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ONLY ON 3: Girlfriend disgusted, officers cleared in Hampstead shooting death

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videoThe District Attorney says a state trooper had a right to defend himself when he shot and killed a Hampstead man in April. Now a woman who says the man killed, Maynard Thomas, was the love of his life is speaking out. Full story...
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Chief, DA say Denk autopsy wrong

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videoWilmington's police chief and the district attorney say they side with the family of a woman who died in a confrontation with police in disputing an autopsy report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME). Grace Louise Denk died Jan. 28 after police say she raised a gun at officers, who then opened fire killing her. Full story...
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Commissioner Berger leaves comment on story about where he's been the last few months

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I will take a Polygraph. WWAY and the Wilmington Star-News "reporters" won't. Anyone who wants to see the message from the Star-News, Ashley Withers, "Lie and tell me what my bosses want for the story or I will, with their direction, make something up." That's the Star-News attitude. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shooting victim's sister says police could have done more

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videoLess than one month shy of her 22nd birthday, Grace Lousie Denk, a former Marine, was shot four times by a Wilmington Police officer killing her. "I had her birthday present on my dresser," Denk's sister Annie Babbit said in an exclusive interview with WWAY. Full story...
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Dash cam video released in K9 biting incident

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videoDash cam video released Monday gives a closer look at what happened when a Wilmington Police K-9 officer unleashed his police dog on a suspect who police say drove through a DWI checkpoint and led them on a chase Nov. 1. Full story...
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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in Pizza Hut shooting that killed two

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says officers were fully justified in their use of force when they shot at three suspects at a Wilmington restaurant last month killing two of the men. Full story...
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David brothers' criminal presentation for a good cause

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video Jon and Ben David are twins with twin jobs. They prosecute criminals. Tonight they presented three cases from 911 calls to investigation, trial and conviction. The cases were connected to both New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Full story...
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Carolina Beach officer commended for actions before and after fatal hit & run

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A Carolina Beach police officer was awarded for his involvement in a fatal hit and run last year. Full story...
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UPDATE: SBI to review arrest involving K-9 unit

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing a recent arrest involving a K-9, as requested by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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Sheriff defends deputies involved in Smith shooting

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videoAt a news conference today we asked Sheriff Ed McMahon what he would say to those who think the deputies should not have shot Brandon Smith. Full story...
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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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Man wanted for shooting deputy killed

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video The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy came to a fatal end Sunday. "Brandon Smith is dead," District Attorney Ben David said during an early evening news conference near the scene where the 30-year-old suspect was shot and killed. Full story...
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DA clears deputy involved in shooting after SBI probe

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video The District Attorney has cleared a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy of any crimes after he shot a suspect last month. Full story...
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