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Wilmington Police Department

Wilmington police officer cleared in dog bite incident

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A New Hanover County grand jury cleared a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer Monday of wrongdoing for a police chase that ended with his police dog biting and hurting a suspect. Full story...
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WPD: Heroin marked 'Champs' leads to multiple overdoses

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Wilmington Police have connected a specific brand of heroin to a number of local drug overdoses. Full story...
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WPD: Witnesses not cooperating in murder investigation

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videoWilmington Police say witnesses are not cooperating as they investigate the murder of a 20-year-old man over the weekend. Full story...
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Man attempts to save shooting victim's life

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videoWilmington Police say Drayshawn Dowd, 20, was shot and killed after leaving a party early Saturday morning. Now a neighbor is speaking out about what happened, and how he tried to save Dowd's life. Full story...
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Police release name of man shot and killed overnight

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A Wilmington man is dead after leaving a party overnight. Police have identified the victim as Drayshawn Dowd, 20. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger bonds out of jail after DWI arrest

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger bonded out of jail around 7:30 p.m. Friday after being arrested overnight for DWI and drug possession. Full story...
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Fight ends in stabbings in Wilmington

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videoA fight ended with several stabbings at the corner of 14th and Wooster Streets in Wilmington Thursday. The police have not called WWAY back to confirm any details. But, a witness said the fight possibly started because of gang retaliation. Full story...
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Children's theater group honors Josh Proutey

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video Members of Thalian Association Children's Theater Leadership Program hosted a tree lighting ceremony this evening to honor Josh Proutey as the anniversary of his murder nears. Full story...
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Police: Fugitive from South Carolina arrested in Hillcrest community

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videoWilmington Police arrested a man in the Hillcrest community who they say was wanted in South Carolina for failing to appear on charges he faces there. Full story...
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Wilmington Police arrest man twice in one night

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videoA Wilmington man is behind bars after being arrested twice in just a few hours overnight. Police say after the 20-year-old bonded out of jail the first time, he then committed two other crimes. Full story...
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Thanksgiving traveler comes home to ransacked home

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videoWhile many were giving thanks and spending quality time with family, a few bad apples were ruining the holiday cheer for some in New Hanover County. Full story...
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UPDATE: Thousands worth of lighting cables stolen from 'Sleepy Hollow' set

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Wilmington Police are investigating after they say thousands in lighting cables were stolen from the set of "Sleepy Hollow" near Screen Gems Studios. Police say about 800 feet of cable, weighing around 1,000 lbs., was stolen from the set. Full story...
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Pedestrians killed in accidents last week identified

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videoWilmington Police have released the names of two out-of-state pedestrians killed in separate crashes last week. Full story...
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Second pedestrian hit and killed in two nights

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videoAnother person has died while trying to cross a Wilmington street. It happened in the 1900 Block of Eastwood Road around 8:30 p.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a 70-year-old South Carolina man lying in the road. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after being hit on Market Street

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videoPolice said a minivan hit a man in his 50s walking and trying to cross Market Street near the Budgetel Inn around 7 p.m. He died at the scene. Full story...
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