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Calls from WPD may be satisfaction survey

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videoMost people would probably prefer not to get a call from police. But some folks in Wilmington are getting calls from police looking for feedback. So far, the satisfaction surveys have contacted people involved in about 100 cases, but WPD has not gotten a huge response. Full story...
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Family and friends to honor Bladen Co. native murdered last year

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videoFamily and friends will take time tonight to honor a Bladen County native murdered a year ago. Melissa Huggins-Jones's cousins have planned a ceremony in her hometown tonight to honor her. Full story...
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Teen charged, another sought for string of Burgaw car break-ins

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Burgaw Police have arrested a teen and are looking for another in connection to more than a dozen car break-ins this spring. Full story...
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Woman gets life in slaying of great aunt after pleading guilty to murder

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A 32-year-old Newport woman has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the slaying of her great aunt nearly two years ago. Full story...
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Marshals arrest man in Wilmington wanted for sex crimes in Tennessee

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videoA man who was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for almost three years on nearly two dozen sex-related crimes there was arrested by US Marshals in Wilmington yesterday. Full story...
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Police arrest Wilmington man who was caught firing shots from bedroom window

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A Wilmington man was arrested after police say he was intoxicated when he was caught and arrested for firing a rifle out of a bedroom window yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Attorney: Wife of officer charged with killing teen threatened by victim's mom

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The attorney for a Southport police officer accused of shooting and killing a schizophrenic teen earlier this year says the victim's mother threatened the officer's wife at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Full story...
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WPD looking for duo after armed robberies reported minutes apart

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videoPolice are searching for a duo they say attempted to rob a Wilmington convenience store minutes before getting away with cash at another just a few blocks away. Full story...
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Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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Facebook page may provide insight into alleged arsonist

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videoInvestigators say a man is in custody accused of setting a fire last night at a home with two people inside. Brandon Combs, 27, is in jail charged with arson and injury to real property. Tonight we're learning more about Combs's online personality. Full story...
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Police: Man with kids in car charged after crack thrown from windows

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videoA man is in the New Hanover County Jail charged with multiple crimes after police say he threw crack cocaine out of his car while trying to avoid police all with two kids in the car. Full story...
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30+ guns confiscated after Bladenboro backyard nightclub raid

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Investigator James Daniels of the Bladenboro Police Department says more than 30 guns, including an assault rifle, were confiscated before the night was over during a raid at a backyard nightclub on Butler Mill Road. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge finds enough probable cause to proceed in Bradley murder case

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videoIt took two days and testimony from several witnesses, but a judge says there is enough probable cause to continue the murder case against James Bradley. He's charged with killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk, who disappeared from downtown Wilmington April 5 and hasn't been seen since. Full story...
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Durham, players settle Duke lacrosse lawsuit

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The city of Durham says it has settled a lawsuit filed by three former Duke University lacrosse players who were falsely accused of raping a stripper eight years ago. Full story...
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Man convicted this month of three crimes arrested for robbing taxi driver

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videoWilmington Police have arrested the man they say robbed a Kat's Taxi driver early Thursday morning. Records show the suspect was recently convicted for multiple crimes. Full story...
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