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WPD bringing in off-duty officers to patrol after rash of shootings

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videoShort staffing means the Wilmington Police Department must bring in off-duty officers to help patrol areas plagued by a recent string of shootings. Full story...
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Man wounded in fatal shooting arrested on firearm charge

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videoThe man who survived a shooting in which a 17-year-old was killed early Thursday in Wilmington, was arrested on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Full story...
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Greenville police say 4 shot at law firm, Walmart

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Police in Greenville say a man armed with a shotgun wounded one person at a law firm before crossing a busy street and entering a Walmart, where three more people were shot and wounded. Full story...
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WPD: Victim, witnesses silent about shooting

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Police say the victim and several witnesses are not talking about a shooting last night in Wilmington. WPD officers responded to the area of 12th and Grace streets around 7 p.m. They found a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the left leg. Full story...
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Neighbors worry teen's shooting death may be start of violence

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video A 17-year-old boy is dead after an early morning shooting. Now police and residents in a Wilmington neighborhood are trying to piece together exactly what went wrong. One neighbor said he and his wife had both just fallen asleep, but they were quickly woken up by what sounded like a scene from the wild west. Full story...
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Report: Alleged Pender HS rape happened in school auditorium

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videoInvestigators and school leaders are not saying much about a rape that allegedly happened on a high school campus in Pender County. But tonight we are learning more. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Brunswick Co. School Board member charged with stealing from PTA

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videoRay Gilbert, 46, is accused of taking money from the PTA at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School, where he served as the organization's president, according to the school's website. Full story...
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Pender High student charged with statutory rape on campus

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videoDeputies in Pender County have charged a 19-year-old with raping a fellow student at Pender High School on the last day of school earlier this month, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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5th suspect arrested for allegedly bilking disabled veteran

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videoA fifth and final suspect is in jail charged with stealing more than $260,000 from a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with rape in Chatham County

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A Wilmington man is in jail in Chatham County accused of raping his estranged wife. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office Jesus Narciso Alvarez-Alba, 31, of Wilmington, had a domestic violence protective order issued against him by his estranged wife. Investigators say early Sunday morning he forced his way into her home in Moncure and raped her. Full story...
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