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Search for man who jumped in Cape Fear River to resume in morning

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Witnesses say they saw a white man jumped into the river, and started to float up the river towards the Coast Guard Diligence before losing sight of him. Full story...
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Missouri police response raises questions about militarizing law enforcement

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videoThere's been a lot of attention this week on the use of military-grade equipment to deal with protests in Ferguson, MO. The protests bring some serious questions to light: Why does law enforcement have this kind of gear, and do they really need it? Full story...
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Search continues for body of swimmer missing since Saturday

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videoThe search continues for the body of a swimmer who went missing Saturday at Carolina Beach. Now the SABLE and Brunswick County Sheriff's helicopters have joined in the search. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest four following shots fired, car chase

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videoReports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests. It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside. Full story...
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SABLE helps nab alleged copper thieves

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies used the SABLE helicopter to find two men over the weekend wanted for allegedly stealing copper. Full story...
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Police search for masked men who rang doorbell, robbed homeowners

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videoPolice are searching for three masked men who they say rang the doorbell at a Wilmington home before robbing the homeowners with a large gun. Full story...
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Home invasion overnight in Wilmington

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video Police say an invasion at college students' home in Wilmington overnight may be drug-related. Full story...
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Intoxicated swimmers rescued at Wrightsville Beach, Coast Guard hopes it's not a sign of things to come

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videoAn early morning swim turned dangerous at Wrightsville Beach. The man rescued was reportedly naked and somewhat intoxicated, but in good health, and was taken into custody by New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SABLE flying in Ogden area after car chase

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SABLE and dozens police cars are swarming the Ogden area of New Hanover County after a car chase. Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest made in high speed chase, all caught on SABLE camera

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video What started as a stolen vehicle investigation, led to a chase that began in Pender County and ended in New Hanover County Thursday night. Once the suspect took off on foot, the SABLE helicopter was called out to help with the search. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: What prompts SABLE to take flight?

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video Law enforcement says the SABLE helicopter is a very effective tool to track down suspects or missing persons. This morning, though, Wilmington Police called in SABLE after a vehicle was broken into. Was that a good call? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police using SABLE Helicopter to track down suspect

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A vehicle break-in this morning in the parking lot of the Mill Creek Apartments off Kerr Avenue in Wilmington prompted Wilmington Police to call on SABLE to find their suspect. Full story...
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Police use SABLE helicopter to catch dangerous driver

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video The SABLE helicopter was hard at work last night chasing a drunk driver trying to evade police. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department tried to stop the vehicle earlier in the day, but without success. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Sheriff gives grant money to SABLE

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Now that they share a helicopter, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office gave Wilmington Police some big bucks to help pay for it. Full story...
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