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Archive - Jan 2011

FIRST ON 3: Police Department calls out TV station and newspaper for reporting robbery that may not have happened

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video Another Wilmington TV station reported this morning that six armed men had broken into an apartment and stolen a TV, computers, wallets and cell phones. The police officers who responded to the call say they smelled marijuana when they showed up and reported that the two "victims" waited 30 minutes before they called for help. Full story...
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TSA 'Not Capable' of detecting Moscow-like attack, critics say

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A $212-million federal program designed to spot suspected terrorists at American airports is "not capable of detecting what took place in Moscow," according to the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. John Mica, R-Florida. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Campus reacts to band director's 'sexting' arrest

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videoA well known high school band director is off the job tonight after landing in jail over the weekend. North Brunswick's Mark Riel is on administrative leave after allegations surfaced against him. Full story...
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Another streak of cold weather keeps on going -- are you sick of winter yet?

Come on, you can admit it. You've had it with the cold weather this winter haven't you?

DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club patron stabbed to death overnight

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According to witnesses, a large crowd from the club exited at closing time and a fight broke out. Witnesses said 30 – 40 people were involved. Three men were stabbed. All three victims were driven to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center by people at the scene. One of the men, age 20, had been stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two victims are being treated for stab wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's family speaks exclusively to WWAY

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videoWilmington Police are investigating the first murder of the year after a fight outside a downtown Wilmington bar early this morning. Police say as many as 40 people were involved in the fight outside the Rhino Club that killed one man and sent two more to the hospital. Full story...
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Goolsby says alcohol revenue should be used to help get downtown safe

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video Wilmington city leaders have been brainstorming ways to clean up the downtown bar scene for months. Now that a young man lost his life after visiting a local bar city leaders say something needs to change and it needs to change fast. Full story...
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UNCW falls on the road to ODU in Norfolk

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video What was expected to work for Old Dominion on Monday night did. Whatever was expected to work for UNC Wilmington did not, especially in the first half. UNCW only managed 15 first half points. Click play video in order to see our game highlights from Norfolk. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club owner refuses interview opportunity to talk about murder outside his club

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We called owner Sean Tobin and invited him on our 5:30 newscast to talk live and unedited about the history of his club and what happened last night. He told us that because of the "slanted" way we've covered the club in the past, he would never talk with us. According to Wilmington Police, they've been called to the Rhino Club almost 200 times in the last three years. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: City leaders react to murder outside Rhino Club

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video Violence tied to bars in downtown Wilmington has been making news for years. It's sparked a lot of debate but little action. Many folks say this proves downtown Wilmington needs a serious logistical makeover, but what exactly needs to be fixed? Full story...
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