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Outside review of Lennon Lacy death investigation released

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video The NC NAACP released the findings of an outside review of how Lennon Lacy's death investigation was handled. The Bladen County teenager was found dead, hanging from a swing set, in late August. His death was ruled a suicide. The new report questions the investigation from the very start. Full story...
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FBI: Kidnap victim rescued with help of area agencies in elaborate international plot

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Federal agents say they rescued a South Carolina man in North Carolina with the help of several area agencies six days after the man was kidnapped as part of an international plot. Full story...
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FBI to hold active shooter training at Independence Mall Sunday

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videoDon't be alarmed if you see a lot of law enforcement around Independence Mall in Wilmington Sunday night. It is only a drill. Full story...
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Lawyers, locals react to WPD's surveillance device

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videoYou might want to think twice about having your cell phone on you at all times. The Wilmington Police Department has surveillance equipment called Stingray. It turns your phone into a tracking device, giving law enforcement crucial information on where you are. But it might violate your rights. Full story...
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Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows

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videoHarpoon, StingRay and Kingfish are all surveillance items purchased by the Wilmington Police Department. What they do, though, and how long they've been around, might surprise you. Full story...
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Investigation claims WPD uses spy gear to snoop on citizens

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videoIs the Wilmington Police Department using spy gear to trick your cell phone into giving away private info? That's what the ACLU and New Hanover County's Public Defender believe. Full story...
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FBI investigating hacked NCDOT digital road signs

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the FBI is looking into a group that hacked into at least five digital road signs yesterday, including one in New Hanover County. Full story...
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FBI agent joining NC elections investigations team

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North Carolina's elections board is hiring a longtime FBI agent involved in recent corruption and campaign finance investigations. The State Board of Elections announced Tuesday that Chuck Stuber will join its investigation team next month. Full story...
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Charlotte mayor arrested on federal corruption charges

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents for alleged violations of federal public corruption laws, announced Anne M. Tompkins, US Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Full story...
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WHA: Gang heroin bust a sign of residents helping fight crime

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring. NHSO spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says in a news release the investigation intro heroin trafficking by validated members of the Blood gang started in November in partnership with Wilmington Police and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. Full story...
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