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Murder suspect arrested; may have hidden gun in rectum

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A man pulled over by a state trooper in Onslow County this week turned out to be wanted for murder in Georgia. And he may have hidden a gun in a very unusual place. Full story...
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Two dead in Pender crash

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Two people were killed when a passenger car pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler this morning in Pender County. Full story...
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Trooper zaps trainee in buttocks

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Ouch! A State Highway Patrol training officer horsing around at the magistrates office in the Wake County Jail last month accidentally stunned a trainee in the buttock with a Taser. It happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, when the training officer pulled the trigger of his Taser without a cartridge loaded. That makes a loud popping noise, but doesn’t fire the weapon. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman killed, two injured in morning wreck near Shallotte

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video A woman is dead and two other people injured after a crash this morning near Shallotte. Highway Patrol says it happened around 8:30 a.m. on McMilly Road. Full story...
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Hit and run victim recovering from surgery, more to come

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Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver who hit Jones on Carolina Beach Road near Monkey Junction. Troopers are looking for a 1995 Chevrolet pick-up, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to the front right side. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents of hit and run victim plead for driver to come forward

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video The NC Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured 22-year-old Joseph Earl Jones, Jr. on the southbound side of Carolina Beach Road late Thursday night. The parents of Jones spoke to WWAY and want the driver to come forward. Full story...
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Man hit, killed while loading moving van

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A man loading a moving truck in Brunswick County was hit and killed today by a car. Highway Patrol says the 63-year-old, who's name has not been released, was loading the truck on Green Hill Road near Duffer Blvd. Full story...
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Girlfriend of Soles shooting victim dies in crash

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Highway Patrol says Jessica Nealey died yesterday from injuries suffered in a car crash Monday night. Troopers say Nealey's car ran into a tree off of State Road 1141 east of Tabor City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland cop hits driver, other officers ruin investigation

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Then she says while she was on the phone with a friend, one of the Leland officers got in her car without her permission and moved it into a parking lot. The driver tells us so many officers showed up on the scene and crowded around her she felt very uncomfortable. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at schools as search for car chase suspect continues

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Pine Valley Elementary School and Holly Tree Elementary School were under lockdown this afternoon as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect involved in a car chase earlier this afternoon. The lockdowns were lifted in time for normal dismissal for students. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright has another brush with the law over the weekend

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video B.J. Wright is on the radar again. Sunday morning around 1:00 a.m., he was riding with a woman named Crystal Gayle Lee when state troopers say Lee ran a checkpoint. They chased Lee and Wright and eventually Lee decided to pull over. Full story...
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Couple charged after chase in power company truck stolen from Irene clean-up

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The clean-up in Pender County was slowed yesterday after a couple allegedly stole a Four County EMC truck and started a chase that ended two counties away. Full story...
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Driver sought in girl's hit-and-run death

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Police are searching for a motorist who struck and killed an 8-year-old girl as she crossed a North Carolina highway in the dark. Full story...
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Weekend checkpoints serve up over 500 charges for drivers

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued 564 charges this weekend during various checkpoints around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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NC trooper kills pedestrian in Elizabeth City

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A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has struck and killed a pedestrian walking in the road. Full story...
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