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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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Surf City doctor's license suspended for drug use, substandard care, conduct

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videoA Surf City doctor's license has been suspended after the NC Medical Board says he violated several standards for being a doctor in North Carolina, including drug abuse, substandard care and conduct issues. Full story...
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UPDATE: Onslow Co. home invasion victims identified

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videoTwo people are dead after what investigators say was a home invasion in Hubert early Tuesday morning. A news release says the home owner, Jeremiah Hilton, was killed by one of the suspects, and another person in the home shot and killed one of the suspects, Willie Ware. Full story...
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NC group reviewing man's conviction in death

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A North Carolina group is reviewing the case of a man convicted of killing a University of North Carolina Charlotte student more than six years ago. The Charlotte Observer reported the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence is investigating claims that 46-year-old Mark Carver was wrongly convicted of killing Irina Yarmolenko. Full story...
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Vos: System for investigating deaths 'underfunded'

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State Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos says North Carolina's system for investigating suspicious deaths has been "chronically understaffed and underfunded." Full story...
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Two men charged for LSD after tip at high school football game

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit has arrested two men on charges involving LSD after they got a tip one of the men was trying to sell the drug at a high school football game. Full story...
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Witness in former police chief's trial arrested

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video The Columbus County Sheriff's office says two men involved in the trial for former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis were arrested over the weekend. James Scott and Earnest Smith were arrested on drug charges. Full story...
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