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Documents shed new light on allegations against Wilmington cop

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videoA Wilmington police officer has already been indicted on charges related to a use of force investigation involving a 16-year-old. Now drafts of a motion and an affidavit from the DA's office show the officer choked that teen while the boy was handcuffed in the back of his patrol car. Full story...
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Trial underway for former Fair Bluff police chief

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videoTestimony began today in the trial of a former police chief accused of being caught selling drugs on the job. Former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis faces multiple felonies. Full story...
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Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

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A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Full story...
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Police: Woman finds unknown naked man in her home

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Wilmington Police say a breaking and entering call led them to a naked man. WPD spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said it happened around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 321 Mercer Ave. Full story...
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Resident finds man eating beans in basement

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A Wilmington resident got quite a surprise early this morning, when they found a man eating beans in their home. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Director issued summons

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videoA misdemeanor criminal summons has been issued for Brunswick County's Health Director. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sampson Co. Sheriff investigates deputy who dated jailed former cop

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videoSearch warrants show an ex-girlfriend says she also found photos of naked girls about a decade ago on a computer belonging to a former cop accused of leading investigators on a high-speed chase last week. Now that claim has sparked an investigation in another law enforcement agency. Full story...
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Jury selection continues for former Fair Bluff police chief

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videoA former lawman arrested on drug charges on the job is finally getting his day in court. Jury selection continues in the case of former Fair Bluff Police Chief Marty Lewis, District Attorney Jon David says. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Leland cop indicted on attempted murder charges

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A grand jury has indicted the former Leland police officer who led officers on a high-speed chase. Full story...
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Wilmington Police respond to ShotSpotter alert

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Wilmington Police responded to a shotspotter alert early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Police investigating after shots fired outside of food mart

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Wilmington Police responded to a shots fired call around 9:00 p.m. Monday. Full story...
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Cats killed, dismembered bodies left on lawns

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videoSomething disturbing is happening to people's cats in one Wilmington neighborhood. Police say someone is to blame for apparently killing cats in a brutal way. Randy Leonard found something disturbing in his front yard Monday morning, half a cat. It was cut almost surgically, and then placed there. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Investigators found kiddie porn on former cop's hard drive

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videoDays before investigators say a former Leland cop led them on a high-speed chase, they went to his house looking for a stash of kiddie porn. Investigators seized cameras, a laptop, an iPad, and several CDs from Hank Smith's Supply home, and it had some of what they were looking for. Full story...
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Cary man pleads guilty in wife's death in 2008

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A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Raleigh. Full story...
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Driver who killed cyclist gets prison time, hug from victim's mom

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videoA woman has pleaded guilty in the death of a bicyclist in New Hanover County last year. Full story...
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