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WPD proposes preemptive police force

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videoCrime in Wilmington is down from 2004 to 2012, but police say there is still a need for an increased force focusing on fighting crime before it happens. Wilmington's police chief proposed a new approach to City Council this morning. Full story...
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Port City Taxi driver robbed in Wilmington

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video A cab driver was robbed at gunpoint in Wilmington early Monday morning. It happened just after 5 a.m. Full story...
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Man dies after alleged baseball bat attack

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video A man has died after deputies say two men allegedly attacked him with baseball bats. Full story...
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Police say club not a nuisance despite two shootings outside in three months

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videoA fun night out turned scary for several people early this morning in the Port City. For the second time in three months, police are investigating a shooting outside the Wilmington Sportsmen's Club. Full story...
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Man jailed after trying to break open Pepsi machine

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video A man is behind bars after trying to pry open a Pepsi machine with a crow bar. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger says he wasn't drunk despite 0.08 blood alcohol content

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's blood alcohol content was at the legal limit for drivers following his arrest for DWI according to a report from the Wilmington Police Department's Crime Laboratory obtained by WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Child counselor sentenced for fraud and arson

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video A former Chadbourn school counselor will spend three decades behind bars for setting fire to his office to cover up Medicare fraud. Full story...
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Police investigate shooting and apparent beating death

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video Wilmington Police have their hands full after two violent crimes yesterday. Following two separate incidents one man is dead, and another is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Real-life Grinch? Admitted mail thief just wanted Christmas

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videoA real-life Grinch is accused of stealing Christmas from nearly 70 people in Carolina Beach. Today, the suspect spoke out and said he just wanted Christmas, too. Full story...
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Bullet found in Fit for Fun after New Year's gunfire

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video An employee of Wilmington's Fit for Fun Center on South 10th Street arrived for work yesterday morning and found a bullet on the floor. There was also damage to the Sherriedale Morgan Boxing and Fitness Center next door. Full story...
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