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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire chief had already been convicted of DWI charge; judge...

video We're digging deeper into the Oak Island Fire Chief John House's DWI charge. So far we've learned from a Brunswick County Court Clerk that House had already been found guilty of his December 2008 DWI charge. The case before Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis was an appeal.

The Rant: Folks are fired up about fire chief getting off DWI hook

video Investigators say Oak Island fire chief John House blew a .14 when they stopped him at a checkpoint in December 2008. Judge Ola Lewis said case dismissed Tuesday when a prosecutor wanted a few more hours to get a trooper to court to testify. Now many of you are saying, "WHAT?!?"

Pender teen arrested for indecent liberties with child

Pender County deputies have arrested a 16-year-old Rocky Point boy for indecent liberties with a minor. Investigators says the charge requires that the defendant be at least five years older than the victim.

Embezzelment investigated at St. James

A police report says someone took money from the St. James Property Owners Association. The incident report lists five stolen checks with a total value of more than $12,000.

Man wanted in Brunswick Co. tracked down in Texas

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line received an anonymous tip on May 19th on Wanted subject, John Carl Wilson. The tip advised that Wilson was residing at an address in Arlington, Texas.

Sex offender facing pot charges

Detectives with the Pender County Sheriff’s office Narcotics Unit arrested 41-year-old David Gerald Batts, a convicted sex offender, at his residence at 308 Oakmont Dr. Hampstead...

Rocky Point man charged with arson

Investigator’s With the Pender County Sheriff’s Office arrested 32-year-old Edward Lee Lippard III with Fraudulently Burning A Dwelling after he set fire to a residence that he was occupying in the 2800 Block of Clarks Landing Rd. in Rocky Point.

Father, daughter plead guilty to federal health care fraud charges

A Wilmington man and his daughter have pleaded guilty to federal charges after prosecutors say they used several medical practices they owned to submit fake bills to Medicare and Medicaid.

DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Fight breaks out at Slice of Life Pizza

A WPD officer on patrol spotted a crowd of about 15 men at Market and Front Streets, and they seemed to be involved in a verbal dispute. As the officer got out of her car, several of the men started walking away from her. Then a man approached whose face was covered with blood.

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