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Wilmington Police Department

Suspect arrested for August murder

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August. The District Attorney's Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning. Full story...
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WPD investigating after officers find blood in roadway, victim at hospital

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Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a crime scene where officers found blood and evidence in the road, before later discovering a victim in the hospital. Full story...
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Police: Victim pulls pistol on trio trying to rob him with gun for sale

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videoWilmington Police say the victim of an attempted armed robbery pulled a pistol on the trio when they tried robbing him with the empty gun he was selling. Full story...
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Police talk use of force on council agenda

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous talked use of force in front of city council tonight. The conversation was inspired by events in Ferguson, MO, where riots broke out after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer. Full story...
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Man accused of knocking man out at bar

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videoWilmington Police charged a man for simple assault for an early-morning fight. They say Ryan Bradford Shumate punched a man again and again until he passed out. Full story...
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DC couple charged with Wilmington bank robbery

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videoWilmington Police have charged an out-of-state couple with a bank robbery that happened earlier this summer. Full story...
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High-power rifle stolen from pawn shop

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videoWilmington Police are looking for three suspects who broke into a pawn shop and stole a high-powered rifle. Full story...
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Bullets hit at least three Wilmington homes in two separate shootings

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videoSeveral Wilmington homes with adults and young children inside were shot at overnight, and police are still searching for suspects. Full story...
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Evangelous finalist for Savannah chief

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video Wilmington's police chief is up for a top job in another city. Ralph Evangelous is a finalist to be chief in Savannah, GA. Full story...
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WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Charges upped in June crash after passenger dies

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videoWilmington Police have upgraded the charges against a driver involved in an alleged drunk driving crash earlier this year after one of his passengers died. Full story...
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Police identify pedestrian hit and killed on Market St.

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Wilmington Police have released the name of a pedestrian who was hit and killed while crossing Market Street last night. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder overnight

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videoWilmington Police say they have a potential person of interest as they investigate a murder overnight. WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley says it happened around 1 a.m. Full story...
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Winnabow man hit by car in downtown Wilmington in critical condition

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A Winnabow man is in critical condition after police say he was hit by a car when crossing the street in downtown Wilmington late last night. Full story...
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