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Alcohol Law Enforcement

Owner of raided building denies nightclub allegations

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videoInvestigators say a building raided by five agencies this weekend is a "makeshift nightclub," but the owner says the building is just a place for friends and family to gather. Full story...
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NC agencies to launch summer lifesaving campaign

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videoThree North Carolina agencies are joining together in a campaign to keep people safe this summer. The Highway Patrol, the Wildlife Resources Commission and the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division are announcing an effort on Monday that will focus on roadways and the water. Full story...
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ALE, Bladen Sheriff arrest eight on drug trafficking charges

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During the past month, the Department of Public Safety's Alcohol Law Enforcement section has arrested and charged eight people with drug trafficking, larceny, forgery and other crimes following a year-long, multi-county criminal investigation. More charges are pending. Full story...
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Judge: Firing of former ALE director was political

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An administrative law judge says the administration of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory fired the former Alcohol Law Enforcement director because he's a Democrat. Full story...
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Raid on Wilmington club results in several charges

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videoAn early morning raid by Wilmington Police and ALE resulted in 20 people detained, and two people with numerous charged. Full story...
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ALE renewing enforcement of bar memberships

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Thanks to renewed enforcement of a state alcohol law you might not be able to get a drink, regardless of your age, if you’re not a card carrying member of that establishment. Full story...
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Police shut down illegal bar in Wilmington

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videoWilmington Police say they helped bust an illegal bar overnight. WPD and Alcohol Law Enforcement served a search warrant at 510 S. 14th St. last night after getting numerous complaints from neighbors. Full story...
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NC Wildlife patrols waters on holiday weekend

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videoNorth Carolina Wildlife, along with Alcohol Law Enforcement and Highway Patrol combed New Hanover County's waters and streets Saturday as part of the "On the Roads, On the Water" campaign. Full story...
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Teacher still on job after drug charge

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video A New Hanover High School teacher arrested last week on drug charges is still on the job. A school district spokeswoman says the district says it is investigating Catherine Entrocaso after an Alcohol Law Enforcement agents arrested her for possession of schedule II narcotics. Full story...
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ALE director wants to be field agent again

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videoThe director of the NC Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement has asked for a demotion ahead of the incoming Republican administration. Full story...
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Four face alcohol charges after underage party

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North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents charged four people following an investigation of a Castle Hayne house party Sept. 22 where two people were stabbed. Charges were filed during the past two weeks and included multiple counts of aiding and abetting an underage person in the consumption of alcohol. Full story...
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Judge shuts down Columbus County nightclub

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A judge today shut down a Columbus County nightclub that prosecutors say has been the site of violent crimes, including a fatal shooting. Full story...
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Review critical of NC ALE chief won't be quashed

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North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood will continue distributing a report critical of the state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division chief that details what it called attempts to thwart her investigation. Full story...
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Audit questions use of state car by ALE chief

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An audit says the head of a state law enforcement agency used his government car and gas card to make his weekly commute from Raleigh to his home outside Asheville, a round trip of more than 500 miles. Full story...
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ALE busts hundreds during Azalea Festival

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Alcohol Law Enforcement arrested or cited 261 people during the Azalea Festival over the weekend. Agents filed a total of 308 charges. Full story...
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