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Four charged in Leland construction site thefts

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Leland Police have charged four men wanted for months for allegedly stealing from construction sites. Police say a three-month-long investigation ended with 70 counts of felony larceny from a permitted construction site for Kenneth Russ, William West, Thomas Jones and Daniel Barnes. Full story...
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NYPD arrests NC mother of abandoned baby

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A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station. Police said Tuesday that Frankea Dabbs told them that she's homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl. Full story...
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Man wanted for child sex crimes in Brunswick Co. arrested in Idaho

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videoA man wanted for alleged sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Idaho. Now he is in jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina. Full story...
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Rashawn Hines back in jail for attempted murder as prison sentence ends

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videoA Wilmington teen once called one of the city's worst offenders landed back in jail as he was set to be released from prison. Rashawn Hines, 19, was scheduled to released from state prison Friday, but he was booked again at the New Hanover County Jail the same day for two counts of attempted murder. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspects sought in pig cooker theft from VFW

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are looking for help identifying two people and a vehicle wanted in connection with a them from the VFW post in Supply. Full story...
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UNCW bronze seahawk stolen

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videoThe University of North Carolina Wilmington Police Department is currently investigating the theft of the bronze Seahawk statue located at the entrance of the Warwick Center on UNCW’s main campus. Full story...
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Attorney: Mom of shooting victim did not threaten Vassey's wife

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The attorney for a Southport police officer charged with shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen says the boy's mother did not threaten the officer's wife after all. Full story...
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Murder charges dropped, Wilmington man released

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videoA Wilmington man has been released from jail after first-degree murder charges against him were dropped. Wilmington Police arrested and Markee George, 26, June 24, in the shooting death of Aaron McGhee, 47, June 13. Full story...
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Wake Co. man facing 63 child sex crime charges in Brunswick Co.

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videoA Wake County man is behind bars in Brunswick County facing dozens of charges for alleged sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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NC price-gouging law in effect as Arthur nears

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is notifying businesses and consumers that the state's price gouging law is now in effect along the coast because a state of emergency has been declared because of Tropical Storm Arthur. Full story...
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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Ex-wife of accused molester speaks out

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videoA man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl is out of jail on a $300,000 bond. Nathaniel Malpass is charged with several crimes including 3 counts of first degree sexual offense on a child. Neither he nor his attorney spoke to us on the record, but someone who knows Nathanial Malpass well did speak to us tonight, his ex-wife. Full story...
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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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