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Wilmington Police

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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Close battle between police and firefighters

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There was quite a battle at Buck Hardy field Monday night. It was a clash of the titans as Wilmington Police took on Wilmington Firefighters. A good crowd turned out for the game. Allegiances were split, although the firemen did some good pre-game marketing with fire hats. Full story...
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WPD hosts open house for children

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Some youngsters got a behind the scenes look at the Wilmington Police Department Thursday. Plenty of police vehicles were open to the public including Segways and police cars. Full story...
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DNA confirms suspicions

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DNA results confirm that a set of bones found along Carolina Beach Road belonged to a Wilmington woman. Full story...
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US Marshals and Wilmington Police scoop up 220 fugitives

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videoA four day roundup yielded quite a crop of fugitives in the Wilmington area this week. 220 people were arrested, from violent criminals to probation absconders. Full story...
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New traffic enforcement initiative will concentrate on various violations

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The kick-off for a new traffic enforcement program is taking place Tuesday afternoon. The new initiative is called Wilmington AWARE, or Area-Wide Aggressive Road Enforcement. Full story...
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More details in the chase involving Officer Matthews

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videoNewsChannel 3 is learning more about the events leading to the death of Wilmington Police Officer Richard Matthews. Through our website, a lot of people are asking questions that we hopefully can now answer for you. Full story...
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