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Brunswick Co. Grand Jury indicts man for killing 3-year-old

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury indicted Montey Murray for first degree murder and child abuse in connection with the death of three-year-old Jaron McAllister. Full story...
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Convicted killer seeks third trial to prove innocence

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videoA man convicted twice for second degree murder is seeking a third trial. Joseph Sledge says he was wrongly accused of the murder of two Bladen County women in the late 1970’s. Josephine Davis, 74 and her daughter Aileen, 53, were found dead in their home Labor Day 1976. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shallotte attorney plans primary challenge against Jon David

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Voters in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties will have a couple of candidates to choose from in next year's Republican Primary for district attorney. At last night's Brunswick County Republican Party meeting, defense attorney Ryan Smithwick announced his intention to challenge incumbent Jon David. Full story...
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DA Jon David will contest Joseph Sledge's claim of innocence in 37-year-old murders

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Joseph Sledge must overcome a skeptical district attorney if his murder conviction in the deaths of two women more than 35 years ago is going to be overturned. Full story...
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Sunset Beach cop under investigation after court case thrown out

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A Sunset Beach Police officer is under investigation after prosecutors had to dismiss a court case in which he was a witness, WWAY has learned from sources. Full story...
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No charges filed in shooting death of teen

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No charges will be filed in the shooting death of Jasmine Thar. The 16-year-old was shot and killed in the front yard of a Chadbourn home on December 23, 2011. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: DA says SBI to investigate after Bolton police chief shot

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videoWhiteville Police are looking for the man they say shot Bolton Police Chief Edward Gillim in the leg Wednesday night. Full story...
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Death penalty case gets started in Brunswick County

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videoA death penalty case is underway for a man accused of raping, killing and setting a mother of two on fire in 2008. A couple hundred potential jurors filed in to the Brunswick County Courthouse today for the trial of Carl Alston. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Questions remain about why accused killer was not in jail

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video There are still questions tonight why a man accused of hitting and killing a woman in a suspected drunk driving crash Friday was not in jail for previous crimes. Pierre Walker had twice been convicted of DWI this month alone and was on probation in at least three counties. Full story...
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Law enforcement leaders meet to discuss potential crime lab

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video Law enforcement leaders met today to discuss the possibility of a regional lab that could help speed up some investigations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: David says his office 'monitoring' jail beating case

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video Last week, WWAY broke the story of Joshua Ward, who was badly beaten in the Bladen county jail. Former jailer Marcus Hubbard told us that kind of violence is nothing new at the Bladen county jail. He said his complaints would often times fall on deaf ears. Full story...
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B.J. Wright pleads guilty, heads to prison for 12.5-17 years

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videoEarlier this week a judge gave B.J. Wright a nearly $4 million bond. On his way out of the courtroom Wright reportedly told a bailiff, "I'll be home by Christmas." But today he found out he won't be going home any time soon. Full story...
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Man dies during business robbery in Calabash

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video A man is dead after an early-morning robbery near Calabash, but the circumstances surrounding his death have investigators working overtime. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA not sure if he'll retry Chadbourn manager

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video A trial 18 months in the making came to a head Friday. Now both the prosecution and defense are left wondering what's next. Chadbourn Town Manager Stevie Cox finally had his day in court last week, but Cox said his life is still on hold after a mistrial left a cloud hanging over his head. Full story...
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Judge shuts down Columbus County nightclub

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A judge today shut down a Columbus County nightclub that prosecutors say has been the site of violent crimes, including a fatal shooting. Full story...
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