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WPD increasing patrols after recent rash of car break-ins around Greenfield Lake

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videoWilmington Police say several break-ins in the same area around Greenfield Lake means more police patrols there, along with warnings on how people who park there can avoid being the next target. Full story...
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WPD: Man facing several charges after using stolen gun to shoot at teen

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Police arrested a Wilmington man who, witnesses said, was firing a gun at a teenage girl early Monday morning. Full story...
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Deputies bust Bladenboro meth lab, arrest three on drug charges

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Deputies busted a meth lab in Bladenboro yesterday, landing three people behind bars in connection to the drug operation, with additional arrests expected. Full story...
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License check results in five drug arrests

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According to spokeswoman Emily Flax, officers were performing a license checking station at Old Shallotte Road and McMilly Road in Shallotte around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They said they found 89 bags of heroin along with pills, marijuana, paraphernalia and a gun in one car. Full story...
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Wilmington woman facing several charges for hitting, killing moped driver

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A Wilmington woman faces several charges after police say she hit and killed a man on a moped and drove off before calling dispatchers to turn herself in. Full story...
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Man charged with sex crimes with a minor

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Onslow County authorities have arrested a man and charged him with sex crimes with a minor. Full story...
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Pender and Onslow County crack down on sex offenders

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video Pender and Onslow counties are cracking down on sex offenders. U.S. Marshals and several other agencies discussed a recent operation that targeted sex offenders. The project is called Operation Valor. They sent out 70 officers in divided teams to the homes of registered sex offenders in Onslow and Pender county. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty in Pender County murder

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41-year-old Tony Allen Harris plead guilty today in the 2012 murder of Debra Gail Long. Full story...
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WPD investigates midday shooting

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videoWilmington Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon. It happened near 13th and Castle streets. Full story...
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Former BSL police chief pleads guilty

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The former police chief of Boiling Spring Lakes has pleaded guilty to a crime involving his son. District Attorney Jon David says Emmett Ballree entered the plea today to willfully failing to discharge his duties as a police officer. Full story...
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Man pistol-whipped, roommate finds suspect in living room

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videoWilmington Police say a man was attacked on his front porch last night, then his roommate found the suspects in their living room. Full story...
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Two arrested for museum dinosaur theft

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A man and woman turned themselves in a day after State Capitol Police released surveillance video of the theft of a dinosaur model from a Raleigh museum. Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, are charged with two felony counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc. Full story...
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Wilmington couple charged with arson, insurance fraud

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A Wilmington couple has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after a May fire at their home. Full story...
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DWI hearing delayed for ex-head of WHA

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A court hearing on an impaired driving charge for the former head of the Wilmington Housing Authority has been continued. Full story...
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Sex crime suspect arrested in Idaho now in Brunswick Co. Jail

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A man charged with sex crimes involving a child in Brunswick County is in the Brunswick County Jail after being arrested earlier this month in Idaho. Full story...
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