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DA: Officers justified in shooting that killed man accused of shooting deputy

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video The District Attorney says a shooting that killed the suspect accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy last month was a reasonable use of deadly force. District Attorney Ben David said the officers were "absolutely justified in taking Brandon Smith's life." Full story...
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How witness lists become hit lists

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videoDefense Attorney James Payne said it happens because the prosecution and defense must provide copies of their witness lists and defendants have a right to see them. Full story...
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GANG VIOLENCE FLASHBACK: Growth in criminal gangs worries law enforcement (2010 StarNews article)

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An emerging gang problem over the last five years has prompted local authorities to refocus efforts on gang prevention, helping at-risk youth avoid the pitfalls of criminal activity in an attempt to choke off sources of gang recruitment, said Assistant District Attorney Jon David. Full story...
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City, county leaders announce 'enforcement partnership' in wake of shootings

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video Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders announced what they called an "enforcement partnership" between Wilmington Police and the Sheriff's Office in the wake of recent violence, including the shooting of a deputy and the shooting death of his alleged assailant. Full story...
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Man wanted for shooting deputy killed

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video The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy came to a fatal end Sunday. "Brandon Smith is dead," District Attorney Ben David said during an early evening news conference near the scene where the 30-year-old suspect was shot and killed. Full story...
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Sheriff promises to end violence after deputy shooting

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video For the first time in nearly a decade a New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy was shot in the line of duty, and now Sheriff Ed McMahon is vowing to bring an end to the crime wave sweeping through the area. Full story...
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Raided sweepstakes parlor likely to go bankrupt before legal fight plays out

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videoA sweepstakes parlor that has been fighting to r-open its doors for weeks will now have to wait longer for an answer after a hearing today. Full story...
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Hearing Thursday in sweepstakes raid lawsuit

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videoAn evidentiary hearing will be held Thursday as A Wilmington sweepstakes parlor raided last month by New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies tries to reopen its doors. Full story...
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Judge orders hearing in sweepstakes parlor fight

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videoA judge has called for an evidentiary hearing as a sweepstakes parlor fights to stay in business. Capital One Reward Zone filed for a temporary restraining order against the New Hanover County Sheriff and the District Attorney for raiding the Market Street business last month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman claims deputy broke into her house and used force in dispute over dog

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videoA New Hanover County woman says she was terrorized in her home by someone sworn to serve and protect. Earlier this month we told you about Darlene McGuire's battle with a former friend over a dog. She says a New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy broke into her home with a knife and forcefully detained her over the dispute. Full story...
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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Longtime secretary talks about leaving New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office

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video After nearly 30 years of service, today the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office honored one of its own. You might not recognize her name or her face, but coworkers say Sheriann Davis is the heart and soul of the Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff steamed after deputy caught showing off in patrol car

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videoA New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is spending his days off this week wondering when and if he can go back to work. The sheriff says he's launched an investigation of the deputy who decided to show off in his patrol car over the weekend. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioner approve more jail staff, ABC CEO bonus

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video The New Hanover County Detention Center will soon have more deputies staffed to help with growing safety issues. Commissioners also approved a bonus for the ABC Board CEO. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff responds to deputy on medical leave

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On August 9, 2012, Corporal Christopher Roseblock of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office was involved in an off-duty incident that was brought on by a medical condition. Full story...
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