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Wilmington Police searching for man who robbed taxi driver at gunpoint

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Police are searching for a man they say robbed a Wilmington cab driver at gunpoint early this morning, just as he pulled into the Creekwood community to drop the man off. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested after pulling knife on group, crashing car during chase

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Police arrested a man they say tried to instigate a fight with a group in downtown Wilmington before leading a speedy car chase with officers, finally crashing his car in a nearby intersection. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD - Day 2: Buying gas for drivers

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videoThe WWAY Surprise Squad hit the road again with the help of Perry's Emporium to give away some more free stuff! This time it was gasoline for unsuspecting drivers in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get that troublesome tummy into shape

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we talk to a woman who says she has some problem areas. She's just like many of us. We all have different body types, and all of us have what we call our problem areas. For many women, especially as they age, the trouble areas are abs, triceps, lats and legs. Full story...
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Overnight house fire believed to be arson

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videoInvestigators believe a fire at a Wilmington overnight was arson. Just before 4 a.m. the call came in reporting flames at a home at 6622 Sharease Circle. Crews say smoke was showing when they got to the scene. Full story...
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Man with stolen gun leads police on foot chase during shots fired call

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Police investigating reports of shots fired last night ended up chasing a man they say took off running with a stolen firearm after officers stopped a suspicious vehicle nearby. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. investigators searching for missing infant

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videoNew Hanover County investigators are searching for an infant they say has been missing for more than a week. Full story...
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Man facing charges for Sunday shooting following heroin arrest

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A man who was arrested by deputies for heroin trafficking now faces charges with Wilmington Police for the Sunday shooting on Maides Avenue. Full story...
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Ashley High School grad victim of Georgia college shooting, suspect charged with assault

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video21-year-old Jajuan Baker should be studying for finals, and counting down the days til summer, but instead he is in the hospital recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. The Ashley High School graduate was shot on the campus of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders hope penny property tax hike will help with employee pay, public safety

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videoWilmington City Council will meet tomorrow night to discuss the upcoming city budget. The proposed budget includes a property tax increase and wage raises to get current employees closer to averages in similar cities. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver who crashed into pedestrian, parked cars charged

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videoA driver who lost control, crashing into two parked cars and a pedestrian on downtown's Front Street Friday night is charged with DWI and reckless driving. An officer with WPD says the man lost control when swerving to avoid a taxi. Full story...
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Former Extraordinary Person Sean Webb taken by cancer; Memorial this afternoon

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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WHA trespassing list easier to get

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority made its trespassing list easier to find. The move comes at the urging of many. WHA Board Chair, Jeff Hovis, says this is the first time the list has been posted online. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit by car taken to the hospital after crash

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A pedestrian hit by a car near a Wilmington intersection last night was taken to the hospital for injuries from the crash, according to dispatchers. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff GOP candidates differ on violence solutions

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videoThe debate Tuesday between Republicans vying for New Hanover County Sheriff was much more civil than the one between the Democrats. Jason Vaughn and Marc Benson differed slightly on most topics WWAY's political editor Kevin Wuzzardo asked them about. Full story...
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