robbery in Wilmington, which ended with police shooting the suspects, has pleaded guilty. Full story...
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Former President and Treasurer of Topsail Baseball Club charged with embezzlement

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video A former President and Treasurer, Thomas Dematteo, of the Topsail Baseball Club is charged with embezzlement. Full story...
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$10K reward offered for stolen guns

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videoInvestigators are offering a reward for helping find whoever is responsible for stealing dozens of handguns. Full story...
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WPD: Man caught stealing from CFCC construction site

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video A man is jail and scheduled to make his first court appearance today after Wilmington Police say they caught him trying to steal from a college construction site last night. Full story...
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