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Police: Three men with guns steal keys from inside home, take off in car

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Police are investigating after they say three men with guns walked up to a Wilmington home and forced their way inside before stealing some keys and taking off in the car outside. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge sets aside former cop's prostitution with teen conviction

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videoA Brunswick County jury has convicted a former Northwest Police officer for two crimes, but the conviction on one count may not stand in the long run. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to murder

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A man Chadbourn police say is a known gang member has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Full story...
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WPD says it took appropriate disciplinary action after May use of force

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video The Wilmington Police Department says it took appropriate disciplinary action after two officers used force during an arrest in May. Today, police released video showing what happened. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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Police find stolen pistol from Pender Co. during Wilmington traffic stop

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videoPolice arrested a man they say had a pistol stolen from Pender County in his back pocket when Wilmington officers stopped a car he was riding in near Hillcrest last night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen prostitution victim says man who solicited her not in courtroom

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videoThe trial is underway for the former Northwest cop accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for a sex act. In opening statements, prosecutors said Michael Hayes and the girl were getting undressed when three men acting as the girl's pimps tried to rob him. Full story...
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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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Mom charged with baby's 2013 death

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videoA Charlotte woman is accused in the death of her baby in Brunswick County. Katherine Ann Jennings, 33, is in jail charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for former NW cop accused of soliciting a 17-year-old for prostitution

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videoJury selection is underway in Brunswick County for a former cop charged with soliciting a minor for prostitution. Michael Hayes is accused of paying 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act and filing a false report. But Hayes’s attorney says he is an innocent man. Full story...
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WPD credits ABC Review Policy for drop in downtown crime

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video Downtown crime continues to decrease. Wilmington's police chief says over the past few years they have seen a 68 percent decline. Full story...
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WPD: Would-be armed robbers scared off by pit bull

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Police say two would-be robbers caught following another car to a Wilmington home were scared off by the homeowner's pit bull. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police still searching for suspect after shots fired into car

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Police are still searching for a man they say fired shots into a car with several people inside, leaving one of the passengers with two gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Missouri police response raises questions about militarizing law enforcement

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videoThere's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it? Full story...
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