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Local agency reports slightly higher numbers of child abuse in 2016

December 29th, 2016

The Carousel Center in Wilmington works to help hundreds of child abuse victims per year. In 2016, Julie Ozier, interviewing and clinical services supervisor, said they saw 250 victims.  Ozier said that’s a slight increase from years past, but that it could be due to a higher number of reports. She said that the center has increased communication among an inter-disciplinary team including social services advocates and local law enforcement.  "Due to the fact that…

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Breaking news: One person shot in Wilmington

December 29th, 2016

Dispatchers in New Hanover County say Wilmington Police responded to a report of gunfire at Browns Alley around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Browns Alley is between N. 5th Avenue and N. 6th Street. EMS has been called to the scene. WECT has a reporter on scene gathering details. Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved.

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Homicide cases remain unsolved as new year nears

December 29th, 2016

Four homicide cases from 2016 remain unsolved within the Wilmington Police Department. Detective Lee Odham said those cases are the murders of 14-year-old Aljhean Williams, 29-year-old Roderick Jinwright, 37-year-old Eric Huff and 28-year-old Darryl Freeman. In most of the cases, Odham said getting to people to step forward with information has been impossible, even though there were witnesses. "[In Freeman’s case] hundreds of people were out and about that particular day–and…

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Breaking news: Report of Gunfire in Wilmington

December 28th, 2016

Dispatchers in New Hanover County say Wilmington Police responded to a report of gunfire at Browns Alley around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Browns Alley is between N. 5th Avenue and N. 6th Street. EMS has been called to the scene. WECT has a reporter on scene gathering details. Copyright 2016 WECT. All rights reserved.

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Driver cited in Wave Transit bus crash

December 28th, 2016

Wilmington police have charged the driver of a Wave Transit bus that was involved in a crash last Friday that injured several passengers.

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