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WPD: Void in gang leadership behind rash of violence

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videoWilmington Police are trying to figure out if multiple shootings this weekend are connected. The first shooting in Forest Hills Saturday left a teenager dead. Now police think most of the shootings are gang related. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to girlfriend's synthetic drug death

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videoA man has pleaded guilty in his girlfriend's 2012 overdose from a synthetic drug. Jeremy Leutgens pleaded guilty today to involuntary manslaughter, according to District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune teacher arrested on heroin charges

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A sixth-grade teacher at Camp Lejeune has been arrested on heroin charges. Onslow County deputies have charged Thersea Catherine Fedor, 53, of Hubert, with one count of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, one charge for allegedly keeping the drug in her home, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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Family wants to look into changing the law after fatal wreck

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video Sheila Sorrentino of Southport was killed in a head-on collision last June. The driver who hit and killed her was charged with a misdemeanor, but Sheila’s family thought the punishment should be harsher. Full story...
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Teen shot and killed riding moped on Forest Hills Drive

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videoA Wilmington teenager is dead after police say he was shot and killed during a drive-by shooting in Forest Hills late this afternoon. Full story...
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Day after search, wanted MS-13 gang member still on the loose

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videoA member of the MS-13 gang is still on the loose after yesterday's manhunt near Mayfaire was called off. Now both law enforcement and neighbors are left wondering where he will turn up next. Full story...
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WPD issues crime alert after string of break-ins

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videoWilmington Police have issued a crime alert for people living near the 2500 block of Chestnut Street to Clay Street and neighborhoods between Princess Place Drive and Market Street after a string of break-ins. Police say there were four break-ins yesterday in and around the area. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly stealing scrap metal

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives have arrested James Lindsay Arthur, 36, of Bypass Way in Bolivia for allegedly stealing scrap metal. Full story...
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Feds end search for gang member near Mayfaire

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videoLaw enforcement has ended their search near Mayfaire for a suspect who ran while they were trying to serve warrants. Bob Becker, Resident Agent in Charge with the US Department of Homeland Security says the warrants are part of a Immigrations and Custom Enforcement case. Full story...
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DA clears deputy involved in shooting after SBI probe

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video The District Attorney has cleared a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy of any crimes after he shot a suspect last month. Full story...
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