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Boiling Spring Lakes

BSL Police looking for alligator killer

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The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department is looking for information for who killed an alligator. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen prostitution victim says man who solicited her not in courtroom

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videoThe trial is underway for the former Northwest cop accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for a sex act. In opening statements, prosecutors said Michael Hayes and the girl were getting undressed when three men acting as the girl's pimps tried to rob him. Full story...
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Former BSL police chief pleads guilty

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The former police chief of Boiling Spring Lakes has pleaded guilty to a crime involving his son. District Attorney Jon David says Emmett Ballree entered the plea today to willfully failing to discharge his duties as a police officer. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former BSL police captain arrested for assault, battery

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video Curtis Ledbetter was arrested today for assault and battery after spitting on and hitting 48 year old Jonathan Cummings in the mouth on Friday. Full story...
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Suspect admits human trafficking in prostitution case involving cop, firefighter

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video A man connected to a prostitution case involving a former police officer and a former firefighter has pleaded guilty to human trafficking of a minor. Shawn Christopher Conley entered the plea today in Brunswick County Superior Court, the District Attorney's Office says. Full story...
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Woman charged with DWI twice in three hours

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videoA Brunswick County woman was arrested for DWI over the weekend twice in just a matter of hours. Both arrests happened early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Charged officer's attorney tells more about BSL shooting

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videoThe attorney for a Southport police officer charged with killing a Boiling Spring Lakes teen is speaking out on his client's behalf. Det. Bryon Vassey's attorney James Payne says a body microphone on one of the other officers involved reveals what he believes really happened January 5. Full story...
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Trial set for former cop charged with hiring teen for sex

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videoA trial date has been set for a former Northwest police officer charged with hiring a teen hooker. Investigators charged Michael Hayes with participating in the prostitution of a minor after they say he paid a 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act. Full story...
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UPDATE: Officer charged with shooting teen turns himself in, bonds out

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videoA Southport Police detective turned himself in to deputies Tuesday night and then quickly bonded out, according to the Brunswick County Jail. Monday night, a grand jury indicted Det. Bryon Vassey, who's accused of fatally shooting Keith Vidal, 18, less than two minutes after arriving at the teen's home Jan. 5. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts Southport cop in shooting death of teen

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury has indicted Southport police officer Bryon Vassey on voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of Keith Vidal, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Shooting victim's family issues statement as they prepare for funeral

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video Boiling Spring Lakes is a small town getting big coverage. It's all because of the story of Keith Vidal. Sunday a Southport officer shot the 18-year-old. The officer's attorney says Vidal was trying to stab another officer with a screwdriver. Full story...
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Attorney: Shot teen was trying to stab police officer

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videoThe attorney representing a Southport Police officer who reportedly shot and killed a schizophrenic teen Sunday now says his client fired to protect another officer. But that story conflicts with what the officer himself said minutes after the shooting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police called to slain teen's home 32 times since 2006

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Dep. Samantha Lewis went to the hospital for ear discomfort after the gun shot that killed Keith Vidal Sunday in boiling spring lakes was fired close to her ear. Plus, we're learning more about how often law enforcement had to go to Vidal’s home Full story...
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Police Benevolent Assoc. says officers followed law during BSL shooting

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videoThe Police Benevolent Association says officers followed the law when they responded to a call Sunday that ended with a Boiling Spring Lakes teen being shot and killed. Full story...
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BSL officer, deputy cleared in incident that ended in teen's death; 911, radio traffic provide more detail

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videoBoiling Spring Lakes Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office say internal reviews have cleared their officers of any wrongdoing in Sunday's incident that ended with a teen dead. Meanwhile new information reveals the police officer who reportedly pulled the trigger was only on the scene for 70 seconds before shooting and killing Keith Vidal, 18. Full story...
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