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WPD: Driver charged with DWI after hitting school bus had .13 BAC

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videoThe first day of school in New Hanover County got off to a scary start for some middle school students after police say a drunk driver hit their bus. Full story...
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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

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The Venus flytrap gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Spring Lake man convicted in toddler's death

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A jury has convicted a Cumberland County man of first-degree murder in the beating death of his 16-month old son two years ago. The sheriff's office says 31-year old Evans Aine II of Spring Lake also was convicted Monday of felony child abuse and sentenced to life without parole. Full story...
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McDonald lawyers ask to appeal judge's order

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Lawyers for Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted more than four decades ago in the stabbing deaths of his wife and two daughters, want to appeal a federal judge's order and get their client a new trial. The Fayetteville Observer reports that attorneys for the former Army captain have filed a motion arguing they should be allowed to appeal a ruling made last month. Full story...
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State investigates fire that left an elderly Fair Bluff woman dead

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State investigators are looking into a house fire that left a 75-year-old Fair Bluff woman dead. Full story...
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Deputies investigating after several shots fired during drive-by in Bladenboro

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Deputies are investigating after they say several fired shots during a drive-by shooting at a Bladenboro party early Sunday, sending one person to the hospital. Full story...
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Police: Man assaulted with bat, knife while sleeping at own home

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videoPolice arrested a man they say used a bat and knife to beat another man who was asleep in his bed at his Wilmington home early Sunday. Full story...
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Wilmington Walgreens robbed Saturday

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video An armed robbery of a Wilmington Walgreens off of Oleander and South College occurred Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Police seek answers after one killed, one hurt in early-morning shooting

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video Wilmington Police are investigating an early-morning shooting that left one man dead and another seriously injured, according to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley. Full story...
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Have you seen this truck?

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Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are asking the community's assistance for any information regarding a larceny that occurred earlier this week. Full story...
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NC Central police chief out after DWI charge

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The police chief at N.C. Central University is out of a job, nearly three weeks after he was charged with driving while impaired. Area media outlets reported that the school issued a brief statement Friday. A school spokeswoman didn't say whether Timothy Bellamy resigned or was fired. Full story...
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Burglary ends with man stabbed to death

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video Columbus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary overnight that ended with a man stabbed to death. Full story...
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Police: Suspect stabs man in chest while walking down Wilmington street

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video Police are searching for a suspect they say stabbed a Wilmington man in the chest when he was walking down the street yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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UNCW Police investigating sexual assault of student on campus

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video UNCW Police are investigating a sexual assault on campus, according to a news release on the department's web page. Full story...
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