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15 charged with DWI in Brunswick County over holiday weekend

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The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team hosted three checking stations in the southern part of the county this past Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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DEA looking for Ebonics translators

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video Ebonics, or African-Americanized English, is causing headaches for the US Department of Justice. So the Drug Enforcement Administration is looking to hire nine translators to listen to wiretaps especially in the Southeast. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust reputed gang boss

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Larry Ronald Capps, Jr., is the President of the local Cape Fear Chapter, Red Devils Motorcycle Gang. The Red Devils are an outlaw motorcycle gang which is affiliated with the Hells Angels Motorcycle Gang. Items seized during the search warrant provided a great deal of proof of gang affiliation. Full story...
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UPDATE: Second bank robbery false alarm

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We were getting reports that a second bank was robbed today but it was a false alarm. This one is the Wachovia on Market Street in Porter's Neck. Ramon got there and was told there was some sort of mix-up. Full story...
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Another bank robbed in Wilmington

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A week after arresting a man in connection with two bank robberies, Wilmington Police are looking for another financial fugitive. A robber hit the BB&T on South College Road and Oriole Drive just before 10 a.m. Full story...
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Teen in jail after argument leads to shooting

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Deputies responded to reports of gunfire at Briarcliff Apartments last night. Witnesses said two men were arguing outside the building when one man shot the other. Full story...
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Homeless man charged with murder at Solomon Towers

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videoWhat started as a friendly visit at Wilmington's Solomon Towers quickly turned into a murder scene last night. When a tenant made a quick trip to the store, he returned to find one of his guests dead and the other no where to be found. Full story...
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Prosecutors seeing increase of prescription DWI

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video Driving while impaired is a problem most communities are aware of, but there's been an increase in a certain kind of DWI, and it doesn't involve alcohol. Full story...
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WPD's overnight crime report

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The Wilmington Police Department's overnight crime activity report.... Full story...
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WPD honors citizen for thwarting robbery

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Wilmington Police honored a man who risked his life to help out a convenience store clerk. Officers honored Troy Hancock for his bravery with a plaque. Full story...
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Accused bank robber says he needs help; Dad agrees

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videoJust days out of prison, a man is back behind bars accused of robbing two banks in Wilmington. Now he's talking to WWAY from jail. So is the man's father, who contacted us over the weekend about his son's problems. He also called the police to report his son. Full story...
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Mom upset after hooker dad bought for 13-year-old son gets probation

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videoNearly three years ago, a father paid a prostitute to have sex with his 13-year-old son. The dad is already in prison for up more than a decade, but the prostitute is not facing a similar sentence. Full story...
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Police find 45 pounds of pot in couple's van, home

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Officers found 36 pounds of marijuana in their van and nine more later at their house. Full story...
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Rash of car break-ins, thefts plague Leland neighborhoods

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Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne says they happened Thursday night into Friday morning in the Stoney Creek and Snee Farm neighborhoods. Full story...
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Wilmington Police arrest man for two bank robberies

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Wilmington police say they have their man in two bank robberies in the last two weeks. Officers caught Reggie Andre Beckton last night. Full story...
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