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Murder charges dropped, Wilmington man released

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videoA Wilmington man has been released from jail after first-degree murder charges against him were dropped. Wilmington Police arrested and Markee George, 26, June 24, in the shooting death of Aaron McGhee, 47, June 13. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Second suspect in custody for home invasion murder

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videoWilmington Police have a second suspect in custody in connection with a murder during a home invasion earlier this month. Officers are still processing Markee George, 26, for the death of Aaron McGhee. Full story...
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Two charged with SC murder of NC trooper's brother

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video Two men are in custody charged with murdering a Shallotte man in Myrtle Beach. Now family and friends of Alton Daniels are left trying to make sense of what happened. Full story...
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Bond increased for attempted murder suspect shot after high-speed chase

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videoA judge has increased the bond for a man accused of shooting his estranged wife outside a Jacksonville restaurant earlier this year and then leading officers on a high-speed chase in Columbus County. Bond for George Reynolds Evans is now set at $2.5 million. Full story...
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Two more suspects plead guilty in Proutey murder

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videoThe final two suspects charged with the murder of a Cape Fear Community College student are headed to prison for decades. Jasmine Dottin and Daniel Henry both pleaded guilty today to multiple charges, including second degree murder. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect arrested in Wrightsville Beach

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video A man wanted for allegedly killing a woman in Rowan County has been arrested in Wrightsville Beach. A neighbor found the body of Toney Ann Johnson yesterday morning in Spencer. Police there quickly put out an alert for Rodney Roberto Wallace, 47. Full story...
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Woman sentenced in teen's 2011 murder

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videoA Bladen County woman is headed to prison for the 2011 murder of a teenager. The District Attorney's Office says a judge today sentenced Shakendria Harper for the second-degree murder of Princess Cromartie, 17. Full story...
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Family and friends to honor Bladen Co. native murdered last year

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videoFamily and friends will take time tonight to honor a Bladen County native murdered a year ago. Melissa Huggins-Jones's cousins have planned a ceremony in her hometown tonight to honor her. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: New Hanover jury convicts man of first-degree murder in 2013 slaying

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A New Hanover County man was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder, premeditated murder and felony murder in the April 2013 death of Gilbert Lee McClammy Jr. Shannon Jerome Mitchell. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge finds enough probable cause to proceed in Bradley murder case

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videoIt took two days and testimony from several witnesses, but a judge says there is enough probable cause to continue the murder case against James Bradley. He's charged with killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who disappeared from downtown Wilmington April 5 and hasn't been seen since. Full story...
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Bradley probable cause hearing to continue Friday morning

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videoA probably cause hearing for a man accused of killing a woman whose body has not been found and is suspected in the death of a woman whose body was found recently will continue Friday morning. Full story...
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Remains of soldier missing two years found, suspect charged

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Fayetteville police say that after a two-year investigation, the remains of missing soldier Kelli Bordeaux have been found and a person has been charged. Full story...
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Man confesses to homeless man's 2013 murder

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videoMore than a year after police found a homeless man beaten to death in Wilmington, another homeless man has confessed to the crime. Investigators say the suspect contacted them to come clean on his 24th birthday. Full story...
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Body found in Pender Co. confirmed as Elisha Tucker

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videoWilmington Police say remains found in Pender County last month are a Leland woman missing since last year. WPD says the Medical Examiner's Office in Greenville determined the remains found April 29 off Hoover Road near Hampstead are the remains Elisha Marie Tucker, 34. Full story...
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Search for Vannewkirk, identification of body found continue

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today officers continue to search for Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who has been missing since early last month. Full story...
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