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Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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City Council questions law to ban gangs from parks

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Some Wilmington City Council members are questioning how successful an ordinance banning known gang members from parks will be. Their first concern: is it constitutional? The second: isn't it just moving gang members to other areas of the city? Full story...
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Chief says new strategies needed in fight against gangs

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video Ralph Evangelous says Wilmington's gang problem is the worst he's seen since becoming police chief nine years ago. Now that a 90-day cease fire is over, the chief says more than police need to be part of the fight. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: State of the Cease Fire

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video Tomorrow marks the 90th day of the Cease Fire initiative and local clergy and community leaders want to share information about their future plans. Chief Ralph Evangelous and Mayor Bill Saffo are scheduled to attend the event along with other community leaders. Full story...
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WPD responds to recent armed robberies

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video Wilmington Police are searching for three masked men who robbed a Wilmington Pizza Hut last night, meanwhile they say they've solved other high-profile crimes. Full story...
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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Was traffic stop of city employee handled properly?

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videoOften in newsrooms there are stories that lead to debate: Is it news or not? Will viewers want to see it, or should they see it all? Tonight, we ask you to be the judge. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prosecutors, law enforcement discuss better cooperation

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says a meeting Friday with his office, Wilmington Police and probation has already led to progress. The group met to talk about how they can more effectively work together. David said the agencies need to share information to make sure criminals they want behind bars do not wind up back on the streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington's 'worst offender' speaks out about chief's statements

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videoA Wilmington man is speaking out just days after Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said he was the city's worst offender on the streets. Full story...
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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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