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Wilmington Police Department

Police find shell casings at scene of two shootings overnight

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Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to two different places in Wilmington where shell casings were found early this morning. Full story...
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Surf City Police: 'Suspicious device destroyed, area safe'

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videoOfficials with the Surf City Police Department investigated a bomb threat this afternoon; a bomb unit from Wilmington Police also assisted in the incident. Full story...
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NEW DETAILS: Delivery driver facing charges in fatal hit-and-run

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videoA man accused of a hit-and-run crash that left a Wilmington man dead over the weekend made his first court appearance today. Full story...
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WPD explains reasons for recent shootings

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videoIt seems there has been an increase in gun violence in the Port City, and in recent weeks, ShotSpotter reports have shown several instances of homes and vehicles being shot. Full story...
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Man arrested for deadly hit and run

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Wilmington Police have made an arrest in this weekend's fatal hit and run. Richard Pait, 24, of Bladenboro is booked in the New Hanover County jail on a $20,000 bond. Full story...
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Victim: Bullets hit home, one goes through wall

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videoWith three shootings happening this past weekend alone, it seems like gun violence is back on the rise in the Port City. Full story...
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Evangelous pulls out of Savannah chief search

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videoRalph Evangelous will stay in Wilmington for the time being. A news release from the Wilmington Police Department late this afternoon says Chief Evangelous pulled out of the process to find a new chief in Savannah Friday. Full story...
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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash identified

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Wilmington Police have released the name of a man killed in a hit-and-run crash last night. Full story...
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Body found in Cape Fear River

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videoA body has been found at the Cape Fear River. Wilmington Police have not yet identified the victim. Full story...
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Police looking for driver, car after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

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videoA Wilmington man is dead after a hit-and-run crash tonight on Military Cutoff Road. Wilmington Police say the 58-year-old man was pushing a shopping cart across the 200 block of Military Cutoff Road at 8:39 p.m. when he was hit by a small, dark-colored sedan. Full story...
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