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Habitual drunk driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run crash that killed tow truck operator

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video It was exactly one year ago today that tow truck driver John "Junior" Colville was hit and killed while helping a motorist in Wilmington. Today his killer learned his fate in court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired deputy charged with assault

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videoA fired New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with simple assault. The Pender County Clerk of Court's office says Reed Roberts was served Friday for an offense that happened Thursday, according to court records. Full story...
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Suspect faces felony charges after shots fired at 7th and Wright streets

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videoA man is in custody and at least one car has been hit after shots fired this morning in the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets. Wilmington Police say the ShotSpotter system picked up four shots at 9 a.m. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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Sneads Ferry man charged with arson

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Deputies have charged a Sneads Ferry man with arson and other charges. Full story...
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Driver charged in car chase with cops after checkpoint

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video A man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a car chase during a DWI checkpoint early this morning faces several assault charges after investigators say he intentionally hit a deputy's car twice. They say it started at a roadblock set up at the corner of 15th and Market streets around 1:30 a.m. Full story...
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WPD: Man admits to cutting cop car's tires, says 'he was angry'

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Police arrested a man they say admitted to slashing the tires of a police car while it was parked in the apartment complex where the officer lived. Full story...
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Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

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video Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington. Full story...
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Incident involving kids, gun near New Hanover HS under investigation

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video Wilmington Police are investigating an incident involving two juveniles and a gun near New Hanover High School this afternoon. Full story...
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15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

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videoA 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night. Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort. Full story...
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