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Suspect charged for shooting marine in bed

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A man is accused of trying to kill a marine sleeping in his bed. Full story...
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Former Marine faces Charlotte murder trial

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A former Marine from Charlotte is scheduled for trial this month in an alcohol related wreck that killed a woman nearly three years ago. The Charlotte Observer reported that 34-year-old Eric Jonathan Cox is charged with second-degree murder for the wreck. Full story...
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NCDOT, Jacksonville to improve Marine memorial

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The N.C. Department of Transportation and the City of Jacksonville are working together to improve the Beirut Memorial Grove. Last October, NCDOT planted a tree for each service member who died when terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983. Full story...
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White House honor comes as vet's business totters

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A former Marine Corps sniper in Iraq who started a coffee shop that employs fellow veterans is to be honored at a White House event Wednesday even as he solicits online donations to stay open. Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits owner Matt Victoriano admitted Tuesday it's ironic to be honored as an example of the successful veteran-turned-entrepreneur when he may have to shut down in less than two weeks. Full story...
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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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Lejeune holds extended training, warns of noise

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Camp Lejeune training exercises mean residents may hear loud noises after the normal midnight curfew for one more night. Full story...
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Man must pay back $288k for fake boat distress call

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videoA man who made a fake "mayday" call to the Coast Guard last year is heading to prison. A federal judge today sentenced Homer Lewis Blackburn of Atlantic Beach to 18 months in prison. He will also have to pay $288,390.80 to cover the cost of the Oct. 8, 2013, hoax. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Marine charged with murder after shooting, killing wife

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An active-duty Marine is charged with murder after deputies say he shot and killed his wife inside their Richlands home Sunday night. Full story...
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Marine accused of desertion returned to US unit

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A Marine Corps spokesman says a corporal who disappeared in Iraq a decade ago and was later declared a deserter is in custody at a North Carolina brig. Full story...
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Marine dies during fitness test at Camp Lejuene

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videoA Marine died during a fitness test at Camp Lejeune Friday morning. According to base officials, the 39-year-old male Marine collapsed during the run portion of a semi-annual physical fitness test this morning. Full story...
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Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville

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Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marines Corp base. Full story...
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3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holding hurricane preparedness town hall meeting

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Camp Lejeune officials are encouraging military members, civilian employees and families to attend a town hall meeting about being prepared for hurricane season. Full story...
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Obama lawyers seek end to Lejeune toxic water case

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videoObama administration attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule against families who blame contaminated tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base for birth defects, childhood cancers and other illnesses. Full story...
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Second suspect charged in Surf City bar assault

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videoA second suspect has been charged in connection to the assault of a Marine and a woman at a Surf City bar last month. Daniel M. Oczkowski Jr., 21, of Camp Lejeune was charged yesterday with accessory after the fact for the attack at Sandbar Saloon May 11. Full story...
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