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Sunday shooting suspects in custody

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videoWilmington Police have arrested two people wanted for a shooting Sunday in Creekwood. Police arrested Hykeem Quintell Durant, 24, and Jakia Imani Boney, 24, and 24 year old Hykeem Quintell Durant yesterday Full story...
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WPD: Man found badly beaten bites paramedic trying to treat him

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Police are investigating after they say a man who was found badly beaten in downtown Wilmington bit one of the paramedics working to treat him for his injuries. Full story...
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Brewing questions with no answers, yet

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videoThe Wilmington Planning Commission held a workshop Wednesday to decide how to handle small breweries in the Port City. Full story...
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Police issue warrants for weekend shooting suspects

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Wilmington Police are looking for two suspects in a shooting Sunday. Police issued warrants for Jakia Imani Boney, 24, and Hykeem Quintell Durant, 24. The warrants are for assault with a deadly weapon, Going armed to the terror of the public and injury to personal property. Full story...
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8 years after woman's disappearance still no answers in murder

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videoAllison Jackson Foy went missing eight years ago today. Her body was found two years later. But her sister Lisa Valentino has found keeping cold cases in the spotlight is not easy. Full story...
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Cat blamed for morning power outage in Wilmington

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videoDuke Energy Progress says a power outage that affected thousands of customers in Wilmington this morning was due to a cat. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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Environmentalists laud EPA's Clean Power Plan

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videoEnvironmental activists are sounding off on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. At a news conference today in Wilmington, speakers praised Duke Energy for already taking steps to reduce pollution by switching to natural gas. Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area

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Wilmington Police say four from Robeson County face charges for stealing a slew of items from stores around the area after officers found thousands in merchandise inside the rental car they were driving. Full story...
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Police still searching for suspect after Wilmington bank robbed

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videoWilmington Police have released photos of a man they say robbed the First Citizens Bank on S. 17th St. yesterday afternoon. Police say the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Full story...
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Workshop helping Ashley faculty, administration move forward

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Teachers were back at Ashley High School today having a meeting about the upcoming school year and how to make Ashley better. This comes on the heels of surveys where teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with the school's administration. Full story...
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Fundraiser benefits foundation dedicated to murdered college student

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videoFolks gathered at the Fortunate Glass to downtown Wilmington tonight to raise money for Journey4Josh. The organization was founded in memory of Josh Proutey, 19, who was murdered by four people during a robbery downtown in December 2012. Full story...
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DA: Gangs connect to traffic heroin in Wilmington

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Investigators said they found out the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey had connected with Wilmington members. Investigators watched the suspects and then bought heroin from them at the Days Inn Motel on Market Street. That's how investigators were able to get a warrant to search the rooms the suspects had rented. There they found 2,718 glassine bags of heroin and arrested eight suspects for several drug felonies. Full story...
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