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Wilmington Police Department

Murder suspect out on bail arrested on heroin charges in court

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videoPolice arrested Hines this morning when he showed up for court on other drug charges. He was arrested in September of 2011 for the murder of 23-year-old Cornelius Blanks. Hines was out on bond for that murder charge. Full story...
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Grant helps WPD crime lab expand

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videoCity Council accepted a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program during Tuesday night's meeting. The grant, of $161,920.00, will allow the Wilmington Police Department to expand the capabilities of its crime lab. Full story...
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Fayetteville cop on administrative leave following DWI charge in Wilmington

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Police say an off-duty Fayetteville Police officer has been charged with driving while impaired in Wilmington. Kevin Smith has been placed on administrative leave and an internal investigation will also be conducted. Full story...
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Wilmington Police investigate shots fired in Creekwood

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videoWilmington police are investigating after reports of shots fired early Saturday morning near the 900 block of North 30th Street in the Creekwood community. Full story...
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WPD: Woman attacked with hammer, robbed; witness shoots at suspect

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videoWilmington Police say a woman was attacked and robbed as she left work last night on Old Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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16-year-old charged as adult in Tuesday shooting

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a shooting yesterday afternoon in the 400 block of N. 11th Street. Full story...
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Beach Buggy taxi driver robbed at gunpoint, forced to drive around

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Police are searching for a couple of suspects they say pulled a gun on a taxi driver, and forced him to drive to different places in the area early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Police clearing rollover crash at Racine and Oriole

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Police are clearing a wreck at Oriole and Racine drives in which a service van toppled onto its side. Full story...
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UPDATE: Morning crash lands bicyclist in hospital, driver behind bars

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videoAn early morning crash that sent a Wilmington bicyclist to the hospital Tuesday also landed the driver who hit him behind bars. Jerrson Arnold Bardeles Ouiedo, 27, is charged with both driving without a driver's license and running a red light. Full story...
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Guns bought back won't be destroyed for months

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videoWilmington's first ever gun buy-back effort took nearly 70 weapons off the street this weekend, but where do the guns go now? Full story...
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'Worst offender' makes first appearance on probation violation charge

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videoA man Wilmington's police chief called one of the city's "worst offenders" made his first appearance in court this morning for a probation violation. Full story...
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Cash runs out during gun buyback

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videoIf you didn't line up early, you didn't get a shot at cash for guns this weekend in Wilmington. Organizers scheduled the Proutey-Greene Gun Buyback effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, but the money was gone shortly after the event kicked off at all three locations. Full story...
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Police wait for suspect in bike death, arson to get out of hospital

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videoPolice have warrants for Christina Maria Marcotte, 59, of Wilmington. Marcotte was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center yesterday after being involved in a traffic a fatality around noon. Full story...
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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Was traffic stop of city employee handled properly?

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videoOften in newsrooms there are stories that lead to debate: Is it news or not? Will viewers want to see it, or should they see it all? Tonight, we ask you to be the judge. Full story...
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