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Fire takes life of wheelchair-bound man

A fatal fire took the life of a wheelchair-bound man today. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from a townhome this morning, and another person was pulled from an adjoining unit.

Guilty. After several days of testimony, that's how a jury found Thomas Grooms today. Grooms was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of David Doolittle and his 17-year-old son, Trey.

Law enforcement officials have been hard at work! Just last night, a teacher's assistant at Ashley High School was arrested for indecent liberties with a student. A group of alleged thieves was also arrested for breaking and entering and larceny. Remember, you can stay up-to-date on all the latest crime news by visiting the Law Connect section of WECT.com.

Election time may still be months away, but new polling numbers are already showing Republican races in North Carolina going in opposite directions.

Hope you'll tune in tonight starting at 5:00. We'll have the latest on an incident aboard a JetBlue plane; a Vietnam veteran with a unique story; a radio station in the works at an area school and much more.

-Jon Evans

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