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Wilmington Police Department

Local Law Enforcement Officers Run for Special Olympics

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Law enforcement officers from the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office ran from Wilmington to Hampstead Wednesday to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics.video Full story...
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Police: Good neighbors led to purse snatcher's arrest

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Wilmington Police say a couple of good neighbors helped them to arrest a man for stealing a woman's purse last night. Full story...
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Police believe heroin caused two weekend deaths

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video It's a small powdery drug that law enforcement officials say packs a powerful punch, and now the death toll from heroin is shooting up across the area. Full story...
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Shooting lands man in hospital with three gunshot wounds

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An overnight shooting in Wilmington sent a man to the hospital with three gunshot wounds. It happened just after 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of S. 8th Street. Full story...
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Officer killed in 1865 added to local Law Enforcement Memorial

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video Wilmington Police today honored a fallen officer more than 147 years after his death. The department hosted the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington raises fine for unlicensed taxis and limos

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videoWilmington City Council voted Monday night to increase the violation fee for unlicensed taxis and limousines. Full story...
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WPD arrests three more for April robbery

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Wilmington Police have arrested three more people in connection with a robbery last month on Navaho Trail. Full story...
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Driver cited after crash with school bus

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video A New Hanover County school bus was involved in an accident with another car this morning. The crash happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Shipyard Blvd. and Independence Blvd. Full story...
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Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend in Georgia arrested in Wilmington

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A man wanted for allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend in Georgia has been arrested in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man accused in father's stabbing death denied bond; 911 call describes frantic scene

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videoA Wilmington man is in jail without bond after allegedly stabbing his father to death last night. Corey Eugene Roberts, 20, is charged with first-degree murder. Full story...
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WPD charges five after month-long drug operation

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Five men are in jail on drug charges after the Wilmington Police Department's Special Operations Division wrapped up a month-long operation in the area of 11th and Orange Streets yesterday. Full story...
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Pickey to take driving class, case deferred until summer

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Prosecutors today agreed to defer charges against WWAY News Director Scott Pickey until July. In the meantime Pickey will complete a driving class. Full story...
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WPD officer shoots dog that attacked K-9

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A Wilmington Police officer shot and killed a dog last night while searching for a suspect. Police say it started when a driver police stopped at about 9:43 p.m. in the 400 block of Evans Street jumped and ran. Full story...
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Police search for three suspects in shooting on Greendale Drive

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Police are searching for three suspects after a shooting off of Greendale Drive Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Police dog bites suspect's face during arrest

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videoA 16-year-old is in jail after Wilmington Police say he broke into a store and was bitten by a police dog. Full story...
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