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SBI agents, K-9: Gas found in Strickland's home after fire

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The arson retrial of a Columbus County man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles continues. Today jurors heard from fire investigators, who say they found gasoline inside Allen Strickland's home. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Website encourages victims of R.C. Soles to come forward

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videoA new website www.rcsolesboys.com is encouraging anyone claiming to be molested by former State Senator R.C. Soles to come forward with their story. Full story...
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SBI investigation of Sen. R.C. Soles - Day 687

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It's been 687 days since the SBI began investigating former State Sen. R.C. Soles for sexual misconduct. The investigation began in August 2009 when Stacey Scott alleged that Soles had molested him. This past weekend, a local newspaper published an in-depth report that claims Soles has molested at least five men. Full story...
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LUMINA NEWS EDITORIAL: All eyes on District Attorney and SBI in Soles investigation

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It’s a sordid, messy and complicated set of sexual abuse accusations spanning decades. But they beg the question; did these crimes occur, and could one man rule over a town with so much power that he was able to prey on the community’s boys, apparently at will? Lawyered up or not, Mr. David, all eyes are on you, the State Bureau of Investigation and the A.G.’s office. It is time for the truth. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Two years later Soles sex investigation lags on

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Nearly two years after WWAY first reported allegations of sexual abuse against R.C. Soles, there's no reported progress on a state investigation. Full story...
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Brunswick deputy cleared in shooting

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A Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy has been cleared after an incident in which he shot and killed a man last month. Full story...
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Man dead after morning shooting in Tabor City

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A man is dead after being shot on a Tabor City street in broad daylight. Full story...
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Fired SBI agent files appeal to get his job back

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The former State Bureau of Investigation agent fired after an investigation into practices at the North Carolina state crime lab is trying to get his job back. Full story...
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Tabor City bank robbed

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Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says the BB&T on Hickman Road in Tabor City was robbed around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. So far investigators have not released a description of the robber. Full story...
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Meth cleanup funding running low

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North Carolina is struggling to dispose of dangerous substances found in methamphetamine labs since the federal government quit funding such cleanups two months ago. Full story...
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Collected drugs go up in smoke

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Thousands of pounds of medications are off the street for good. The final step of Operation Medicine Drop took place today at the WASTEC facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Prosecutors: SBI finds dozens more lab errors

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North Carolina prosecutors say the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab has found dozens more cases of mishandled blood evidence. Full story...
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NC prosecutors say guilt clear in flagged cases

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North Carolina prosecutors say there is no doubt that scores of people are guilty despite the use of questionable blood evidence in their cases. Full story...
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NC Senate panel OKs changes for faulted SBI lab

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More North Carolina lawmakers are signing on to reforming a state crime lab shamed by findings that employees may have tailored their work to help prosecutors in hundreds of cases. Full story...
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