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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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Multi-state scammer pleads guilty to swindling people out of property

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videoA multi-state scammer admitted to his crimes Thursday. The District Attorney's office says 55-year-old Roger Glenn Kornegay admitted to being the man behind a real-estate scam in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Hines still in jail and upset about $1 million bond

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video New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David says his office is using the full resources of law enforcement personnel to go after verified gang members, including Garry Hines. Full story...
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Raided sweepstakes parlor likely to go bankrupt before legal fight plays out

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videoA sweepstakes parlor that has been fighting to r-open its doors for weeks will now have to wait longer for an answer after a hearing today. Full story...
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Hearing Thursday in sweepstakes raid lawsuit

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videoAn evidentiary hearing will be held Thursday as A Wilmington sweepstakes parlor raided last month by New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tries to reopen its doors. Full story...
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Judge orders hearing in sweepstakes parlor fight

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videoA judge has called for an evidentiary hearing as a sweepstakes parlor fights to stay in business. Capital One Reward Zone filed for a temporary restraining order against the New Hanover County Sheriff and the District Attorney for raiding the Market Street business last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman claims deputy broke into her house and used force in dispute over dog

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she was terrorized in her home by someone sworn to serve and protect. Earlier this month we told you about Darlene McGuire's battle with a former friend over a dog. She says a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy broke into her home with a knife and forcefully detained her over the dispute. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Prosecutors, law enforcement discuss better cooperation

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says a meeting Friday with his office, Wilmington Police and probation has already led to progress. The group met to talk about how they can more effectively work together. David said the agencies need to share information to make sure criminals they want behind bars do not wind up back on the streets. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police chief frustrated by repeat offender's release

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videoWilmington's police chief does not agree with a ruling a judge made earlier this week. But the county's top prosecutor has a different view. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks council for grant to keep staffer 'vital' to downtown safety

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video As the City of Wilmington works to make downtown safer, the prosecutor's office is on the verge of losing a position that District Attorney Ben David says could ruin the positive momentum. The DA wants Wilmington City Council to step up and help him ensure the safety of everyone who comes downtown. Full story...
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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD

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videoNew Hanover County District Attorney should soon get the results of a SBI investigation into the Wilmington Police Department and the way officers handled of a botched prostitution sting last year. Full story...
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