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Crime

Attempt to ram White House gate ends with female suspect dead

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videoAn attempt to ram the White House gates ended with shots fired at the U.S. Capitol, senators put under lockdown and a female suspect dead, sources told ABC News. A Capitol police officer was also reported shot, sources said. Full story...
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Coastal Land Trust pitches in to replace poaches flytraps

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The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust presented the City of Wilmington with $1,700 to restore and replace rare carnivorous plants stolen from Alderman Park. Full story...
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Hampstead man pleads guilty to sex crimes with disabled minor

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videoA Hampstead man could be deported after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a disabled child. The District Attorney's Office says Victor Saravia Vasquez, 40, plead guilty to two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of misdemeanor secret peeping. Full story...
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WHA discusses CEO search, will meet with Creekwood residents tonight

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The Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) Board met this morning to continue discussions on finding a new leader and safety in its communities. Full story...
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Police: Lilac Court murder victim shot to death

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videoA Wilmington man is dead after police say he was murdered in his home last night. Neighbors say the 51-year-old man moved into in the Village at Greenfield apartment complex within the past year and lived alone. Full story...
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73-year-old grandmother fights back during armed robbery

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videoA 73-year-old grandmother fought back when an armed robber forced his way into her home Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Fanning Street. Full story...
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Council continues anti-gang ordinance to November meeting

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video It was being viewed as a tool to help Wilmington Police combat gang activity, but the ACLU of North Carolina viewed a gang ban in area parks as a potential excuse for profiling in at risk communities. Full story...
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NC man sentenced for retaliating against witness

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A Henderson man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison after his conviction for beating a federal witness. Full story...
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5th area restaurant target of late-night robbers

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videoFor at least the fifth time in the last several weeks, robbers have targeted an area restaurant late at night. This time Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed the Domino's on Carolina Beach Road just after midnight. Full story...
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WPD spokeswoman refuses to let detective discuss string of restaurant robberies

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A Wilmington Police spokeswoman refuses to let an investigator talk to WWAY about a recent string of robberies targeting fast food restaurants at the end of their night. Full story...
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