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Grooms case goes to jury

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video A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of hitting and killing a father and son cycling on River Road last year. Thomas Grooms took the stand in his own defense during his murder trial. He is accused of killing David and Trey Doolittle last April. Full story...
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Jury seated in cyclists' death trial

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Opening arguments start tomorrow in Wilmington in the trial of a man accused with hitting and killing a father and son riding their bikes. Full story...
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Jury selection underway for man charged with killing father and son cyclists

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Thomas Grooms is charged with two counts of second degree murder and driving while impaired. Troopers say Grooms hit and killed Ronald Doolittle and his 17-year-old son Trey last April as they biked on River Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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Marine charged with crash that knocked out power

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A Jacksonville Marine is in jail charged in a drunk driving crash that left people in the dark. Highway Patrol charged Sean Henry Brant with DWI. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pender commissioner's DWI case delayed again

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More than a year after he was arrested for his third DWI charge, a Pender County Commissioner's court case was delayed again today. Full story...
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Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign nets 3,627 DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 3,627 motorists for driving while impaired during the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which ran Dec. 3–Jan 2. They issued a total of 136,769 traffic and criminal citations statewide. Full story...
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Stolen shotgun recovered during New Year's Eve traffic stop

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The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says it ended 2011 by catching a man with a stolen shotgun. Full story...
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Tractor topples, girl dies, driver charged with DWI

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A four-year-old North Carolina girl is dead, and a relative faces charges of driving while impaired after a farm tractor they were riding rolled off a gravel road into a small creek. Full story...
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The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.

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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Victims of impaired drivers honored in lights

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video The Tree of Life was bright this year with about 2,000 Christmas lights strung on it’s branches. Each light represents someone who has died because of a traffic accident in North Carolina in 2010. The white lights are strung for the 1,327 people who died in accidents and the 437 red lights represent the lives lost to impaired drivers. Full story...
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Tree of Life honors DWI victims, law enforcement tonight at Battleship

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video Drunk drivers continue to take innocent lives. That's why the Tree of Life and Candlelight Vigil is held annually. It's a moment to remember the victims and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers. Full story...
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NC man crashes into DWI checkpoint, charge pending

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A North Carolina motorist could face charges once police decide why he crashed into their DWI checkpoint. Full story...
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Police use SABLE helicopter to catch dangerous driver

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video The SABLE helicopter was hard at work last night chasing a drunk driver trying to evade police. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department tried to stop the vehicle earlier in the day, but without success. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign nets hundreds of DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 758 motorists for driving while impaired during the "Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31. Brunswick County led the way in our five-county area with 38 DWI arrests. New Hanover was second regionally with 18. Full story...
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