It is a piece of equipment funded by drug money, but officials say it helps find the drug dealers and saves dozens of lives and it's about to start assisting even more.
The SABLE helicopter chases suspects, assists in ocean rescue, and uses infrared technology to find missing people.
An attempted break-in at a Burgaw home sent the SABLE helicopter in the sky and deputies searching for suspects who they say ran into a wooded area.
New Hanover County deputies are searching for a man already wanted for felony charges after they say he dragged a deputy behind his car while trying to get away last night.
New Hanover County deputies are searching for a man they say dragged a deputy behind a car last night.
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.
There'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?
The 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.
Reports 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.
New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies used the SABLE helicopter to find two men over the weekend wanted for allegedly stealing copper.
Police are searching for three masked men who they say rang the doorbell at a Wilmington home before robbing the homeowners with a large gun.