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Crime

FIRST ON 3: Car chase leads to crash, suspects still sought

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videoA car chase involving a suspected drug dealer led to a traffic crash on a busy Wilmington highway. Full story...
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WPD: Man behind bars on birthday after grabbing woman, hitting police car

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videoA Wilmington man spent his birthday behind bars after being arrested yesterday. Oscar Castro, 24, appeared in court today after he was arrested last night on multiple charges including sexual battery. Full story...
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More than 100 farm animals rescued from Belville home

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video Brunswick County Animal Protective Services rescued more than 100 farm animals from a neighborhood in Belville today. They received a complaint about the conditions at the home owned by Mary Stoltz on Hidden Branches Drive. Full story...
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Convicted man to be released in 20-year-old murder case

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A North Carolina appeals court has rejected a bid by prosecutors to block bail for a man who has spent nearly 20 years in prison for a double-murder conviction marked by misconduct from Durham police and the prosecutor disbarred over the Duke lacrosse case. Full story...
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More questions than answers in Hewett's jailhouse death

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video Officials are keeping a tight grasp on information as the investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett continues. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Marine charged with murder after shooting, killing wife

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An active-duty Marine is charged with murder after deputies say he shot and killed his wife inside their Richlands home Sunday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot in leg during dispute in Houston Moore complex identified

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videoPolice are still investigating after they say a shooting in the Houston Moore complex sent one man to the hospital Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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Trial set in death of Duke graduate student

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Trial is set to begin for a man accused of killing a Duke University graduate student more than six years ago. Laurence Lovette Jr. is charged with murder in the 2008 death of Abhijit Mahato. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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Ronald Hewett lived, died a local legend

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Ronald Hewett was not just a sheriff in Brunswick County. He was an icon. Full story...
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Former Brunswick Co. Sheriff Ron Hewett dies in jail

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US Marshals confirm that former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett has died in jail at the New Hanover County Jail. It happened around 2 p.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mom credits Brigade Boys & Girls Club for helping save missing son

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videoWilmington Police have found a mentally ill teen who ran away from his therapeutic foster home in Navassa last week. The boy's mother credits the Brigade Boys & Girls Club for helping him survive and media exposure for helping find him. Full story...
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FBI to hold active shooter training at Independence Mall Sunday

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videoDon't be alarmed if you see a lot of law enforcement around Independence Mall in Wilmington Sunday night. It is only a drill. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with molesting dog

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A Wilmington man remained in custody Friday, charged with molesting a female dog, according to police. Jose Vasquez, 46, of 5011 Peachtree Lane, is being held on $250,000 bail on a charge of crimes against nature. Full story...
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Deputies looking for suspect who has avoided them for months

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives need help finding a Shallotte man they've been looking for for months on multiple charges. Full story...
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