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Wilmington Police Department

WPD looking for car that could be linked to assault

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videoWilmington Police are asking for help in finding a car investigators believe could be linked to a suspect involved in a sexual assault. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 10 WPD officers currently on administrative leave

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has yet to publicly identify the officers involved in recent shootings and another use of force investigation, but a public information request by WWAY NewsChannel 3 found that ten officers are currently on paid administrative leave. Full story...
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Criminal featured on cable show lands back in jail

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Kylen Duane Padgett Jr., 26, of Wilmington, is charged with breaking and entering of a coin operated machine, possession of burglary tools, resisting arrest and possession of a moped with an altered VIN. Padgett is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $10,000 bond. Full story...
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Man stabbed Sunday fights for life

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Wilmington Police say a man found stabbed on Bell Street Sunday night is fighting for his life in the hospital. The 55-year-old man, whose name has not been released, is listed in critical condition. Full story...
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NAACP calls for investigation into 'excessive force by police' in New Hanover Co.

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video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change. Full story...
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Police: Man stabbed several times in stomach shows up at hospital

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Police are investigating after they say a man who was stabbed several times in the stomach showed up at the hospital last night. Lt. Obbie Blanton says the friend dropped the man off at the hospital, where he was taken to the operating room in critical condition. Full story...
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Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

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videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man bitten by WPD K-9 tells his side of story

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video The SBI is investigating the involvement of a Wilmington Police Department K-9 in the arrest last week of a man involved in a police chase. Tonight the suspect tells his side of the story. Full story...
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Suspects in latest police shooting identified, officers on leave

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Two Wilmington Police Officers are on paid administrative leave as the SBI investigates another officer-involved shooting in the Port City last night. Full story...
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Police officer shoots breaking and entering suspect

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video The State Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of a shooting, after Wilmington Police opened fire on three breaking and entering suspects. Full story...
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Former Wilmington cop pleads guilty in botched prostitution sting; officer who agreed to help him still on duty

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videoA former Wilmington Police officer is expected to plead guilty this afternoon "relating to conduct arising from a March 2012 incident," the District Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI to review arrest involving K-9 unit

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a recent arrest involving a K-9, as requested by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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Police, firefighters rescue deer downtown

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videoPolice officers and firefighters rescued a deer caught out of its normal surroundings this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD cruiser involved in crash in Leland

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A Wilmington Police car was involved in an accident this morning in Brunswick County. Leland Police say it happened just after 8 a.m. on Village Road. Full story...
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Suspect faces felony charges after shots fired at 7th and Wright streets

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videoA man is in custody and at least one car has been hit after shots fired this morning in the 700 block of 7th and Wright streets. Wilmington Police say the ShotSpotter system picked up four shots at 9 a.m. Full story...
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