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Police, council trying to fix continued downtown problems

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videoAnother weekend and more violence in downtown Wilmington. When the bars closed in Wilmington this weekend, police say fights broke out, a police horse and patrol car became victims and someone reported a man pointing a gun at people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Police arrest man for slashing Marine's face

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A convicted felon is behind bars tonight. Police say he slashed Brandin Roberts, a Marine visiting Wilmington last month. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver smacks police car Saturday night

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A drunk driver tried to back out of a parking space at 2nd and Market Streets Saturday night. A couple of WPD officers tried to tell him that he was about to hit a police car parked in the space immediately behind him, but he continued backing.... Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver bumps into police horse; starts "melee"

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The melee began when a drunk driver bumped a WPD horse. A crowd gathered and numerous bystanders interfered in the investigation. The police horse was not injured, but the drunk driver was arrested and charged with DWI. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police canvassing Wilmington to remind drivers to lock cars

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video Lock your doors and hide your valuables. That's the warning Wilmington Police could very well leave on your windshield. Full story...
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Nine sentenced in contraband cigarette conspiracy

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As described in the Indictment, the conspiracy was carried out by "the buyers", who repeatedly traveled from the Northeastern United States to North Carolina for the purpose of purchasing large quantities of cigarettes outside the normal flow of commerce. Full story...
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Law enforcement honored after busy Labor Day weekend

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videoResults of the Labor Day weekend "Booze It and Lose It" campaign came out Thursday. Call it "Justice in Motion." Not just the crackdown, but the people who helped make it happen. Full story...
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James Jordan murder case pulled from SBI report

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Independent reviewers have removed the murder of Michael Jordan's father from a list of cases mishandled by North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation. Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker said Thursday that the case was pulled after a second look at documents. Full story...
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Communication a key crime-fighting tool

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video Policing Wilmington can be a tough task. Today WWAY got an inside look at the police station as lieutenants and detectives gathered to share some successes and talk about how they can continue to improve crime prevention. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Ukrainian women leave NC without pay

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The women left the Surf City area yesterday. The three say they never received their checks from the Waves Surf and Sports store in Surf City. Full story...
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New Hanover Deputies make arrest in heroin investigation

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Investigators say this arrest is a big one, and they're glad they made it. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Suspect pleads guilty in 2006 murder

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video Nearly four years after a Wilmington convenience store clerk was gunned down in his store, his killer admitted to the crime today. Full story...
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WPD's overnight crime report includes arrest for attempted murder

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An overnight crime report from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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Do you know David Joe Gadberry?

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His last known address is 545 Underwood Drive, Currie, NC. Mr. Gadberry is wanted by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle/Place for Controlled Substances, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Full story...
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Neighbors say domestic trouble may have led to double murder-suicide

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videoA small community in Brunswick County is in mourning after three people died there over the weekend in an apparent double murder-suicide. It happened around 9 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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