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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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Weekend shooting leaves one man injured

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videoWilmington Police say they are looking for a man responsible for an overnight shooting. Just after 3:00 am in the 800 block of South 15th St., police responded to a shots fired call outside Goodtimes night club. 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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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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