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SBI investigating BSL police chief

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The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations against Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Emmett Ballree. SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley confirmed the investigation, which she said was request by a Superior Court judge and the District Attorney. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fair Bluff police chief out of jail

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is in hot water after being charged with selling drugs on the job. The district attorney says officers arrested Marty Lewis yesterday while he was taking part of a drug-deal on duty and in uniform. Full story...
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Slain teen's family presses DA for answers in suspicious death

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video More than a dozen family members of a 16-year old girl killed last year in Chadbourn met with the Columbus County District Attorney today, demanding answers. The FBI’s civil rights unit is working alongside local and state agencies to find out whether Jasmine Thar’s death was an accident or a crime. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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Former prison guard found guilty of sex offenses with 13-year-old

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Matthew Kevin Yow of Ocean Isle Beach was found guilty of two counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of showing his victim pornography. Full story...
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Suspects plead guilty in 2009 Bladen County murder

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video An Elizabethtown murder investigation is now closed. More than three years ago, a shootout at a fast food restaurant ended with a 19-year-old dead. Today, the last two defendants entered a plea in court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Jolly ducks reporter questions on NC Supreme Court ruling

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video Judge Jerry Jolly took District Attorney Jon David all the way to the state Supreme Court over the DA's new traffic court program, but the judge would not stop for our camera when we tried to ask about the high court ruling against him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: David, Jolly take feud to NC Supreme Court

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video The battle between Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David and District Court Judge Jerry Jolly finally had its day in the state Supreme Court. WWAY was the only Wilmington TV station in the courtroom in Raleigh as justices heard arguments from both sides today about a dispute over traffic court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA says no issues with LPD certification

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video There are a lot of questions surrounding the Leland Police Department after state regulators found problems with officers' training and certification. Many people are asking us what happens with tickets or arrests by officers without proper training. Full story...
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New Leland Town Manager gets to work

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video Today is day one for Leland's new Town Manager. With the controversy surrounding the town, we wanted to know how David Hollis plans to hit the ground running in his new position. Full story...
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Columbus Co. Sheriff clarifies criticism of DA

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video Jon David, who is responsible for cases in Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties was featured in this week's edition of "North Carolina Lawyers Weekly." A few strong comments by Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten in that story have stirred up some controversy. Today, though, Batten said some of those comments were taken out of context. Full story...
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No charges filed in Tabor City lawn mower death

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The District Attorney says no charges will be filed in the death of a child run over by a lawnmower, which has been ruled an accident. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER: Confusion continues as DA talks about Leland

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video There is more confusion surrounding the situation in Leland after District Attorney Jon David went on the radio this morning. On "The Morning Beat with Chad Adams" on The Big Talker FM, David focused his attention on the developing situation in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA Jon David responds to issues within Leland Police Department

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video After confirming with multiple sources that Chief Tim Jayne took his station vehicle to Myrtle Beach last year for a bachelor party, struck an officer in the gut while at the party, has ordered officers to work on his home and on neighbors' homes, along with reporting about a Leland cop shooting fellow officer Sherry Lewis between the legs at least 12 times with simulation ammunition during a training exercise, we reached out to David to see how his office was handling the allegations. Full story...
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