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Police chief defends secrecy during standoff with suicidal officer

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videoIt took police negotiators more than 11 hours, but the standoff in Mayfaire ended peacefully Tuesday night. Now we are learning more about what happened inside the apartment where a police officer barricaded himself with a gun, and why the situation was handled with such secrecy. Full story...
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Tabor City man heads to prison for 2013 shooting

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A fight over a $5 poker game has earned a Tabor City man up to five years in prison. A judge sentenced Prentice Reaves to 40 to 60 months in prison after a jury convicted Reaves of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Hotel guests robbed by man with rifle

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who robbed three hotel guests with a rifle early this morning. Full story...
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Men in car rob man walking in Creekwood

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Wilmington Police are looking for two men who robbed another man in Creekwood early this morning. Full story...
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Wooster Street fire intentionally set

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a housefire that shut down part of Wooster Street this morning was intentionally set. WDF says Wilmington Police and the Fire Marshal's office are now investigating the fire at 718 Wooster. Full story...
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Police investigating after hit and run crash near UNCW campus

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Police are investigating after dispatchers say officers responded to the scene of a hit and run crash at a Wilmington intersection early this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Second suspect in custody for home invasion murder

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videoWilmington Police have a second suspect in custody in connection with a murder during a home invasion earlier this month. Officers are still processing Markee George, 26, for the death of Aaron McGhee. Full story...
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Wilmington chase suspect's SC fugitive case continued

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videoA man accused of leading a police chase last fall that ended with a police dog's bite will stay in the New Hanover County Jail for now. Full story...
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Sheriff: NC daycare a front for child porn ring

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Authorities in North Carolina say a daycare and mentoring program run out of the home of a registered sex offender was a front for a child porn production operation. Full story...
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WPD releases first comments on use of surveillance equipment

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videoFive days after the public learned Wilmington Police use secret surveillance equipment in the fight against crime, the department is finally speaking out. Full story...
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Berger to take mental health evaluation

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videoA judge granted a motion to have New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger undergo a mental health evaluation as his probation violation case was continued today. Full story...
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Man robbed at gunpoint on Wilmington street

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Wilmington Police are investigating after a man said he was robbed at gunpoint while walking down the street. Police say just before midnight last night, the victim flagged down an officer on patrol in the area of Market Street and Darlington Ave. Full story...
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WPD officer indicted in use of force investigation

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videoA Wilmington Police officer has been indicted on two charges related to a use of force investigation involving a teenager. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 Update: Jailhouse interview with chase suspect bitten by dog, now facing attempted murder charges in SC

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video A man accused of leading a police chase last fall that ended with a police dog's bite is back in jail and waiting to face attempted murder charges in South Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girlfriend disgusted, officers cleared in Hampstead shooting death

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videoThe District Attorney says a state trooper had a right to defend himself when he shot and killed a Hampstead man in April. Now a woman who says the man killed, Maynard Thomas, was the love of his life is speaking out. Full story...
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