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Family of teen shot and killed by cop want justice, answers

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video The family of a Boiling Spring Lakes teen shot and killed by a police officer at his home yesterday is demanding answers and justice. Full story...
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Suicide death of Davina Buff Jones now ruled 'undetermined'

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video The evidence in this case supports two divergent theories about cause of death. That is, Officer Jones was either murdered or died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Currently, there are seasoned investigators, whose opinions I value and respect, on both sides of this debate. Yet, it is in this divergence, that the appropriate determination becomes manifest. Given the well-documented uncertainty which surrounds this case, justice demands that the cause of death be classified as undetermined by this agency. Full story...
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David brothers' criminal presentation for a good cause

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video Jon and Ben David are twins with twin jobs. They prosecute criminals. Tonight they presented three cases from 911 calls to investigation, trial and conviction. The cases were connected to both New Hanover and Brunswick counties. 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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Chadbourn man charged in extortion case involving Columbus Co. court official

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An alleged extortion attempt involving Columbus County's trial court administrator has landed a Chadbourn man in jail. Full story...
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Inmates housed in Bladen County Jail for years before trial

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video The Bladen County Jail has been housing inmates for years before the prisoners see a courtroom. The Bladen County Jail is home to some people who are charged with violent crimes, including robbery, rape and murder. Full story...
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DA: Officers were justified in June checkpoint shooting

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videoBrunswick County's district attorney says officers were justified in using lethal force when they shot at a vehicle that tried to leave a DWI checkpoint in Leland in June. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Grand Jury indicts man for killing 3-year-old

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury indicted Montey Murray for first degree murder and child abuse in connection with the death of three-year-old Jaron McAllister. Full story...
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Convicted killer seeks third trial to prove innocence

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videoA man convicted twice for second degree murder is seeking a third trial. Joseph Sledge says he was wrongly accused of the murder of two Bladen County women in the late 1970’s. Josephine Davis, 74 and her daughter Aileen, 53, were found dead in their home Labor Day 1976. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Shallotte attorney plans primary challenge against Jon David

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Voters in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties will have a couple of candidates to choose from in next year's Republican Primary for district attorney. At last night's Brunswick County Republican Party meeting, defense attorney Ryan Smithwick announced his intention to challenge incumbent Jon David. Full story...
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