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ONLY ON 3: McMahon & Causey - Who should be candidate for sheriff? Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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videoDon't miss "ONLY ON 3: McMahon & Causey - who should be sheriff?" Next Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3. 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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Sheriff McMahon releases statement regarding firing of former deputy LeBlanc

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Responding to a request for an interview to discuss the multiple grand jury indictments against former deputy Joseph LeBlanc, Sheriff Ed McMahon declined to go on camera but released this statement... Full story...
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UPDATE: Grand jury indicts former New Hanover County deputy

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videoA former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy is in jail under a $500,000 bond after a grand jury indicted him Monday. Jurors reviewed the results from an investigation conducted by N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the misconduct of Lt. Joey LeBlanc. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission approves nearly $670k for sheriff's Housing Unit

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon told county commissioners this morning he has a new plan to fight crime. It involves a seven new positions, six deputies and one sergeant, who will work side-by-side with seven Wilmington Police officers in the city's public housing projects. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's deputy charged with DWI by another deputy; resigns

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A spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff's office says Det. Craig Blackmon was caught by another deputy driving drunk. He was charged with DWI early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Sheriff reaches out to community, responds to NAACP criticism

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videoA Wilmington woman brought a little holiday cheer to the hillcrest community to bring local leaders and residents together. Sheriff Ed McMahon attended and took some time to talk to us about recent comments by the NAACP. 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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