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Hitman scammer targets Wilmington woman

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videoShe thought it was a simple Facebook message from a friend but it would turn out to be something far more sinister. Janet Benton contacted us about a possible scam this afternoon and told us it was one that left her fearing for her life. She says it started on Facebook and turned into text messages. Full story...
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WPD shrinks K9 unit, city looks to donate dog to Fair Bluff

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videoThe Wilmington Police dog involved in a controversial bite last fall may soon belong to the Fair Bluff Police Department. Tomorrow Wilmington City Council will vote whether to donate Kaas to Fair Bluff as surplus property the city no longer needs. Full story...
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Theft ring suspect arrested at court house

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One of five suspects wanted by Leland Police in a theft ring has been arrested. New Hanover County Deputies arrested Thomas Lynn Jones at the New Hanover County Court House Friday. Full story...
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Wilmington man facing charges for sex crimes with 5-year-old relative

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Wilmington Police say a man is facing charges for sex crimes with a child after they say he was caught molesting a relative. Full story...
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Police: Man charged with assault after threatening to kill group with shotgun

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Police charged a man they say showed up with a shotgun after an argument that started at two Wilmington homes Saturday, and threatened to shoot and kill several people. Full story...
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WPD: Investigators rule fire found at Wilmington home as arson

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videoPolice say a fire found burning at a Wilmington home by an officer patrolling the area over the weekend was intentionally set. Full story...
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Wilmington golf cart driver facing charges for hitting Trooper at US Open

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A Wilmington man is facing felony charges after the NC Highway Patrol says he hit a trooper with a golf cart at the US Open tournament in Pinehurst Saturday and tried to get away. Full story...
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UPDATE: 1 dead after after home invasion

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Wilmington Police said one man is dead and another in fair condition after a home invasion Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Fair Bluff cop faces secret peeping charges

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video A Fair Bluff police officer who disappeared for about a day faces several charges of secret peeping. Donald Brian Beauchaine is accused of setting up a camera in his house, according to Lake Waccamaw Police Chief Scott Hyatt. Full story...
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Bond increased for attempted murder suspect shot after high-speed chase

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videoA judge has increased the bond for a man accused of shooting his estranged wife outside a Jacksonville restaurant earlier this year and then leading officers on a high-speed chase in Columbus County. Bond for George Reynolds Evans is now set at $2.5 million. Full story...
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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff

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videoA Wilmington police dog that's been off the street for months after a bite incident following a car chase could soon find a new home in Columbus County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City Manager explains why Department of Justice came to Port City and issues at WPD

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videoIn the last several months the Wilmington Police Department has seen low morale, problems in the K9 unit, and several SBI investigations. Despite these issues, Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham says crime rates have gone down virtually every year for the last 10 years. Full story...
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Two more suspects plead guilty in Proutey murder

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videoThe final two suspects charged with the murder of a Cape Fear Community College student are headed to prison for decades. Jasmine Dottin and Daniel Henry both pleaded guilty today to multiple charges, including second degree murder. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Murder suspect arrested in Wrightsville Beach

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video A man wanted for allegedly killing a woman in Rowan County has been arrested in Wrightsville Beach. A neighbor found the body of Toney Ann Johnson yesterday morning in Spencer. Police there quickly put out an alert for Rodney Roberto Wallace, 47. Full story...
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Woman sentenced in teen's 2011 murder

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videoA Bladen County woman is headed to prison for the 2011 murder of a teenager. The District Attorney's Office says a judge today sentenced Shakendria Harper for the second-degree murder of Princess Cromartie, 17. Full story...
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