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Man pleads guilty in Creekwood shooting; once talked about staying on right track

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videoAn orange jumpsuit and a guilty plea were not the way things were supposed to end up for Montrel Jones, 24. Five years ago he was one of three young men highlighted in a WWAY special report "Young, Black and Under Attack." The stories focused on negative stereotypes of young black men. Full story...
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Victim escapes as armed robber shoots and misses

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A man was leaving a convenience store around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when the robber came up behind him near 12th and Greenfield Streets and hit him in the back of the head with a handgun. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to life in 2011 Hillcrest shooting

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A federal judge sentenced a Wilmington man to life in prison for a 2011 shooting and drug deal in the Hillcrest Housing Community.video Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 10 WPD officers currently on administrative leave

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has yet to publicly identify the officers involved in recent shootings and another use of force investigation, but a public information request by WWAY NewsChannel 3 found that ten officers are currently on paid administrative leave. Full story...
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Police in Lumberton charge 16-year-old with murder

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Lumberton police say a 16-year-old boy is charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man. Full story...
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Suspects in latest police shooting identified, officers on leave

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Two Wilmington Police Officers are on paid administrative leave as the SBI investigates another officer-involved shooting in the Port City last night. Full story...
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Police officer shoots breaking and entering suspect

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video The State Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of a shooting, after Wilmington Police opened fire on three breaking and entering suspects. Full story...
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Suspect faces felony charges after shots fired at 7th and Wright streets

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videoA man is in custody and at least one car has been hit after shots fired this morning in the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets. Wilmington Police say the ShotSpotter system picked up four shots at 9 a.m. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

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videoA 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night. Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort. Full story...
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