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Police investigating several downtown break-ins

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videoPolice are investigating a string of break-ins in downtown Wilmington that happened in broad daylight. Detectives say the same person is likely responsible for all of them. Full story...
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Police find body in woods

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Wilmington Police are trying to figure out the identity of a man found dead in the woods. Full story...
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WPD cracking down on drug sales

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The Wilmington Police Department has launched a new program to deter drug sales in the city. Full story...
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WPD looking for murder suspect

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Officers responded to the 1400 block of S. Second Street a little before 11 p.m. Sunday. They found a man lying on the ground, who had been shot. Full story...
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Church, WPD hold gang forum

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Are you concerned your son or daughter may be in a gang? Do you even know how to tell? A local church wants to make sure everyone in the community is up to speed. With all the attention on gang violence here lately, some members of the community feel we aren't as informed as we should be. The Union Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington is trying to teach parents and teens more about gangs in a forum Wednesday night. Full story...
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WPD increases reward on unsolved murder

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Wilmington police have increased the reward amount in the city's only unsolved murder this year. The police department and CrimeStoppers are offering $10,000 to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing Ronald Conyers. Full story...
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WPD, Sheriff's office face off on basketball court

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Wilmington Police faced off against the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office on the basketball court. Full story...
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WPD arrests six in prostitution bust

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Wilmington police were busy last night. They arrested six suspects in a downtown prostitution bust. Full story...
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Schools locked down after gun scare

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A man with a gun was reportedly seen near New Hanover High School. A SWAT team responded to the call at approximately 2 p.m. A student reported seeing someone suspicious approaching the school on the Market Street crosswalk. Full story...
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US, local crime on the rise

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videoThe FBI has released its Uniform Crime Reports for 2006. In short form: our population is growing across the region and so is violent crime. The report says robberies increased significantly in Wilmington between 2005 and 2006. Some Wilmington residents had mixed reactions to the numbers. Full story...
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WPD officer hit with own bullet

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A Wilmington Police officer was wounded Tuesday morning, hit by his own bullet. Investigators say the officer was training at the firing range when he got hit in the arm with a bullet fragment. Full story...
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WPD gets grant to help with rehabilitation

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The Wilmington Police Department is trying to help the people they arrest. The US Attorney's Office recently awarded the WPD grant money so they can help inmates released from prison. Full story...
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Police: Wilmington house is hotbed for crime

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videoPolice say for more than seven years a Wilmington house has been known as a hotbed for criminal activity. Neighbors say it's an on-going problem in the community but police say it's not an easy one to clean up. Full story...
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WPD making presence known in Creekwood

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videoWilmington Police are making their presence known in a local neighborhood prone to violence. Police say they haven't always had the best reputation in Wilmington's Creekwood neighborhood. They're trying to change that. Police officers are patrolling Creekwood on foot. Full story...
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WPD looking for shooting suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a shooting suspect. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 30th Street. Tyrone Tyson of Wilmington was shot in the thigh by a man who claimed Tyson took his money. Full story...
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