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Crime

As shootings continue, police emphasize community help

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videoDespite a call by area clergy for a cease fire, police responded to yet another shooting in Wilmington yesterday. Police say bullets hit three apartments in Creekwood and one car. Full story...
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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs. Full story...
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Former counselor pleads guilty to murder

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A former school counselor will spend 20 to 34 years in prison for a 2011 murder. Michael Shawn Brown pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in Columbus County Superior Court. Full story...
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WWAY news director pays fine for January arrest

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videoThe case is closed involving the arrest of WWAY News Director Scott Pickey. Today Pickey pleaded guilty to failure to obey an officer. Full story...
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Higher rewards from NC gov may soon be possible

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There soon could be more financial inducements at the disposal of North Carolina's governor to help capture fugitives and solve serious crimes. Full story...
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More law enforcement to patrol Masonboro Island for holiday weekend

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the state Division of Coastal Management are coordinating an increased law enforcement presence for this year’s Independence Day holiday at the Masonboro Island Reserve in Wilmington. Full story...
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Deputies involved in checkpoint shooting back on duty

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videoThe sheriff's deputies involved in a shooting at a DWI checkpoint in Leland last month are back on the job. Full story...
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New Hanover, Brunswick sheriffs join Mobile Patrol

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videoThe New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff's offices are now on Mobile Patrol. They say the free app for smartphones allows them to communicate more effectively with the community. Full story...
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Driver charged in fatal hit & run

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video Wilmington Police have charged a man with a hit and run crash that killed a moped driver Saturday. Freddie Lee Riley, 48, is charged with felony hit and run and misdemeanor death by vehicle. Full story...
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Witness: Suspects in home invasion armed with semi-automatic weapon

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Deputies are searching for three people who witnesses say broke into their home and forced them to ground with a semi-automatic weapon. Full story...
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