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Man facing murder charge in businessman's death denied bond again

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Authorities in Onslow County have rejected three requests for bond for a man accused in the death of a business owner who was shot in the head as he slept. Full story...
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Suspect arrested for August murder

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August. The District Attorney's Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning. Full story...
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Dad accused of killing five children returns to SC

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The man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama has been returned to South Carolina to face murder charges. Lexington County sheriff's spokesman John Allard says Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was driven to the jail Thursday afternoon. Allard says his first court appearance is Friday. Full story...
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NC prosecutor weighs reopening infamous 1983 case

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A North Carolina prosecutor says the wishes of the victim's family and the number of pending cases will help him determine whether to pursue charges against another suspect in a notorious 1983 murder case. A judge's decision last week to free Henry McCollum from death row and Leon Brown from a life sentence after 30 years hinged largely on Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt's conclusion that new DNA evidence negated the case put forward at their trials for Buie's slaying. Full story...
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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder overnight

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videoWilmington Police say they have a potential person of interest as they investigate a murder overnight. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it happened around 1 a.m. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Video shows aftermath of shooting that killed teen, witness suspects set-up

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videoPolice say they're trying to identify at least five young men who they say might be involved in Saturday's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Chadbourn. Now, new video of the crime has surfaced. Full story...
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Two NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

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A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case. 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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Man pleads guilty to murder

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A man Chadbourn police say is a known gang member has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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videoA conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Full story...
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DA: Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for using deadly force

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video Two Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for their use of deadly force. Full story...
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8 years after woman's disappearance still no answers in murder

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videoAllison Jackson Foy went missing eight years ago today. Her body was found two years later. But her sister Lisa Valentino has found keeping cold cases in the spotlight is not easy. Full story...
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