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Investigation leads to validated gang member's arrest

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videoAfter a month-long investigation, Wilmington Police arrested a validated gang member after tracking him via his electronic monitoring device and searching three Wilmington homes. Full story...
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Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties

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videoPolice say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime. Today we sat down with the suspect in jail to figure out what is going on with another string of violence police say is gang-related. Full story...
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Community gang forums end, but what’s next?

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video After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results. Full story...
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Funds approved for WPD's Gang Investigative Unit

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved funds for the Wilmington Police Department at Tuesday evening's meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police say women taking more active role in gangs

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videoA teenage girl's arrest last week for the murder of a gang member raises a big question: what is the role of women in gangs in our area? The Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit says the role of women in local gangs has shifted since the late '90s. Full story...
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Council agrees to ask for grant to hire gang prevention specialists

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videoThe Wilmington City Council took another step to fight the gang problem in Wilmington Tuesday night. Council Members passed a resolution to apply for a grant to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist. Full story...
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Family: Shooting victim killed by fellow gang member

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videoThe family of an 18-year-old man shot and killed last night in Wilmington says the shooting was gang related. Investigators say Raequan Rouse was shot several times at N. 10th St. and Campbell St. Full story...
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City Council to consider gang prevention grant, golf course renovation

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videoFighting the Port City's gang problem is among the agenda items for tomorrow's Wilmington City Council meeting. Council will also get a first look at a $700,000 to restore Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. Full story...
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Police suspect gangs responsible for shots fired at homes overnight

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video Wilmington Police say gangs may be involved after shots were fired at three Wilmington homes early this morning while people were inside. Full story...
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NC gang conference to be held in Mount Olive

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A detective from Virginia will speak at a gang conference in North Carolina about the intersection of gangs and human trafficking victims. Full story...
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Fight ends in stabbings in Wilmington

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videoA fight ended with several stabbings at the corner of 14th and Wooster Streets in Wilmington Thursday. The police have not called WWAY back to confirm any details. But, a witness said the fight possibly started because of gang retaliation. Full story...
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Community discussions on gang problem continue Monday

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videoThe City of Wilmington continues its series of meetings on gangs with its third community conversation Monday night. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

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videoA 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night. Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort. Full story...
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