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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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Chief: Code of silence led to mess, embarrassment for WPD

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says what started as a response to a citizen complaint turned into an embarrassment and a mess. Evangelous says mistakes and failures in judgement by officers during a prostitution sting last year has led to changes for his department. Full story...
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Watch full Evangelous news conference

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videoToday, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, clearly angered by what happened, faced reporters during a 28-minute news conference, where reporters fired questions, many of which the chief declined to answer with any detail citing personnel laws. Full story...
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Council approves funding for mobile field force

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video The City of Wilmington posted its lowest crime numbers ever in 2012, but Chief Ralph Evangelous isn’t resting on his laurels. Full story...
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City Council meets to discuss adding law enforcement

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video Wilmington City Council will consider an ordinance requesting more than 300- thousand dollars to create a mobile field force within the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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WPD proposes preemptive police force

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videoCrime in Wilmington is down from 2004 to 2012, but police say there is still a need for an increased force focusing on fighting crime before it happens. Wilmington's police chief proposed a new approach to City Council this morning. Full story...
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Suspect connected to delivery driver murder back in jail

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Marvin White was charged with armed robbery in connection with the murder of Chinese delivery driver Zehn Bo Liu in June. Now police say he's in trouble again. Full story...
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