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Domestic Violence

FIRST ON 3: Berger guilty of breaking protective order

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video Guilty. That's the verdict in a trial this morning for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. A judge found Berger did violate a protective order filed by his ex-girlfriend. Full story...
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Berger's case continued

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It was back to court today for a New Hanover County Commissioner. He was supposed to have a hearing for allegedly violating a protective order by going to a meeting at the building where his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock works. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputy on paid leave after shooting

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says an apparent case of domestic violence last night ended with the people involved being shot by a deputy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder suspect's ex-fiancee regrets dropping charges

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The Castle Hayne man accused of murdering his wife sits in the New Hanover County Jail. The arrest of Keith Waters shocked one woman, but it didn't surprise her. She, too, has a violent history with Waters and feared something like this would happen. Full story...
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Charlotte man stabbed to death in dispute

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A Charlotte man has been stabbed to death in what police say was a domestic dispute. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland councilman's domestic violence charge dropped

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Leland Police charged Herbert Barnes with assault on a female after an incident at his home in March. This morning the case was dismissed. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

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video A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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UPDATE: Judge clarifies stance; will let media in Berger hearing

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District Court Judge Sandra Ray Criner says she will allow reporters into her courtroom during a protective order hearing Friday involving New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Cameras will not be allowed in. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

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Also to be covered without copays are breast pumps for nursing mothers, an annual "well woman" physical, and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer and for diabetes during pregnancy. And, plans will have to cover counseling on domestic violence, as well as other services. Full story...
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