Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, including 229 rapes across the company’s 1.3 billion rides.
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  Man accused of killing girlfriend’s kids, self after argument about smoking in house

Police say the suspect was a convicted felon and should not have had a firearm.

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  Partnership Advisory Group continues refining goals, hopes to get draft of RFP soon

  Lenny Simpson issues call to action over violence in Wilmington

  Coast Guard closes section of Cape Fear River after submerged boat blocks channel

Children of wartime veterans scramble to repay money after state makes last-minute cut to scholarship

  5 flu-related deaths reported in NC this season

Five people have died from the flu in North Carolina since the season began.
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  Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said.

Sources: Major League Soccer to announce Charlotte as newest franchise

North Carolina lottery takes step toward more online sales

Elizabethtown woman pleads guilty to stabbing victim with razor blade

  School bus tracking app now available for New Hanover County parents

  Bladen County man gets 10 years in prison for Christmas Day shooting

N.C. man wanted for kidnapping, raping woman

  Don’t let a Grinch steal your Christmas, protect yourself from porch pirates

  Worker recognized for actions during Bladen County active shooter situation

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  Loaded gun inside baby gift bought at Florida thrift store, opened at shower

The family thought they were buying an unopened Baby Einstein’s bouncer, but instead, it was a semi-automatic rifle.

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  Hoggard sweeps Mideastern Conference swimming meet

Tar Heels suffer most lopsided home loss under Roy Williams

Duane Washington Jr. had 18 points and No. 6 Ohio State shot 54% after halftime to beat No. 7 North Carolina 74-49 on Wednesday night, handing the Tar Heels their most lopsided home loss under Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams.

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  Man tries to run from detectives, arrested for several drug-related crimes

  CBFD conducting live fire training this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: sunny now, showers soon

  New film advisory council to have inaugural meeting in Raleigh

FBI asking public nationwide for help identifying woman in child pornography investigation

The female, only known as Jane Doe 37, may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.
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  Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will deliver an unusual public statement Thursday morning on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

USPS issues new Healing PTSD semipostal stamp

New Hanover County Schools to launch online reporting system

  WPD investigating shooting in Redpoint neighborhood

  Man armed with knife attempts to rob gas station