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Marine in NC charged with killing fellow Marine

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Authorities say a Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the off-base shooting death of a fellow Marine in his same division. Full story...
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Community Arts Center performance honors murder victim's memory

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video19-year-old Joshua Todd Proutey was shot and killed leaving work at the Hannah Block Second Street Stage Thursday night. Today, the Thalian Association Children's Theater went ahead with its performance to honor his memory. Full story...
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20 children dead in Connecticut school massacre

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video Police aren't say what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder Full story...
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Student's murder raises questions of downtown safety

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videoJosh Proutey's body was found at 11 p.m. in what is typically considered a safe part of town, but neighboring business owners are not shocked. They do not blame downtown Wilmington. They blame criminals. Full story...
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WPD: Murder victim in wrong place at wrong time

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The community is in shock after a Cape Fear Community College student was shot and killed leaving work last night in downtown Wilmington. At this point, police say details surrounding the murder are cloudy. Full story...
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City's response to Downtown Wilmington murder

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video While the details of last night's fatal shooting are being investigated, it is important to note the significant efforts that have been, and are being made by public safety personnel to increase safety downtown. Full story...
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5 NC teens arrested in murder of homeless man

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Five North Carolina teenagers are under arrest, charged in the killing of a homeless man found stuffed in a trash can. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder during home invasion

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videoA man is dead after an early-morning home invasion in the Port City, but the events surrounding the murder have neighbors questioning what really happened. Neighbors describe Clifton Sykes Jr. as a good man who helped everyone in the neighborhood. His death has many wondering who would commit such a heinous crime. Full story...
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Jury convicts Brennick of murder in DWI crash

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video A Brunswick County man will spend at least 15 years in prison for killing a mother of three in a drunk driving wreck two years ago. Full story...
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Suspect indicted for elderly woman's murder

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video A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted a man for the murder of an elderly woman earlier this month. Linnie Mae Ward, 86, was found dead in her home in the Longwood Community November 13. Full story...
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Murder trial begins in 2010 car crash

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Jury selection started today in the trial of a man accused of killing a mother of three in 2010. Daniel Brennick is charged with second degree murder after a car accident in Brunswick County. Satu Harris died at the scene of the accident on River Road near Southport. Full story...
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Man charged with elderly woman's murder in Brunswick County

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videoA man is jail charged with murdering a woman in Brunswick County last week. Linnie Mae Ward was found dead in her home in the Longwood Community a week ago. Today, sheriff's deputies say they have made an arrest. Full story...
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NC couple charged in death of 5-month-old

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A Mount Airy couple has been charged in the death of a 5-month-old child in their care. Full story...
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$1,000 reward offered in Brunswick Co. murder

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video Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram has announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for the murder of Linnie Mae Ward. The 86-year-old was found dead in her home in the Longwood Community Tuesday. Full story...
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Belton takes plea deal for wife's shooting

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Davis Ray Belton, whose murder trial in September ended with a hung jury, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife and received a 57- to 78-month sentence. Full story...
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