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Mother remembers life of murdered son

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videoJoshua Proutey was described as a vibrant, hardworking young man who dreamed of being a marine officer and later a physicians assistant. All of that was taken away from him Thursday night in what police are calling a senseless act of violence. Full story...
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Four charged in murder of CFCC student

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video Four people appeared in a New Hanover County courtroom this morning accused of murdering Joshua Proutey, 19, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in a parking lot near 2nd and Orange streets Thursday night. Full story...
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Marine in NC charged with killing fellow Marine

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Authorities say a Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with murder in the off-base shooting death of a fellow Marine in his same division. Full story...
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Community Arts Center performance honors murder victim's memory

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video19-year-old Joshua Todd Proutey was shot and killed leaving work at the Hannah Block Second Street Stage Thursday night. Today, the Thalian Association Children's Theater went ahead with its performance to honor his memory. Full story...
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20 children dead in Connecticut school massacre

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video Police aren't say what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder Full story...
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Student's murder raises questions of downtown safety

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videoJosh Proutey's body was found at 11 p.m. in what is typically considered a safe part of town, but neighboring business owners are not shocked. They do not blame downtown Wilmington. They blame criminals. Full story...
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WPD: Murder victim in wrong place at wrong time

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The community is in shock after a Cape Fear Community College student was shot and killed leaving work last night in downtown Wilmington. At this point, police say details surrounding the murder are cloudy. Full story...
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City's response to Downtown Wilmington murder

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video While the details of last night's fatal shooting are being investigated, it is important to note the significant efforts that have been, and are being made by public safety personnel to increase safety downtown. Full story...
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5 NC teens arrested in murder of homeless man

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Five North Carolina teenagers are under arrest, charged in the killing of a homeless man found stuffed in a trash can. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder during home invasion

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videoA man is dead after an early-morning home invasion in the Port City, but the events surrounding the murder have neighbors questioning what really happened. Neighbors describe Clifton Sykes Jr. as a good man who helped everyone in the neighborhood. His death has many wondering who would commit such a heinous crime. Full story...
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