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Wilmington Police Department

Driver charged after car hits animal hospital

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videoWilmington Police say a driver slammed his car into the side of an animal hospital early this morning. Officers say Jason Swann Hines, 31, hit the back of the building at Greenville and Park avenues around 2:30 a.m. and took off. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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Police search for masked men who robbed apartment with guns

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Police are searching for two masked men they say used handguns to force their way into an apartment last night. They say two black men in hoodies, with bandannas covering their faces broke into a unit there and stole electronics, sneakers and $100. Full story...
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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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