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ONLY ON 3: Police chief frustrated by repeat offender's release

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videoWilmington's police chief does not agree with a ruling a judge made earlier this week. But the county's top prosecutor has a different view. Full story...
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Evangelous: Gun shots down half way through cease fire

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videoWilmington is half-way through the cease fire clergy called from in June to stop gun violence in the Port City. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says the city has seen a decline in violence. He hopes that trend continues. Full story...
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Wilmington Police to give 'cease fire' update

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August 11 marks the 45th day of the 90-day Cease Fire initiative sparked by Boots on the Ground, community leaders and law enforcement officials. Thursday Chief Ralph Evangelous and his staff will give an update on the most recent crime picture for the City of Wilmington and the results of Operation Tranquility launched on July 3. Full story...
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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD

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videoNew Hanover County District Attorney should soon get the results of a SBI investigation into the Wilmington Police Department and the way officers handled of a botched prostitution sting last year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Survey shows low morale within WPD

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Some Wilmington Police officers are not happy with the department. That's according to an unofficial job satisfaction survey. The survey conducted by an anonymous group within the Wilmington Police Department shows that the majority of employees that filled it out are unhappy with their job and the low morale within the agency. Full story...
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Community members discuss concerns over growing gun violence

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video After several weeks of violence and numerous shootings, community members rally together to end violence in their neighborhoods. Residents living in Precinct W29 met for their monthly meeting Monday to discuss a number of issues including the recent spike of violence. Full story...
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Clergy gathering Thursday to encourage 'cease fire'

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Local clergy and community supporters will call for a Cease Fire throughout the City of Wilmington during a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at 14th & Dawson Streets (plaza area of Hillcrest Housing Community). Full story...
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WPD bringing in off-duty officers to patrol after rash of shootings

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videoShort staffing means the Wilmington Police Department must bring in off-duty officers to help patrol areas plagued by a recent string of shootings. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Department plans restructuring

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There are some big changes happening at the Wilmington Police Department. Monday, Chief Ralph Evangelous told the Wilmington City Council all about them. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect released after charges dropped

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videoTyron Seabrook is home with his wife after Wilmington Police admitted they no longer have enough evidence to charge him. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says after the key witness changed his story, he asked prosecutors to drop the charges against Seabrook. Full story...
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City OKs upgrade of downtown video system

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video At Tuesday night’s meeting City Council appropriated about 33 thousand dollars for the Wilmington Police Department to enhance the downtown camera system. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WPD posts video of controversial arrests, chief applauds officers

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video A Wilmington man is behind bars after police say he stole about a dollar in change at a bank yesterday. But the way that police took Roy Smith II into custody has some asking if the they acted too harshly. Full story...
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SBI to investigate WPD

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video The State Bureau of Investigation will look into whether members of the Wilmington Police Department did anything criminal during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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City leaders unsure about releasing info in botched WPD sting

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videoThere are still a lot of questions about who did what during a Wilmington Police prostitution sting last year that led to changes in the department yesterday. There could be more answers if Wilmington's top cop would ask a question of city council. Full story...
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The Rant: WPD, city leaders need to break 'code of silence'

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videoA day after Wilmington's police chief addressed mistakes that hastened changes in his department, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there's a way to answer some. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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