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Sheriff candidate says Hewett's death from lack of experience, procedure in jail

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videoRepublican Jason Vaughn says Ron Hewett did not receive correct treatment according to standard protocol, and that circumstances like those surrounding his death are caused by the inexperience of the deputies assigned to the jail. Full story...
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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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Sheriff explains policy violated by demoted deputies

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videoSheriff Ed McMahon could not say what Sean Jones and Larry Robinson did, because it is a personnel matter, but he says conduct unbecoming could be any number of violations that reflects poorly on the department. Full story...
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Sheriff putting inmates to work in New Hanover County

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videoNew Hanover County roads are cleaner thanks to criminals. Today, the sheriff announced a new inmate work crew. Full story...
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McMahon looks to November after trouncing former boss

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videoIn New Hanover County, the hottest race had to be the battle for sheriff, but it turned out not to be much of a battle at all on the Democratic side. Incumbent Ed McMahon beat his old boss Sid Causey by winning more than 80 percent of the vote. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he's a Hoggard grad; Not true

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Ed McMahon's campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Watch McMahon & Causey square off in fiery debate for New Hanover Co. Sheriff nomination

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videoIt's been five years since Sid Causey recommended Ed McMahon to succeed him as New Hanover County Sheriff. And to say over that time the relationship has deteriorated between the current and former sheriff, would be an understatement. Both men admitted that during a live, televised debate on WWAY NewsChannel 3 tonight. Full story...
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New details on PGA Tour event coming to Wilmington in 2017

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videoWhere will everyone park at the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship when it comes to Wilmington? After all, thousands will be doing it at Eagle Point the first week of May in three more years. "I don't think we're going to have a traffic problem during the tournament," Eagle Point Golf Club President Bobby Long said. Full story...
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Law enforcement looking for ways to make up ABC funding cut for downtown task force

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videoAs expected, the New Hanover County ABC Board will pull back its funding to Wilmington's Downtown Task Force. The phasing out will happen gradually over the next few years. So what does this mean for your safety, and what does law enforcement think? Full story...
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Marc Benson enters race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThe race for New Hanover County Sheriff has a Republican in the running. Private investigator and radio talk show host Marc Benson filed today. Incumbent Ed McMahon and his predecessor Sid Causey have filed on the Democratic side. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: With almost half of New Hanover Co. without power; city, county, police mute

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We've learned from a source close to the situation that the Wilmington Police Department had no special plan in place today to handle power outages or dark traffic lights. We're told in fact that no officers got any special instructions or scheduling updates from Chief Ralph Evangelous or his management team on how to handle traffic or neighborhoods with no power. Full story...
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Causey, McMahon could square off in sheriff primary

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Sid Causey's 2009 retirement paved the way for New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon's ascension. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Court documents outline former deputy's addiction to Oxycodone

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videoCourt documents we obtained today show that former New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Antoine LeBlanc started visiting the CVS Pharmacy on College Rd. and 17th St. with what may have been forged requests for drugs starting in November 2012. During this time, Lt. LeBlanc was second in command of the Vice and Narcotics Division. Full story...
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