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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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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect released after charges dropped

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videoTyron Seabrook is home with his wife after Wilmington Police admitted they no longer have enough evidence to charge him. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says after the key witness changed his story, he asked prosecutors to drop the charges against Seabrook. Full story...
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Teen charged with killing infant son

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videoA 19-year-old is in jail accused of killing his own baby. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested Randy Lee Richardson early this morning and charged him with first degree murder in the death of four-month-old Colton Richardson. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sources say police department arrested wrong man in Hillcrest murder case

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video A family member tells WWAY that the suspect arrested in a Friday night murder in Wilmington could soon be released from jail if the murder charges against him are dropped. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jones takes stand, recounts shooting

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video A man accused of the shooting death of his estranged wife was back on the witness stand today in Columbus County. He and his attorney tell a much different story about what happened that day. Full story...
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