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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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Arson trial reveals teen's connection to Sen. Soles

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video On day two of the Allen Strickland arson retrial jurors heard from several witnesses including an agent with the State Bureau of Investigation. Megan Kwalick interviewed Strickland hours after the July 2009 fire. In that conversation Strickland told Agent Kwalick about his financial connection with former state Senator R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Strickland arson retrial begins

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video A former client and friend of Senator R.C. Soles was back in a Columbus County courtroom today. Allen 'Frog' Strickland is accused of burning his own home and then trying to collect from his insurance company. More than 50 people were called forward for jury duty Monday to see who would be selected to take part in the arson retrial. Full story...
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Judge dismisses evidence in Strickland's arson case

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videoThe arson case involving a teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles is taking an Easter break. Before recessing for the weekend today, the judge ruled on evidence in the trial of Allen "Frog" Strickland that could have a big impact on the case. Full story...
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Handler and K-9 testify in Strickland arson trial

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video On the third day of trial prosecutors called up special agents Wednesday with the State Bureau of Investigation in the arson case against Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is accused of burning his own home in an attempt to collect money from his insurance. Full story...
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Testimony starts in Strickland's arson trial

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video The jury has been seated, and today the first witnesses took the stand in the arson case of Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is a former client and friend of former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jurors seated in Strickland's arson trial

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videoWWAY was the only TV station in the courtroom today as Allen "Frog" Strickland went to trial accused of setting fire in 2009 to the house Sen. R.C. Soles bought for him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strip club fire ruled arson

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WFD crews responded this morning at 5:10 am to a structure fire at 6768 Market Street, Private Dancer. Investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set and is now a criminal investigation Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser won't face arson retrial

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North Carolina prosecutors say they won't try a second time to bring a felony arson charge against the woman who prosecutors said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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Robeson County's arsons cost residents higher insurance

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Homeowners in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties are paying some of the highest insurance rates in the state because investigators found two out of three fires are intentionally set. Full story...
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Two months after fire, Seawitch bar set for grand reopening

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After an alleged arsonist forced the Seawitch Café to close months ago, the Carolina Beach bar is back open. It's celebrating a grand reopening tonight. Full story...
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Police make arrest in Carolina Beach arson

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Ron Christopher Gist, 33, is charged with the fire at 910 Carolina Beach Avenue North on June 29. Full story...
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Bond increased for murder, arson suspect

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The bond for the woman charged with setting a fire that killed her aunt and cousin has been increased to $10 million. Autopsies show the two died of smoke inhalation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman charged with murder of aunt, cousin in fire

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video A woman is accused of setting a fire Wednesday that killed her aunt and 12-year-old cousin, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office investigators. Full story...
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