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Is Chief Evangelous dodging reporters?

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video Is the police chief dodging reporters? The chief wouldn't talk with us on camera again Thursday night. Spokeswoman Linda Rawley said the chief had an eye injury and didn't want to go on camera. Full story...
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Evangelous pulls out of Savannah chief search

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videoRalph Evangelous will stay in Wilmington for the time being. A news release from the Wilmington Police Department late this afternoon says Chief Evangelous pulled out of the process to find a new chief in Savannah Friday. Full story...
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Evangelous interviews for Savannah chief

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous was in Savannah, Ga., Wednesday interviewing for the job of top cop there. Evangelous is one of three contenders for the position. He told reporters in Savannah being an outsider was beneficial. Full story...
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Police talk use of force on council agenda

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous talked use of force in front of city council tonight. The conversation was inspired by events in Ferguson, MO, where riots broke out after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer. Full story...
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Evangelous talks about possible new job

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videoAfter giving a presentation on the Police force Tuesday night at the City Council meeting we asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about his new job prospect. Full story...
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Evangelous finalist for Savannah chief

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video Wilmington's police chief is up for a top job in another city. Ralph Evangelous is a finalist to be chief in Savannah, GA. Full story...
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Judge shuts down two local businesses

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videoTwo local businesses are shutting down and police say that's a step in the right direction. Good Times Lounge and The Chestnut Market both are shutting their doors. Police say Good Times Lounge on Dawson St. had a history of complaints and incidents involving weapons. Full story...
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WPD wants help fighting heroin

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videoThe police department is asking the federal government to declare our area a high intensity drug trafficking area. With thousands of bindles of heroin taken off the streets just over the past few weeks they say it's a problem worth fighting. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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City Manager, Police Chief get 1.5% raises

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According to a City of Wilmington spokesman, both City Manager Sterling Cheatham and Police Chief Ralph Evangelous got a 1.5% increase for fiscal year 2014-15. Cheatham went from a salary of $178.932 to $181,636. Evangelous was bumped from $144,950 to $147,134. Full story...
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Police give insight into Mayfaire standoff

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videoOn the heels of the ‘critical incident’ Tuesday evening questions arose about just what the police response entailed. We're getting an inside look into those crucial moments where one officer’s life was on the line. Full story...
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Police chief defends secrecy during standoff with suicidal officer

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videoIt took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Manager explains why Department of Justice came to Port City and issues at WPD

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videoIn the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
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Attorney representing teen in use-of-force case wants access to video of incident

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A Wilmington civil rights attorney is representing a 16-year-old at the center of an incident that has a Wilmington Police Department corporal on leave, and she's asking for immediate access to any video showing what occurred. Full story...
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Chief, DA say Denk autopsy wrong

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videoWilmington's police chief and the district attorney say they side with the family of a woman who died in a confrontation with police in disputing an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Grace Louise Denk died Jan. 28 after police say she raised a gun at officers, who then opened fire killing her. Full story...
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