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Bladen County News

Bladen deputies search for suspects in car break-ins

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help solving a rash of vehicle break-ins. They happened between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday in Clarkton. Full story...
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Bladen County man charged with cutting neighbor with machete

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A Bladen County man is in jail charged with cutting his neighbor with a machete. Full story...
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Two local NFL players will hold free football camps in July

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Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jay Ross will hold a free football camp in Wilmington on July 14. Oakland Raider defensive lineman Desmond Bryant will hold a free football camp on July 14 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Highway Patrol completes investigation of crash that killed Bladen deputy

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Highway Patrol says Dep. Dewayne Hester was driving approximately 90 mph June 8 when he ran off the road and overcorrected to the left. He hit a tree and died. Full story...
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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

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Investigators say a Bladen County woman tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail, but landed herself behind bars instead. Deputies arrested Anicet Delgado Ibarra, 20, of Elizabethtown yesterday and charged her with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Full story...
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'USA Today' story uncovers problem with criminal sentencing

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video A recent change in federal law means some folks may be wrongfully serving time in federal prison. Our story stems from an investigation in "USA Today" centered around a man from Elizabethtown sitting in jail for a crime he did not technically commit. Full story...
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Huge crowd turns out to mourn fallen deputy

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video At least 1,000 people turned out in Bladenboro this afternoon to honor a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty. Dep. Dewayne Hester died when he lost control of his car and hit a tree on the way to a call late Friday night. Full story...
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Sheriff's offices offer help as Bladen Co. mourns fallen deputy

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As sheriff's deputies in Bladen County go to a colleague's funeral tomorrow, sheriff's offices from surrounding counties will lend a helping hand. Full story...
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Neighbors say curve where deputy died a problem before

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video A Bladen County family and the Sheriff's Office is in mourning after the death of a deputy over the weekend. Dep. Dewayne Hester died Friday night while responding to a call near Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Funeral set for Bladen Co. deputy killed in crash

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A Bladen County Sheriff's deputy is dead after a car crash while responding to a call. The Sheriff's Office says just before 11 p.m. Friday, Dep. Dewayne Charles Hester, 39, died while responding to an in-progress assault with a deadly weapon incident in his marked patrol car. Full story...
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WWII vet gets back lost service medals

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A 90-year-old veteran finally has back his service medals earned in World War II. Rep. Mike McIntyre worked with the national personnel records center and to replace the lost medals for Leroy Pierson of Bladen County. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Duo wanted for armed robbery of convenience store

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help finding two men who robbed a convenience store in East Arcadia overnight. Deputies say it happened at the East Arcadia Party Lite at 24885 NC 87 E. just after midnight. Full story...
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Bladen County woman charged with shooting boyfriend

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A Bladen County woman is in jail charged with shooting her boyfriend with a shotgun. Full story...
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White Lake drowning victim identified

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Investigators have identified the victim of Friday's drowning in White Lake. Police say the victim was Randy Locklear, 20, from Lumberton. Full story...
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Drowning at White Lake

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video Police say a man drowned in White Lake. Investigators say a 20-year-old from Lumberton was on vacation, when he went into the lake Friday afternoon and did not return to shore. Full story...
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