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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 2:18pm.

A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape.

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Body pulled from river is missing Marine
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 2:14pm.

A body found in the Cape Fear River today is a missing Marine. LCpl. John J. Pruitt, 24, of Fontana, CA, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He went missing late Sunday night.

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Perdue's plane makes emergency landing
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 1:25pm.

A state plane with Gov. Bev Perdue on board made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Raleigh Durham International Airport, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh. No one was hurt in the incident.

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Day off may have saved worker's life as car runs into business
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 10:45am.

A trip to Texas may have saved one woman's life when a car plowed into a Wilmington business this morning. Police say a woman was on her way home from an 8-hour shift at UNCW when she lost control of her vehicle.

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Police searching for break-in suspect
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 4:45am.

Police are searching for the suspect who broke into a Wilmington church overnight.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Bozeman discusses LPD suspensions, SBI investigation
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:32pm.

video It has been nearly a week since Leland announced the suspensions of five police officers. Tonight WWAY sat down with Mayor Brenda Bozeman to hear what she had to say about the troubled police department and the future of Leland.

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ONLY ON 3: Pro Amendment One billboards vandalized
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:26pm.

video Early voting started today, including voting for the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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WWAY Thursday Night Sports - April 19
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:17pm.

video Thursday night’s sports segment featured a preview for the Wilmington Hammerheads home opener against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. We also traveled to Laney High School to check out girls soccer action between the Bucs and Vikings from Hoggard High School. In college tennis, the UNCW men’s and women’s teams collected individual honors at the CAA postseason banquet.

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