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FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed

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As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet - whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot. Full story...
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Rescued animals from Pender Co. arrive at Greensboro trauma center

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videoNearly 100 animals rescued from a home in Pender County last week have arrived at the Guilford County Animal Shelter. The News & Record of Greensboro reported that 56 dogs, 41 chickens and a goat have been placed with the shelter's trauma center. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man shot in stomach uncooperative with investigators

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videoPolice are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a man who was shot in the stomach from the front porch of a home Monday night. Police say the victim, 20-year-old Timothy Waterman, told them he heard gunshots when he took a single round to his lower abdomen. Waterman told police he then ran inside the home. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority requesting Creekwood residents to report crimes

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Wilmington Housing Authority asks the residents of Creekwood South to partner with Law Enforcement by reporting all criminal activity. All reports can be made anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers or texting information to TIP708. It is the belief of everyone at Wilmington Housing Authority that together we can make our communities and neighborhoods safe. Full story...
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WPD: Man knows attacker who choked him until he passed out

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Police say a man who was choked until he passed out and then robbed, knew his attacker. Police say when the man who was attacked woke up, he noticed that his money had been stolen. They say they know who the attacker is, and are still looking for him. Full story...
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Man arrested after leading police on car chase near shooting scene

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Police arrested a man they say led officers on a car chase while they were investigating in an area where shots were fired Monday night. A tip led police to the intersection of 10th and Wright Streets. That's when they say they spotted a man riding on the handlebars of a bicycle, who then jumped into a grey Chevy Impala. Full story...
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Elizabethtown woman accused of selling cocaine

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Elizabethtown Police arrested Glynis Denise Powell, 49, at 402 Quail Street on Oct. 9. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man accused of car break in

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An Elizabethtown man faces several charges for breaking into a car in May. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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Chief says witness list caused spike in violence

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video Monday Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous revealed what the department believes is behind the crime wave in the Port City. Chief Evangelous said a list of people who have talked to investigators got into the hands of gang members and caused the uptick in violence. Full story...
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