More than 80 birds rescued from one-bedroom apartment in CA

Because of these unsanitary and possibly dangerous conditions, humane society officers had to don protective gear to seize the cockatiels.

  Drivers shocked by wrecked truck next to N.C. highway. But there’s a story behind the warning.

Venezuela’s Maduro faces off with US over rival’s power claim

Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail

Time to bounce: The Port City Ping Pong Throw Down is back

TRAFFIC ALERT: CSX closes several railroad crossings in Wilmington

Police: Former prison guard trainee kills 5 in Florida bank

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Police: Baby survived by ‘grace of God’ when parents died of carbon monoxide poisoning

APNewsBreak: Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

’It’s a matter of life or death’: Cell, internet outages prevent town from calling 911

Scientists need your help with The N.C. King Tides Project

Three-month investigation leads to arrest of opiate traffickers

Document contradicts 911 caller’s claim she fatally shot man in her home

NHRMC announces flu-related visitor restrictions

Officials with New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Wednesday announced flu-related visitation restrictions are now in place.

Democrats work on new shutdown compromise, as federal workers protest at Senate building

The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have money for his wall.

  Police seek ID of man accused of trying to abduct girl at bus stop

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man accused of trying to abduct an 8-year-old girl at a bus stop earlier this month.

Police officer says contractor failed to complete hurricane work, stole tools after Florence

Burgaw police officer Calvin Newton Jr., who is also a part-time deputy sheriff in Pender County, has been displaced from his home since Sept. 14, 2018 - the day Hurricane Florence blew through.

Wilmington celebrates School Choice Week

CSX railroad crossing closures frustrate Wilmington drivers

VIDEO: Police issue arrest warrants for man involved in hit-and-run

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen delaying testimony to Congress

Blockade Runner Beach Resort to partially reopen in February

MUST SEE: Deer jumps over dog sitting in front yard

Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan, Department of Defense says

Staff Sgt. Joshua Z. Beale, 32, of Carrollton, Virginia died after being wounded by enemy small arms fire during combat in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

After standoff with Pelosi, Trump says he will give State of the Union ‘when the Shutdown is over’

After his standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump says he will give the State of the Union address “when the Shutdown is over.”

CFPUA: Veterans Park water station back in service

The water station located at Veterans Park is back in service after undergoing repairs Wednesday.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in February

Ray Romano, Kevin Hart and Ken Jeong take the stage for Netflix Original standup comedy specials in February. Leaving in the month include popular movies like “Shaun of the Dead” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.”

Source: Mueller investigates link between Trump campaign, NRA

His team is asking questions about how President Donald Trump came to speak at the organization's annual conference in 2015, two months before declaring that he'd be running for president.

Woman accused of setting fire to Nakina home

Keira Ann Williams has been charged with first-degree arson and booked under a $50,000 bond.

Former mayor pro tem charged with civil contempt in Wilmington

Katherine Bell Moore, 77, was arrested Tuesday.

Brunswick County owed tens of thousands for housing federal inmates during government shutdown

The partial government shutdown has forced local jails across the country to temporarily foot the bill for federal detainees being housed in their facilities.

Blood test may detect Alzheimer’s disease 16 years in advance

Researchers believe any rise in levels of that NFL protein could be an early sign of Alzheimer's, because the protein indicates any loss of nerve cells in the brain.

'Emergency search’ underway for missing NC toddler

A desperate search is underway for a 3-year-old boy last seen in his grandmother's yard. Deputies believe the boy walked into the woods, which contains sinkholes, water sources, and deep ditches.

Columbus Co. leaders approve new vehicles for deputies, grant for entrepreneurial center

The Columbus County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of five 2015 Dodge Chargers from the N.C. State Highway Patrol for the sheriff’s office during its meeting Tuesday night.

Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.

City leaders vote to allow short-term whole house rentals in residential areas with restrictions

A second and final vote still has to be made at the next meeting on Feb. 5.

CNN commentator discusses race relations, responds to criticism over social media post

Former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers discussed progress in race relations during his keynote speech at an event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night at UNCW.

Lazy Pirate hosts celebration of life, fundraiser for popular figure

Danny Swinson, 57, died January 19. Lazy Pirate Sports Grill will host a Celebration of Life Wednesday in honor of the well-known Carolina Beach resident.

Mobile application center for Hurricane Matthew assistance comes to Brunswick County

The application center will be set up at the Leland Library for anyone you may still need funding for housing repairs.

Uber driver says he almost died when a suspected drunken passenger grabbed the wheel

The passenger was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, and he can no longer access the Uber app.

City council wants to hear more about plans for brewery before it sells property

Wilmington City Council held off on making a decision on the future of a city-owned property that TRU Colors Brewing Company wants to purchase. TRU Colors is a company that hires gang members in an effort to reduce violence and create job opportunities for those who need a second chance.

’Held hostage’: Coast Guard retiree concerned about missing pay during partial federal government shutdown

U.S. Coast Guard retirees might not get paid at the end of January if the partial federal government shutdown continues, and one retired Coast Guard member is calling on politicians to reopen the government to avoid financial punishment for his fellow retirees.

Report: Police find dog tied to car, ‘shaking uncontrollably’ in parking lot of SC Walmart

A pet owner was issued a citation Monday after police found a dog tied to a vehicle and “shaking uncontrollably” in the parking lot of the Seaboard Street Walmart in Myrtle Beach, according to a report.

Parents upset over teacher’s gift-giving mistake

Upset and hurt is how the parents of a first-grader said they felt after their daughter, the lone African-American student in the class, was also the only one not given a Christmas present by the teacher.

New Hanover High School students raise money for center helping with hurricane relief

New Hanover’s Honors Service Learning students raised money by hosting a basketball tournament, and on Tuesday they presented a check for $1,500 to the Harrelson Center, which helps with hurricane relief.

  Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

The Republican package would re-open the shuttered parts of government and boost some spending. To try to draw more bipartisan support, it adds $12.7 billion in supplemental funding for regions hit by hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters.

How cold weather is affecting your car

We’re getting our fair share of subfreezing temperatures in southeastern North Carolina, but something you might not think about is how the cold temperatures are affecting your car.

UNCW opens food pantry to combat student hunger

A survey found that 14 percent of UNCW students would benefit from a food pantry near campus and 5 percent were already using a food pantry service.

Judge denies request to certify NC-9 race

Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway will consider a petition from Republican Mark Harris for a Writ of Mandamus, a request asking the court to force the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement to certify him as the winner of the contest.

Casting call: ‘Swamp Thing’ in need of extras for crawfish boil scene

A new streaming series that is filming in the Wilmington area is looking for families and teens to be paid extras.

Luck today will pay off tomorrow: Lottery winner puts prize money toward retirement

A lottery winner from New Hanover County plans to put his winnings towards his retirement funds.

Vote on controversial 200-bed group home postponed for fifth time

The continuance was requested by New Hanover County, the project’s applicant, due to the amount of items on the agenda for city council’s meeting. Council approved the continuance until a Feb. 19 meeting and the public comment period will remain open until then.

No students injured after SC school bus involved in fiery traffic crash

A traffic crash involving a school bus is snarling traffic on East McIver Road near Riverview Road.

Officials: 1 dead, 2 hospitalized following incident at Raleigh construction site

One person is dead and two people are in the hospital after they were buried alive at a construction site Tuesday morning near Triangle Town Center, according to North Carolina Department of Labor officials.

Judge upholds $100k bond for man accused of DWI in fatal Surf City crash

Two people died in a traffic crash in Surf City late Sunday evening.

New Hanover adds 10-acre expansion to county landfill

New Hanover County officials on Tuesday announced the largest expansion to the county landfill.

Inmate dies after suicide attempt in Brunswick Co. Detention Facility

According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Dustin Kinlaw was found unresponsive at the detention center at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

U.S. singer Chris Brown and two other people were released Tuesday from police custody after a woman filed a rape complaint against them, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

Country music singer Tyler Farr to perform at the Azalea Festival

Country music singer Tyler Farr has been named the second Main Stage act for the upcoming North Carolina Azalea Festival.

A simple gesture: ‘I love you Dad. Be safe.’

A sweet note was left on the car door of a deputy in Brunswick County Tuesday morning.

Columbus County leaders approve giving boost to new small businesses

Commissioners also unanimously approved the purchase of five 2015 Dodge Chargers, radio systems and car decals from the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

The court has allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people.

‘Project Pavement’ could bring nearly 240 jobs to Brunswick County

A New Jersey-based company is interested in relocating its manufacturing business to Brunswick County, a move that would create at least 238 jobs, according to a resolution expected to be considered at Tuesday night’s board of commissioners meeting.

Trump: Covington Catholic students ‘have captivated the attention of the world’

This is the second time he has weighed in about the incident on social media in less than 24 hours

VIDEO: Man charged with felony assault after Carolina Beach incident

Jacob Allen Adams, 37, of Carolina Beach, was arrested for misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury. However, due to the extent of the victim’s injuries, that charge was dismissed on Friday and Adams is charged with felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

Body found in Neuse River that of missing trucker from Elizabethtown

The Highway Patrol says the body pulled from the Neuse River on Saturday is that of a missing truck driver from Elizabethtown.

Capital murder trial to begin for twice-convicted killer

Nearly five years after Elisha Tucker’s body was discovered bound with duct tape and wrapped in trash bags in a shallow grave in a Hampstead field, the twice-convicted killer accused in her death is scheduled to go on trial.

Preventing the flu in a world full of germs

How to stay healthy in the midst of cold and flu season.

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

Deputies say they saved the 8-year-old’s life by shooting her mother’s boyfriend, the alleged suspect, who is accused of killing the four victims and attacking the girl.

East Boiling Spring Road opened Monday, but construction planned again in March

Well-traveled East Boiling Spring Road at Pine Lake reopened to regular traffic Monday afternoon.

One seriously injured in two-vehicle vehicle accident

A person involved in the crash had to be extricated from a vehicle before being taken to NHRMC.

Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

The proposed bill suggest cigarette tax should be increase by five cents on each cigarette that will help increase pay raises for South Carolina teachers.

MLK Jr. Day Parade held despite frigid temperatures

Many were undeterred by the freezing temp

Wilmington runner qualifies for Olympic team trials

Brittany Perkins finished the marathon in 2 hours, 44 minutes for an average of less than 6 minutes, 20 seconds per mile. Her time is not only a 10-minute personal best, but also gets her an invitation to the Olympic team trials in February 2020 in Atlanta.

TRU Colors Brewing Company wants to bring brewery to former Wave facility

Wilmington city council postponed the decision until its Feb. 19 meeting to get more information from TRU Colors about its plans for the brewery.

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, is one of several high-profile Democrats reportedly considering running for her party’s nomination in 2020.

Nonprofits team up to open warming station as bone-chilling temps descend on Wilmington

There is a place in Wilmington where those living on the streets can go when they are in need of a warm meal and a blanket to deal with overnight wind chills in the teens.

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

In the nation's capital, two possible 2020 contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at a breakfast celebrating King's life that was held by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

Stay at home moms should be paid $162,581 according to Salary Wizard

If you’re a stay-at-home-mom listen up. Salary Wizard says you should be paid $162,581 a year for all your efforts on the home front.

Covington Catholic student involved in incident at Washington, D.C. march releases statement

Videos of an incident involving Covington Catholic High School students, Native American marchers, and Black Hebrew Israelites have gone viral.