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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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Police: Woman robbed at gunpoint by trio who stole pizza box, bag

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videoPolice are investigating after they say three people robbed a woman at gunpoint near a Wilmington convenience store, getting away with a pizza and her bag. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get over that plateau

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videoSo you've been working out for awhile and you've seen changes on the scale and in your body. But, maybe those changes aren't coming as quickly anymore, or maybe not at all. You've hit a plateau! You can get over it though. Full story...
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Police: Speed, alcohol likely factors in fatal, single-car crash

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videoPolice are investigating a car crash after they say a man was killed when he hit a tree and power pole late last night. Wilmington Police responded to the crash, saying a man in his early 20s was the only person in the car. Full story...
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Preserving historic downtown could become more costly

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The old world charm of downtown brings people from across the country to the Port City. With $1.6 billion in investments on the line, the expiration of the historic preservation tax credit could slow that down. Full story...
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WHA wants public input as CEO search nears end

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority Board of Commissioners wants your help as it nears the end of its search for a new chief executive officer. Full story...
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