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WPD turns crime lab over to New Hanover County

Eleven years after the Wilmington Police Department opened the crime lab, it's now being transferred to New Hanover County.

Police suspend drug lab work pending review of internal investigation

The Chief says the District Attorney's review of the investigation continues.

New state crime lab could help cut down North Carolina’s rape kit backlog

A new crime lab in North Carolina aims to increase efficiency within the state's criminal justice system, particularly in regard to drug and DNA evidence.

McCrory wants crime lab as big issue in race against Cooper

The competency of the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory to help police catch criminals or rule out suspects has become a key attack point for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory against the man ultimately in charge of the lab, his Democratic gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper.

NCGOP and AG at odds over crime lab rape kits

North Carolina Republicans are raising questions about Attorney General Roy Cooper and his leadership of the state crime lab, meanwhile Cooper's team is firing back at some of the claims.

Crime lab: Shorter turnaround time, but attrition an issue

The director of North Carolina's once-maligned crime lab says the facility has cut its turnaround time by an average of 150 days to under a year and is close to being fully staffed.

DWI Crime Lab receives state grant

Wilmington City Council has accepted a state grant of $166,941 for the DWI Crime Lab program.

Police: Man robs Oceanic employee at gunpoint near restaurant, takes off with cash

Police are investigating after they say an Oceanic employee was robbed at gunpoint while walking to a public parking lot across the street from the restaurant.

NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify.

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Woman denies police account after being shot at by officers

A woman in Maryland is disputing an account by police that she crashed her Honda into a police vehicle and veered toward a detective.

Good Shepherd is holding weekly free grocery giveaways

Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington is giving away free bags of groceries and toiletries every Wednesday.

Couple wedded in Nebraska celebrates 85 years of marriage

Ralph and Dorothy Kohler are celebrating their wedding anniversary for the 85th time.

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

A U.S. judge blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.