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Police chief, residents react to Ferguson grand jury decision, riots

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videoThe reaction continues in the Port City following a grand jury's decision to not indict a police officer accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. The decision sparked a night of violence in the city, and that too has people talking. Full story...
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Elections appeals won't be heard until Dec. 9

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videoThe North Carolina Board of Elections' schedule to hear appeals of election challenges could mean the New Hanover County Commission may have to move forward next week with its current makeup. Full story...
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Connor Barth signs with Broncos

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videoWilmington native Connor Barth is heading back to the NFL. Barth has signed with the Denver Broncos, who waived kicker Brian McManus earlier today. Full story...
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WPD investigating after man is robbed by group at gunpoint

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Police are investigating after they say several suspects wearing hoodies robbed a man at gunpoint Monday night, taking off with the victim's cell phone. Full story...
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Police: Man escapes trio trying to shoot, rob him when gun misfires

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Wilmington Police say a man escaped a trio trying to shoot him during a robbery overnight when the suspect's revolver wouldn't fire. Full story...
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We Danced for Life! Team Victoria and Daniel

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video Our own Daniel Seamans helped raise money for Women of Hope during their 'Dance for Life'. Women of Hope is a non-profit organization that supports women with cancer and their families. Here's his Argentine Tango! Full story...
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UNCW students respond to Ferguson decision

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videoUNCW students got together to watch the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Inside the Upperman African American Cultural Center on campus students expressed their frustration and their disappointment with the decision not to indict Officer Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Full story...
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UNCW students brace for decision in Ferguson

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As the country awaits the decision of a grand jury in Ferguson, students at UNCW are prepared to come together and discuss the outcome. Full story...
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ShotSpotter picks up eight gun shot alerts

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videoMonday night was a busy night for ShotSpotter. There were eight reports of gun shots from midnight Sunday night until 7 P.M. Monday night. Full story...
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Chief Evangelous: 'We need 26 more officers'

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videoA study shows, and authorities agree, Wilmington need more police. Results from patrol staffing studies show WPD need more than two dozen officers in addition to the eight more they will have by July of 2015. Full story...
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