First Alert Forecast: SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY, settled by Easter

As a strong, dynamic, and stormy cold front approaches the Cape Fear Region this Friday, please make sure your WECT Weather App is configured to follow your location. That way, if a heavy precipitation, lightning, and / or severe weather alert needs to find you, wherever you are, it can!

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The father ran outside and fought off several dingoes to rescue his son.
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  Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

The conditions inside David and Louise Turpin's home in suburban Los Angeles came to light only after one of their daughters fled and pleaded for help to a 911 operator.

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UNCW grad student hopes his Florence research will benefit future flood preparation

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Bladen County Schools releasing students, staff early today due to weather

Carolina Panthers’ video game-themed schedule release gets rave reviews

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Egg hunts and Easter events across the Cape Fear region

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  Invasive plant species a serious nuisance

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  House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

"It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1.

SPORTS

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made “racially insensitive” comments and applied “undue influence” regarding players’ ability to compete through medical issues.

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The Wilmington Police Department announced plans to transfer its crime lab over to New Hanover County, which will then be managed by the sheriff’s office.
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In old blog post, Facebook updates ‘millions’ of Instagram passwords compromised

Facebook announced a security flaw affecting millions of Instagram users under the cover of one of the year's biggest news days.

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