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Murder

Victim's son says fight over money for house led to Pender murder-suicide

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videoA Pender County woman is dead, and so is the man investigators say killed her. The call originally came in as a house fire, but when responders arrived to the home on Little Kelly Road in Rocky Point last night, they found the body of Myrle Carr inside. Full story...
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Police: Boyfriend charged with woman's death after robbery plot goes wrong

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videoA Whiteville woman is dead after police say her boyfriend shot her after a plot to rob a man went wrong. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Groups quiet about local violence holding Trayvon Martin rallies Saturday

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video The not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has spawned nationwide protests and rallies. This weekend peace rallies in Trayvon Martin's name will be held here in our area. So we asked why the groups organizing the events were not so vocal after a few local murders and the recent rash of violence in Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD: Investigation into 17-year-old's murder continues

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videoWilmington Police still have not made any arrests in connection to a 17-year-old's murder last month. Jeffrey Henry was found shot to death on 7th street around 1:30 a.m. June 20. Full story...
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Decade old missing person case now murder investigation

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videoA former Wilmington man is behind bars in Jesup, GA, for murder. The Wayne County (GA) Sheriff's Department arrested Waylon Vernon Russell, 42, formerly of Wilmington Thursday and charged him with the 2002 murder of his father Ronald Wilbur Russell, 64. Full story...
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Trial scheduled for mother of slain NC girl

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videoA trial date has been set for the mother of a slain 5-year-old Fayetteville girl. Full story...
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Teen pleads guilty in delivery driver's murder

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A teenager charged in connection to the murder of a Chinese delivery driver last year has pleaded guilty for his role in the crime. Full story...
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Leader of NC polygamist sect gets 2 life terms

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The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave. Full story...
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Jury convicts Jenrette on two counts of murder

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A Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of two murders in 2007. Full story...
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Former counselor pleads guilty to murder

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A former school counselor will spend 20 to 34 years in prison for a 2011 murder. Michael Shawn Brown pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in Columbus County Superior Court. Full story...
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Clergy gathering Thursday to encourage 'cease fire'

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Local clergy and community supporters will call for a Cease Fire throughout the City of Wilmington during a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at 14th & Dawson Streets (plaza area of Hillcrest Housing Community). Full story...
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Trial starts for man charged with two 2007 murders

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videoSantonio Jenrette faces two counts of first degree murder after investigators charged him with the 2007 murders of Darnell Frink, 22, and Rashed Delamez Jones, 14. Full story...
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Bond reduced for teen charged with killing four-month-old son

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videoA judge has lowered the bond for a Brunswick County teen charged with killing his four-month-old son. Randy Lee Richardson's bond is now $500,000, according to his attorney James Payne. Full story...
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Wilmington man arrested for overnight murder near Leland

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videoA Wilmington man is in jail charged with a murder overnight near Leland. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Lee Anderson, 24, of Thomas C. Jervay Loop in Wilmington, for the murder of Michael James Link, 23, of Sherwood Drive, in Leland. Full story...
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Jury quick to find man guilty of murdering wife

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video It did not take long for a Columbus County jury to come to a verdict in a 2011 murder case. Jurors took about half an hour to find Elijah Jones guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of his estranged wife. Full story...
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