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Search for Vannewkirk, identification of body found continue

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today officers continue to search for Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who has been missing since early last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City manager addresses low morale at WPD

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videoA Wilmington Police survey shows many employees are not happy with their job. So today we took those concerns to the city's top administrator. Full story...
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Law enforcement looking for ways to make up ABC funding cut for downtown task force

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videoAs expected, the New Hanover County ABC Board will pull back its funding to Wilmington's Downtown Task Force. The phasing out will happen gradually over the next few years. So what does this mean for your safety, and what does law enforcement think? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shooting victim's sister says police could have done more

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videoLess than one month shy of her 22nd birthday, Grace Lousie Denk, a former Marine, was shot four times by a Wilmington Police officer killing her. "I had her birthday present on my dresser," Denk's sister Annie Babbit said in an exclusive interview with WWAY. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders satisfied with city's response to ice storm

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video"We don't fix outages," Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said. "We implemented our hurricane plan that we do every year, that we have every year. We do the exact same thing every year. I mean I don't know what you want us to do. Cut trees down and fix power lines?" Full story...
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WPD K9 Arko Remembered

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videoWilmington Police honored one of their own Wednesday. Arko was euthanized last month because of a medical condition. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: With almost half of New Hanover Co. without power; city, county, police mute

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We've learned from a source close to the situation that the Wilmington Police Department had no special plan in place today to handle power outages or dark traffic lights. We're told in fact that no officers got any special instructions or scheduling updates from Chief Ralph Evangelous or his management team on how to handle traffic or neighborhoods with no power. Full story...
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WPD K-9 officer will return in different job; K-9 unit to be reviewed

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videoWilmington Police say the officer who unleashed his K-9 on a man in November will return to work, but in a different job. Ofc. Stafford Brister is clear to come back to work, but he will be working as a patrol officer. Full story...
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WPD still waiting on review of K9 officer

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videoWilmington Police are still waiting on the results of an internal review into an officer under investigation for use of force involving a police dog. Full story...
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Council recognizes 3 WPD officers, approves bulletproof vest funding

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video The Wilmington City Council took time out of Tuesday night’s meeting to recognize three of Wilmington’s finest. Full story...
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