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Wilmington Police Department

ONLY ON 3: WPD uses robot to defuse more than bombs

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videoA peaceful, safe outcome to a police standoff is not an easy task, but thanks to a recent addition to the Wilmington Police Department, that has become the norm. After the department used its bomb disposal robot in two recent standoffs, we wanted to see how it worked. Full story...
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Badges battle and ball for buddies

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videoDozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies converged on downtown Wilmington this weekend. No, it wasn't a drug bust or a stand-off, it was a shoot out... on the basketball court. Full story...
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Standoff suspect heads to court

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The man police say caused an hours long standoff in Wilmington last night heads to court today. James Lorrie Hall, 66, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female and communicating threats. Full story...
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Tense Police standoff has safe ending

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It was a tense scene in Wilmington for several hours as police were involved in a standoff near Greenfield Lake. Police say it all began as a domestic assault and escalated from there. Investigators say a woman was assaulted at a home on 1314 south 7th street. She was transported to the hospital. Full story...
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Investigators wait for information in death of child on school bus

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video New details in the death of an eight-year-old special needs student at school yesterday. Police say an autopsy was performed on Jamiah Batts this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Body found is missing blind man

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Police say a body found this afternoon along S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington is a man who went missing in the area two weeks ago. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police report sheds some light on UNCW student's death

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video Bryce Scott was found dead at his apartment in the Reserves at Forest Hills Friday morning. Today, we got a copy of the police report that shines a little light on the situation. Full story...
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Felon charged with Friday morning shooting

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videoSome scary moments at two Wilmington schools this morning. Classrooms were locked down as police looked for a man who fired shots down the street scattering five shells near the corner of 10th and Wooster Streets. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say ran from shooting scene

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Wilmington Police arrested a man overnight for a shooting at a Castle Street club. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Sportsman's Club at 1111 Castle Street around 2:15 a.m. Full story...
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WPD asks for help identifying men connected to several cases

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The Wilmington Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the two men in the attached photos. Investigators believe they may have valuable information related to several pending cases. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot and attacked by five men. Full story...
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SUV hit tree at 80 mph

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Wilmington Police say the driver of the SUV that crashed into a tree Monday night was driving 85 mph through the neighborhood. The speed limit is 25 mph. Full story...
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Man involved in chase that killed WPD officer sentenced in federal court

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Nearly three years after a Wilmington Police officer was killed in a car chase, a man involved in the chase is sentenced for drug possession and other charges. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Video shows SUV, police car before crash

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video Home surveillance video appears to show a car involved in a crash that killed three people speeding down a residential street with its headlights on. A homeowner on Colonial Drive gave the video to WWAY. The man, who does not want to be identified, says the video was recorded Monday night when a SUV sped down the street followed by a Wilmington Police car. Full story...
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