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Deputies: Ash man facing murder charge found dead in Brunswick Co. Jail cell

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Deputies say a man who was behind bars at the Brunswick County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell early this morning after an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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More questions than answers in Hewett's jailhouse death

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video Officials are keeping a tight grasp on information as the investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett continues. Full story...
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K9 officer Kaas donated to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington City Council decided a Wilmington police dog will soon have a new home. Full story...
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State probing sweepstakes donations

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The State Bureau of Investigation is probing campaign donations provided to North Carolina politicians by the video sweepstakes industry. North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman Noelle Talley confirmed the criminal investigation into possible public corruption, which she said began in 2013. Full story...
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Chief, DA say Denk autopsy wrong

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videoWilmington's police chief and the district attorney say they side with the family of a woman who died in a confrontation with police in disputing an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Grace Louise Denk died Jan. 28 after police say she raised a gun at officers, who then opened fire killing her. Full story...
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Facebook page may provide insight into alleged arsonist

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videoInvestigators say a man is in custody accused of setting a fire last night at a home with two people inside. Brandon Combs, 27, is in jail charged with arson and injury to real property. Tonight we're learning more about Combs's online personality. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. deputies shoot, kill murder suspect; 2nd death under investigation

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videoInvestigators say Columbus County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a murder suspect in Tabor City overnight after they say he fired at them. Meanwhile they are also investigating a fire, where another man died. Full story...
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UPDATE: Suspect now in critical condition following officer-involved shooting

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The man who led authorities on a high-speed car chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting Sunday is now in critical condition, according to hospital staff. Investigators say multiple officers from both the State Highway Patrol and the Columbus County Sheriff's Office shot at Evans. Full story...
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Business owner no longer sure fire was arson; investigation continues

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videoA Wilmington business owner said she thought someone set fire to her livelihood Thursday as she watched it burn to the ground. But as a joint task force of local, state and federal agencies investigates, she says the blaze may have been far less sinister. Full story...
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SBI finishes probe of Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting

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videoThe state probe of a Jan. 28 officer-involved shooting death in Wilmington is complete and in the hands of the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, an official said Tuesday. Full story...
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Probe into nude student photos expands in NC

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Six more counties are now involved in an investigation into nude photos of North Carolina high school students showing up on social media. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Lawsuit pending against Wilmington for police dog attack

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videoThere are new details Tuesday night about last year's Wilmington police dog attack. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts Southport cop in shooting death of teen

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury has indicted Southport police officer Bryon Vassey on voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of Keith Vidal, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Police say woman killed in officer-involved shooting had handgun

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videoAround 1:17 a.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabor Lane for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When officers arrived they approached Grace Louise Dink, 21, who was sitting in the driver's seat of a silver vehicle. Police say she had a hand-gun. Full story...
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