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Wilmington Police Department

WPD adds life-saving device to some patrol cars

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videoWilmington Police are taking an active approach to matters of the heart. The department is equipping some patrol cars with a device that could save lives in an emergency by buying automated external defibrillators (AED) Full story...
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Police investigate overnight shooting in Wilmington

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Police in Wilmington are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Friday night in the Hillcrest community. Full story...
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More than 1,000 rare Venus Flytraps stolen from Wilmington park

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videoIt's not your typical theft, but the victims are not so typical either. The Venus Flytrap, a plant native to our area, is under attack by poachers who have targeted Wilmington's Alderman Park. Full story...
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New Hanover County attempts to save lives faster

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wants citizens to take part in its new Yellow Dot Program. The program alerts emergency responders to an individual's vital medical information to speed up help during emergencies. Full story...
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WPD investigates afternoon shooting

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videoWilmington Police say a man was shot in the foot in the 900 block of Emory Street. The shooting happened just after 3 p.m. Full story...
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Law enforcement looks for seat belt violations as 'Click it or Ticket' kicks off

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videoIt's the 20th year for the "Click it or Ticket" campaign in North Carolina, and officers are still pulling over many of you for not wearing your seat belts. Just in time for Memorial Day, law enforcement is again out to remind you to buckle up. Full story...
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Officer involved in two crashes releases medical info

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video A Wilmington Police officer is still on administrative leave after not one but two car accidents last week, including one while she was on duty. Investigators think they have an idea what led to the single-car crashes involving Ofc. Adrienne Dillon. Full story...
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WPD suspends officer after on-duty crash

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A Wilmington Police officer is on administrative leave after investigators say she was involved in a traffic crash on duty. The same officer was involved in a second crash over the weekend. Full story...
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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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