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Wilmington Police searching for man who robbed taxi driver at gunpoint

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Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Wilmington cab driver at gunpoint early this morning, just as he pulled into the Creekwood community to drop the man off. Full story...
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Police: Man caught keying officer's patrol car downtown arrested

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Police say a man caught keying a downtown Wilmington task force officer's patrol car early this morning was arrested after a group watched the man do it. Full story...
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Remains of soldier missing two years found, suspect charged

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Fayetteville police say that after a two-year investigation, the remains of missing soldier Kelli Bordeaux have been found and a person has been charged. Full story...
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Wilmington seafood distributor pleads guilty to tax evasion

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A Wilmington seafood distributor pleaded guilty today to federal tax evasion, according to the US Justice Department and the IRS. Prosecutors say Jeffrey Wayne Scott, 48, admitted to one count of willfully attempting to evade his personal income tax. Full story...
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Minister pleads guilty to kiddie porn charge

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A Wayne County minister has pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography in federal court, the US Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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Daycare worker charged with biting child

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videoA Columbus County daycare worker has been charged with a felony after allegedly biting a child in her care. Joni Smith McMillan, 36, is charged with felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and assault on a child younger than 12, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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Panthers DE Hardy has bond set at $17,000

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A Charlotte Mecklenburg County judge has set bond for Greg Hardy at $17,000 one day after the Carolina Panthers' Pro Bowl defensive end was arrested on charges of assault on a female and communicating threats. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested after pulling knife on group, crashing car during chase

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Police arrested a man they say tried to instigate a fight with a group in downtown Wilmington before leading a speedy car chase with officers, finally crashing his car in a nearby intersection. Full story...
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Man confesses to homeless man's 2013 murder

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videoMore than a year after police found a homeless man beaten to death in Wilmington, another homeless man has confessed to the crime. Investigators say the suspect contacted them to come clean on his 24th birthday. Full story...
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Gunfire this evening may be WPD testing ShotSpotter

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videoWilmington Police say if you hear gunshots around 6 p.m. it may just be a test. WPD will run a test this afternoon to expand ShotSpotter coverage in the Port City. Full story...
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Brandon Smith's family speaks out

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videoThe family of Brandon Smith killed by law enforcement after allegedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy last year is speaking out. Saying they’re still frustrated with what they see as a lack of answers. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics program file claims

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A North Carolina agency is reviewing claims of people who have previously identified themselves as victims of the state's forced sterilization program so they can verify their eligibility for one-time payments from a $10 million compensation fund. Full story...
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Body found in Pender Co. confirmed as Elisha Tucker

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videoWilmington Police say remains found in Pender County last month are a Leland woman missing since last year. WPD says the Medical Examiner's Office in Greenville determined the remains found April 29 off Hoover Road near Hampstead are the remains Elisha Marie Tucker, 34. Full story...
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Police use pepper spray on downtown crowd

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videoWilmington Police say officers had to use pepper spray after a crowd got out of hand downtown early yesterday morning. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it started at 2:17 a.m. when officers responded to a crowd "being extremely unruly" in front of Pravda at 23 N. Front St. Full story...
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Overnight house fire believed to be arson

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videoInvestigators believe a fire at a Wilmington overnight was arson. Just before 4 a.m. the call came in reporting flames at a home at 6622 Sharease Circle. Crews say smoke was showing when they got to the scene. Full story...
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