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Domestic Violence

FIRST ON 3: Berger bond set; Girlfriend too afraid to go to his house without police; Listen to 911 call

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video The New Hanover County Commissioner who's been embroiled in several controversies landed in jail overnight. Wilmington Police arrested Brian Berger shortly after midnight. Full story...
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Domestic violence murders up last year in NC

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A total of 107 North Carolinians lost their lives in domestic violence murders in 2010, an increase from the previous year, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. Full story...
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Leland councilman's domestic violence case continued

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A Leland Town Councilman was in court today, but will have to wait a couple more months to have his case heard. Full story...
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Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrates 25 years of service

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An organization that's been helping women and children in need celebrated a quarter century of service today. The Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrated its 25th anniversary with a breakfast at the Hilton. Full story...
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Verizon helps make holidays brighter for domestic violence victims

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Gift-giving season is in full swing, but some members of our community are more worried about their safety than the holidays. Employees at Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center help victims of domestic violence each year by teaming up to buy presents for families in need. Full story...
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Verizon sets up CFCC scholarship for domestic violence survivor

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The Verizon Wireless Wilmington Call Center has established a $2,000 scholarship at Cape Fear Community College for a survivor of domestic violence. The scholarship will cover tuition, textbook expenses and related fees for an individual referred by Wilmington’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Services. Full story...
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Quilters by the Sea provide warmth for victims of domestic violence

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The nimble fingered members of Quilters by the Sea Guild have been quilting up a storm lately in order to provide the warmth of quilts to victims of domestic violence. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's want ankle bracelets for domestic violence abusers

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has applied for a grant to purchase ankle bracelets to track domestic violence abusers out of jail on pre-trial release. Full story...
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Avoiding domestic violence

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videoAssistant District Attorney Joy Alford-Brand prosecutes dozens of domestic violence cases each year. "Most people don't realize how prevalent it is and how many cases we've got. We have a pretty good case load,” she said. Full story...
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State releases domestic violence stats

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videoFor the first time ever, the state has released statistics on deaths caused by domestic violence. It's an alarming statewide number, and southeastern North Carolina has seen its share. Full story...
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The signs of dating violence

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videoOne out of every 5 college females will experience some form of dating violence. It usually starts with simple control issues, then verbal and physical abuse. In extreme cases, it can lead to death. Full story...
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Take Back the Night March and Rally

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videoA woman is abused every fifteen seconds in the United States. To raise awareness of that staggering statistic, and domestic violence in general, a group gathered Thursday night in downtown Wilmington to take back the night. Full story...
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Domestic violence affecting both men and women

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videoOctober is dedicated to spreading awareness about domestic violence. Advocates say it is commonly a problem affecting women, but in some cases men can be on the receiving end of the abuse as well. Full story...
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Spreading awareness about domestic violence

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videoThe month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness about domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Numbers show one in every four households have either physical or sexual abuse in the home. Now, the stress many are under from our current economic crisis may increase statistics. Full story...
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Electronic monitoring systems for abusers

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videoTarica Pulliam's death is an unfortunate example of a domestic violence case that ended in death. The district attorney's office, and New Hanover County Sheriff's Department are now looking at how they can keep domestic violence victims, safe. Full story...
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