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Wilmington Police Department

Wait continues for missing Alma Lawson's family

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video After months of searching for missing 83-year-old Alma Lawson, Wilmington Police uncovered human remains in the Love Grove community Friday. Today, an autopsy was set to be performed as Lawson's family anxiously waits for answers. After months of questions, they are no closer to any answers. Full story...
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WPD could contribute four officers to county's school safety plan

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video The Wilmington Police Department is looking to help out with security in schools throughout New Hanover County. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said today he could provide four police officers to help in the county's effort to increase law enforcement presence at schools. Full story...
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WPD proposes preemptive police force

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videoCrime in Wilmington is down from 2004 to 2012, but police say there is still a need for an increased force focusing on fighting crime before it happens. Wilmington's police chief proposed a new approach to City Council this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Missing Alma Lawson's family feels there is closure

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videoFriday, human remains were found in Wilmington's Love Grove community, three months after 83-year-old Alma Lawson went missing from the area. Even though that body has not yet been positively identified, Lawson's son believes it is his mother. He says he now has some closure. Full story...
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WPD: Students find evidence leading investigators to human remains

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video Wilmington Police say students have helped them find human remains as they searched for an elderly woman missing since early November in the Love Grove community. Full story...
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Man jailed after trying to break open Pepsi machine

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video A man is behind bars after trying to pry open a Pepsi machine with a crow bar. Full story...
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Police investigate shooting and apparent beating death

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video Wilmington Police have their hands full after two violent crimes yesterday. Following two separate incidents one man is dead, and another is recovering from multiple gunshot wounds. Full story...
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Bullet found in Fit for Fun after New Year's gunfire

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video An employee of Wilmington's Fit for Fun Center on South 10th Street arrived for work yesterday morning and found a bullet on the floor. There was also damage to the Sherriedale Morgan Boxing and Fitness Center next door. Full story...
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WPD: Man shoots intruder, realizes it's his brother

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videoWilmington Police responded to two separate 911 calls in the 5200 block of Hunters Trail Thursday and Friday. The second call turned out to be deadly. Full story...
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UPDATE: WPD traffic operation takes drunk drivers off the roads

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video Several area law enforcement agencies came together last night to "saturate the city." They were on the lookout for unsafe drivers, particularly those driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication, and drugs. Full story...
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Man charged with brother's summer murder

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A man is in jail charged with the beating death of his brother months ago. Boyd Daddison Starnes, 57, is charged with the second-degree murder of Barry Lynn Starnes, 50. Full story...
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Police search for missing teens

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videoWilmington and Leland police need help finding two missing teenagers. Kelsey Harmon, 14, of Wilmington, and Aynton Clemmons, 16, of Leland were last seen around 1 a.m. yesterday. Full story...
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Several people hurt in string of afternoon crashes

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video It was a busy afternoon for law enforcement in Wilmington and New Hanover County dealing with several injury accidents. One near downtown Wilmington sent two children to the hospital. Full story...
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WPD investigates early-morning break-in

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video Wilmington Police are looking for a man who broke into a home early this morning and robbed a man who was sleeping. It happened before 6 a.m. at 2239 Wrightsville Ave. Full story...
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Wilmington police captain makes working the holiday easier

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While many of us are home enjoying our families, police officers are still out keeping the streets safe. One captain with the Wilmington Police Department made working on the holiday a little easier. Full story...
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