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Murder

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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Woman accused of setting house fire that killed two pleads guilty to murder

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videoA Bladen County woman is now serving time for her role in a house fire that killed a woman and her 12-year-old daughter in 2011. Full story...
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NC court upholds life sentence for UNC killing

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The state Court of Appeals says the man who was a teenager when he killed UNC student body president Eve Carson should stay behind bars for life. Full story...
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Inmate charged with 2011 party murder

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videoMore than two and a half years after a fatal shooting at a Columbus County party, a man already in jail has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. Full story...
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How does a convicted murderer go free?

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videoNo one saw this coming. Just when we thought there were answers, the search for Shannon Rippy continues on. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Thursday that a body found in Pender County Tuesday turned out not to be the body of Rippy. Full story...
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Body found in Pender not missing woman, suspect still charged with murder

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videoWilmington Police say a body found earlier this week in Pender County is likely not that of a Wilmington woman missing for several weeks. Full story...
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Man convicted of killing child charged with murder of missing Shannon Rippy

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videoThe search for a missing woman might have ended Tuesday night, but not the way family and friends had hoped. Last night police accused James Bradley, who was convicted of a 1988 murder, of killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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Bladen Co. man sentenced to life for 2012 murder

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A Bladen County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a 2012 murder. A jury convicted Jesse Earl Simpson of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Charles Bernard Stephens on Aug. 13, 2012, in Clarkton. Full story...
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