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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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Man wanted in Virginia found in Castle Hayne

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videoUS Marshals captured a man in New Hanover County who was wanted in Virginia. Full story...
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Dad says son needs taste of jail, won't bail him out

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video A man Wilmington Police say almost ran over two officer early yesterday morning will stay in jail for the time being, because his dad will not bail him out. Full story...
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Shooting victim charged with possession of WMD

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videoPolice have charged a shooting victim after they say they found homemade bombs at his home. Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 300 block of Barclay Hills Drive. Full story...
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State trooper resigns after arrest on DWI charge in Brunswick County

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A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has resigned after being arrested this week with DWI in Brunswick County. Full story...
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New details in human trafficking case in Wilmington

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videoMore details in the case of human trafficking discovered here in Wilmington this week. Two men arrested for holding girls against their will and forcing them to work. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police find man they say nearly ran over two officers

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videoWilmington Police have found a man they say tried to run over two officers this morning. Police say the confrontation in a hotel parking lot ended with one officer firing his gun. Full story...
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Cops responding to shots fired find pot plants

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videoA ShotSpotter alert turns out to be a pot spotter for Wilmington Police. Officers responded to the alert just after 10 p.m. to 814 S. 8th St. Full story...
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Man charged with shooting during alleged road rage incident

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videoA man is out of jail after being charged overnight in connection to an apparent road rage incident in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two officers suspended; Leland PD asks SBI to probe missing evidence

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videoLeland police have asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into one of their own. The SBI says agents are now investigating an issue involving missing evidence. But that's not the only issue within the department. Full story...
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Woman in critical condition after car runs red light

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A Hickory woman is in critical condition after Wilmington Police say she was hit by a car downtown Tuesday morning. Investigators say just before 11 a.m. Lisa Dietz, 55, was crossing the street when a grey Volvo, traveling northbound, ran a red light at Third and Castle Streets. Full story...
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WPD: Woman punches burglar in face, slams window on his hands

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videoWilmington Police are investigating after they say a mother punched a man in the face when he tried to break into her home through her child’s window Wednesday morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman caught on camera kicking out police car window

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video A chaotic scene in downtown Wilmington last night, after a woman kicked through the window of a police car. It was all caught on camera. Full story...
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Candlelight vigil for shooting victim

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videoFamily and friends gathered to remember the life of Julian Jerrod Gibson Tuesday night. Full story...
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WPD: Man walks into gas station wearing only socks

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who allegedly walked into the Scotchman on Kerr Ave. and Wilshire Road naked this afternoon. Full story...
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