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Three people break into foreclosed house

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videoThree people break into an empty house and tell police they thought it was ok, because the house had been empty since last summer. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police charge two men after foot chase, robbery at gunpoint

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Two men are behind bars after police say an armed robbery sent several officers on a search near the Forest Hills neighborhood last night. Full story...
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Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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WPD gets technology boost

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department has a new piece of equipment helps detect blood alcohol content more quickly. Before they got their new machine, the WPD had to send blood samples to Raleigh to get tested. Full story...
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WPD honors retirees

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videoNine employees of the Wilmington Police Department were honored at their retirement ceremony Tuesday. Between them, they have almost 200 years of service with the department. Full story...
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Still no Wilmington murders in 2009

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous doesn't want to jinx himself, but he's happy to report there have been no murders in Wilmington so far this year. This time last year, there had already been eight murders and there was a total of 13 in 2008. Full story...
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Anthony Pierce charged with second-degree murder for Officer Matthews' death

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videoAfter two days of testimony and deliberation, a New Hanover County grand jury has indicted Anthony Pierce on murder charges in connection with the death of Wilmington police officer Rich Matthews. Full story...
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Indictment delayed for Anthony Pierce

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videoThe grand jury decision on whether to indict Anthony Pierce has been put off until Tuesday morning. Pierce was driving the vehicle Wilmington police officers were chasing the night Officer Rich Matthews crashed his car and died. Full story...
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Video of Officer Matthews's fatal car crash

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videoThe video from the recently released dash cam of WPD Officer Richard Matthews’s patrol car shows how quickly things happened two weeks ago when his vehicle spun out of control. Full story...
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Sergeant Fey retiring from WPD

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videoAfter more than 14 years with the Wilmington Police Department, Sergeant Mike Fey is retiring. Sergeant Fey has spent the past four years recovering from a near fatal gunshot wound. Full story...
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Tapes released from 911 call in Matthews crash

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department just released the audio recordings of radio calls between officers on the scene and 911 dispatchers. Full story...
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Officer Matthews remembered on Monday

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videoHundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state joined together to remember one of their own Monday. The body of Officer Richard Matthews was carried by a horse-drawn caisson to St. Mark’s Church on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Visitation Sunday for Officer Matthews

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videoThis weekend, Officer Richard Matthews will be honored here in Wilmington. Visitation is set for Sunday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, at Port City Community Church on Vision Drive. A funeral service will take place Monday at 1:00 pm, at St. Mark's Catholic Church on Eastwood Road. Full story...
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Services set for Officer Matthews

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The Wilmington police officer killed in an on-duty car crash this week, will be laid to rest in his home state of Pennsylvania. This weekend, Officer Richard Matthews will be honored here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Santa cops spread holiday cheer

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videoUsually you see police officers at checkpoints, not checking out. With a few dressed up as Santa, Wilmington police officers shopped till they dropped to help give more than 50 lucky kids a merry Christmas. Full story...
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