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Wilmington Police Department

Cop Camp a chance for kids to bond with officers

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A week with police is a treat to 25 students in Wilmington this week. Wilmington Police officers donated their time to rising sixth graders for a week of fun activities at Cop Camp. Full story...
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Meth lab found in Wilmington apartment

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video Three men have been charged with manufacturing crystal meth in their apartment. Wilmington Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett called meth "the poor man's cocaine" and said the drug is becoming more popular because of the combination of tough economic times and a relatively cheap drug recipe. Full story...
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Police chief refuses to offer more info on Pine Valley murder

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video During a Friday morning news conference at the Wilmington Police Department, WWAY asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about the July 4 murder of Carol Ann Johnson in her Pine Valley home. Full story...
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Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns

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video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons. Full story...
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Jay Ross all-stars play Wilmington PD Saturday in benefit basketball game

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A star studded list of celebrities will play basketball on Saturday at Brogden Hall in Wilmington. This includes a few NFL players and two WWAY co-hosts: Trot Nixon & Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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Rivenbark in critical condition; No charges filed while he's in hospital

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Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark's son Travis is in critical condition Monday after being hit by a car while on his bicycle Saturday night. He suffered severe injuries including a broken neck. Full story...
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WPD investigating afternoon shooting

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video Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that happened just after 2:00 pm this afternoon on Lullwater Drive, which is off Market Street between Kerr Ave. and New Centre Drive. Full story...
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WPD won't release info in Pine Valley murder

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Carol Ann Johnson was found dead in her Pine Valley Drive home lask week by her fiance more than a week ago. Wilmington police still won't release the cause of death or any other details from the autopsy because they say it could hinder the investigation. Full story...
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WPD: Woman arrested for weekend hit-and-run

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The driver police think struck and seriously injured a pedestrian early last Saturday morning has been arrested. Erica Nicole Kane is charged on with Felony Hit and Run, as well as the additional charges of Expired Registration and Expired Inspection. Full story...
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Murder investigation waiting on autopsy

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Still no word what killed a woman found dead in her home Monday. Full story...
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Murder victim's cousin says violence must stop

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videoA Wilmington teen is dead, and police are still searching for suspects after a shooting last night near downtown. Neighbors and family members are mourning the loss of Tony Harris Jr., who was affectionately known as T.J. He was shot near the corner of 5th and Harnett. Full story...
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16-year-old found shot to death in Wilmington

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man walking downtown shot in jaw

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According to the victim, the assailants began to run away toward Fourth Street, but then turned around and shot him in the jaw. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police say statements not only factor in domestic violence arrests

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video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's arrest Friday on a domestic violence charge, both he and the alleged victim said the incident was blown out of proportion. That's led a lot of people to wonder why Berger, or anyone in a similar situation, would be charged and why police have the latitude to make such an arrest. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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