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Wilmington Police Department

All clear after brief lockdowns at three New Hanover Co. schools

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video With a heightened sense of security since Friday's school shooting in Connecticut, three New Hanover County schools went on brief lockdowns today in two separate incidents. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Police shoot dog during arrest

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video Witnesses say a Wilmington Police Officer shot a family's dog during an arrest Sunday night. Police say the pitbull ran towards them after they arrested a man on Rankin Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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WPD: Murder victim in wrong place at wrong time

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The community is in shock after a Cape Fear Community College student was shot and killed leaving work last night in downtown Wilmington. At this point, police say details surrounding the murder are cloudy. Full story...
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WPD arrest three for September pawn shop robbery

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video Wilmington Police have arrested three people in connection to a September pawn shop robbery. Full story...
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Police investigating armed robbery at Russell's Quick Stop

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video Wilmington Police are investigating after an armed robbery tonight. Police say five male suspects, wearing hoodies and sunglasses robbed the Russell's Quick Stop store on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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WPD looks to hook fishing rod bandit

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video Police hope to hook the person who broke in and stole 30 fishing reels from a Wilmington business. The thefts happened around 5:50 a.m., November 20 at Tex's Tackle and Bait at 215 Old Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Wilmington police investigating shooting

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video Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that occurred tonight near the 1200 block of S. 15th St around 8 P.M. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder during home invasion

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videoA man is dead after an early-morning home invasion in the Port City, but the events surrounding the murder have neighbors questioning what really happened. Neighbors describe Clifton Sykes Jr. as a good man who helped everyone in the neighborhood. His death has many wondering who would commit such a heinous crime. Full story...
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Santa Cop grants Christmas wishes

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videoWith Christmas spirit in the air and Wilmington Police officers by their sides, many children kicked off the new month with a shopping spree at the Walmart on Sigmon road, all thanks to money raised by Santa Cop. Full story...
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Former teacher jailed for indecent liberties with student

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videoSchool is supposed to be the one place parents know their child is safe, but for the second time in two weeks a teacher with ties to New Hanover County Schools has been accused of inappropriate behavior with a student. Full story...
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Police: Man stabs wife over food stamps

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video A Wilmington man is in jail after police say he stabbed his wife during a fight over their food stamps. Full story...
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Reward offered in search for missing Wilmington woman

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video Crime Stoppers and the Wilmington Police Department are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Alma Lawson and the circumstances of her disappearance. Full story...
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WPD looking for missing teen

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Wilmington Police are asking for help locating a missing 16-year-old. Xiola L. Bishop's parents last saw her at home on Klein Road Friday. Full story...
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Police look for suspect in Creekwood shooting

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video Wilmington Police are looking for a gunman after a man was shot this morning in the Creekwood community. A WPD spokeswoman says EMS was dispatched at about 10:20 a.m. to the 500 block of N. 30th Street. Full story...
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Police say apparent suicide led to Hazmat situation

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video Wilmington Police say officers responding to an apparent suicide had to call in a HAZMAT team to a home at 2004 Market Street last night. Full story...
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