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Wilmington Police

Local law enforcement unveil fallen officers memorial

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video On a cool, spring evening, heroes were remembered. Tonight, law enforcement, government leaders and members of the community honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, by unveiling a new memorial. Full story...
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Remembering fallen officers

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Local police departments and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office will pause tonight to remember their fallen comrades. Full story...
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Armed robber sought in Dollar General stick up

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Wilmington police are searching for an armed robber after he held up the Dollar General at 1600 S. College Road Sunday afternoon. The robbery happened around 2 P.M. according to investigators. Full story...
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WPD: Gang leader killed outside of Rhino club was also murder suspect

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WPD detectives have closed the investigation into the murder of Teshon Malik Lane, age 19, on September 30, 2010. The investigation has been closed due to the death of the offender. Taaron Quintel Jones, age 19, had long been identified as the suspect in Lane’s death, but investigators had insufficient evidence to charge him. Full story...
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Wilmington Police are cracking down... on false alarms

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video Alarm systems are designed to alert police when there's trouble at your home or office. Sometimes... that's not the case. Full story...
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WPD warns of phone scams

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The scams consist of a phone call to residents notifying them that their relative is in some type of legal trouble and needs money sent quickly to help them. Full story...
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Gone but never forgotten

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video A tragedy you hope and pray will never happen to your family. A local family is mourning the loss of their mother after her determination to help her grandbaby cost her own life. Full story...
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Standoff leads to police shooting

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video Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and the District Attorney Ben David jointly requested that the SBI conduct an investigation. It is standard policy and practice to request the assistance of an outside agency for an officer-involved shooting. Full story...
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WPD search for elevator vandals

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A surveillance camera in the elevator caught them in the act. Police say the men might have assaulted two other men in a stairwell that night. Full story...
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Drill lets cops, teachers practice school safety

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videoDeputies, officers and school faculty spent at least five hours learning how to react when a gunman enters the building and starts shooting. Full story...
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Head Start worker faces child sex charge

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Wilmington Police tell WWAY 50-year-old Johnie Lewis, Jr. has worked for Head Start for 27 years. Full story...
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Body identified as missing man

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45-year-old Royal Avery Cannon walked away from New Hanover County Medical Center in mid-January. Full story...
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Police investigate human remains found along River Road

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A man walking in a wooded area discovered what appeared to be human bones off River Road Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Santa cops spread holiday cheer to needy children

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Children with a police escort took over a Wilmington Wal-Mart today to do their Christmas shopping. The Wilmington police department held its annual Santa cop program this morning. Full story...
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Emergency management responds to questions about 9-1-1

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This past weekend a group of neighbors in the Monkey Junction area say they could not reach 9-1-1 when trying to report a fire. County Emergency Services Director Warren Lee looked into the situation and says the 9-1-1 operators on duty during the fire did not follow the emergency management guidelines. Full story...
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