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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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Drivers causing traffic issues in the Masonboro Loop area

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The Wilmington Police Department wants to raise awareness about a traffic issue in the Masonboro Loop area. Full story...
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Hundreds gather Sunday night to pay their respects to Officer Matthews

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videoSunday night, Wilmington police and firemen, state troopers, and highway patrol were among hundreds of people who honored the Wilmington police officer killed in the line of duty last week. Full story...
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Officer punched in face after breaking up fight downtown

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A Wilmington police officer trying to break up a fight downtown early Sunday morning was punched in the face. Full story...
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Traffic advisories for Officer's memorial service

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A memorial service for Officer Richard Matthews will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. If you are attending the service, or will be traveling through that part of town, be aware of possible delays. Full story...
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Deputies use pepper spray at Williston Middle School fight

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A fight broke out behind the school while a talent show was going on inside. The school resource officer and a faculty member attempted to break up the fight and were rushed by the crowd. Full story...
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Friends, colleagues remember police officer killed in crash

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videoA Wilmington Police officer died in a car crash early Wednesday morning after losing control of his patrol car around the 3900 block of Shipyard Blvd. Full story...
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Trial for Wilmington police officer delayed

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Wotzvely Albert Perez was supposed to be tried Monday, but the case was continued because neither side was prepared for trial. Full story...
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Man faces charges after targeting a helicopter with a laser

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A Wilmington man is facing a felony charge after shining a laser on the police helicopter. Full story...
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Wilmington Police involved in an accident Wednesday night

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There was a rather unusual accident that took place Wednesday night. It involved a Wilmington police car, responding to an accident. Full story...
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