The father of a Columbine victim adresses mental illness and violence.
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Father of Columbine victim addresses mental illness and violence

The father of a Columbine victim is speaking out about mental illness awareness and violence.
Gunfire erupts on streets of Ferguson, MO. (Source: CNN; Jeff Roberson, Associated Press)
3 weeks ago
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Violence erupts at Ferguson protest overnight

Shooting incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, have risen by one with an early-morning drive-by that wounded two men.
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St. Mark Episcopal Church holds prayer vigil for Charleston after mass shooting

A church in Wilmington is showing its support for the Charleston community affected by a fatal shooting at a church this week.
New Hanover Co. Sheriff GOP candidates differ on violence solutions
1 year ago
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff GOP candidates differ on violence solutions

The debate Tuesday between Republicans vying for New Hanover County Sheriff was much more civil than the one between the Democrats. Jason Vaughn and Marc Benson differed slightly on most topics WWAY's political editor Kevin Wuzzardo asked them about.
Youth violence is a ‘crisis’ in Wilmington
1 year ago
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Youth violence is a ‘crisis’ in Wilmington

City Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs.
Fight ends in stabbings in Wilmington
2 years ago
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Fight ends in stabbings in Wilmington

A fight ended with several stabbings at the corner of 14th and Wooster Streets in Wilmington Thursday. The police have not called WWAY back to confirm any details. But, a witness said the fight possibly started because of gang retaliation.
Tennis star Lenny Simpson shares his story with hopes to help the community
2 years ago
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Tennis star Lenny Simpson shares his story with hopes to help the community

Tennis star Lenny Simpson grew up in Wilmington during a time of racial tension. Now, he's back to tell his story, and share ideas on how to combat violence in Wilmington’s youth. Simpson says tennis was his life from a young age.
Some say WPD is racial profiling in light of violence
2 years ago
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Some say WPD is racial profiling in light of violence

Some in the African- American community say they’ve noticed a change in police attitude. Alvin Moore is one who says he feels like a victim of racial profiling in light of recent violence.
Chief says witness list caused spike in violence
2 years ago
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Chief says witness list caused spike in violence

Monday Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous revealed what the department believes is behind the crime wave in the Port City. Chief Evangelous said a list of people who have talked to investigators got into the hands of gang members and caused the uptick in violence.
Neighborhood watch hosts cook out to gain support from other neighbors
2 years ago
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Neighborhood watch hosts cook out to gain support from other neighbors

You could smell the food from a few blocks away, and that was the point. One Wilmington community used food and friends as a way to gain support against crime this weekend.