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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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Family, investigators split on 10-year-old's death

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video A Columbus County family is grieving tonight after the death of a 10-year-old girl. Loved ones say they found Jasmine McClain last night hanging by a belt in her room. The family says the girl's death was an accident, but investigators believe it's was intentional. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI asked to investigate Bladen deputy for sex allegations involving minor

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video Another area law enforcement agency has asked the SBI to help investigate one of its own. Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston says he asked the SBI to investigate criminal allegations against one of his sergeants. Full story...
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Three locals among NC child porn sweep

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Three men from our area are among 24 people arrested in a statewide child porn crackdown called Operation Spyglass. Full story...
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SBI in Oak Island investigating allegations of corruption

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The SBI is investigating allegations of corruption in Oak Island, according to the NC Attorney General's office. The AG's office says agents conducted an initial assessment and then formally opened an investigation on October 18, 2011 at the request of the District Attorney. Full story...
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Carolina Beach councilwoman responds to SBI investigation

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video A Carolina Beach Town Council member under investigation by the SBI is telling her side of the story. An anonymous letter to the Attorney General and District Attorney sparked the probe, which also includes the mayor and another council member. Full story...
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Carolina Beach mayor, two council members under SBI investigation

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Carolina Beach Mayor Joel Macon confirmed at Tuesday night's town council meeting that he, Mayor Pro-Tem Pat Efird and councilman Dan Wilcox are all under SBI investigation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man who says Soles molested him wants to make formal complaint

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videoA man who says former state Sen. R.C. Soles molested him three decades ago is trying to tell his story, but he says law enforcement turned him away. Toby Faircloth has told his story to WWAY before, but now he wants to file a formal complaint. Full story...
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SBI might refuse to investigate Leland PD; Council may have broken open meetings laws

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video We have learned through two highly placed independent sources in Brunswick County that the FBI is already investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department. According to one of those sources, the SBI will usually defer to the federal agency so as not to double investigate a case. Full story...
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No charges filed in Tabor City lawn mower death

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The District Attorney says no charges will be filed in the death of a child run over by a lawnmower, which has been ruled an accident. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA called special Grand Jury to indict mother of baby mauled

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videoWe have new information about the nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County. In a story you saw FIRST ON 3 online yesterday, the mother of the baby girl was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Investigators offer no new info on baby mauled by dogs

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The investigation into a nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs at her family's Bladen County home still has few answers. Full story...
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One dead, another in custody after overnight shooting in Rocky Point

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video It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Brighton Road in the Summit Ridge neighborhood. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says when deputies arrived at the home of Michael Grant the 34-year-old fired a gun at the deputies. Full story...
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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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